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County Laois (CSO Area Code CTY 08)

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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
0 815 703 1,518
1 771 779 1,550
2 752 725 1,477
3 783 764 1,547
4 736 710 1,446
5 667 606 1,273
6 680 692 1,372
7 699 687 1,386
8 670 655 1,325
9 629 623 1,252
10 619 642 1,261
11 583 575 1,158
12 585 588 1,173
13 592 549 1,141
14 509 525 1,034
15 512 553 1,065
16 508 508 1,016
17 472 466 938
18 422 390 812
19 401 434 835
20-24 2,389 2,319 4,708
25-29 3,073 3,242 6,315
30-34 3,540 3,554 7,094
35-39 3,298 3,272 6,570
40-44 3,156 2,901 6,057
45-49 2,676 2,524 5,200
50-54 2,414 2,214 4,628
55-59 2,070 1,905 3,975
60-64 1,712 1,621 3,333
65-69 1,346 1,318 2,664
70-74 953 993 1,946
75-79 737 819 1,556
80-84 509 600 1,109
85+ 309 516 825
Total 40,587 39,972 80,559
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 22,990 20,677
Married 15,268 15,114
Separated 983 1,123
Divorced 660 765
Widowed 686 2,293
Total 40,587 39,972
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 69,186 70,872
UK 3,795 1,693
Poland 2,120 2,299
Lithuania 721 753
Other EU 27 1,580 1,584
Rest of World 2,774 2,101
Not stated 0 874
Total 80,176 80,176
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 68,361
White Irish Traveller 668
Other White 6,341
Black or Black Irish 1,596
Asian or Asian Irish 937
Other 571
Not stated 1,702
Total 80,176
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 74,043
Elsewhere in County 2,469
Elsewhere in Ireland 1,660
Outside Ireland 495
Total 78,667
Population by religion
Catholic 69,422
Other stated religion 6,933
No religion 2,581
Not stated 1,623
Total 80,559
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 2,293
French 869
Lithuanian 623
Other 4,468
Total 8,253
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 3,612
Well 2,605
Not well 1,434
Not at all 278
Not stated 324
Total 8,253
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 31,311
No 42,770
Not stated 1,933
Total 76,014
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 10,013
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 516
Outside education system, Daily 555
Outside education system, Weekly 1,627
Outside education system, Less often 10,511
Outside education system, Never 7,819
Outside education system, Not stated 270
Total 31,311
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 214 91 123
Weekly 136 68 68
Less often 101 52 49
Never 65 29 36
Total 516 240 276
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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 7,623 15,246 2,031
3 persons 4,885 14,655 5,806
4 persons 4,726 18,904 9,845
5 persons 2,613 13,065 7,965
6 or more persons 1,190 7,617 5,283
Total 21,037 69,487 30,930
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 5,592
1 child 3,136 2,859 0 5,995
2 children 3,024 1,511 719 5,254
3 children 1,487 531 862 2,880
4 children 445 103 415 963
5 or more children 95 34 224 353
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 6,587 1,480 120
All children aged fifteen or over 3,519 1,171 348
Other 1,822 364 34
Total number of family units 11,928 3,015 502
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 13,429 2,326 177
All children aged fifteen or over 5,955 1,634 477
Other 5,740 1,083 109
Total number of children 25,124 5,043 763
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 5,575 22,129
5-9 years 2,731 11,149
10-14 years 2,101 8,402
15-19 years 1,710 6,429
20+ years 3,328 10,194
Total 15,445 58,303
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 2,154 4,308
Empty nest 2,093 4,186
Retired 1,345 2,690
Pre-school 2,855 9,098
Early school 2,753 10,847
Pre-Adolescent 2,579 10,761
Adolescent 2,448 10,315
Adult 4,810 17,282
Total 21,037 69,487
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 7,412
1 3,787
2 5,786
3 4,436
4 or more 5,671
Total 27,092
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 6,096 6,096
Husband and wife 3,956 7,912
Cohabiting couple 1,202 2,404
Husband, wife and children 9,900 41,228
Cohabiting couple and children 1,286 4,826
Father and children 432 1,103
Mother and children 2,615 7,086
Couple and others 308 1,014
Couple, children and others 603 3,135
Father, children and others 48 171
Mother, children and others 220 814
Two or more family units 231 1,255
Non-family households and relations 609 1,393
Two or more non-related persons 514 1,314
Total 28,020 79,751
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 6,096 6,096
2 persons 7,660 15,320
3 persons 5,105 15,315
4 persons 4,886 19,544
5 persons 2,827 14,135
6 persons 1,016 6,096
7 persons 275 1,925
8 or more persons 155 1,320
Total 28,020 79,751
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 26,278 76,290
Flat/Apartment 1,174 2,094
Bed-sit 26 47
Caravan/Mobile Home 104 187
Not stated 438 1,133
Total 28,020 79,751
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 2,973 7,274
1919 to 1945 1,472 3,487
1946 to 1960 1,382 3,439
1961 to 1970 1,224 2,988
1971 to 1980 2,765 7,262
1981 to 1990 2,524 7,914
1991 to 2000 3,634 12,101
2001 to 2005 5,972 17,970
2006 or later 4,874 14,154
Not stated 1,096 2,975
Total 27,916 79,564
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 11,219 36,878
Owner occupied no mortgage 9,556 23,855
Rented from Private Landlord 3,695 9,714
Rented from Local Authority 2,217 6,364
Rented from Voluntary Body 324 799
Occupied free of rent 484 908
Not stated 421 1,046
Total 27,916 79,564
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 236 430
2 rooms 756 1,291
3 rooms 2,255 5,435
4 rooms 2,629 5,974
5 rooms 7,555 19,866
6 rooms 5,247 15,610
7 rooms 3,786 12,397
8 or more rooms 4,372 15,876
Not stated 1,080 2,685
Total 27,916 79,564
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 338
Oil 13,292
Natural Gas 6,954
Electricity 961
Coal (including anthracite) 1,324
Peat (including turf) 3,773
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 163
Wood (including wood pellets) 569
Other 186
Not stated 356
Total 27,916
