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County Meath (CSO Area Code CTY 11)

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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 1,748 1,695 3,443
1 1,780 1,750 3,530
2 1,829 1,789 3,618
3 1,825 1,778 3,603
4 1,676 1,632 3,308
5 1,671 1,521 3,192
6 1,643 1,528 3,171
7 1,618 1,481 3,099
8 1,550 1,455 3,005
9 1,597 1,431 3,028
10 1,443 1,404 2,847
11 1,400 1,300 2,700
12 1,461 1,271 2,732
13 1,368 1,316 2,684
14 1,267 1,239 2,506
15 1,262 1,152 2,414
16 1,183 1,094 2,277
17 1,160 1,083 2,243
18 1,122 982 2,104
19 1,020 1,006 2,026
20-24 4,872 5,036 9,908
25-29 6,105 6,936 13,041
30-34 7,813 8,422 16,235
35-39 8,346 8,445 16,791
40-44 7,519 7,337 14,856
45-49 6,460 6,181 12,641
50-54 5,228 5,092 10,320
55-59 4,467 4,412 8,879
60-64 3,888 3,724 7,612
65-69 2,954 2,960 5,914
70-74 1,983 1,979 3,962
75-79 1,320 1,595 2,915
80-84 814 1,117 1,931
85+ 518 1,082 1,600
Total 91,910 92,225 184,135
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 50,404 46,474
Married 36,820 36,781
Separated 2,024 2,629
Divorced 1,363 1,810
Widowed 1,299 4,531
Total 91,910 92,225
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 154,890 160,995
UK 10,055 3,638
Poland 3,652 3,867
Lithuania 3,180 3,362
Other EU 27 4,050 4,011
Rest of World 6,998 4,924
Not stated 0 2,028
Total 182,825 182,825
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 156,900
White Irish Traveller 967
Other White 15,789
Black or Black Irish 3,252
Asian or Asian Irish 2,050
Other 1,412
Not stated 2,455
Total 182,825
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 168,486
Elsewhere in County 5,750
Elsewhere in Ireland 3,795
Outside Ireland 1,367
Total 179,398
Population by religion
Catholic 160,527
Other stated religion 13,244
No religion 7,990
Not stated 2,374
Total 184,135
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 3,867
French 2,021
Lithuanian 2,964
Other 10,980
Total 19,832
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 9,366
Well 5,876
Not well 3,209
Not at all 706
Not stated 675
Total 19,832
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 68,259
No 102,334
Not stated 2,951
Total 173,544
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 23,159
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 1,549
Outside education system, Daily 1,628
Outside education system, Weekly 3,734
Outside education system, Less often 21,380
Outside education system, Never 16,310
Outside education system, Not stated 499
Total 68,259
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 828 350 478
Weekly 330 161 169
Less often 257 120 137
Never 134 67 67
Total 1,549 698 851
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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 16,994 33,988 4,064
3 persons 11,680 35,040 13,702
4 persons 12,011 48,044 24,797
5 persons 6,232 31,160 18,968
6 or more persons 2,488 15,706 10,806
Total 49,405 163,938 72,337
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 12,930
1 child 7,239 6,483 0 13,722
2 children 7,749 3,672 1,837 13,258
3 children 3,537 1,206 1,992 6,735
4 children 899 263 976 2,138
5 or more children 172 56 394 622
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 16,521 2,809 266
All children aged over fifteen 8,365 2,596 719
Other 4,380 722 97
Total number of family units 29,266 6,127 1,082
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 33,072 4,359 406
All children aged over fifteen 14,007 3,791 993
Other 13,313 2,143 253
Total number of family units 60,392 10,293 1,652
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 13,177 51,978
5-9 years 6,467 26,548
10-14 years 5,151 20,716
15-19 years 4,087 15,373
20+ years 7,593 23,463
Total 36,475 138,078
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 5,454 10,908
Empty nest 4,514 9,028
Retired 2,962 5,924
Pre-school 6,829 22,093
Early school 6,621 26,381
Pre-Adolescent 6,146 25,480
Adolescent 5,740 23,796
Adult 11,139 40,328
Total 49,405 163,938
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 17,433
1 8,951
2 14,325
3 10,620
4 or more 11,188
Total 62,517
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 11,344 11,344
