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AREA PROFILE FOR TOWN

BUNCRANA LEGAL TOWN AND ITS ENVIRONS CO. DONEGAL


AGE/SEX

In April 2011 Buncrana had a population of 6,839, consisting of 3,359 males and 3,480 females.

The population of pre-school age (0-4) was 602, of primary school going age (5-12) was 823 and of secondary school going age (13-18) was 587. There were 792 persons aged 65 years and over. The number of persons aged 18 years or over was 4,921.

MARITAL STATUS

Of the 5,214 persons aged 15 years and over, 2,061 were single, 2,475 were married, 177 were separated, 195 were divorced and 306 were widowed.

LIVING ARRANGEMENTS

There were 2,531 private households in Buncrana in April 2011, of which 641  were single person households. Of the 1,817 families in the area, 457 were couples with no children. The average number of children per family was 1.5 compared with 1.4 nationally.

HOUSEHOLDS BY COMPOSITION

Buncrana
State
No. of households % breakdown % breakdown
One Person 641 25.3 23.7
Couple without children 428 16.9 18.9
Couple with children 883 34.9 34.9
Lone parent family 396 15.6 10.9
Other 183 7.2 11.6
Total 2,531 100.0 100.0

MIGRATION AND NATIONALITIES

93.9 per cent of the usually resident population aged over 1 lived at the same address one year before the census. A further 4.3 per cent lived elsewhere in the same county, 0.5 per cent lived elsewhere in the State while 1.3 per cent lived outside the State twelve months before the census on April 10, 2011.

Non-Irish nationals accounted for 11.8 per cent of the population of Buncrana compared with a national average figure of 12.0 per cent. UK nationals (288 persons) were the largest group, followed by Polish (233 persons).

LANGUAGES

1,945 persons could speak the Irish language and of these 851 spoke the language daily. 576 persons spoke a language other than Irish or English at home and of these 158 could not speak English well or at all. Polish was the most common foreign language spoken at home with 220 speakers.

RELIGION

There were 6,218 Roman Catholics in the area at census time. A further 294 were adherents of other stated religions (e.g. Church of Ireland, Islam, Presbyterian, Orthodox), while 278 persons indicated that they had no religion.


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THIS AREA: BUNCRANA LEGAL TOWN AND ITS ENVIRONS

LABOUR FORCE

There were 3,013 persons aged 15 years and over in the labour force and of these, 68.8 per cent  (2,074 persons) were at work. The unemployment rate for this area was 31.2 per cent compared with a national average rate of 19.0 per cent.

Of the 2,201 persons aged 15 years and over who were outside the labour force, 27.1 per cent were students, 24.3 per cent were looking after the home/family and 35.1 per cent were retired.

Of the 2,074 workers enumerated in Buncrana, 735 worked outside the area. The daytime working population (resident and non-resident) of Buncrana was 1,946 with professional services being the largest industry.

EDUCATION

Of those aged 15 years and over whose full-time education had ceased, 21.7 per cent were educated to at most primary level only; a further 53.5 per cent attained second level while 24.8 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 59.4 per cent of all journeys. 51 persons commuted using public transport (bus or rail). The average journey time was 21 minutes and 17.2 per cent of workers faced a commuting time in excess of 30 minutes.

DISABILITY AND CARERS

969 persons had a disablity in April 2011, of whom 360, representing 37.2 per cent of the total, were aged 65 years and over.

319 persons (114 males and 205 females) provided regular unpaid personal help for a friend or family member with a long-term illness, health problem or disability. 25.1 per cent of these provided care for more than 6 hours per day.

HOUSING, INTERNET AND CARS

94.2 per cent of households lived in houses or bungalows while a further 5.8 per cent lived in apartments, flats or bedsits. 1,635 dwellings (64.6 per cent) were owner occupied while 875 dwellings (34.6 per cent) were rented. 38.1 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.

63.2 per cent of households had broadband connectivity compared with 63.8 per cent nationally. 28.6 per cent of households had two or more cars.

GENERAL HEALTH

In this area 5,959 persons stated they were in very good or good health, representing 87.1 per cent of total persons. This compares to 88.3 per cent of total persons nationally. 127 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 14
Building and construction 48
Manufacturing 145
Commerce and trade 532
Transport and communications 57
Public administration 232
Professional services 553
Other 365
Total 1,946

PERMANENT HOUSING STOCK
Dwelling Type This Area State
Occupied or Usually Occupied 2,6011,705,394
Of which
House or Bungalow 91.1% 84.7%
Flat, Apartment, Bedsit 5.7% 11.0%
Not Stated 3.2% 4.3%
Vacant 698289,451
Of which
Holiday Home 21.6% 20.5%
Other 78.4% 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