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Almost 11,500 non-nationals living in Donegal 21.09.17

DONEGAL has the smallest percentage of non-national residents compared to the rest of Ireland, new Census figures show.
The data reveals that 11,473 Donegal residents classified themselves as non-nationals in last year's national headcount.
This figure represents 7.3% of Donegal's population - the smallest proportion in the country - and down from 8.1% in 2011.
Countrywide, non-Irish nationals currently make up 11.6% of the overall population - or 535,475 residents.
This was a 1.6% decrease on the Census 2011 figure of 544,357.
The number of people holding dual citizenship (Irish and another country) increased by 87.4% to 104,784 persons.
Today's CSO report also shows that half of Donegal's non-national population are UK nationals (5,860). These, combined with people from Poland, Lithuania, India and America, account for 77% of the county's non-national population.
Census 2016 - Migration and Diversity
Meanwhile, in the year to April 2016, some 2,065 people moved to Donegal, an increase of 446 (27.6%) on five years previously. Of these, 1,360 (65.9%) were born outside of Ireland, the data shows.
Senior statistician Deirdre Cullen said: “Non-Irish nationals and those with dual nationality are now well established in Irish society and communities throughout the country and this report provides a wealth of information on their social and economic circumstances in April 2016.”
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