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AREA PROFILE FOR TOWN

BRAY LEGAL TOWN AND ITS ENVIRONS CO. WICKLOW


AGE/SEX

In April 2011 Bray had a population of 31,872, consisting of 15,444 males and 16,428 females.

The population of pre-school age (0-4) was 2,228, of primary school going age (5-12) was 3,347 and of secondary school going age (13-18) was 2,444. There were 3,616 persons aged 65 years and over. The number of persons aged 18 years or over was 24,283.

MARITAL STATUS

Of the 25,498 persons aged 15 years and over, 10,662 were single, 11,692 were married, 987 were separated, 814 were divorced and 1,343 were widowed.

LIVING ARRANGEMENTS

There were 11,341 private households in Bray in April 2011, of which 2,448  were single person households. Of the 8,532 families in the area, 2,408 were couples with no children. The average number of children per family was 1.3 compared with 1.4 nationally.

HOUSEHOLDS BY COMPOSITION

Bray
State
No. of households % breakdown % breakdown
One Person 2,448 21.6 23.7
Couple without children 2,115 18.6 18.9
Couple with children 3,908 34.5 34.9
Lone parent family 1,489 13.1 10.9
Other 1,381 12.2 11.6
Total 11,341 100.0 100.0

MIGRATION AND NATIONALITIES

92.2 per cent of the usually resident population aged over 1 lived at the same address one year before the census. A further 4.4 per cent lived elsewhere in the same county, 2.2 per cent lived elsewhere in the State while 1.2 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 Bray compared with a national average figure of 12.0 per cent. Polish (858 persons) were the largest group, followed by UK nationals (667 persons).

LANGUAGES

10,998 persons could speak the Irish language and of these 3,994 spoke the language daily. 4,041 persons spoke a language other than Irish or English at home and of these 605 could not speak English well or at all. Polish was the most common foreign language spoken at home with 866 speakers.

RELIGION

There were 25,112 Roman Catholics in the area at census time. A further 3,178 were adherents of other stated religions (e.g. Church of Ireland, Islam, Presbyterian, Orthodox), while 3,158 persons indicated that they had no religion.


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THIS AREA: BRAY LEGAL TOWN AND ITS ENVIRONS

LABOUR FORCE

There were 15,761 persons aged 15 years and over in the labour force and of these, 82.1 per cent  (12,945 persons) were at work. The unemployment rate for this area was 17.9 per cent compared with a national average rate of 19.0 per cent.

Of the 9,737 persons aged 15 years and over who were outside the labour force, 32.1 per cent were students, 23.1 per cent were looking after the home/family and 32.9 per cent were retired.

Of the 12,945 workers enumerated in Bray, 7,290 worked outside the area. The daytime working population (resident and non-resident) of Bray was 8,691 with commerce and trade being the largest industry.

EDUCATION

Of those aged 15 years and over whose full-time education had ceased, 14.0 per cent were educated to at most primary level only; a further 53.8 per cent attained second level while 32.2 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 54.2 per cent of all journeys. 2,393 persons commuted using public transport (bus or rail). The average journey time was 30 minutes and 33.5 per cent of workers faced a commuting time in excess of 30 minutes.

DISABILITY AND CARERS

4,510 persons had a disablity in April 2011, of whom 1,518, representing 33.7 per cent of the total, were aged 65 years and over.

1,149 persons (428 males and 721 females) provided regular unpaid personal help for a friend or family member with a long-term illness, health problem or disability. 20.6 per cent of these provided care for more than 6 hours per day.

HOUSING, INTERNET AND CARS

86.3 per cent of households lived in houses or bungalows while a further 13.5 per cent lived in apartments, flats or bedsits. 7,527 dwellings (66.5 per cent) were owner occupied while 3,635 dwellings (32.1 per cent) were rented. 10.9 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 2.8 compared with 2.7 nationally.

71.9 per cent of households had broadband connectivity compared with 63.8 per cent nationally. 36.6 per cent of households had two or more cars.

GENERAL HEALTH

In this area 28,335 persons stated they were in very good or good health, representing 88.9 per cent of total persons. This compares to 88.3 per cent of total persons nationally. 460 persons stated they were in bad or very bad health, representing 1.4 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 13
Building and construction 109
Manufacturing 1,707
Commerce and trade 2,450
Transport and communications 606
Public administration 409
Professional services 2,352
Other 1,045
Total 8,691

PERMANENT HOUSING STOCK
Dwelling Type This Area State
Occupied or Usually Occupied 11,6311,705,394
Of which
House or Bungalow 82.8% 84.7%
Flat, Apartment, Bedsit 13.0% 11.0%
Not Stated 4.2% 4.3%
Vacant 648289,451
Of which
Holiday Home 0.9% 20.5%
Other 99.1% 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