3.1 Population Trends

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3.1 Population trends

Census 2016 records the population of County Kilkenny as 99,232 which is an increase of 3,813 over the population recorded in 2011.  This is a 4% population increase for the county, less than half the 8% increase in the previous 2006-2011 intercensal period, but still slightly above the State which averaged an increase of 3.8% over the period.

Kilkenny City recorded a population of 26,512 in 2016 which is an increase of 2,089 (8.5%) over the population recorded in 2011.

 

Table 3.1 Recorded population 2002 - 2016

 

2002

2006

2011

2016

Kilkenny County

80,399

87,558

95,419

99,232

Kilkenny City

20,735

22,179

24,423

26,512

At a regional level Kilkenny County performed well compared to its neighbours, with County Carlow being the only county within the south east recording a higher percentage population increase.​​​​​​​

Table 3.2 Recorded population in the South East

 

2011

2016

Percentage change

Carlow

54,612

56,932

+ 4,6%

Kilkenny

95,419

99,232

+4%

Tipperary

158,754

159,553

+0.5%

Waterford County

113,795

116,176

+2.1%

Wexford

145,320

149,711

+3%

 

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