The population of County Sligo has shot up to almost 70,000 according to preliminary figures from the latest census.
It shows that the population on 03 April last was recorded at 69,819. The population included 35,460 females and 34,359 males. This is an increase of 4,284 (+6.5%) since 2016. This was made up of a natural increase (ie births minus deaths) of 1,420 and an estimated net inward migration (ie
population change minus natural increase) of 2,864.
The total housing stock in Sligo in April 2022 was 33,991. This shows an
increase of 1,227 (+3.7%) since 2016. There were 4,021 vacant dwellings, which was 706 fewer than in 2016 (-14.9%). This does not include holiday homes, of which there were 2,011.