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This morning.

The Central Statistics Office released new figures in relation to the movement of the population within Ireland.

It reports:

In April 2016, 44% of the State’s total urban population lived in Dublin, while 11% lived in CorkSligo was the county with the biggest change in the rate of urbanisation, increasing from 37% to 40% over the five years.  Forty-one towns had a population of 10,000 or more, with 27 in Leinster, nine in Munster, three in Connacht and two in the three Ulster counties.  62.7% of the population lived in urban areas in April 2016.

37.3% of the population lived in rural areas in April 2016.  The largest rural population increase was in County Cork with 6,946 persons followed by Kildare which saw its rural population increase by 4,025 persons.

Drogheda, with a population of 40,956 (up 6.2% since April 2011) remained the largest town in Ireland.  Swords (39,248) and Dundalk (39,004) complete the top three.  Ennis (25,276 persons) remained the largest town in Munster.

Sligo with 19,199 persons was Connacht’s largest town, while Letterkenny (19,274 persons) was the largest town in the three Ulster counties.  The latter three towns experienced a slight decline in population since April 2011.

263,551 usual residents (aged one year and over) moved in the year up to April 2016, down 3.5% on the 2011 figure of 273,239.  Of these, 94,182 moved in Dublin, with 18,716 moving out of the county.  The top destinations were Kildare, Meath and Wicklow.  The number of households moving in the year up to April 2016 fell by 4% to 110,204.

Read the full report here

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All the world’s a rabbit.

A new unhinged multiplication from UK animator Cyriak Harris, who says of it:

When I first had the idea for this video there were 7 billion people in the world, and I wanted to see what 7 billion of something actually looks like. I’m not entirely sure if I managed to create that many rabbits as I gave up counting them, and meanwhile 400 million new people appeared, so perhaps my work will never be done.

Previously: Cirrus By Bonobo By Cyriak


Both the red and blue areas contain the same amount of the world’s population – 5% each. The remaining 90% of humanity resides in the white areas.

Map created by data cruncher Max Galka.



By @AmazingMaps

(H/T: Maigh Eo For Sam)

UPDATE: the politically charged All-Ireland version with bonus Belfast tumour and incipient Derry hernia (thanks Laszlo & Nitro)


populationmapA graphic by @Amazing_Maps divides the world into five regions, each with the same population of China which, with 1.35 billion people, comprises 20% of the world’s population.

As a bunch of lads, they are, indeed, great.

MORE: A Surprising Map of the World Shows Just How Big China’s Population Is (the Atlantic)



7 Billion – a typographic, number-rich introduction to National Geographic’s upcoming seven part series on the ramifications of the world’s growing and, some would say, already unsustainable human population.

Best in full screen.