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County Kilkenny (CSO Area Code CTY 07)

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Theme 1: Sex, Age and Marital Status

Population aged 0-19 by sex and year of age, persons aged 20+ by sex and age group
Age Male Female Total
0 761 791 1,552
1 798 718 1,516
2 809 737 1,546
3 795 650 1,445
4 756 686 1,442
5 753 630 1,383
6 672 673 1,345
7 717 706 1,423
8 687 704 1,391
9 685 698 1,383
10 754 652 1,406
11 661 659 1,320
12 668 643 1,311
13 682 685 1,367
14 715 655 1,370
15 681 632 1,313
16 646 578 1,224
17 630 648 1,278
18 668 623 1,291
19 497 477 974
20-24 2,594 2,588 5,182
25-29 3,049 3,350 6,399
30-34 3,779 3,789 7,568
35-39 3,850 3,778 7,628
40-44 3,445 3,435 6,880
45-49 3,278 3,289 6,567
50-54 3,128 3,010 6,138
55-59 2,736 2,629 5,365
60-64 2,472 2,250 4,722
65-69 1,927 1,918 3,845
70-74 1,352 1,396 2,748
75-79 1,031 1,198 2,229
80-84 657 861 1,518
85+ 455 895 1,350
Total 47,788 47,631 95,419
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 26,292 23,667
Married 18,786 18,717
Separated 1,053 1,231
Divorced 733 906
Widowed 924 3,110
Total 47,788 47,631
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 82,655 85,304
UK 5,348 2,412
Poland 2,033 2,177
Lithuania 396 419
Other EU 27 1,660 1,630
Rest of World 2,492 1,729
Not stated 0 913
Total 94,584 94,584
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 84,189
White Irish Traveller 483
Other White 6,782
Black or Black Irish 674
Asian or Asian Irish 883
Other 490
Not stated 1,083
Total 94,584
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 87,650
Elsewhere in County 3,032
Elsewhere in Ireland 1,673
Outside Ireland 688
Total 93,043
Population by religion
Catholic 84,448
Other stated religion 6,048
No religion 3,863
Not stated 1,060
Total 95,419
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 2,113
French 1,013
Lithuanian 357
Other 4,061
Total 7,544
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 3,406
Well 2,382
Not well 1,206
Not at all 249
Not stated 301
Total 7,544
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 38,619
No 50,694
Not stated 1,492
Total 90,805
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 12,027
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 746
Outside education system, Daily 680
Outside education system, Weekly 2,042
Outside education system, Less often 13,174
Outside education system, Never 9,638
Outside education system, Not stated 312
Total 38,619
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 325 125 200
Weekly 191 84 107
Less often 146 67 79
Never 84 45 39
Total 746 321 425
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Theme 4: Families

