Ireland’s Loss of Population

From “The Outlook in Ireland: The Case for Devolution and Conciliation

by The Earl of Dunraven, 1907

Table showing the population of Ireland in comparison with that of the United Kingdom:

Census of 5th April Great Britain Ireland United Kingdom Ireland. Per cent of United Kingdom
1821 14,091,757 6,801,827 20,893,584 32.5
1831 16,361,183 7,767,401 24,128,584 32.0
1841 18,534,332 8,175,124 26,709,456 31.0
1851 20,816,351 6,574,278 27,390,629 24.0
1861 23,128,518 5,798,967 28,927,485 20.0
1871 26,072,284 5,412,377 31,484,661 17.0
1881 29,710,012 5,174,836 34,884,848 15.0
1891 33,028,172 4,704,750 37,732,922 12.5
1899 36,024,438 4,535,516 40,559,954 11.2
1900 * 36,683,879 4,466,326 41,150,205 10.85
1901 37,103,328 4,443,370 41,546,698 10.69
1902 37,528,925 4,432,287 41,961,212 10.56
1903 37,957,561 4,414,995 42,372,556 10.42
1904 38,391,090 4,398,462 42,789,552 10.28
1905 38,829,580 4,388,107 43,217,687 10.15

* The estimates of population in 1900 and subsequent years are based on the results of the census of 1901. For 1899 the estimate formerly made on the results of the Census of 1891 is retained.

Other articles on the Census and Population of Ireland

Census of Ireland (1821, 1831 and 1841 compared)

1861 Census: Decline in the Population of Ireland

Population of Ireland (1672-1821)

Population of Ireland in 1831 (by County)

Decrease of Population