Profile 8 – Irish Travellers Ethnicity and Religion

Source: CSO

The Central Statistics Office (CSO)  recently publishes Census 2016 Profile 8 Irish Travellers, Ethnicity and Religion.  The report shows that the number of Irish Travellers stood at 30,987, representing 0.7% of the general population in April 2016.  The report also details how both the proportion and total number of Catholics have fallen since 2011, with Catholics comprising 78.3% of the population in April 2016, down from 84.2% in 2011, while the number of people with no religion (including atheists and agnostics) increased by 73.6% to stand at 481,388 in 2016.

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