Husband and wife 8,965 17,930
Cohabiting couple 2,788 5,576
Husband, wife and children 24,655 101,495
Cohabiting couple and children 2,689 10,023
Father and children 909 2,327
Mother and children 5,099 13,974
Couple and others 761 2,575
Couple, children and others 1,427 7,318
Father, children and others 119 433
Mother, children and others 497 1,849
Two or more family units 739 4,068
Non-family households and relations 1,041 2,409
Two or more non-related persons 1,168 3,015
Total 62,201 184,336
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 11,344 11,344
2 persons 16,494 32,988
3 persons 11,875 35,625
4 persons 12,485 49,940
5 persons 6,802 34,010
6 persons 2,345 14,070
7 persons 617 4,319
8 or more persons 239 2,040
Total 62,201 184,336
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 56,628 172,639
Flat/Apartment 4,431 8,897
Bed-sit 47 75
Caravan/Mobile Home 279 530
Not stated 816 2,195
Total 62,201 184,336
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 3,900 9,759
1919 to 1945 2,880 7,016
1946 to 1960 2,753 6,991
1961 to 1970 3,116 8,090
1971 to 1980 8,302 23,124
1981 to 1990 5,418 17,391
1991 to 2000 10,259 34,585
2001 to 2005 15,376 48,853
2006 or later 7,621 21,387
Not stated 2,297 6,610
Total 61,922 183,806
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 29,817 100,586
Owner occupied no mortgage 18,724 47,005
Rented from Private Landlord 8,489 23,312
Rented from Local Authority 2,908 8,269
Rented from Voluntary Body 261 668
Occupied free of rent 973 1,984
Not stated 750 1,982
Total 61,922 183,806
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 406 659
2 rooms 1,984 3,706
3 rooms 4,870 11,628
4 rooms 5,272 12,678
5 rooms 13,126 35,256
6 rooms 10,685 31,863
7 rooms 10,088 33,549
8 or more rooms 13,199 48,526
Not stated 2,292 5,941
Total 61,922 183,806
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 558
Oil 31,634
Natural Gas 20,893
Electricity 3,021
Coal (including anthracite) 2,280
Peat (including turf) 1,311
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 350
Wood (including wood pellets) 875
Other 342
Not stated 658
Total 61,922
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 43,689
Group scheme with local authority source 4,164
Group scheme with private source 913
Other private source 11,361
None 156
Not stated 1,639
Total 61,922
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 38,293
Individual septic tank 18,299
Other individual treatment 3,099
Other 289
No sewerage facility 66
Not stated 1,876
Total 61,922
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 62,085
Unoccupied 7,612
Total 69,697
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 96
Number of persons 1,987
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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 40,102 34,240 74,342
Looking for first regular job 640 497 1,137
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 9,877 5,278 15,155
Student 6,883 6,892 13,775
Looking after home/family 596 13,512 14,108
Retired 7,453 6,506 13,959
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 2,365 2,474 4,839
Other 118 236 354
Total 68,034 69,635 137,669
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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 7,157 5,661 12,818
Managerial and technical 26,250 29,346 55,596
Non-manual 12,436 20,963 33,399
Skilled manual 21,084 11,550 32,634
Semi-skilled 10,145 8,630 18,775
Unskilled 3,988 2,641 6,629
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 10,850 13,434 24,284
Total 91,910 92,225 184,135
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 10,702 34,647
B Higher professional 3,377 10,686
C Lower professional 6,646 19,443
D Non-manual 11,127 31,588
E Manual skilled 6,953 21,556
F Semi-skilled 5,118 15,550
G Unskilled 2,094 6,103
H Own account workers 4,050 13,076
I Farmers 2,877 8,532
J Agricultural workers 591 1,592
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 8,666 21,563
Total 62,201 184,336
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 4,349 3,302 7,651
15 3,275 2,208 5,483
16 6,078 4,449 10,527
17 5,060 5,627 10,687
18 7,270 8,364 15,634
