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DUBLIN CITY


AGE/SEX

In April 2011 this area had a population of 527,612, consisting of 257,303 males and 270,309 females.

The population of pre-school age (0-4) was 30,250, of primary school going age (5-12) was 39,707 and of secondary school going age (13-18) was 31,662. There were 66,490 persons aged 65 years and over. The number of persons aged 18 years or over was 432,317.

MARITAL STATUS

Of the 447,583 persons aged 15 years and over, 240,170 were single, 156,840 were married, 14,713 were separated, 11,042 were divorced and 24,818 were widowed.

LIVING ARRANGEMENTS

There were 208,008 private households in this area in April 2011, of which 63,795  were single person households. Of the 121,870 families in the area, 43,799 were couples with no children. The average number of children per family was 1.2 compared with 1.4 nationally.

HOUSEHOLDS BY COMPOSITION

This Area
State
No. of households % breakdown % breakdown
One Person 63,795 30.7 23.7
Couple without children 38,470 18.5 18.9
Couple with children 43,740 21.0 34.9
Lone parent family 23,098 11.1 10.9
Other 38,905 18.7 11.6
Total 208,008 100.0 100.0

MIGRATION AND NATIONALITIES

87.9 per cent of the usually resident population aged over 1 lived at the same address one year before the census. A further 7.8 per cent lived elsewhere in the same county, 1.6 per cent lived elsewhere in the State while 2.7 per cent lived outside the State twelve months before the census on April 10, 2011.

Non-Irish nationals accounted for 17.2 per cent of the population of this area compared with a national average figure of 12.0 per cent. Polish (13,438 persons) were the largest group, followed by UK nationals (7,962 persons).

LANGUAGES

162,879 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 10,818 could not speak English well or at all. Polish was the most common foreign language spoken at home with 12,467 speakers.

RELIGION

There were 396,515 Roman Catholics in the area at census time. A further 55,348 were adherents of other stated religions (e.g. Church of Ireland, Islam, Presbyterian, Orthodox), while 58,218 persons indicated that they had no religion.


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THIS AREA: DUBLIN CITY

LABOUR FORCE

There were 279,128 persons aged 15 years and over in the labour force and of these, 81.5 per cent  (227,429 persons) were at work. The unemployment rate for this area was 18.5 per cent compared with a national average rate of 19.0 per cent.

Of the 168,455 persons aged 15 years and over who were outside the labour force, 33.5 per cent were students, 18.8 per cent were looking after the home/family and 34.7 per cent were retired.

Of the 227,429 workers enumerated in this area, 46,815 worked outside the area. The daytime working population (resident and non-resident) of this area was 293,350 with commerce and trade being the largest industry.

EDUCATION

Of those aged 15 years and over whose full-time education had ceased, 18.3 per cent were educated to at most primary level only; a further 44.1 per cent attained second level while 37.6 per cent were educated to third level.

SOCIAL CLASS COMPARISON

TRAVEL TO WORK

The most popular means of travelling to work was by car (driver) with this mode accounting for 36.0 per cent of all journeys. 49,935 persons commuted using public transport (bus or rail). The average journey time was 27 minutes and 26.1 per cent of workers faced a commuting time in excess of 30 minutes.

DISABILITY AND CARERS

78,610 persons had a disablity in April 2011, of whom 28,504, representing 36.3 per cent of the total, were aged 65 years and over.

20,076 persons (7,964 males and 12,112 females) provided regular unpaid personal help for a friend or family member with a long-term illness, health problem or disability. 19.5 per cent of these provided care for more than 6 hours per day.

HOUSING, INTERNET AND CARS

65.7 per cent of households lived in houses or bungalows while a further 34.2 per cent lived in apartments, flats or bedsits. 107,552 dwellings (51.7 per cent) were owner occupied while 95,709 dwellings (46.0 per cent) were rented. 14.8 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 2.4 compared with 2.7 nationally.

66.2 per cent of households had broadband connectivity compared with 63.8 per cent nationally. 20.9 per cent of households had two or more cars.

GENERAL HEALTH

In this area 449,566 persons stated they were in very good or good health, representing 85.2 per cent of total persons. This compares to 88.3 per cent of total persons nationally. 10,705 persons stated they were in bad or very bad health, representing 2.0 per cent of total persons in this area. Again this compares with 1.5 per cent of total persons nationally.

WORKERS BY INDUSTRY
Industry Daytime Working Population
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 155
Building and construction 4,258
Manufacturing 14,188
Commerce and trade 104,213
Transport and communications 31,001
Public administration 31,518
Professional services 76,180
Other 31,837
Total 293,350

PERMANENT HOUSING STOCK
Dwelling Type This Area State
Occupied or Usually Occupied 217,0401,705,394
Of which
House or Bungalow 61.6% 84.7%
Flat, Apartment, Bedsit 32.6% 11.0%
Not Stated 5.9% 4.3%
Vacant 24,638289,451
Of which
Holiday Home 1.3% 20.5%
Other 98.7% 79.5%

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All census publications are available online at www.cso.ie/census

For further information contact: Census Enquiries - LoCall: 1890 236 787 Ph: 01 8951460 Email: census@cso.ie