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County Wexford (CSO Area Code CTY 14)

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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 1,151 1,064 2,215
1 1,120 1,128 2,248
2 1,241 1,222 2,463
3 1,195 1,128 2,323
4 1,170 1,120 2,290
5 1,124 1,074 2,198
6 1,159 1,034 2,193
7 1,173 1,088 2,261
8 1,112 1,082 2,194
9 1,160 1,019 2,179
10 1,053 1,003 2,056
11 1,087 1,089 2,176
12 1,052 1,096 2,148
13 1,054 1,025 2,079
14 1,072 969 2,041
15 980 970 1,950
16 960 980 1,940
17 953 935 1,888
18 821 851 1,672
19 786 790 1,576
20-24 3,811 3,988 7,799
25-29 4,565 5,064 9,629
30-34 5,380 5,792 11,172
35-39 5,516 5,573 11,089
40-44 5,420 5,395 10,815
45-49 4,997 5,105 10,102
50-54 4,503 4,502 9,005
55-59 3,984 3,922 7,906
60-64 3,690 3,656 7,346
65-69 3,084 3,088 6,172
70-74 2,382 2,403 4,785
75-79 1,651 1,819 3,470
80-84 917 1,273 2,190
85+ 586 1,164 1,750
Total 71,909 73,411 145,320
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 39,239 36,535
Married 27,846 27,877
Separated 1,935 2,370
Divorced 1,387 1,745
Widowed 1,502 4,884
Total 71,909 73,411
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 125,144 129,238
UK 9,264 4,604
Poland 3,765 4,010
Lithuania 847 865
Other EU 27 2,488 2,379
Rest of World 2,631 1,746
Not stated 0 1,297
Total 144,139 144,139
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 126,747
White Irish Traveller 1,501
Other White 12,045
Black or Black Irish 481
Asian or Asian Irish 916
Other 757
Not stated 1,692
Total 144,139
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 133,717
Elsewhere in County 5,512
Elsewhere in Ireland 1,718
Outside Ireland 984
Total 141,931
Population by religion
Catholic 127,842
Other stated religion 9,659
No religion 6,204
Not stated 1,615
Total 145,320
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 3,905
French 1,162
Lithuanian 732
Other 5,458
Total 11,257
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 4,768
Well 3,547
Not well 2,046
Not at all 451
Not stated 445
Total 11,257
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 50,936
No 85,218
Not stated 2,240
Total 138,394
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 17,307
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 924
Outside education system, Daily 777
Outside education system, Weekly 2,583
Outside education system, Less often 16,000
Outside education system, Never 12,953
Outside education system, Not stated 392
Total 50,936
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 384 146 238
Weekly 249 98 151
Less often 158 64 94
Never 133 68 65
Total 924 376 548
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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 15,698 31,396 4,199
3 persons 9,132 27,396 11,150
4 persons 8,335 33,340 17,384
5 persons 4,139 20,695 12,672
6 or more persons 1,885 12,008 8,352
Total 39,189 124,835 53,757
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 11,499
1 child 5,330 5,983 0 11,313
2 children 5,314 2,825 1,500 9,639
3 children 2,196 813 1,589 4,598
4 children 635 215 736 1,586
5 or more children 132 53 369 554
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 10,352 3,049 206
All children aged over fifteen 6,717 2,498 674
Other 3,321 780 93
Total number of family units 20,390 6,327 973
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 20,758 4,724 304
All children aged over fifteen 10,793 3,504 912
Other 10,187 2,291 284
Total number of family units 41,738 10,519 1,500
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 8,663 33,807
5-9 years 4,926 19,577
10-14 years 4,212 16,638
15-19 years 3,445 12,449
20+ years 6,444 19,366
Total 27,690 101,837
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 3,431 6,862
Empty nest 4,611 9,222
Retired 3,457 6,914
Pre-school 4,359 13,632
Early school 4,646 17,602
Pre-Adolescent 4,602 18,511
Adolescent 4,938 19,969
Adult 9,145 32,123
Total 39,189 124,835
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 13,413
1 7,077
2 11,405
3 8,572
4 or more 10,805
Total 51,272
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 12,210 12,210
Husband and wife 8,431 16,862
Cohabiting couple 2,107 4,214
Husband, wife and children 16,634 68,255
Cohabiting couple and children 2,324 8,756
Father and children 826 2,093
Mother and children 5,321 14,459
Couple and others 616 2,023
Couple, children and others 1,046 5,346
Father, children and others 99 367
Mother, children and others 467 1,722
Two or more family units 653 3,502
Non-family households and relations 1,009 2,273
Two or more non-related persons 909 2,267
Total 52,652 144,349
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 12,210 12,210
2 persons 15,343 30,686
3 persons 9,397 28,191
4 persons 8,698 34,792
5 persons 4,598 22,990
6 persons 1,727 10,362
7 persons 442 3,094
8 or more persons 237 2,024
Total 52,652 144,349
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 49,637 138,723
Flat/Apartment 1,979 3,328
Bed-sit 51 63
Caravan/Mobile Home 307 550
Not stated 678 1,685
Total 52,652 144,349
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 5,806 13,674
1919 to 1945 3,215 7,320
1946 to 1960 2,601 6,087
1961 to 1970 2,448 5,880
1971 to 1980 5,498 14,181
1981 to 1990 4,885 14,236
1991 to 2000 8,619 26,675
2001 to 2005 10,652 31,859
2006 or later 6,884 19,461
Not stated 1,737 4,426
Total 52,345 143,799
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 18,103 59,096
Owner occupied no mortgage 20,423 49,786
Rented from Private Landlord 7,603 18,931
Rented from Local Authority 4,335 11,916
Rented from Voluntary Body 364 895
Occupied free of rent 955 1,844
Not stated 562 1,331
Total 52,345 143,799
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 224 307
2 rooms 1,410 2,409
3 rooms 3,483 7,461
4 rooms 5,384 11,244
5 rooms 13,192 33,963
6 rooms 10,169 28,716
7 rooms 7,682 24,053
8 or more rooms 8,894 31,013
Not stated 1,907 4,633
Total 52,345 143,799
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 1,305
Oil 36,821
Natural Gas 449
Electricity 3,245
Coal (including anthracite) 7,657
Peat (including turf) 168
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 382
Wood (including wood pellets) 1,496
