Thursday 25 December 2014

Census reveals extra 100,000 foreigners

Published 30/11/2012 | 05:00

THERE are over 100,000 more foreigners living in Ireland than was previously thought.

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) said it has had to revise all its employment figures after the census showed it was hugely underestimating the size of the non-national population.

They had estimated there were 374,000 non-Irish nationals of working age in the country, but the census revealed that figure was actually 477,000. The change did not mean there had been a sudden influx of foreign workers, but reflected they were under-represented in previous household surveys, CSO analyst Kieran Walsh said.

Irish Independent

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