Kilkenny has Ireland's lowest proportion of non-Irish people - CSO

Sian Moloughney


Sian Moloughney


CSO Kilkenny

Kilkenny has the lowest proportion of non-Irish people in the local population when compared to other Irish towns.

The figures have been released by the Central Statistics Office under a report on Regional Sustainable Development Goals.

Only Donegal has a lower proportion of non-Irish people.

According to the CSO the highest proportions of non-Irish people were in Galway City (18.6%) and Dublin City (17.1%) while Donegal (7.3%), Galway County (8.4%) and Kilkenny (8.4%) had the lowest.

This report on regional life in Ireland in 2017 is the third in the series from the CSO.

It has been re-ordered in line with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of global development targets adopted by United Nations (UN) member countries in September 2015. The CSO, Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) and Esri-Ireland (Environment Systems Research Institute) established a project team in April 2017 to engage with a combined UN Statistics Division (UNSD) Esri research exercise with a goal to develop and deploy a new approach for monitoring the UN SDGs using geographic information systems.