Census 2022: Westmeath population is up

Westmeath county details from Census 2022 Preliminary Results

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has released the Preliminary Results from Census 2022.

The preliminary results, published 12 weeks after Census night (Sunday April 3), are based on initial counts from more than 5,000 enumeration areas.

In Westmeath the preliminary figures show that the population on April 3 was recorded at 95,840. The population included 48,318 females and 47,522 males.

This is an increase of 7,070 (+8%) since 2016. This was made up of a natural increase (ie births minus deaths) of 3,721 and an estimated net inward migration (ie population change minus natural increase) of 3,349.

The total housing stock in Westmeath in April 2022 was 38,411. This shows an increase of 1,521 (+4.1%) since 2016. There were 3,193 vacant dwellings, which was 535 fewer than in 2016, (-14.4%). This does not include holiday homes, of which there were 334.

Read more here.