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OUGHTERARD CO. GALWAY


AGE/SEX

In April 2011 Oughterard had a population of 1,333, consisting of 635 males and 698 females.

The population of pre-school age (0-4) was 102, of primary school going age (5-12) was 132 and of secondary school going age (13-18) was 100. There were 191 persons aged 65 years and over. The number of persons aged 18 years or over was 1,012.

MARITAL STATUS

Of the 1,066 persons aged 15 years and over, 438 were single, 456 were married, 47 were separated, 46 were divorced and 79 were widowed.

LIVING ARRANGEMENTS

There were 516 private households in Oughterard in April 2011, of which 167  were single person households. Of the 340 families in the area, 93 were couples with no children. The average number of children per family was 1.4 compared with 1.4 nationally.

HOUSEHOLDS BY COMPOSITION

Oughterard
State
No. of households % breakdown % breakdown
One Person 167 32.4 23.7
Couple without children 89 17.2 18.9
Couple with children 159 30.8 34.9
Lone parent family 78 15.1 10.9
Other 23 4.5 11.6
Total 516 100.0 100.0

MIGRATION AND NATIONALITIES

92.7 per cent of the usually resident population aged over 1 lived at the same address one year before the census. A further 5.1 per cent lived elsewhere in the same county, 1.2 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 12.7 per cent of the population of Oughterard compared with a national average figure of 12.0 per cent. UK nationals (61 persons) were the largest group, followed by Polish (19 persons).

LANGUAGES

585 persons could speak the Irish language and of these 205 spoke the language daily. 127 persons spoke a language other than Irish or English at home and of these 12 could not speak English well or at all. German was the most common foreign language spoken at home with 25 speakers.

RELIGION

There were 1,134 Roman Catholics in the area at census time. A further 73 were adherents of other stated religions (e.g. Church of Ireland, Islam, Presbyterian, Orthodox), while 111 persons indicated that they had no religion.


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THIS AREA: OUGHTERARD

LABOUR FORCE

There were 617 persons aged 15 years and over in the labour force and of these, 77.5 per cent  (478 persons) were at work. The unemployment rate for this area was 22.5 per cent compared with a national average rate of 19.0 per cent.

Of the 449 persons aged 15 years and over who were outside the labour force, 31.2 per cent were students, 22.7 per cent were looking after the home/family and 36.3 per cent were retired.

Of the 478 workers enumerated in Oughterard, 253 worked outside the area. The daytime working population (resident and non-resident) of Oughterard was 398 with professional services being the largest industry.

EDUCATION

Of those aged 15 years and over whose full-time education had ceased, 14.6 per cent were educated to at most primary level only; a further 46.7 per cent attained second level while 38.7 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 64.3 per cent of all journeys. 10 persons commuted using public transport (bus or rail). The average journey time was 31 minutes and 43.7 per cent of workers faced a commuting time in excess of 30 minutes.

DISABILITY AND CARERS

175 persons had a disablity in April 2011, of whom 79, representing 45.1 per cent of the total, were aged 65 years and over.

57 persons (17 males and 40 females) provided regular unpaid personal help for a friend or family member with a long-term illness, health problem or disability. 15.8 per cent of these provided care for more than 6 hours per day.

HOUSING, INTERNET AND CARS

88.3 per cent of households lived in houses or bungalows while a further 11.5 per cent lived in apartments, flats or bedsits. 340 dwellings (66.0 per cent) were owner occupied while 174 dwellings (33.8 per cent) were rented. 27.8 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 2.5 compared with 2.7 nationally.

61.4 per cent of households had broadband connectivity compared with 63.8 per cent nationally. 37.1 per cent of households had two or more cars.

GENERAL HEALTH

In this area 1,171 persons stated they were in very good or good health, representing 87.8 per cent of total persons. This compares to 88.3 per cent of total persons nationally. 15 persons stated they were in bad or very bad health, representing 1.1 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 5
Building and construction 8
Manufacturing 28
Commerce and trade 114
Transport and communications 11
Public administration 17
Professional services 140
Other 75
Total 398

PERMANENT HOUSING STOCK
Dwelling Type This Area State
Occupied or Usually Occupied 5411,705,394
Of which
House or Bungalow 83.4% 84.7%
Flat, Apartment, Bedsit 10.9% 11.0%
Not Stated 5.7% 4.3%
Vacant 148289,451
Of which
Holiday Home 17.6% 20.5%
Other 82.4% 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