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AREA PROFILE FOR COUNTY

MONAGHAN


AGE/SEX

In April 2011 Monaghan had a population of 60,483, consisting of 30,441 males and 30,042 females.

The population of pre-school age (0-4) was 4,929, of primary school going age (5-12) was 6,875 and of secondary school going age (13-18) was 4,993. There were 7,460 persons aged 65 years and over. The number of persons aged 18 years or over was 44,452.

MARITAL STATUS

Of the 46,993 persons aged 15 years and over, 17,970 were single, 23,727 were married, 1,382 were separated, 1,149 were divorced and 2,765 were widowed.

LIVING ARRANGEMENTS

There were 21,264 private households in Monaghan in April 2011, of which 5,048  were single person households. Of the 15,590 families in the area, 4,024 were couples with no children. The average number of children per family was 1.5 compared with 1.4 nationally.

HOUSEHOLDS BY COMPOSITION

Monaghan
State
No. of households % breakdown % breakdown
One Person 5,048 23.7 23.7
Couple without children 3,666 17.2 18.9
Couple with children 8,382 39.4 34.9
Lone parent family 2,242 10.5 10.9
Other 1,926 9.1 11.6
Total 21,264 100.0 100.0

MIGRATION AND NATIONALITIES

94.8 per cent of the usually resident population aged over 1 lived at the same address one year before the census. A further 3.0 per cent lived elsewhere in the same county, 1.1 per cent lived elsewhere in the State while 1.1 per cent lived outside the State twelve months before the census on April 10, 2011.

Non-Irish nationals accounted for 11.5 per cent of the population of Monaghan compared with a national average figure of 12.0 per cent. Lithuanians (2,398 persons) were the largest group, followed by Polish (1,083 persons).

LANGUAGES

22,268 persons could speak the Irish language and of these 8,599 spoke the language daily. 6,620 persons spoke a language other than Irish or English at home and of these 2,110 could not speak English well or at all. Lithuanian was the most common foreign language spoken at home with 2,196 speakers.

RELIGION

There were 52,440 Roman Catholics in the area at census time. A further 6,178 were adherents of other stated religions (e.g. Church of Ireland, Islam, Presbyterian, Orthodox), while 1,469 persons indicated that they had no religion.


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THIS AREA: MONAGHAN

LABOUR FORCE

There were 28,987 persons aged 15 years and over in the labour force and of these, 79.4 per cent  (23,005 persons) were at work. The unemployment rate for this area was 20.6 per cent compared with a national average rate of 19.0 per cent.

Of the 18,006 persons aged 15 years and over who were outside the labour force, 28.2 per cent were students, 25.4 per cent were looking after the home/family and 33.2 per cent were retired.

Of the 23,005 workers enumerated in Monaghan, 4,196 worked outside the area. The daytime working population (resident and non-resident) of Monaghan was 16,520 with commerce and trade being the largest industry.

EDUCATION

Of those aged 15 years and over whose full-time education had ceased, 21.4 per cent were educated to at most primary level only; a further 57.1 per cent attained second level while 21.5 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 61.2 per cent of all journeys. 268 persons commuted using public transport (bus or rail). The average journey time was 23 minutes and 18.6 per cent of workers faced a commuting time in excess of 30 minutes.

DISABILITY AND CARERS

7,184 persons had a disablity in April 2011, of whom 2,821, representing 39.3 per cent of the total, were aged 65 years and over.

2,682 persons (1,045 males and 1,637 females) provided regular unpaid personal help for a friend or family member with a long-term illness, health problem or disability. 21.2 per cent of these provided care for more than 6 hours per day.

HOUSING, INTERNET AND CARS

95.2 per cent of households lived in houses or bungalows while a further 4.4 per cent lived in apartments, flats or bedsits. 16,030 dwellings (75.7 per cent) were owner occupied while 4,942 dwellings (23.3 per cent) were rented. 27.6 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 2.8 compared with 2.7 nationally.

53.6 per cent of households had broadband connectivity compared with 63.8 per cent nationally. 45.0 per cent of households had two or more cars.

GENERAL HEALTH

In this area 53,426 persons stated they were in very good or good health, representing 88.3 per cent of total persons. This compares to 88.3 per cent of total persons nationally. 796 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 2,210
Building and construction 547
Manufacturing 2,978
Commerce and trade 3,925
Transport and communications 801
Public administration 888
Professional services 3,426
Other 1,745
Total 16,520

PERMANENT HOUSING STOCK
Dwelling Type This Area State
Occupied or Usually Occupied 21,6581,705,394
Of which
House or Bungalow 92.6% 84.7%
Flat, Apartment, Bedsit 4.3% 11.0%
Not Stated 3.1% 4.3%
Vacant 3,398289,451
Of which
Holiday Home 4.9% 20.5%
Other 95.1% 79.5%

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