Families, family members and children in families, by size of family
Size of family Number of families Number of persons in families Number of children in families
2 persons 9,507 19,014 2,432
3 persons 5,835 17,505 6,902
4 persons 5,380 21,520 11,166
5 persons 2,995 14,975 9,092
6 or more persons 1,323 8,370 5,763
Total 25,040 81,384 35,355
Family units with children by size and age of children
All children under 15 All children 15 or over Children both under and over 15 Total
No children 0 0 0 7,075
1 child 3,362 3,838 0 7,200
2 children 3,188 1,944 909 6,041
3 children 1,569 667 1,058 3,294
4 children 427 151 516 1,094
5 or more children 89 44 203 336
Family units with children by type of family and age of children
Couples with children Lone mothers with children Lone fathers with children
Number of families
All children aged under fifteen 7,041 1,477 117
All children aged over fifteen 4,610 1,585 449
Other 2,263 368 55
Total number of family units 13,914 3,430 621
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 14,246 2,204 175
All children aged over fifteen 7,730 2,205 629
Other 6,956 1,052 158
Total number of family units 28,932 5,461 962
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 5,555 21,815
5-9 years 3,103 12,691
10-14 years 2,663 10,910
15-19 years 2,260 8,503
20+ years 4,384 13,315
Total 17,965 67,234
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 2,337 4,674
Empty nest 2,727 5,454
Retired 2,011 4,022
Pre-school 2,962 9,473
Early school 2,833 11,063
Pre-Adolescent 2,840 11,765
Adolescent 2,978 12,215
Adult 6,352 22,718
Total 25,040 81,384
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 9,618
1 4,400
2 6,946
3 5,563
4 or more 6,805
Total 33,332
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 7,318 7,318
Husband and wife 5,209 10,418
Cohabiting couple 1,286 2,572
Husband, wife and children 11,877 49,004
Cohabiting couple and children 1,194 4,467
Father and children 547 1,410
Mother and children 2,904 7,631
Couple and others 413 1,350
Couple, children and others 666 3,460
Father, children and others 49 169
Mother, children and others 282 1,044
Two or more family units 303 1,620
Non-family households and relations 774 1,746
Two or more non-related persons 857 2,133
Total 33,679 94,342
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 7,318 7,318
2 persons 9,683 19,366
3 persons 6,176 18,528
4 persons 5,660 22,640
5 persons 3,192 15,960
6 persons 1,218 7,308
7 persons 301 2,107
8 or more persons 131 1,115
Total 33,679 94,342
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 31,741 90,489
Flat/Apartment 1,370 2,469
Bed-sit 34 44
Caravan/Mobile Home 96 221
Not stated 438 1,119
Total 33,679 94,342
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 4,328 10,605
1919 to 1945 2,070 4,955
1946 to 1960 2,226 5,456
1961 to 1970 1,652 4,009
1971 to 1980 4,283 11,263
1981 to 1990 3,492 10,691
1991 to 2000 4,614 15,011
2001 to 2005 5,676 17,307
2006 or later 4,094 11,739
Not stated 1,148 3,085
Total 33,583 94,121
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 12,219 40,306
Owner occupied no mortgage 13,099 33,063
Rented from Private Landlord 4,578 11,526
Rented from Local Authority 2,371 6,493
Rented from Voluntary Body 344 709
Occupied free of rent 570 1,051
Not stated 402 973
Total 33,583 94,121
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 164 233
2 rooms 963 1,517
3 rooms 2,410 5,350
4 rooms 2,981 6,484
5 rooms 8,421 21,596
6 rooms 6,377 18,013
7 rooms 4,936 15,665
8 or more rooms 6,186 22,462
Not stated 1,145 2,801
Total 33,583 94,121
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 544
Oil 19,682
Natural Gas 7,111
Electricity 1,395
Coal (including anthracite) 2,878
Peat (including turf) 236
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 279
Wood (including wood pellets) 930
Other 214
Not stated 314
Total 33,583
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 19,998
Group scheme with local authority source 2,711
Group scheme with private source 1,520
Other private source 8,546
None 53
Not stated 755
Total 33,583
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 17,273
Individual septic tank 13,444
Other individual treatment 1,719
Other 205
No sewerage facility 75
Not stated 867
Total 33,583
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 33,681
Unoccupied 5,324
Total 39,005
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 152
Number of persons 2,337
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Theme 8: Principal Status

Population aged 15 years and over by principal economic status and sex
Principal Economic Status Male Female Total
At work 19,799 17,474 37,273
Looking for first regular job 325 285 610
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 5,659 2,723 8,382
Student 3,772 3,931 7,703
Looking after home/family 359 6,879 7,238
Retired 5,181 4,535 9,716
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 1,705 1,421 3,126
Other 75 96 171
Total 36,875 37,344 74,219
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Theme 9: Social Class and Socio-Economic Group

