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VIRGINIA CO. CAVAN


AGE/SEX

In April 2011 Virginia had a population of 2,282, consisting of 1,112 males and 1,170 females.

The population of pre-school age (0-4) was 219, of primary school going age (5-12) was 279 and of secondary school going age (13-18) was 181. There were 268 persons aged 65 years and over. The number of persons aged 18 years or over was 1,620.

MARITAL STATUS

Of the 1,710 persons aged 15 years and over, 699 were single, 779 were married, 90 were separated, 56 were divorced and 86 were widowed.

LIVING ARRANGEMENTS

There were 871 private households in Virginia in April 2011, of which 236  were single person households. Of the 601 families in the area, 179 were couples with no children. The average number of children per family was 1.4 compared with 1.4 nationally.

HOUSEHOLDS BY COMPOSITION

Virginia
State
No. of households % breakdown % breakdown
One Person 236 27.1 23.7
Couple without children 171 19.6 18.9
Couple with children 277 31.8 34.9
Lone parent family 113 13.0 10.9
Other 74 8.5 11.6
Total 871 100.0 100.0

MIGRATION AND NATIONALITIES

89.3 per cent of the usually resident population aged over 1 lived at the same address one year before the census. A further 4.9 per cent lived elsewhere in the same county, 4.3 per cent lived elsewhere in the State while 1.5 per cent lived outside the State twelve months before the census on April 10, 2011.

Non-Irish nationals accounted for 16.6 per cent of the population of Virginia compared with a national average figure of 12.0 per cent. UK nationals (103 persons) were the largest group, followed by Lithuanians (77 persons).

LANGUAGES

732 persons could speak the Irish language and of these 263 spoke the language daily. 285 persons spoke a language other than Irish or English at home and of these 63 could not speak English well or at all. Lithuanian was the most common foreign language spoken at home with 60 speakers.

RELIGION

There were 1,869 Roman Catholics in the area at census time. A further 272 were adherents of other stated religions (e.g. Church of Ireland, Islam, Presbyterian, Orthodox), while 118 persons indicated that they had no religion.


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THIS AREA: VIRGINIA

LABOUR FORCE

There were 1,035 persons aged 15 years and over in the labour force and of these, 72.3 per cent  (748 persons) were at work. The unemployment rate for this area was 27.7 per cent compared with a national average rate of 19.0 per cent.

Of the 675 persons aged 15 years and over who were outside the labour force, 22.8 per cent were students, 25.6 per cent were looking after the home/family and 40.9 per cent were retired.

Of the 748 workers enumerated in Virginia, 453 worked outside the area. The daytime working population (resident and non-resident) of Virginia was 549 with professional services being the largest industry.

EDUCATION

Of those aged 15 years and over whose full-time education had ceased, 12.3 per cent were educated to at most primary level only; a further 59.6 per cent attained second level while 28.0 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 69.6 per cent of all journeys. 27 persons commuted using public transport (bus or rail). The average journey time was 34 minutes and 36.4 per cent of workers faced a commuting time in excess of 30 minutes.

DISABILITY AND CARERS

290 persons had a disablity in April 2011, of whom 97, representing 33.4 per cent of the total, were aged 65 years and over.

74 persons (29 males and 45 females) provided regular unpaid personal help for a friend or family member with a long-term illness, health problem or disability. 16.2 per cent of these provided care for more than 6 hours per day.

HOUSING, INTERNET AND CARS

93.2 per cent of households lived in houses or bungalows while a further 6.7 per cent lived in apartments, flats or bedsits. 512 dwellings (58.9 per cent) were owner occupied while 352 dwellings (40.5 per cent) were rented. 57.0 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.

67.7 per cent of households had broadband connectivity compared with 63.8 per cent nationally. 36.7 per cent of households had two or more cars.

GENERAL HEALTH

In this area 2,033 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. 34 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 32
Building and construction 11
Manufacturing 32
Commerce and trade 146
Transport and communications 8
Public administration 28
Professional services 190
Other 102
Total 549

PERMANENT HOUSING STOCK
Dwelling Type This Area State
Occupied or Usually Occupied 8931,705,394
Of which
House or Bungalow 90.5% 84.7%
Flat, Apartment, Bedsit 6.5% 11.0%
Not Stated 3.0% 4.3%
Vacant 332289,451
Of which
Holiday Home 6.9% 20.5%
Other 93.1% 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