Northern Ireland · Population

Question: What is the population of Northern Ireland? Answer: Northern Ireland, United Kingdom (capital: Belfast) - last known population is ≈ 1 840 500 (year 2014). This was 2.861% of total United Kingdom population. In this year, Northern Ireland population density was 135.7 p/kmĀ². If population growth rate would be same as in period 2011-2014 (+0.54%/year), Northern Ireland population in 2023 would be: 1 932 345*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1961-1971] +0.75 %/year
[1971-1981] -0.02 %/year
[1981-1991] +0.29 %/year
[1991-2001] +0.66 %/year
[2001-2011] +0.72 %/year
[2011-2014] +0.54 %/year


GPS coordinates: 54.7877149, -6.4923145

Northern Ireland on city and population density map

City density [2]population density [3]Legend (Click on marker to hide it)

Sources, Notices

1961c, 1971c, 1981c, 1991c, 2001c, 2011c, 2014e. Legend: e-estimate, c-census, o-other, ..
* Unofficial, calculated population.
** In some cases boundaries changes also influence the comparability of the population data. Data is provided "as is" without warranty or any representation of accuracy, timeliness or completeness. Terms of use.
[1] Sources
UK National Statistics
The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency
General Register Office for Scotland
2011 Census: KS101EW Usual resident population, local authorities in England and Wales Office for National Statistics. ret.2014-01-10.
Population Estimates for UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, Mid-2014 y2013,2014
• Philip's geographical digest (1996) For some missing data
1991 and earlier Censuses
Local Authorities KS01 Usual resident population 1991-2001
[2] City density map, generated by using data provided to us by website. Every circle is city with population over 5000. Link
[3] Population density map generated by instructions from daysleeperrr on reddig. Link1. Used data source is the Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v3 online at the the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) at Columbia University. Link2. Additional urban land cover: Extracted from Global Land Cover Characteristics Data Base Version 2.0 and Binary MOD12Q1 data on Link3 (PNG,0.5Mb).