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 17,920
Group scheme with local authority source 2,376
Group scheme with private source 973
Other private source 5,810
None 47
Not stated 790
Total 27,916
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 15,718
Individual septic tank 10,401
Other individual treatment 788
Other 120
No sewerage facility 33
Not stated 856
Total 27,916
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 27,991
Unoccupied 4,673
Total 32,664
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 37
Number of persons 1,749
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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 16,492 13,845 30,337
Looking for first regular job 379 295 674
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 5,069 2,517 7,586
Student 2,726 2,964 5,690
Looking after home/family 362 6,130 6,492
Retired 3,798 2,925 6,723
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 1,482 1,343 2,825
Other 189 130 319
Total 30,497 30,149 60,646
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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 2,376 1,890 4,266
Managerial and technical 9,496 11,360 20,856
Non-manual 5,615 8,680 14,295
Skilled manual 8,813 4,770 13,583
Semi-skilled 5,093 4,234 9,327
Unskilled 2,008 1,294 3,302
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 7,186 7,744 14,930
Total 40,587 39,972 80,559
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 3,410 10,501
B Higher professional 1,084 3,343
C Lower professional 2,780 7,707
D Non-manual 5,255 14,805
E Manual skilled 3,189 9,719
F Semi-skilled 2,269 6,679
G Unskilled 1,054 3,001
H Own account workers 1,365 4,380
I Farmers 2,136 6,295
J Agricultural workers 299 795
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 5,179 12,526
Total 28,020 79,751
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 2,311 1,455 3,766
15 1,463 950 2,413
16 2,690 1,937 4,627
17 2,320 2,344 4,664
18 3,261 3,453 6,714
19 994 1,389 2,383
20 876 1,101 1,977
21 and over 3,664 4,696 8,360
Not stated 8,488 8,128 16,616
Total 26,067 25,453 51,520
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 2,726 2,964 5,690
Other 1,704 1,732 3,436
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 397 1,504 1,901
Arts 275 356 631
Humanities 326 419 745
Social sciences, Business and Law 1,606 3,849 5,455
Science, Mathematics and Computing 761 808 1,569
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 4,339 352 4,691
Agriculture and Veterinary 1,945 314 2,259
Health and Welfare 459 3,114 3,573
Services 786 1,446 2,232
Other subjects 11 21 32
Not Stated (including unknown) 15,162 13,270 28,432
Total 26,067 25,453 51,520
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 468 333 801
Primary Education 4,048 3,092 7,140
Lower Secondary 5,482 4,107 9,589
Upper Secondary 5,225 5,966 11,191
Technical or Vocational qualification 2,209 2,685 4,894
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 2,241 955 3,196
Higher Certificate 966 1,431 2,397
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 1,418 1,880 3,298
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 1,414 2,232 3,646
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 861 1,513 2,374
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 73 56 129
Not stated 1,662 1,203 2,865
Total 26,067 25,453 51,520
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 4,859
Bicycle 467
Bus, minibus or coach 3,776
Train, DART or LUAS 910
Motorcycle or scooter 52
Car driver 20,223
Car passenger 10,684
Van 2,676
Other 2,508
Not stated 2,006
Total 48,161
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 2,736
06:30-07:00 3,082
07:01-07:30 3,535
07:31-08:00 6,133
08:01-08:30 9,045
08:31-09:00 11,456
09:01-09:30 4,862
After 09:30 2,937
Not stated 2,280
Total 46,066
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 17,106
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 12,251
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 6,069
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 2,278
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 3,150
1 1/2 hours and over 1,950
Not stated 3,262
Total 46,066
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 1,138
15-24 806
25-44 2,174
45-64 3,005
65+ 3,094
Total 10,217
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 553 748
15-28 189 317
29-42 95 139
43+ 240 490
Not stated 161 253
Total 1,238 1,947
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very Good 24,110 24,161 48,271
Good 11,394 11,199 22,593
Fair 3,095 3,234 6,329
Bad 474 472 946
Very bad 115 133 248
Not stated 1,399 773 2,172
Total 40,587 39,972 80,559
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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 1,684 996 2,680
Professional Occupations 1,693 3,058 4,751
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 2,378 1,373 3,751
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 588 3,054 3,642
Skilled Trades Occupations 6,497 567 7,064
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 381 2,205 2,586
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 810 1,925 2,735
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 2,677 318 2,995
Elementary Occupations 2,277 1,325 3,602
Not stated 2,576 1,541 4,117
Total 21,561 16,362 37,923
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2,193 248
Building and construction 1,526 117
Manufacturing industries 2,541 762
Commerce and trade 3,201 3,650
Transport and communications 1,548 492
Public administration 1,436 1,195
Professional services 1,678 5,124
Other 2,369 2,257
Total 16,492 13,845
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 3,704
One motor car 11,224
Two motor cars 10,439
Three motor cars 1,840
Four or more motor cars 709
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 19,825
No 7,448
Not stated 643
Total 27,916
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 16,003
Other 3,403
No 7,863
Not stated 647
Total 27,916
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