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County Clare (CSO Area Code CTY 16)

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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
0 837 841 1,678
1 923 853 1,776
2 924 867 1,791
3 948 895 1,843
4 943 874 1,817
5 909 895 1,804
6 907 871 1,778
7 846 854 1,700
8 840 876 1,716
9 855 871 1,726
10 795 879 1,674
11 898 893 1,791
12 863 819 1,682
13 855 803 1,658
14 818 829 1,647
15 815 745 1,560
16 731 764 1,495
17 795 735 1,530
18 758 711 1,469
19 636 618 1,254
20-24 3,235 3,225 6,460
25-29 3,603 3,709 7,312
30-34 4,294 4,405 8,699
35-39 4,423 4,701 9,124
40-44 4,492 4,428 8,920
45-49 4,080 4,113 8,193
50-54 3,793 3,651 7,444
55-59 3,374 3,346 6,720
60-64 3,241 3,175 6,416
65-69 2,540 2,401 4,941
70-74 1,771 1,753 3,524
75-79 1,264 1,359 2,623
80-84 781 1,069 1,850
85+ 511 1,070 1,581
Total 58,298 58,898 117,196
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 31,716 28,849
Married 23,104 23,137
Separated 1,294 1,577
Divorced 972 1,280
Widowed 1,212 4,055
Total 58,298 58,898
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 96,727 101,758
UK 8,409 3,622
Poland 2,508 2,658
Lithuania 318 340
Other EU 27 2,384 2,274
Rest of World 4,802 3,182
Not stated 0 1,314
Total 115,148 115,148
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 99,452
White Irish Traveller 855
Other White 9,574
Black or Black Irish 1,332
Asian or Asian Irish 1,267
Other 1,025
Not stated 1,643
Total 115,148
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 106,510
Elsewhere in County 4,150
Elsewhere in Ireland 1,811
Outside Ireland 1,010
Total 113,481
Population by religion
Catholic 101,984
Other stated religion 7,033
No religion 6,384
Not stated 1,795
Total 117,196
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 2,644
French 1,539
Lithuanian 262
Other 6,266
Total 10,711
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 5,360
Well 3,218
Not well 1,473
Not at all 287
Not stated 373
Total 10,711
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 53,853
No 55,789
Not stated 2,309
Total 111,951
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 15,402
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 977
Outside education system, Daily 1,075
Outside education system, Weekly 3,099
Outside education system, Less often 19,612
Outside education system, Never 13,255
Outside education system, Not stated 433
Total 53,853
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 464 182 282
Weekly 246 95 151
Less often 173 86 87
Never 94 50 44
Total 977 413 564
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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 11,750 23,500 2,944
3 persons 6,883 20,649 8,162
4 persons 6,552 26,208 13,579
5 persons 3,675 18,375 11,186
6 or more persons 1,547 9,835 6,799
Total 30,407 98,567 42,670
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 8,806
1 child 3,828 4,720 0 8,548
2 children 4,006 2,318 1,032 7,356
3 children 1,956 729 1,304 3,989
4 children 515 151 617 1,283
5 or more children 140 36 249 425
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 8,564 1,724 157
All children aged over fifteen 5,429 1,972 553
Other 2,691 445 66
Total number of family units 16,684 4,141 776
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 17,601 2,682 250
All children aged over fifteen 8,877 2,705 754
Other 8,305 1,306 190
Total number of family units 34,783 6,693 1,194
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 6,587 26,454
5-9 years 3,837 15,871
10-14 years 3,223 12,911
15-19 years 2,777 10,249
20+ years 5,177 15,470
Total 21,601 80,955
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 2,810 5,620
Empty nest 3,517 7,034
Retired 2,479 4,958
Pre-school 3,319 10,746
Early school 3,467 13,632
Pre-Adolescent 3,659 15,164
Adolescent 3,802 15,643
Adult 7,354 25,770
Total 30,407 98,567
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 11,579
1 5,082
2 8,512
3 7,037
4 or more 8,317
Total 40,527
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 10,692 10,692
Husband and wife 6,601 13,202
Cohabiting couple 1,595 3,190
Husband, wife and children 14,408 59,419
Cohabiting couple and children 1,401 5,304
Father and children 673 1,711
Mother and children 3,612 9,565
Couple and others 448 1,455
Couple, children and others 704 3,621
Father, children and others 80 294
Mother, children and others 308 1,133
Two or more family units 288 1,519
Non-family households and relations 824 1,858
Two or more non-related persons 1,014 2,624
Total 42,648 115,587
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 10,692 10,692
2 persons 12,004 24,008
3 persons 7,291 21,873
4 persons 6,877 27,508
5 persons 3,936 19,680
6 persons 1,353 8,118
7 persons 336 2,352
8 or more persons 159 1,356
Total 42,648 115,587
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 39,840 110,109
Flat/Apartment 1,955 3,513
Bed-sit 48 76
Caravan/Mobile Home 114 188
Not stated 691 1,701
Total 42,648 115,587
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 4,175 8,949
1919 to 1945 2,435 5,337
1946 to 1960 2,347 5,265
1961 to 1970 3,111 7,349
1971 to 1980 5,721 14,725
1981 to 1990 4,779 14,121
1991 to 2000 6,701 21,364
2001 to 2005 6,929 21,057
2006 or later 4,661 12,888
Not stated 1,675 4,344
Total 42,534 115,399
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 15,493 50,419
Owner occupied no mortgage 16,913 39,950
Rented from Private Landlord 6,056 15,007
Rented from Local Authority 2,374 6,415
Rented from Voluntary Body 284 664
Occupied free of rent 748 1,379
Not stated 666 1,565
Total 42,534 115,399
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 297 451
2 rooms 1,316 2,179
3 rooms 3,603 7,630
4 rooms 4,178 9,214
5 rooms 9,003 22,086
6 rooms 8,276 22,501
7 rooms 6,649 20,516
8 or more rooms 7,536 26,818
Not stated 1,676 4,004
Total 42,534 115,399
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 859
Oil 25,946
Natural Gas 4,926
Electricity 2,285
Coal (including anthracite) 3,402
Peat (including turf) 2,874
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 460
Wood (including wood pellets) 934
Other 299
Not stated 549
