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Wednesday 17 September 2014

Census reveals extra 100,000 foreigners

Published 30/11/2012 | 05:00

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

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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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