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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
0 707 664 1,371
1 633 571 1,204
2 595 635 1,230
3 561 570 1,131
4 566 540 1,106
5 571 528 1,099
6 537 534 1,071
7 577 499 1,076
8 568 554 1,122
9 583 527 1,110
10 617 559 1,176
11 605 492 1,097
12 619 608 1,227
13 633 583 1,216
14 645 616 1,261
15 650 567 1,217
16 618 605 1,223
17 657 601 1,258
18 885 881 1,766
19 1,045 1,145 2,190
20-24 6,209 6,144 12,353
25-29 6,005 6,073 12,078
30-34 5,179 4,801 9,980
35-39 3,915 3,650 7,565
40-44 3,585 3,299 6,884
45-49 3,605 3,866 7,471
50-54 3,574 3,721 7,295
55-59 3,207 3,254 6,461
60-64 2,980 3,062 6,042
65-69 2,493 2,760 5,253
70-74 2,130 2,573 4,703
75-79 1,553 2,140 3,693
80-84 966 1,513 2,479
85+ 539 1,283 1,822
Total 58,812 60,418 119,230
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 35,682 33,275
Married 19,043 18,901
Separated 1,459 1,916
Divorced 1,065 1,411
Widowed 1,563 4,915
Total 58,812 60,418
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 98,352 100,901
UK 4,974 1,894
Poland 3,531 3,648
Lithuania 499 518
Other EU 27 4,307 4,235
Rest of World 5,558 4,316
Not stated 0 1,709
Total 117,221 117,221
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 98,460
White Irish Traveller 789
Other White 10,943
Black or Black Irish 1,104
Asian or Asian Irish 2,623
Other 1,170
Not stated 2,132
Total 117,221
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 104,032
Elsewhere in County 7,945
Elsewhere in Ireland 1,689
Outside Ireland 2,194
Total 115,860
Population by religion
Catholic 98,411
Other stated religion 7,938
No religion 10,360
Not stated 2,521
Total 119,230
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 3,564
French 1,884
Lithuanian 425
Other 8,044
Total 13,917
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 6,905
Well 4,624
Not well 1,623
Not at all 287
Not stated 478
Total 13,917
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 46,566
No 65,774
Not stated 3,085
Total 115,425
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 10,327
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 762
Outside education system, Daily 1,210
Outside education system, Weekly 3,081
Outside education system, Less often 18,119
Outside education system, Never 12,640
Outside education system, Not stated 427
Total 46,566
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 374 154 220
Weekly 166 83 83
Less often 141 69 72
Never 81 41 40
Total 762 347 415
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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 13,571 27,142 4,033
3 persons 6,504 19,512 8,279
4 persons 4,899 19,596 10,444
5 persons 2,349 11,745 7,272
6 or more persons 912 5,841 4,102
Total 28,235 83,836 34,130
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 9,538
1 child 3,465 5,297 0 8,762
2 children 2,575 2,473 980 6,028
3 children 948 770 1,052 2,770
4 children 277 153 411 841
5 or more children 61 29 206 296
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 4,707 2,486 133
All children aged over fifteen 5,326 2,738 658
Other 1,900 694 55
Total number of family units 11,933 5,918 846
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 8,858 3,861 178
All children aged over fifteen 8,681 3,745 894
Other 5,703 2,039 171
Total number of family units 23,242 9,645 1,243
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 4,584 16,743
5-9 years 2,680 10,163
10-14 years 2,711 10,486
15-19 years 2,579 9,402
20+ years 6,143 17,966
Total 18,697 64,760
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 3,410 6,820
Empty nest 2,843 5,686
Retired 3,285 6,570
Pre-school 2,508 7,387
Early school 2,352 8,211
Pre-Adolescent 2,466 9,332
Adolescent 2,933 11,395
Adult 8,438 28,435
Total 28,235 83,836
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 18,234
1 5,102
2 7,376
3 6,480
4 or more 8,567
Total 45,759
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 13,831 13,831
Husband and wife 6,504 13,008
Cohabiting couple 2,083 4,166
Husband, wife and children 9,952 39,639
Cohabiting couple and children 1,099 4,140
Father and children 719 1,769
Mother and children 4,849 13,022
Couple and others 692 2,300
Couple, children and others 621 3,094
Father, children and others 83 314
Mother, children and others 532 1,944
Two or more family units 546 2,846