Total 42,534
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 27,115
Group scheme with local authority source 6,977
Group scheme with private source 2,482
Other private source 4,556
None 84
Not stated 1,320
Total 42,534
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 21,241
Individual septic tank 17,121
Other individual treatment 2,260
Other 388
No sewerage facility 148
Not stated 1,376
Total 42,534
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 42,820
Unoccupied 12,796
Total 55,616
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 143
Number of persons 2,610
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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 24,388 21,218 45,606
Looking for first regular job 438 299 737
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 6,344 3,461 9,805
Student 4,890 5,154 10,044
Looking after home/family 562 7,914 8,476
Retired 6,594 5,936 12,530
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 1,788 1,814 3,602
Other 133 182 315
Total 45,137 45,978 91,115
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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 4,313 3,515 7,828
Managerial and technical 15,241 17,505 32,746
Non-manual 8,159 12,743 20,902
Skilled manual 12,469 6,600 19,069
Semi-skilled 6,645 5,748 12,393
Unskilled 2,095 1,402 3,497
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 9,376 11,385 20,761
Total 58,298 58,898 117,196
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 5,460 16,557
B Higher professional 2,180 6,422
C Lower professional 4,769 12,680
D Non-manual 6,945 18,588
E Manual skilled 4,223 12,263
F Semi-skilled 3,592 9,902
G Unskilled 1,413 3,656
H Own account workers 2,518 7,416
I Farmers 4,038 10,957
J Agricultural workers 160 386
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 7,350 16,760
Total 42,648 115,587
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 3,008 2,046 5,054
15 1,797 1,232 3,029
16 3,487 2,562 6,049
17 3,145 3,187 6,332
18 4,977 5,436 10,413
19 1,446 1,965 3,411
20 1,420 1,682 3,102
21 and over 6,945 7,882 14,827
Not stated 11,967 12,737 24,704
Total 38,192 38,729 76,921
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 4,890 5,154 10,044
Other 2,055 2,095 4,150
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 747 2,625 3,372
Arts 491 661 1,152
Humanities 480 742 1,222
Social sciences, Business and Law 2,977 6,432 9,409
Science, Mathematics and Computing 1,500 1,462 2,962
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 7,580 646 8,226
Agriculture and Veterinary 2,750 438 3,188
Health and Welfare 609 4,495 5,104
Services 1,415 2,228 3,643
Other subjects 31 61 92
Not Stated (including unknown) 19,612 18,939 38,551
Total 38,192 38,729 76,921
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 482 382 864
Primary Education 5,578 4,341 9,919
Lower Secondary 6,884 5,688 12,572
Upper Secondary 7,786 8,882 16,668
Technical or Vocational qualification 3,104 3,592 6,696
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 3,412 1,591 5,003
Higher Certificate 1,583 2,105 3,688
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 2,695 3,449 6,144
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 2,625 3,486 6,111
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 1,889 2,991 4,880
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 240 158 398
Not stated 1,914 2,064 3,978
Total 38,192 38,729 76,921
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 8,174
Bicycle 762
Bus, minibus or coach 4,744
Train, DART or LUAS 235
Motorcycle or scooter 116
Car driver 31,852
Car passenger 15,909
Van 3,593
Other 3,551
Not stated 2,526
Total 71,462
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 2,346
06:30-07:00 3,516
07:01-07:30 5,059
07:31-08:00 9,451
08:01-08:30 12,532
08:31-09:00 19,365
09:01-09:30 7,827
After 09:30 5,365
Not stated 2,930
Total 68,391
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 27,958
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 19,763
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 10,500
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 2,840
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 2,257
1 1/2 hours and over 909
Not stated 4,164
Total 68,391
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 1,394
15-24 1,099
25-44 2,721
45-64 4,266
65+ 5,295
Total 14,775
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 979 1,357
15-28 310 526
29-42 173 262
43+ 336 771
Not stated 266 335
Total 2,064 3,251
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very Good 34,321 34,550 68,871
Good 17,227 17,343 34,570
Fair 4,635 4,862 9,497
Bad 690 749 1,439
Very bad 135 168 303
Not stated 1,290 1,226 2,516
Total 58,298 58,898 117,196
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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 2,562 1,632 4,194
Professional Occupations 3,335 4,984 8,319
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 3,219 2,065 5,284
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 882 4,491 5,373
Skilled Trades Occupations 10,344 1,016 11,360
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 493 3,236 3,729
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 1,020 2,505 3,525
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 3,521 908 4,429
Elementary Occupations 2,642 1,699 4,341
Not stated 2,714 2,143 4,857
Total 30,732 24,679 55,411
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 3,377 374
Building and construction 2,186 202
Manufacturing industries 5,045 1,924
Commerce and trade 4,093 4,885
Transport and communications 2,474 1,055
Public administration 1,220 1,434
Professional services 2,491 7,644
Other 3,502 3,700
Total 24,388 21,218
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 5,565
One motor car 16,944
Two motor cars 16,316
Three motor cars 2,834
Four or more motor cars 875
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 30,024
No 11,605
Not stated 905
Total 42,534
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 25,041
Other 4,149
No 12,313
Not stated 1,031
Total 42,534
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