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County Westmeath (CSO Area Code CTY 13)

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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
0 720 711 1,431
1 677 696 1,373
2 701 656 1,357
3 711 683 1,394
4 694 633 1,327
5 691 618 1,309
6 672 612 1,284
7 633 653 1,286
8 614 598 1,212
9 660 638 1,298
10 630 619 1,249
11 609 648 1,257
12 643 573 1,216
13 633 595 1,228
14 601 618 1,219
15 625 621 1,246
16 602 606 1,208
17 600 558 1,158
18 565 517 1,082
19 527 511 1,038
20-24 2,671 2,702 5,373
25-29 3,114 3,347 6,461
30-34 3,431 3,501 6,932
35-39 3,268 3,372 6,640
40-44 3,166 3,149 6,315
45-49 2,926 2,937 5,863
50-54 2,621 2,584 5,205
55-59 2,328 2,189 4,517
60-64 1,975 1,915 3,890
65-69 1,549 1,549 3,098
70-74 1,159 1,205 2,364
75-79 870 995 1,865
80-84 511 799 1,310
85+ 386 773 1,159
Total 42,783 43,381 86,164
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 24,094 22,154
Married 16,178 16,144
Separated 1,020 1,344
Divorced 747 912
Widowed 744 2,827
Total 42,783 43,381
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 71,589 74,253
UK 4,875 1,929
Poland 2,149 2,345
Lithuania 958 1,016
Other EU 27 1,775 1,809
Rest of World 3,908 3,031
Not stated 0 871
Total 85,254 85,254
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 72,210
White Irish Traveller 853
Other White 7,396
Black or Black Irish 1,218
Asian or Asian Irish 1,546
Other 731
Not stated 1,300
Total 85,254
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 77,837
Elsewhere in County 3,298
Elsewhere in Ireland 1,770
Outside Ireland 926
Total 83,831
Population by religion
Catholic 75,432
Other stated religion 6,470
No religion 3,143
Not stated 1,119
Total 86,164
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 2,290
French 918
Lithuanian 889
Other 5,685
Total 9,782
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 4,268
Well 3,235
Not well 1,582
Not at all 341
Not stated 356
Total 9,782
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 32,771
No 47,700
Not stated 1,532
Total 82,003
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 10,213
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 597
Outside education system, Daily 547
Outside education system, Weekly 1,685
Outside education system, Less often 11,128
Outside education system, Never 8,304
Outside education system, Not stated 297
Total 32,771
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 242 101 141
Weekly 136 62 74
Less often 132 58 74
Never 87 50 37
Total 597 271 326
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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 8,599 17,198 2,247
3 persons 5,237 15,711 6,283
4 persons 4,684 18,736 9,779
5 persons 2,468 12,340 7,536
6 or more persons 1,286 8,170 5,655
Total 22,274 72,155 31,500
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 6,352
1 child 3,010 3,428 0 6,438
2 children 2,883 1,607 829 5,319
3 children 1,288 526 933 2,747
4 children 416 148 486 1,050
5 or more children 106 23 239 368
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 6,162 1,434 107
All children aged over fifteen 3,865 1,499 368
Other 2,002 430 55
Total number of family units 12,029 3,363 530
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 12,453 2,241 171
All children aged over fifteen 6,362 2,065 504
Other 6,279 1,261 164
Total number of family units 25,094 5,567 839
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 5,094 20,122
5-9 years 2,727 11,251
10-14 years 2,369 9,550
15-19 years 2,010 7,284
20+ years 3,722 11,244
Total 15,922 59,451
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 2,302 4,604
Empty nest 2,355 4,710
Retired 1,695 3,390
Pre-school 2,677 8,534
Early school 2,458 9,577
Pre-Adolescent 2,568 10,619
Adolescent 2,873 11,708
Adult 5,346 19,013
Total 22,274 72,155
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 8,929
1 3,952
2 6,141
3 4,699
4 or more 6,284
Total 30,005
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 7,128 7,128
Husband and wife 4,512 9,024
Cohabiting couple 1,322 2,644
Husband, wife and children 10,143 41,848
Cohabiting couple and children 1,161 4,461
Father and children 451 1,181
Mother and children 2,863 7,724
Couple and others 373 1,239
Couple, children and others 590 3,056
Father, children and others 50 175
Mother, children and others 281 1,039
Two or more family units 262 1,376
Non-family households and relations 710 1,656
Two or more non-related persons 893 2,318
Total 30,739 84,869
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 7,128 7,128
2 persons 8,751 17,502
3 persons 5,613 16,839
4 persons 4,979 19,916
5 persons 2,739 13,695
6 persons 1,098 6,588
7 persons 303 2,121
8 or more persons 128 1,080
Total 30,739 84,869
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 27,805 79,286
Flat/Apartment 2,290 4,035
Bed-sit 41 70
Caravan/Mobile Home 115 260
Not stated 488 1,218
Total 30,739 84,869
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 2,725 6,230
1919 to 1945 1,942 4,374
1946 to 1960 2,162 5,193
1961 to 1970 1,738 4,222
1971 to 1980 3,590 9,620
1981 to 1990 2,841 8,484
1991 to 2000 5,022 15,883
2001 to 2005 5,905 17,696
2006 or later 3,212 9,025
Not stated 1,487 3,882
Total 30,624 84,609
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 11,385 37,278
Owner occupied no mortgage 10,610 25,524
Rented from Private Landlord 5,542 13,845
Rented from Local Authority 2,056 5,816
Rented from Voluntary Body 110 284
Occupied free of rent 467 823
Not stated 454 1,039
Total 30,624 84,609
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 277 434
2 rooms 1,169 1,984
3 rooms 2,629 5,790
4 rooms 2,898 6,659
5 rooms 7,072 18,182
6 rooms 5,727 16,282
7 rooms 4,577 14,419
8 or more rooms 5,033 17,846
Not stated 1,242 3,013
Total 30,624 84,609
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 420
Oil 16,756
Natural Gas 3,007
Electricity 2,308
Coal (including anthracite) 1,279
Peat (including turf) 5,200
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 496
Wood (including wood pellets) 554
Other 231
Not stated 373
Total 30,624
