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AREA PROFILE FOR TOWN

COBH LEGAL TOWN AND ITS ENVIRONS CO. CORK


AGE/SEX

In April 2011 Cobh had a population of 12,347, consisting of 6,104 males and 6,243 females.

The population of pre-school age (0-4) was 1,139, of primary school going age (5-12) was 1,534 and of secondary school going age (13-18) was 942. There were 1,186 persons aged 65 years and over. The number of persons aged 18 years or over was 8,882.

MARITAL STATUS

Of the 9,355 persons aged 15 years and over, 3,678 were single, 4,465 were married, 422 were separated, 333 were divorced and 457 were widowed.

LIVING ARRANGEMENTS

There were 4,618 private households in Cobh in April 2011, of which 1,146  were single person households. Of the 3,367 families in the area, 950 were couples with no children. The average number of children per family was 1.4 compared with 1.4 nationally.

HOUSEHOLDS BY COMPOSITION

Cobh
State
No. of households % breakdown % breakdown
One Person 1,146 24.8 23.7
Couple without children 874 18.9 18.9
Couple with children 1,646 35.6 34.9
Lone parent family 572 12.4 10.9
Other 380 8.2 11.6
Total 4,618 100.0 100.0

MIGRATION AND NATIONALITIES

94.2 per cent of the usually resident population aged over 1 lived at the same address one year before the census. A further 4.6 per cent lived elsewhere in the same county, 0.4 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 10.6 per cent of the population of Cobh compared with a national average figure of 12.0 per cent. Polish (386 persons) were the largest group, followed by UK nationals (305 persons).

LANGUAGES

4,597 persons could speak the Irish language and of these 1,600 spoke the language daily. 1,263 persons spoke a language other than Irish or English at home and of these 199 could not speak English well or at all. Polish was the most common foreign language spoken at home with 380 speakers.

RELIGION

There were 10,778 Roman Catholics in the area at census time. A further 638 were adherents of other stated religions (e.g. Church of Ireland, Islam, Presbyterian, Orthodox), while 728 persons indicated that they had no religion.


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THIS AREA: COBH LEGAL TOWN AND ITS ENVIRONS

LABOUR FORCE

There were 5,750 persons aged 15 years and over in the labour force and of these, 81.8 per cent  (4,702 persons) were at work. The unemployment rate for this area was 18.2 per cent compared with a national average rate of 19.0 per cent.

Of the 3,605 persons aged 15 years and over who were outside the labour force, 27.4 per cent were students, 28.8 per cent were looking after the home/family and 27.5 per cent were retired.

Of the 4,702 workers enumerated in Cobh, 3,046 worked outside the area. The daytime working population (resident and non-resident) of Cobh was 1,421 with professional services being the largest industry.

EDUCATION

Of those aged 15 years and over whose full-time education had ceased, 10.8 per cent were educated to at most primary level only; a further 62.5 per cent attained second level while 26.7 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 67.2 per cent of all journeys. 242 persons commuted using public transport (bus or rail). The average journey time was 26 minutes and 25.9 per cent of workers faced a commuting time in excess of 30 minutes.

DISABILITY AND CARERS

1,733 persons had a disablity in April 2011, of whom 480, representing 27.7 per cent of the total, were aged 65 years and over.

403 persons (149 males and 254 females) provided regular unpaid personal help for a friend or family member with a long-term illness, health problem or disability. 25.3 per cent of these provided care for more than 6 hours per day.

HOUSING, INTERNET AND CARS

92.0 per cent of households lived in houses or bungalows while a further 8.0 per cent lived in apartments, flats or bedsits. 3,248 dwellings (70.3 per cent) were owner occupied while 1,295 dwellings (28.0 per cent) were rented. 30.3 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 2.7 compared with 2.7 nationally.

67.6 per cent of households had broadband connectivity compared with 63.8 per cent nationally. 35.2 per cent of households had two or more cars.

GENERAL HEALTH

In this area 10,939 persons stated they were in very good or good health, representing 88.6 per cent of total persons. This compares to 88.3 per cent of total persons nationally. 181 persons stated they were in bad or very bad health, representing 1.5 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 6
Building and construction 37
Manufacturing 83
Commerce and trade 361
Transport and communications 103
Public administration 75
Professional services 463
Other 293
Total 1,421

PERMANENT HOUSING STOCK
Dwelling Type This Area State
Occupied or Usually Occupied 4,7661,705,394
Of which
House or Bungalow 87.7% 84.7%
Flat, Apartment, Bedsit 7.7% 11.0%
Not Stated 4.6% 4.3%
Vacant 633289,451
Of which
Holiday Home 3.3% 20.5%
Other 96.7% 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