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AREA PROFILE FOR COUNTY

KILDARE


AGE/SEX

In April 2011 Kildare had a population of 210,312, consisting of 104,658 males and 105,654 females.

The population of pre-school age (0-4) was 18,914, of primary school going age (5-12) was 26,800 and of secondary school going age (13-18) was 16,443. There were 16,656 persons aged 65 years and over. The number of persons aged 18 years or over was 150,863.

MARITAL STATUS

Of the 158,744 persons aged 15 years and over, 62,383 were single, 80,897 were married, 5,230 were separated, 3,677 were divorced and 6,557 were widowed.

LIVING ARRANGEMENTS

There were 70,763 private households in Kildare in April 2011, of which 12,586  were single person households. Of the 55,648 families in the area, 14,960 were couples with no children. The average number of children per family was 1.4 compared with 1.4 nationally.

HOUSEHOLDS BY COMPOSITION

Kildare
State
No. of households % breakdown % breakdown
One Person 12,586 17.8 23.7
Couple without children 13,388 18.9 18.9
Couple with children 29,645 41.9 34.9
Lone parent family 7,391 10.4 10.9
Other 7,753 11.0 11.6
Total 70,763 100.0 100.0

MIGRATION AND NATIONALITIES

92.7 per cent of the usually resident population aged over 1 lived at the same address one year before the census. A further 4.2 per cent lived elsewhere in the same county, 2.1 per cent lived elsewhere in the State while 0.9 per cent lived outside the State twelve months before the census on April 10, 2011.

Non-Irish nationals accounted for 11.8 per cent of the population of Kildare compared with a national average figure of 12.0 per cent. Polish (7,194 persons) were the largest group, followed by UK nationals (3,982 persons).

LANGUAGES

83,526 persons could speak the Irish language and of these 30,501 spoke the language daily. 25,012 persons spoke a language other than Irish or English at home and of these 4,552 could not speak English well or at all. Polish was the most common foreign language spoken at home with 7,024 speakers.

RELIGION

There were 180,303 Roman Catholics in the area at census time. A further 16,687 were adherents of other stated religions (e.g. Church of Ireland, Islam, Presbyterian, Orthodox), while 10,873 persons indicated that they had no religion.


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THIS AREA: KILDARE

LABOUR FORCE

There were 104,226 persons aged 15 years and over in the labour force and of these, 82.1 per cent  (85,587 persons) were at work. The unemployment rate for this area was 17.9 per cent compared with a national average rate of 19.0 per cent.

Of the 54,518 persons aged 15 years and over who were outside the labour force, 33.0 per cent were students, 28.4 per cent were looking after the home/family and 26.9 per cent were retired.

Of the 85,587 workers enumerated in Kildare, 33,493 worked outside the area. The daytime working population (resident and non-resident) of Kildare was 55,918 with commerce and trade being the largest industry.

EDUCATION

Of those aged 15 years and over whose full-time education had ceased, 12.3 per cent were educated to at most primary level only; a further 54.9 per cent attained second level while 32.8 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 65.8 per cent of all journeys. 7,435 persons commuted using public transport (bus or rail). The average journey time was 32 minutes and 37.7 per cent of workers faced a commuting time in excess of 30 minutes.

DISABILITY AND CARERS

24,369 persons had a disablity in April 2011, of whom 6,621, representing 27.2 per cent of the total, were aged 65 years and over.

7,050 persons (2,701 males and 4,349 females) provided regular unpaid personal help for a friend or family member with a long-term illness, health problem or disability. 21.6 per cent of these provided care for more than 6 hours per day.

HOUSING, INTERNET AND CARS

90.8 per cent of households lived in houses or bungalows while a further 8.8 per cent lived in apartments, flats or bedsits. 51,990 dwellings (73.7 per cent) were owner occupied while 17,584 dwellings (24.9 per cent) were rented. 32.2 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 3.0 compared with 2.7 nationally.

71.0 per cent of households had broadband connectivity compared with 63.8 per cent nationally. 51.1 per cent of households had two or more cars.

GENERAL HEALTH

In this area 190,174 persons stated they were in very good or good health, representing 90.4 per cent of total persons. This compares to 88.3 per cent of total persons nationally. 2,729 persons stated they were in bad or very bad health, representing 1.3 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 2,828
Building and construction 1,860
Manufacturing 10,644
Commerce and trade 14,494
Transport and communications 2,795
Public administration 3,536
Professional services 13,521
Other 6,240
Total 55,918

PERMANENT HOUSING STOCK
Dwelling Type This Area State
Occupied or Usually Occupied 72,4831,705,394
Of which
House or Bungalow 87.6% 84.7%
Flat, Apartment, Bedsit 8.6% 11.0%
Not Stated 3.8% 4.3%
Vacant 6,311289,451
Of which
Holiday Home 3.0% 20.5%
Other 97.0% 79.5%

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