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CORK CITY


AGE/SEX

In April 2011 Cork City had a population of 119,230, consisting of 58,812 males and 60,418 females.

The population of pre-school age (0-4) was 6,042, of primary school going age (5-12) was 8,978 and of secondary school going age (13-18) was 7,941. There were 17,950 persons aged 65 years and over. The number of persons aged 18 years or over was 98,035.

MARITAL STATUS

Of the 101,733 persons aged 15 years and over, 51,460 were single, 37,944 were married, 3,375 were separated, 2,476 were divorced and 6,478 were widowed.

LIVING ARRANGEMENTS

There were 47,163 private households in Cork City in April 2011, of which 13,831  were single person households. Of the 28,235 families in the area, 9,538 were couples with no children. The average number of children per family was 1.2 compared with 1.4 nationally.

HOUSEHOLDS BY COMPOSITION

Cork City
State
No. of households % breakdown % breakdown
One Person 13,831 29.3 23.7
Couple without children 8,587 18.2 18.9
Couple with children 11,051 23.4 34.9
Lone parent family 5,568 11.8 10.9
Other 8,126 17.2 11.6
Total 47,163 100.0 100.0

MIGRATION AND NATIONALITIES

89.8 per cent of the usually resident population aged over 1 lived at the same address one year before the census. A further 6.9 per cent lived elsewhere in the same county, 1.5 per cent lived elsewhere in the State while 1.9 per cent lived outside the State twelve months before the census on April 10, 2011.

Non-Irish nationals accounted for 12.5 per cent of the population of Cork City compared with a national average figure of 12.0 per cent. Polish (3,648 persons) were the largest group, followed by UK nationals (1,894 persons).

LANGUAGES

46,566 persons could speak the Irish language and of these 12,299 spoke the language daily. 13,917 persons spoke a language other than Irish or English at home and of these 1,910 could not speak English well or at all. Polish was the most common foreign language spoken at home with 3,564 speakers.

RELIGION

There were 98,411 Roman Catholics in the area at census time. A further 7,938 were adherents of other stated religions (e.g. Church of Ireland, Islam, Presbyterian, Orthodox), while 10,360 persons indicated that they had no religion.


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THIS AREA: CORK CITY

LABOUR FORCE

There were 55,328 persons aged 15 years and over in the labour force and of these, 77.8 per cent  (43,062 persons) were at work. The unemployment rate for this area was 22.2 per cent compared with a national average rate of 19.0 per cent.

Of the 46,405 persons aged 15 years and over who were outside the labour force, 32.2 per cent were students, 19.4 per cent were looking after the home/family and 32.9 per cent were retired.

Of the 43,062 workers enumerated in Cork City, 10,419 worked outside the area. The daytime working population (resident and non-resident) of Cork City was 63,807 with professional services being the largest industry.

EDUCATION

Of those aged 15 years and over whose full-time education had ceased, 17.7 per cent were educated to at most primary level only; a further 52.5 per cent attained second level while 29.9 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 50.3 per cent of all journeys. 3,649 persons commuted using public transport (bus or rail). The average journey time was 20 minutes and 10.2 per cent of workers faced a commuting time in excess of 30 minutes.

DISABILITY AND CARERS

21,098 persons had a disablity in April 2011, of whom 7,279, representing 34.5 per cent of the total, were aged 65 years and over.

5,322 persons (2,134 males and 3,188 females) provided regular unpaid personal help for a friend or family member with a long-term illness, health problem or disability. 20.9 per cent of these provided care for more than 6 hours per day.

HOUSING, INTERNET AND CARS

82.5 per cent of households lived in houses or bungalows while a further 17.4 per cent lived in apartments, flats or bedsits. 25,105 dwellings (53.3 per cent) were owner occupied while 21,145 dwellings (44.9 per cent) were rented. 12.2 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 2.4 compared with 2.7 nationally.

61.0 per cent of households had broadband connectivity compared with 63.8 per cent nationally. 27.1 per cent of households had two or more cars.

GENERAL HEALTH

In this area 100,884 persons stated they were in very good or good health, representing 84.6 per cent of total persons. This compares to 88.3 per cent of total persons nationally. 2,575 persons stated they were in bad or very bad health, representing 2.2 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 90
Building and construction 927
Manufacturing 7,201
Commerce and trade 16,705
Transport and communications 4,001
Public administration 5,895
Professional services 21,827
Other 7,161
Total 63,807

PERMANENT HOUSING STOCK
Dwelling Type This Area State
Occupied or Usually Occupied 49,4651,705,394
Of which
House or Bungalow 77.4% 84.7%
Flat, Apartment, Bedsit 16.7% 11.0%
Not Stated 5.8% 4.3%
Vacant 6,168289,451
Of which
Holiday Home 1.0% 20.5%
Other 99.0% 79.5%

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