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County Wicklow (CSO Area Code CTY 15)

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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 1,133 1,207 2,340
1 1,164 1,137 2,301
2 1,231 1,125 2,356
3 1,146 1,147 2,293
4 1,128 1,056 2,184
5 1,052 1,008 2,060
6 1,135 1,026 2,161
7 977 1,026 2,003
8 1,026 999 2,025
9 999 931 1,930
10 1,025 918 1,943
11 1,025 953 1,978
12 989 912 1,901
13 952 853 1,805
14 991 901 1,892
15 918 882 1,800
16 908 816 1,724
17 879 869 1,748
18 898 833 1,731
19 802 777 1,579
20-24 4,021 3,911 7,932
25-29 4,206 4,777 8,983
30-34 5,351 5,586 10,937
35-39 5,496 5,697 11,193
40-44 5,142 5,354 10,496
45-49 4,912 5,058 9,970
50-54 4,181 4,231 8,412
55-59 3,596 3,727 7,323
60-64 3,391 3,248 6,639
65-69 2,673 2,699 5,372
70-74 1,793 1,964 3,757
75-79 1,251 1,382 2,633
80-84 710 1,021 1,731
85+ 441 1,067 1,508
Total 67,542 69,098 136,640
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 37,052 34,830
Married 26,253 26,343
Separated 1,808 2,183
Divorced 1,267 1,688
Widowed 1,162 4,054
Total 67,542 69,098
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 114,985 120,409
UK 8,535 3,749
Poland 2,597 2,754
Lithuania 811 848
Other EU 27 2,870 2,716
Rest of World 5,080 3,310
Not stated 0 1,092
Total 134,878 134,878
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 117,991
White Irish Traveller 721
Other White 11,128
Black or Black Irish 489
Asian or Asian Irish 2,049
Other 1,044
Not stated 1,456
Total 134,878
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 123,742
Elsewhere in County 5,088
Elsewhere in Ireland 2,451
Outside Ireland 1,272
Total 132,553
Population by religion
Catholic 108,738
Other stated religion 15,477
No religion 10,770
Not stated 1,655
Total 136,640
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 2,744
French 1,647
Lithuanian 757
Other 7,311
Total 12,459
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 6,529
Well 3,559
Not well 1,649
Not at all 298
Not stated 424
Total 12,459
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 48,502
No 79,141
Not stated 2,000
Total 129,643
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 15,900
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 968
Outside education system, Daily 1,011
Outside education system, Weekly 2,624
Outside education system, Less often 15,475
Outside education system, Never 12,158
Outside education system, Not stated 366
Total 48,502
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 492 182 310
Weekly 189 83 106
Less often 185 87 98
Never 102 51 51
Total 968 403 565
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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 14,085 28,170 3,790
3 persons 8,752 26,256 10,662
4 persons 8,523 34,092 17,811
5 persons 4,022 20,110 12,272
6 or more persons 1,582 10,006 6,911
Total 36,964 118,634 51,446
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 10,295
1 child 5,125 5,507 0 10,632
2 children 5,259 3,091 1,318 9,668
3 children 2,175 971 1,435 4,581
4 children 539 195 642 1,376
5 or more children 118 35 259 412
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 10,442 2,582 192
All children aged over fifteen 6,640 2,509 650
Other 2,847 727 80
Total number of family units 19,929 5,818 922
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 20,730 3,946 271
All children aged over fifteen 11,002 3,675 893
Other 8,608 2,093 228
Total number of family units 40,340 9,714 1,392
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 8,588 33,150
5-9 years 4,552 18,190
10-14 years 3,730 14,695
15-19 years 3,437 12,614
20+ years 6,362 19,395
Total 26,669 98,044
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 3,626 7,252
Empty nest 3,846 7,692
Retired 2,823 5,646
Pre-school 4,624 14,803
Early school 4,402 16,854
Pre-Adolescent 4,190 16,948
Adolescent 4,261 16,926
Adult 9,192 32,513
Total 36,964 118,634
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 13,721
1 6,940
2 11,329
3 8,091
4 or more 8,205
Total 48,286
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 9,659 9,659
Husband and wife 7,232 14,464
Cohabiting couple 2,119 4,238
Husband, wife and children 16,652 67,738
Cohabiting couple and children 1,979 7,429
Father and children 773 1,971
Mother and children 4,893 13,313
Couple and others 628 2,105
Couple, children and others 953 4,850
Father, children and others 88 295
Mother, children and others 451 1,661
Two or more family units 591 3,220
Non-family households and relations 883 2,029
Two or more non-related persons 897 2,287
Total 47,798 135,259
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 9,659 9,659
2 persons 13,660 27,320
3 persons 9,082 27,246
4 persons 8,838 35,352
5 persons 4,475 22,375
6 persons 1,544 9,264
7 persons 378 2,646
8 or more persons 162 1,397
Total 47,798 135,259
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 42,927 125,433
Flat/Apartment 3,851 7,466
Bed-sit 74 113
Caravan/Mobile Home 219 411
Not stated 727 1,836
Total 47,798 135,259
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 4,874 11,966
1919 to 1945 3,125 7,514
1946 to 1960 2,537 6,422
1961 to 1970 2,843 7,592
1971 to 1980 7,397 20,960
1981 to 1990 5,538 16,168
1991 to 2000 7,191 23,148
2001 to 2005 7,484 22,746
2006 or later 4,590 13,029
Not stated 2,000 5,303
Total 47,579 134,848
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 19,234 64,110
Owner occupied no mortgage 15,471 37,046
Rented from Private Landlord 7,087 17,998
Rented from Local Authority 4,225 12,210
Rented from Voluntary Body 175 449
Occupied free of rent 732 1,457
Not stated 655 1,578
Total 47,579 134,848
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 420 633
2 rooms 1,781 3,204
3 rooms 3,714 8,204
4 rooms 5,233 11,624
5 rooms 11,760 31,832
6 rooms 8,660 25,835
7 rooms 6,605 21,670
8 or more rooms 7,844 27,961
Not stated 1,562 3,885
Total 47,579 134,848
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 903
Oil 22,123
Natural Gas 16,274
Electricity 2,992
Coal (including anthracite) 2,334
Peat (including turf) 385
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 340
Wood (including wood pellets) 1,341
Other 328
