3.1.3 Nationality

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​​​​​​3.1.3 Nationality

The 2016 Census provides the breakdown of different nationalities within the state and compare that to the county.  In the state the largest Non-Irish nationality is that of the Polish community accounting for 2.61% of the national population.

Table 3.6 Nationalities living in the State

Nationality

Number

%

Ireland

4,082,513

87.04

UK

103,113

2.19

Poland

122,515

2.61

Lithuania

36,552

0.77

Other EU 28

146,738

3.12

Rest of World

126,557

2.69

Not stated

71,933

1.53

Total

4,689,921

 

The census shows that 90% of the population of the county identify as being Irish in nationality.  Of the 10% of non-Irish nationals in the County, the Polish community now make up the largest number at 2.34% of the of the county population, or 2,305 persons.

Table 3.7 Nationalities living in County Kilkenny

Nationality

Number

%

Ireland

88,938

90.63

UK

2,128

2.16

Poland

2,305

2.34

Lithuania

401

0.40

Other EU 28

2,195

2.23

Rest of World

1,186

1.20

Not stated

972

0.99

Total

98,125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On further analysis of the Census figures, it can be seen that the majority of the Polish community in the county live in Kilkenny City at 1,257, accounting for 4.85% of the City’s population at 2016.

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