19 2,335 3,275 5,610
20 2,209 2,659 4,868
21 and over 10,391 11,653 22,044
Not stated 16,606 17,551 34,157
Total 57,573 59,088 116,661
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 6,883 6,892 13,775
Other 3,578 3,655 7,233
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 845 3,553 4,398
Arts 857 1,142 1,999
Humanities 669 1,014 1,683
Social sciences, Business and Law 5,521 10,732 16,253
Science, Mathematics and Computing 2,549 2,023 4,572
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 11,499 951 12,450
Agriculture and Veterinary 2,948 614 3,562
Health and Welfare 942 6,637 7,579
Services 2,176 3,860 6,036
Other subjects 70 79 149
Not Stated (including unknown) 29,497 28,483 57,980
Total 57,573 59,088 116,661
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 746 599 1,345
Primary Education 7,459 6,269 13,728
Lower Secondary 11,174 9,072 20,246
Upper Secondary 11,233 13,883 25,116
Technical or Vocational qualification 5,067 6,070 11,137
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 5,480 2,462 7,942
Higher Certificate 2,518 3,218 5,736
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 4,014 5,023 9,037
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 4,228 5,471 9,699
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 2,969 4,358 7,327
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 324 223 547
Not stated 2,361 2,440 4,801
Total 57,573 59,088 116,661
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 15,152
Bicycle 1,017
Bus, minibus or coach 12,236
Train, DART or LUAS 1,631
Motorcycle or scooter 330
Car driver 51,710
Car passenger 21,097
Van 5,829
Other 4,206
Not stated 2,981
Total 116,189
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 7,644
06:30-07:00 9,981
07:01-07:30 11,488
07:31-08:00 15,628
08:01-08:30 20,128
08:31-09:00 24,238
09:01-09:30 12,629
After 09:30 7,409
Not stated 3,618
Total 112,763
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 35,618
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 27,872
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 19,480
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 9,529
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 10,831
1 1/2 hours and over 3,556
Not stated 5,877
Total 112,763
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 2,270
15-24 1,450
25-44 4,523
45-64 5,605
65+ 5,821
Total 19,669
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 1,218 1,776
15-28 344 635
29-42 195 279
43+ 429 922
Not stated 359 475
Total 2,545 4,087
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very Good 58,640 59,017 117,657
Good 24,711 24,498 49,209
Fair 5,749 6,068 11,817
Bad 842 851 1,693
Very bad 169 202 371
Not stated 1,799 1,589 3,388
Total 91,910 92,225 184,135
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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 5,181 2,643 7,824
Professional Occupations 5,334 7,563 12,897
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 6,017 3,870 9,887
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 1,796 8,444 10,240
Skilled Trades Occupations 13,997 1,249 15,246
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 813 5,225 6,038
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 1,875 4,047 5,922
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 6,575 1,031 7,606
Elementary Occupations 4,809 2,635 7,444
Not stated 3,582 2,811 6,393
Total 49,979 39,518 89,497
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 3,169 524
Building and construction 4,245 425
Manufacturing industries 6,449 2,333
Commerce and trade 9,655 9,689
Transport and communications 5,134 1,824
Public administration 2,623 2,365
Professional services 4,050 11,937
Other 4,777 5,143
Total 40,102 34,240
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 6,111
One motor car 22,522
Two motor cars 26,858
Three motor cars 4,736
Four or more motor cars 1,695
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 48,280
No 12,510
Not stated 1,132
Total 61,922
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 41,626
Other 5,805
No 13,263
Not stated 1,228
Total 61,922
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