Not stated 559
Total 47,579
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 36,101
Group scheme with local authority source 1,957
Group scheme with private source 754
Other private source 7,488
None 73
Not stated 1,206
Total 47,579
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 34,046
Individual septic tank 10,399
Other individual treatment 1,327
Other 344
No sewerage facility 53
Not stated 1,410
Total 47,579
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 47,711
Unoccupied 6,640
Total 54,351
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 125
Number of persons 2,397
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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 28,107 24,800 52,907
Looking for first regular job 449 340 789
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 7,856 4,029 11,885
Student 5,748 5,939 11,687
Looking after home/family 500 10,564 11,064
Retired 6,726 6,119 12,845
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 2,085 1,979 4,064
Other 98 129 227
Total 51,569 53,899 105,468
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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 6,056 4,860 10,916
Managerial and technical 20,453 22,113 42,566
Non-manual 8,527 14,573 23,100
Skilled manual 12,834 7,403 20,237
Semi-skilled 7,222 6,010 13,232
Unskilled 2,696 2,097 4,793
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 9,754 12,042 21,796
Total 67,542 69,098 136,640
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 8,707 26,849
B Higher professional 3,199 9,762
C Lower professional 5,370 15,051
D Non-manual 8,409 22,497
E Manual skilled 4,187 12,535
F Semi-skilled 3,494 9,982
G Unskilled 1,686 4,557
H Own account workers 2,975 9,194
I Farmers 1,579 4,695
J Agricultural workers 392 1,085
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 7,800 19,052
Total 47,798 135,259
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 3,313 2,789 6,102
15 2,421 1,915 4,336
16 4,201 3,622 7,823
17 3,540 3,940 7,480
18 5,181 5,906 11,087
19 1,633 2,336 3,969
20 1,530 1,921 3,451
21 and over 9,532 10,242 19,774
Not stated 12,045 12,719 24,764
Total 43,396 45,390 88,786
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 5,748 5,939 11,687
Other 2,425 2,570 4,995
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 613 2,527 3,140
Arts 1,049 1,371 2,420
Humanities 734 1,173 1,907
Social sciences, Business and Law 5,164 8,656 13,820
Science, Mathematics and Computing 2,438 1,765 4,203
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 7,876 692 8,568
Agriculture and Veterinary 1,730 486 2,216
Health and Welfare 722 4,720 5,442
Services 1,598 2,665 4,263
Other subjects 51 66 117
Not Stated (including unknown) 21,421 21,269 42,690
Total 43,396 45,390 88,786
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 678 516 1,194
Primary Education 5,558 5,305 10,863
Lower Secondary 7,775 6,821 14,596
Upper Secondary 8,097 9,554 17,651
Technical or Vocational qualification 3,518 4,715 8,233
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 3,862 1,778 5,640
Higher Certificate 2,060 2,545 4,605
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 3,240 3,956 7,196
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 3,670 4,386 8,056
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 2,864 3,736 6,600
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 424 265 689
Not stated 1,650 1,813 3,463
Total 43,396 45,390 88,786
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 10,716
Bicycle 806
Bus, minibus or coach 7,535
Train, DART or LUAS 4,190
Motorcycle or scooter 309
Car driver 34,403
Car passenger 15,881
Van 3,482
Other 3,624
Not stated 2,084
Total 83,030
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 3,973
06:30-07:00 6,264
07:01-07:30 8,952
07:31-08:00 12,384
08:01-08:30 15,358
08:31-09:00 17,999
09:01-09:30 6,928
After 09:30 5,556
Not stated 2,498
Total 79,912
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 25,646
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 19,008
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 13,883
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 6,572
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 8,274
1 1/2 hours and over 2,577
Not stated 3,952
Total 79,912
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 1,847
15-24 1,453
25-44 3,554
45-64 5,049
65+ 5,713
Total 17,616
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 877 1,407
15-28 275 521
29-42 129 220
43+ 363 693
Not stated 250 396
Total 1,894 3,237
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very Good 42,645 43,545 86,190
Good 18,070 18,294 36,364
Fair 4,782 5,236 10,018
Bad 731 739 1,470
Very bad 140 160 300
Not stated 1,174 1,124 2,298
Total 67,542 69,098 136,640
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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 4,033 2,151 6,184
Professional Occupations 4,667 5,452 10,119
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 4,583 3,253 7,836
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 1,294 5,663 6,957
Skilled Trades Occupations 9,044 921 9,965
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 651 3,704 4,355
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 1,479 2,756 4,235
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 3,598 556 4,154
Elementary Occupations 3,465 2,017 5,482
Not stated 3,149 2,356 5,505
Total 35,963 28,829 64,792
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 1,757 313
Building and construction 2,447 230
Manufacturing industries 3,969 1,720
Commerce and trade 7,718 7,223
Transport and communications 3,168 1,096
Public administration 1,584 1,299
Professional services 3,254 8,634
Other 4,210 4,285
Total 28,107 24,800
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 6,444
One motor car 18,410
Two motor cars 17,976
Three motor cars 3,476
Four or more motor cars 1,273
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 36,942
No 9,758
Not stated 879
Total 47,579
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 32,705
Other 3,619
No 10,272
Not stated 983
Total 47,579
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