Other 352
Not stated 470
Total 52,345
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 32,249
Group scheme with local authority source 3,540
Group scheme with private source 1,526
Other private source 13,831
None 135
Not stated 1,064
Total 52,345
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 24,684
Individual septic tank 21,242
Other individual treatment 4,369
Other 656
No sewerage facility 78
Not stated 1,316
Total 52,345
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 52,580
Unoccupied 15,563
Total 68,143
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 95
Number of persons 2,455
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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 27,198 24,109 51,307
Looking for first regular job 879 527 1,406
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 9,948 4,816 14,764
Student 4,772 5,532 10,304
Looking after home/family 578 12,368 12,946
Retired 8,401 7,117 15,518
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 3,068 2,630 5,698
Other 142 171 313
Total 54,986 57,270 112,256
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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 4,235 3,175 7,410
Managerial and technical 16,791 19,334 36,125
Non-manual 9,274 15,995 25,269
Skilled manual 17,014 9,560 26,574
Semi-skilled 9,543 8,507 18,050
Unskilled 4,461 3,022 7,483
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 10,591 13,818 24,409
Total 71,909 73,411 145,320
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 6,987 20,946
B Higher professional 1,962 5,628
C Lower professional 4,785 12,702
D Non-manual 8,837 23,314
E Manual skilled 5,902 17,113
F Semi-skilled 4,858 13,614
G Unskilled 2,546 6,801
H Own account workers 3,330 10,187
I Farmers 3,685 11,145
J Agricultural workers 729 1,895
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 9,031 21,004
Total 52,652 144,349
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 6,299 4,609 10,908
15 3,747 2,748 6,495
16 6,192 4,873 11,065
17 4,721 5,279 10,000
18 6,349 7,224 13,573
19 1,943 2,719 4,662
20 1,666 2,029 3,695
21 and over 6,871 8,637 15,508
Not stated 10,257 11,190 21,447
Total 48,045 49,308 97,353
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 4,772 5,532 10,304
Other 2,169 2,430 4,599
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 745 2,867 3,612
Arts 578 845 1,423
Humanities 490 592 1,082
Social sciences, Business and Law 3,020 6,780 9,800
Science, Mathematics and Computing 1,341 1,534 2,875
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 7,994 568 8,562
Agriculture and Veterinary 3,188 603 3,791
Health and Welfare 751 5,176 5,927
Services 1,500 2,714 4,214
Other subjects 29 75 104
Not Stated (including unknown) 28,409 27,554 55,963
Total 48,045 49,308 97,353
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 720 675 1,395
Primary Education 8,950 7,639 16,589
Lower Secondary 11,026 9,094 20,120
Upper Secondary 9,227 10,971 20,198
Technical or Vocational qualification 4,219 5,092 9,311
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 4,141 1,885 6,026
Higher Certificate 1,774 2,464 4,238
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 2,340 3,376 5,716
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 2,377 3,631 6,008
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 1,527 2,582 4,109
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 166 109 275
Not stated 1,578 1,790 3,368
Total 48,045 49,308 97,353
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 9,756
Bicycle 466
Bus, minibus or coach 7,408
Train, DART or LUAS 224
Motorcycle or scooter 141
Car driver 34,458
Car passenger 18,399
Van 4,573
Other 4,668
Not stated 2,309
Total 82,402
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 4,289
06:30-07:00 4,122
07:01-07:30 5,710
07:31-08:00 10,865
08:01-08:30 15,817
08:31-09:00 20,538
09:01-09:30 8,904
After 09:30 5,427
Not stated 2,710
Total 78,382
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 33,016
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 22,109
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 10,147
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 2,813
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 3,495
1 1/2 hours and over 2,401
Not stated 4,401
Total 78,382
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 1,976
15-24 1,481
25-44 3,887
45-64 5,999
65+ 6,791
Total 20,134
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 938 1,364
15-28 304 575
29-42 161 268
43+ 471 957
Not stated 293 432
Total 2,167 3,596
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very Good 43,362 44,132 87,494
Good 20,091 20,695 40,786
Fair 6,066 6,218 12,284
Bad 986 978 1,964
Very bad 196 208 404
Not stated 1,208 1,180 2,388
Total 71,909 73,411 145,320
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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 3,145 1,778 4,923
Professional Occupations 2,934 4,877 7,811
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 3,211 2,304 5,515
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 864 5,241 6,105
Skilled Trades Occupations 12,876 1,219 14,095
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 621 3,917 4,538
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 1,387 3,642 5,029
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 4,979 1,033 6,012
Elementary Occupations 4,442 2,810 7,252
Not stated 2,687 2,104 4,791
Total 37,146 28,925 66,071
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 3,755 516
Building and construction 2,975 258
Manufacturing industries 4,241 1,648
Commerce and trade 6,023 6,634
Transport and communications 2,331 624
Public administration 1,429 1,615
Professional services 2,756 8,497
Other 3,688 4,317
Total 27,198 24,109
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 7,158
One motor car 21,938
Two motor cars 18,264
Three motor cars 3,637
Four or more motor cars 1,348
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 36,727
No 14,767
Not stated 851
Total 52,345
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 29,576
Other 5,839
No 15,961
Not stated 969
Total 52,345
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