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AREA PROFILE FOR TOWN

DROICHEAD NUA LEGAL TOWN AND ITS ENVIRONS CO. KILDARE


AGE/SEX

In April 2011 this area had a population of 21,561, consisting of 10,566 males and 10,995 females.

The population of pre-school age (0-4) was 2,132, of primary school going age (5-12) was 2,659 and of secondary school going age (13-18) was 1,622. There were 1,710 persons aged 65 years and over. The number of persons aged 18 years or over was 15,375.

MARITAL STATUS

Of the 16,195 persons aged 15 years and over, 6,465 were single, 8,002 were married, 581 were separated, 517 were divorced and 630 were widowed.

LIVING ARRANGEMENTS

There were 7,405 private households in this area in April 2011, of which 1,306  were single person households. Of the 5,873 families in the area, 1,563 were couples with no children. The average number of children per family was 1.4 compared with 1.4 nationally.

HOUSEHOLDS BY COMPOSITION

This Area
State
No. of households % breakdown % breakdown
One Person 1,306 17.6 23.7
Couple without children 1,381 18.6 18.9
Couple with children 2,919 39.4 34.9
Lone parent family 910 12.3 10.9
Other 889 12.0 11.6
Total 7,405 100.0 100.0

MIGRATION AND NATIONALITIES

92.3 per cent of the usually resident population aged over 1 lived at the same address one year before the census. A further 5.4 per cent lived elsewhere in the same county, 1.5 per cent lived elsewhere in the State while 0.8 per cent lived outside the State twelve months before the census on April 10, 2011.

Non-Irish nationals accounted for 16.7 per cent of the population of this area compared with a national average figure of 12.0 per cent. Polish (1,449 persons) were the largest group, followed by UK nationals (371 persons).

LANGUAGES

7,655 persons could speak the Irish language and of these 2,883 spoke the language daily. 3,560 persons spoke a language other than Irish or English at home and of these 801 could not speak English well or at all. Polish was the most common foreign language spoken at home with 1,377 speakers.

RELIGION

There were 18,750 Roman Catholics in the area at census time. A further 1,590 were adherents of other stated religions (e.g. Church of Ireland, Islam, Presbyterian, Orthodox), while 961 persons indicated that they had no religion.


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THIS AREA: DROICHEAD NUA LEGAL TOWN AND ITS ENVIRONS

LABOUR FORCE

There were 10,854 persons aged 15 years and over in the labour force and of these, 78.1 per cent  (8,476 persons) were at work. The unemployment rate for this area was 21.9 per cent compared with a national average rate of 19.0 per cent.

Of the 5,341 persons aged 15 years and over who were outside the labour force, 27.7 per cent were students, 29.6 per cent were looking after the home/family and 28.7 per cent were retired.

Of the 8,476 workers enumerated in this area, 4,780 worked outside the area. The daytime working population (resident and non-resident) of this area was 6,306 with commerce and trade being the largest industry.

EDUCATION

Of those aged 15 years and over whose full-time education had ceased, 13.5 per cent were educated to at most primary level only; a further 57.9 per cent attained second level while 28.7 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 61.8 per cent of all journeys. 727 persons commuted using public transport (bus or rail). The average journey time was 29 minutes and 32.9 per cent of workers faced a commuting time in excess of 30 minutes.

DISABILITY AND CARERS

2,596 persons had a disablity in April 2011, of whom 665, representing 25.6 per cent of the total, were aged 65 years and over.

662 persons (262 males and 400 females) provided regular unpaid personal help for a friend or family member with a long-term illness, health problem or disability. 23.1 per cent of these provided care for more than 6 hours per day.

HOUSING, INTERNET AND CARS

88.8 per cent of households lived in houses or bungalows while a further 11.1 per cent lived in apartments, flats or bedsits. 4,943 dwellings (66.8 per cent) were owner occupied while 2,372 dwellings (32.1 per cent) were rented. 30.6 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 2.9 compared with 2.7 nationally.

72.2 per cent of households had broadband connectivity compared with 63.8 per cent nationally. 40.6 per cent of households had two or more cars.

GENERAL HEALTH

In this area 19,207 persons stated they were in very good or good health, representing 89.1 per cent of total persons. This compares to 88.3 per cent of total persons nationally. 304 persons stated they were in bad or very bad health, representing 1.4 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 30
Building and construction 132
Manufacturing 1,136
Commerce and trade 2,198
Transport and communications 201
Public administration 524
Professional services 1,298
Other 787
Total 6,306

PERMANENT HOUSING STOCK
Dwelling Type This Area State
Occupied or Usually Occupied 7,5701,705,394
Of which
House or Bungalow 85.5% 84.7%
Flat, Apartment, Bedsit 10.8% 11.0%
Not Stated 3.7% 4.3%
Vacant 606289,451
Of which
Holiday Home 0.8% 20.5%
Other 99.2% 79.5%

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

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