Population by sex and social class
Social Class Male Female Total
Professional workers 3,692 2,851 6,543
Managerial and technical 12,358 14,402 26,760
Non-manual 6,264 10,195 16,459
Skilled manual 10,903 5,616 16,519
Semi-skilled 5,471 4,783 10,254
Unskilled 2,302 1,589 3,891
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 6,798 8,195 14,993
Total 47,788 47,631 95,419
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 4,522 13,801
B Higher professional 1,640 4,814
C Lower professional 3,588 9,719
D Non-manual 5,528 14,999
E Manual skilled 3,718 11,043
F Semi-skilled 2,832 8,103
G Unskilled 1,359 3,563
H Own account workers 1,960 6,218
I Farmers 2,937 9,087
J Agricultural workers 380 979
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 5,215 12,016
Total 33,679 94,342
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 2,946 1,944 4,890
15 2,033 1,364 3,397
16 3,811 2,640 6,451
17 2,866 2,863 5,729
18 3,932 4,392 8,324
19 1,281 1,740 3,021
20 1,179 1,355 2,534
21 and over 5,389 6,853 12,242
Not stated 8,007 8,578 16,585
Total 31,444 31,729 63,173
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 3,772 3,931 7,703
Other 1,659 1,684 3,343
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 541 2,025 2,566
Arts 420 582 1,002
Humanities 314 482 796
Social sciences, Business and Law 2,297 4,991 7,288
Science, Mathematics and Computing 1,001 1,046 2,047
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 6,227 416 6,643
Agriculture and Veterinary 2,662 474 3,136
Health and Welfare 642 4,404 5,046
Services 981 1,750 2,731
Other subjects 24 44 68
Not Stated (including unknown) 16,335 15,515 31,850
Total 31,444 31,729 63,173
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 467 379 846
Primary Education 4,719 3,631 8,350
Lower Secondary 6,854 5,337 12,191
Upper Secondary 5,801 6,987 12,788
Technical or Vocational qualification 2,774 3,200 5,974
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 3,215 1,226 4,441
Higher Certificate 1,233 1,806 3,039
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 1,754 2,564 4,318
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 2,101 3,123 5,224
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 1,367 2,223 3,590
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 98 85 183
Not stated 1,061 1,168 2,229
Total 31,444 31,729 63,173
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 7,077
Bicycle 724
Bus, minibus or coach 4,760
Train, DART or LUAS 213
Motorcycle or scooter 108
Car driver 25,390
Car passenger 11,938
Van 2,978
Other 3,386
Not stated 1,521
Total 58,095
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 2,333
06:30-07:00 2,812
07:01-07:30 4,264
07:31-08:00 8,506
08:01-08:30 12,364
08:31-09:00 13,291
09:01-09:30 6,280
After 09:30 3,470
Not stated 1,842
Total 55,162
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 21,329
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 17,453
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 8,380
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 2,084
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 1,662
1 1/2 hours and over 1,203
Not stated 3,051
Total 55,162
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 1,103
15-24 832
25-44 2,209
45-64 3,486
65+ 4,309
Total 11,939
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 713 1,059
15-28 230 409
29-42 105 195
43+ 296 585
Not stated 192 271
Total 1,536 2,519
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very Good 29,727 29,259 58,986
Good 12,993 13,090 26,083
Fair 3,621 3,787 7,408
Bad 552 531 1,083
Very bad 121 120 241
Not stated 774 844 1,618
Total 47,788 47,631 95,419
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Theme 13: Occupation

Persons at work or unemployed by occupation and sex
Occupation Males Females Total
Managers, Directors and Senior Officials 2,263 1,206 3,469
Professional Occupations 2,441 4,338 6,779
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 2,406 1,705 4,111
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 572 3,547 4,119
Skilled Trades Occupations 8,860 848 9,708
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 488 2,743 3,231
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 932 2,224 3,156
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 3,075 397 3,472
Elementary Occupations 2,529 1,675 4,204
Not stated 1,892 1,514 3,406
Total 25,458 20,197 45,655
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 3,011 388
Building and construction 1,973 144
Manufacturing industries 3,364 1,118
Commerce and trade 4,206 4,555
Transport and communications 1,421 413
Public administration 1,144 1,094
Professional services 2,109 6,933
Other 2,571 2,829
Total 19,799 17,474
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 4,373
One motor car 13,074
Two motor cars 12,736
Three motor cars 2,470
Four or more motor cars 930
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 24,210
No 8,806
Not stated 567
Total 33,583
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 19,816
Other 3,722
No 9,342
Not stated 703
Total 33,583
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