In April 2011
had a population of
527,612, consisting of
The population of pre-school age (0-4) was
30,250, of primary school going age (5-12) was
and of secondary school going age (13-18) was
persons aged 65 years and over. The number of persons aged 18 years or over
persons aged 15 years and over,
were divorced and
private households in
in April 2011, of which
single person households. Of the
families in the area,
were couples with no children. The average number of children per family was
compared with 1.4 nationally.
per cent of the usually resident population aged over 1 lived at the same
address one year before the census. A further
per cent lived elsewhere in the same county,
per cent lived elsewhere in the State while
per cent lived outside the State twelve months before the census on April 10, 2011.
Non-Irish nationals accounted for
per cent of the population of
compared with a national average figure of 12.0 per cent.
persons) were the largest group, followed by
persons could speak the Irish language and of these
46,740 spoke the language daily.
83,236 persons spoke a language other than Irish or English at home and of these
could not speak English well or at all.
Polish was the most common foreign language spoken at home with
Roman Catholics in the area at census time. A further
were adherents of other stated religions (e.g. Church of Ireland, Islam,
Presbyterian, Orthodox), while
persons indicated that they had no religion.
persons aged 15 years and over in the labour force and of these,
per cent (227,429
persons) were at work. The unemployment rate for this area was
per cent compared with a national average rate of 19.0 per cent.
persons aged 15 years and over who were outside the labour force,
per cent were students,
per cent were looking after the home/family and
per cent were retired.
workers enumerated in
worked outside the area. The daytime working population (resident and
commerce and trade
being the largest industry.
Of those aged 15 years and over whose full-time education had ceased,
per cent were educated to at most primary level only; a further
per cent attained second level while
per cent were educated to third level.
The most popular means of travelling to work was by
with this mode accounting for
per cent of all journeys.
persons commuted using public transport (bus or rail). The average journey time
per cent of workers faced a commuting time in excess of 30 minutes.
persons had a disablity in April 2011, of whom
36.3 per cent
of the total, were aged 65 years and over.
20,076 persons (7,964 males and
provided regular unpaid personal help for a friend or family member with a
long-term illness, health problem or disability.
per cent of these provided care for more than 6 hours per day.
per cent of households lived in houses or bungalows while a further
per cent lived in apartments, flats or bedsits.
per cent) were owner occupied while
per cent) were rented.
per cent of the dwellings in this area were built in the ten years before the
census. The average number of persons per household was
compared with 2.7 nationally.
per cent of households had broadband connectivity compared with 63.8 per cent
20.9 per cent of households had two or more cars.
In this area
persons stated they were in very good or good health, representing
per cent of total persons. This compares to 88.3 per cent of total persons
persons stated they were in bad or very bad health, representing
per cent of total persons in this area. Again this compares with 1.5 per cent of
total persons nationally.
Central Statistics Office Skehard Road, Cork
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