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 22,389
Group scheme with local authority source 2,209
Group scheme with private source 493
Other private source 4,612
None 75
Not stated 846
Total 30,624
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 17,358
Individual septic tank 10,948
Other individual treatment 1,093
Other 124
No sewerage facility 52
Not stated 1,049
Total 30,624
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 30,890
Unoccupied 5,769
Total 36,659
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 72
Number of persons 2,001
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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 17,281 15,038 32,319
Looking for first regular job 381 285 666
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 5,182 2,789 7,971
Student 3,694 3,809 7,503
Looking after home/family 347 6,318 6,665
Retired 4,382 3,935 8,317
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 1,523 1,449 2,972
Other 104 207 311
Total 32,894 33,830 66,724
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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 2,976 2,388 5,364
Managerial and technical 10,610 12,246 22,856
Non-manual 6,022 8,945 14,967
Skilled manual 8,905 4,962 13,867
Semi-skilled 4,881 4,443 9,324
Unskilled 1,839 1,351 3,190
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 7,550 9,046 16,596
Total 42,783 43,381 86,164
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 3,922 11,887
B Higher professional 1,533 4,499
C Lower professional 3,550 9,352
D Non-manual 5,465 14,649
E Manual skilled 3,123 9,335
F Semi-skilled 2,644 7,626
G Unskilled 1,080 2,885
H Own account workers 1,600 5,098
I Farmers 1,758 4,999
J Agricultural workers 225 577
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 5,839 13,962
Total 30,739 84,869
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 2,357 1,889 4,246
15 1,489 1,135 2,624
16 2,731 2,142 4,873
17 2,337 2,559 4,896
18 3,433 3,698 7,131
19 1,017 1,317 2,334
20 984 1,120 2,104
21 and over 4,673 5,436 10,109
Not stated 8,293 8,812 17,105
Total 27,314 28,108 55,422
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 3,694 3,809 7,503
Other 1,886 1,913 3,799
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 488 1,761 2,249
Arts 289 402 691
Humanities 317 434 751
Social sciences, Business and Law 1,911 4,067 5,978
Science, Mathematics and Computing 1,118 1,018 2,136
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 5,090 397 5,487
Agriculture and Veterinary 1,610 273 1,883
Health and Welfare 565 3,492 4,057
Services 949 1,623 2,572
Other subjects 22 41 63
Not Stated (including unknown) 14,955 14,600 29,555
Total 27,314 28,108 55,422
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 531 407 938
Primary Education 4,137 3,641 7,778
Lower Secondary 5,397 4,383 9,780
Upper Secondary 5,349 6,276 11,625
Technical or Vocational qualification 2,245 2,678 4,923
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 2,302 1,053 3,355
Higher Certificate 1,095 1,407 2,502
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 1,705 2,194 3,899
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 1,845 2,471 4,316
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 1,265 2,015 3,280
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 144 81 225
Not stated 1,299 1,502 2,801
Total 27,314 28,108 55,422
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 6,975
Bicycle 655
Bus, minibus or coach 4,477
Train, DART or LUAS 526
Motorcycle or scooter 88
Car driver 21,588
Car passenger 11,039
Van 2,558
Other 2,258
Not stated 1,536
Total 51,700
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 2,569
06:30-07:00 2,658
07:01-07:30 3,230
07:31-08:00 6,287
08:01-08:30 9,447
08:31-09:00 13,086
09:01-09:30 7,170
After 09:30 3,517
Not stated 1,816
Total 49,780
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 20,520
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 14,115
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 5,719
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 1,965
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 2,930
1 1/2 hours and over 1,617
Not stated 2,914
Total 49,780
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 1,054
15-24 896
25-44 2,310
45-64 3,281
65+ 3,762
Total 11,303
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 604 876
15-28 230 332
29-42 112 157
43+ 274 543
Not stated 209 270
Total 1,429 2,178
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very Good 25,496 25,565 51,061
Good 12,335 12,507 24,842
Fair 3,401 3,749 7,150
Bad 563 569 1,132
Very bad 121 146 267
Not stated 867 845 1,712
Total 42,783 43,381 86,164
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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 1,945 1,069 3,014
Professional Occupations 2,539 3,559 6,098
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 2,511 1,439 3,950
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 596 3,021 3,617
Skilled Trades Occupations 6,509 575 7,084
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 411 2,323 2,734
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 882 1,999 2,881
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 2,631 590 3,221
Elementary Occupations 2,241 1,546 3,787
Not stated 2,198 1,706 3,904
Total 22,463 17,827 40,290
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 1,651 203
Building and construction 1,576 120
Manufacturing industries 3,149 1,155
Commerce and trade 3,585 3,823
Transport and communications 1,610 457
Public administration 1,424 1,055
Professional services 1,851 5,722
Other 2,435 2,503
Total 17,281 15,038
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 4,858
One motor car 12,435
Two motor cars 10,811
Three motor cars 1,883
Four or more motor cars 637
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 21,525
No 8,464
Not stated 635
Total 30,624
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 17,535
Other 3,470
No 8,895
Not stated 724
Total 30,624
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