The Younger Europeans

The latest Northern Ireland population forecasts – published today by NISRA – paint an interesting picture of the contrasting demographic fortunes of the two parts of the island. I have created the table below using CSO data for the South (their low migration, low fertility scenario) and the NISRA data for the North:

Over the next ten years it looks like we will have a baby boom in the North and a baby bust in the South. Remarkable divergences on such a small island.

Chairman of Amárach Research in Dublin. From Dungannon originally, ended up in Dublin via a stint in London. Though still a Tyrone man at heart.