About 20,000 Latvian nationals lived in Ireland in 2016

In April 2016, 19,993 Latvian nationals were living in Ireland, according to the latest data by the Irish statistical office on foreigners living in Ireland.

According to baltic-ireland.ie portal, the Latvian community in Ireland has shrank by 3 percent or 600 people since the previous census in 2011 as then 20,593 Latvian nationals were registered in Ireland.

As many as 29 percent registered Dublin as their place of residence, 35 percent were living in other large cities.

Also, 43 percent of Latvian nationals living in Ireland were aged 25-39, and the average age of Latvians in Ireland was 31.7 years.

67 percent of Latvian nationals living in Ireland had jobs, and the number of unemployed has dropped by 35 percent since the previous census. About one fifth of Latvian employees worked in retail, 29 percent were doing simple jobs.

In total, more than 535,000 foreigners were living in Ireland in April 2016, with the Poles making the largest community with 122,515 people. The Latvian community is the fifth largest community of foreigners in Ireland after the Poles, Brits, Lithuanians and Romanians.

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