Irish Economy 2013: Total emigration from Ireland
in the year to April 2013 is estimated to have reached 89,000, an increase of
2.2% on the 87,100 recorded in the previous year according to the CSO.
Emigration by Irish nationals jumps
The number of immigrants also increased over the
same 12 month period from 52,700 to 55,900 (or 6.0%). This has resulted in total
net outward migration remaining broadly constant with the previous twelve month
period (33,100 compared with 34,400 respectively). However, among Irish
nationals, net outward migration is estimated to have increased
significantly, rising from 25,900 to 35,200, while that of non-Irish
nationals is estimated to have changed from net outward (-8,400) to net inward
The number of births in the period was 70,500
while the number of deaths was 29,700, resulting in a natural increase of the
population of 40,800, a fall of 4,100 on the previous year's figure of 44,900.
The combined effect of natural increase and
negative net migration resulted in an overall small increase in the population
of 7,700 bringing the population estimate to 4.59 million in April 2013.
Other main features of the 2013 figures are:
- Of the 89,000 people who emigrated in
the year to April 2013, Irish nationals were the largest group accounting
for 50,900 or 57.2%;
- The estimated number of people aged 14 years
and under now exceeds a million (1,007,700) for the first time since 1987;
- The population increase of 0.2% was unevenly
distributed across the regions, with the South-East showing the strongest
growth at 0.9% and the Mid-West showing the largest decrease of 0.6%.
- 24.6% (21,900) of emigrants went to the UK
while 17.3% (15,400) went to Australia.
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