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BAILE CHLÁIR CO. GALWAY


AGE/SEX

In April 2011 this area had a population of 1,217, consisting of 590 males and 627 females.

The population of pre-school age (0-4) was 183, of primary school going age (5-12) was 143 and of secondary school going age (13-18) was 47. There were 40 persons aged 65 years and over. The number of persons aged 18 years or over was 849.

MARITAL STATUS

Of the 876 persons aged 15 years and over, 403 were single, 413 were married, 28 were separated, 19 were divorced and 13 were widowed.

LIVING ARRANGEMENTS

There were 453 private households in this area in April 2011, of which 83  were single person households. Of the 328 families in the area, 107 were couples with no children. The average number of children per family was 1.2 compared with 1.4 nationally.

HOUSEHOLDS BY COMPOSITION

This Area
State
No. of households % breakdown % breakdown
One Person 83 18.3 23.7
Couple without children 96 21.2 18.9
Couple with children 163 36.0 34.9
Lone parent family 53 11.7 10.9
Other 58 12.8 11.6
Total 453 100.0 100.0

MIGRATION AND NATIONALITIES

85.0 per cent of the usually resident population aged over 1 lived at the same address one year before the census. A further 10.5 per cent lived elsewhere in the same county, 2.8 per cent lived elsewhere in the State while 1.7 per cent lived outside the State twelve months before the census on April 10, 2011.

Non-Irish nationals accounted for 22.0 per cent of the population of this area compared with a national average figure of 12.0 per cent. Polish (133 persons) were the largest group, followed by UK nationals (27 persons).

LANGUAGES

479 persons could speak the Irish language and of these 159 spoke the language daily. 261 persons spoke a language other than Irish or English at home and of these 51 could not speak English well or at all. Polish was the most common foreign language spoken at home with 129 speakers.

RELIGION

There were 1,008 Roman Catholics in the area at census time. A further 129 were adherents of other stated religions (e.g. Church of Ireland, Islam, Presbyterian, Orthodox), while 60 persons indicated that they had no religion.


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THIS AREA: BAILE CHLÁIR

LABOUR FORCE

There were 700 persons aged 15 years and over in the labour force and of these, 88.1 per cent  (617 persons) were at work. The unemployment rate for this area was 11.9 per cent compared with a national average rate of 19.0 per cent.

Of the 176 persons aged 15 years and over who were outside the labour force, 36.4 per cent were students, 38.6 per cent were looking after the home/family and 19.3 per cent were retired.

Of the 617 workers enumerated in this area, 446 worked outside the area. The daytime working population (resident and non-resident) of this area was 295 with commerce and trade being the largest industry.

EDUCATION

Of those aged 15 years and over whose full-time education had ceased, 3.7 per cent were educated to at most primary level only; a further 48.7 per cent attained second level while 47.6 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 73.6 per cent of all journeys. 11 persons commuted using public transport (bus or rail). The average journey time was 21 minutes and 12.8 per cent of workers faced a commuting time in excess of 30 minutes.

DISABILITY AND CARERS

72 persons had a disablity in April 2011, of whom 9, representing 12.5 per cent of the total, were aged 65 years and over.

33 persons (18 males and 15 females) provided regular unpaid personal help for a friend or family member with a long-term illness, health problem or disability. 12.1 per cent of these provided care for more than 6 hours per day.

HOUSING, INTERNET AND CARS

88.9 per cent of households lived in houses or bungalows while a further 11.1 per cent lived in apartments, flats or bedsits. 235 dwellings (51.9 per cent) were owner occupied while 216 dwellings (47.7 per cent) were rented. 60.7 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.

74.2 per cent of households had broadband connectivity compared with 63.8 per cent nationally. 45.3 per cent of households had two or more cars.

GENERAL HEALTH

In this area 1,122 persons stated they were in very good or good health, representing 92.2 per cent of total persons. This compares to 88.3 per cent of total persons nationally. 6 persons stated they were in bad or very bad health, representing 0.5 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 1
Building and construction 5
Manufacturing 7
Commerce and trade 95
Transport and communications 17
Public administration 1
Professional services 54
Other 115
Total 295

PERMANENT HOUSING STOCK
Dwelling Type This Area State
Occupied or Usually Occupied 4791,705,394
Of which
House or Bungalow 83.3% 84.7%
Flat, Apartment, Bedsit 10.4% 11.0%
Not Stated 6.3% 4.3%
Vacant 64289,451
Of which
Holiday Home 0.0% 20.5%
Other 100.0% 79.5%

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