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GORT CO. GALWAY


AGE/SEX

In April 2011 Gort had a population of 2,644, consisting of 1,296 males and 1,348 females.

The population of pre-school age (0-4) was 240, of primary school going age (5-12) was 249 and of secondary school going age (13-18) was 171. There were 334 persons aged 65 years and over. The number of persons aged 18 years or over was 2,016.

MARITAL STATUS

Of the 2,095 persons aged 15 years and over, 892 were single, 920 were married, 85 were separated, 75 were divorced and 123 were widowed.

LIVING ARRANGEMENTS

There were 1,007 private households in Gort in April 2011, of which 287  were single person households. Of the 666 families in the area, 203 were couples with no children. The average number of children per family was 1.2 compared with 1.4 nationally.

HOUSEHOLDS BY COMPOSITION

Gort
State
No. of households % breakdown % breakdown
One Person 287 28.5 23.7
Couple without children 172 17.1 18.9
Couple with children 284 28.2 34.9
Lone parent family 113 11.2 10.9
Other 151 15.0 11.6
Total 1,007 100.0 100.0

MIGRATION AND NATIONALITIES

87.1 per cent of the usually resident population aged over 1 lived at the same address one year before the census. A further 9.1 per cent lived elsewhere in the same county, 2.0 per cent lived elsewhere in the State while 1.8 per cent lived outside the State twelve months before the census on April 10, 2011.

Non-Irish nationals accounted for 27.2 per cent of the population of Gort compared with a national average figure of 12.0 per cent. Brazilians (417 persons) were the largest group, followed by UK nationals (81 persons).

LANGUAGES

859 persons could speak the Irish language and of these 260 spoke the language daily. 683 persons spoke a language other than Irish or English at home and of these 234 could not speak English well or at all. Portuguese was the most common foreign language spoken at home with 454 speakers.

RELIGION

There were 2,080 Roman Catholics in the area at census time. A further 338 were adherents of other stated religions (e.g. Church of Ireland, Islam, Presbyterian, Orthodox), while 165 persons indicated that they had no religion.


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THIS AREA: GORT

LABOUR FORCE

There were 1,373 persons aged 15 years and over in the labour force and of these, 76.3 per cent  (1,047 persons) were at work. The unemployment rate for this area was 23.7 per cent compared with a national average rate of 19.0 per cent.

Of the 722 persons aged 15 years and over who were outside the labour force, 23.8 per cent were students, 24.1 per cent were looking after the home/family and 37.1 per cent were retired.

Of the 1,047 workers enumerated in Gort, 422 worked outside the area. The daytime working population (resident and non-resident) of Gort was 1,099 with commerce and trade being the largest industry.

EDUCATION

Of those aged 15 years and over whose full-time education had ceased, 19.0 per cent were educated to at most primary level only; a further 56.0 per cent attained second level while 25.0 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 61.6 per cent of all journeys. 48 persons commuted using public transport (bus or rail). The average journey time was 28 minutes and 33.4 per cent of workers faced a commuting time in excess of 30 minutes.

DISABILITY AND CARERS

341 persons had a disablity in April 2011, of whom 135, representing 39.6 per cent of the total, were aged 65 years and over.

84 persons (31 males and 53 females) provided regular unpaid personal help for a friend or family member with a long-term illness, health problem or disability. 26.2 per cent of these provided care for more than 6 hours per day.

HOUSING, INTERNET AND CARS

91.9 per cent of households lived in houses or bungalows while a further 8.1 per cent lived in apartments, flats or bedsits. 531 dwellings (52.7 per cent) were owner occupied while 455 dwellings (45.2 per cent) were rented. 50.0 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 2.6 compared with 2.7 nationally.

58.0 per cent of households had broadband connectivity compared with 63.8 per cent nationally. 33.1 per cent of households had two or more cars.

GENERAL HEALTH

In this area 2,299 persons stated they were in very good or good health, representing 87.0 per cent of total persons. This compares to 88.3 per cent of total persons nationally. 50 persons stated they were in bad or very bad health, representing 1.9 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 21
Building and construction 15
Manufacturing 264
Commerce and trade 296
Transport and communications 24
Public administration 42
Professional services 262
Other 175
Total 1,099

PERMANENT HOUSING STOCK
Dwelling Type This Area State
Occupied or Usually Occupied 1,0361,705,394
Of which
House or Bungalow 87.5% 84.7%
Flat, Apartment, Bedsit 7.9% 11.0%
Not Stated 4.6% 4.3%
Vacant 339289,451
Of which
Holiday Home 3.0% 20.5%
Other 97.1% 79.5%

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