Non-family households and relations 1,386 3,281
Two or more non-related persons 4,266 12,107
Total 47,163 115,461
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 13,831 13,831
2 persons 14,893 29,786
3 persons 8,156 24,468
4 persons 5,997 23,988
5 persons 2,947 14,735
6 persons 951 5,706
7 persons 256 1,792
8 or more persons 132 1,155
Total 47,163 115,461
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 38,079 98,037
Flat/Apartment 7,767 14,582
Bed-sit 278 328
Caravan/Mobile Home 53 227
Not stated 986 2,287
Total 47,163 115,461
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 5,479 11,084
1919 to 1945 4,864 11,074
1946 to 1960 7,419 17,942
1961 to 1970 5,985 14,740
1971 to 1980 5,460 14,568
1981 to 1990 4,078 11,452
1991 to 2000 3,636 9,917
2001 to 2005 2,952 7,416
2006 or later 2,796 6,491
Not stated 4,441 10,550
Total 47,110 115,234
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 9,772 30,591
Owner occupied no mortgage 15,333 32,979
Rented from Private Landlord 12,727 29,046
Rented from Local Authority 7,260 18,590
Rented from Voluntary Body 616 1,233
Occupied free of rent 542 922
Not stated 860 1,873
Total 47,110 115,234
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 1,062 1,396
2 rooms 3,354 5,266
3 rooms 5,524 11,394
4 rooms 5,383 11,363
5 rooms 11,845 30,254
6 rooms 8,652 23,008
7 rooms 4,674 13,423
8 or more rooms 4,208 13,876
Not stated 2,408 5,254
Total 47,110 115,234
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 1,208
Oil 6,176
Natural Gas 30,735
Electricity 6,280
Coal (including anthracite) 1,488
Peat (including turf) 36
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 68
Wood (including wood pellets) 82
Other 108
Not stated 929
Total 47,110
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 43,520
Group scheme with local authority source 1,812
Group scheme with private source 55
Other private source 33
None 12
Not stated 1,678
Total 47,110
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 44,396
Individual septic tank 429
Other individual treatment 41
Other 116
No sewerage facility 41
Not stated 2,087
Total 47,110
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 47,588
Unoccupied 8,045
Total 55,633
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 158
Number of persons 4,718
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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 22,305 20,757 43,062
Looking for first regular job 600 415 1,015
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 7,418 3,833 11,251
Student 7,534 7,428 14,962
Looking after home/family 404 8,578 8,982
Retired 7,918 7,361 15,279
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 3,344 3,353 6,697
Other 272 213 485
Total 49,795 51,938 101,733
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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 4,767 3,869 8,636
Managerial and technical 11,389 12,749 24,138
Non-manual 7,555 11,824 19,379
Skilled manual 10,305 5,704 16,009
Semi-skilled 7,419 6,704 14,123
Unskilled 2,510 2,662 5,172
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 14,867 16,906 31,773
Total 58,812 60,418 119,230
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 4,940 12,970
B Higher professional 3,150 8,319
C Lower professional 4,592 11,085
D Non-manual 8,696 20,877
E Manual skilled 4,305 11,312
F Semi-skilled 4,691 12,214
G Unskilled 2,184 5,351
H Own account workers 1,591 4,614
I Farmers 43 109
J Agricultural workers 34 80
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 12,937 28,530
Total 47,163 115,461
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 3,062 3,339 6,401
15 2,246 2,344 4,590
16 3,673 3,528 7,201
17 2,645 3,035 5,680
18 4,016 4,242 8,258
19 1,263 1,584 2,847
20 1,240 1,233 2,473
21 and over 8,522 8,857 17,379
Not stated 12,351 13,257 25,608
Total 39,018 41,419 80,437
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 7,534 7,428 14,962
Other 3,243 3,091 6,334
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 620 1,741 2,361
Arts 822 946 1,768
Humanities 845 1,201 2,046
Social sciences, Business and Law 3,877 5,898 9,775
Science, Mathematics and Computing 2,368 1,539 3,907
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 6,268 660 6,928
Agriculture and Veterinary 261 138 399
Health and Welfare 921 4,099 5,020
Services 1,183 1,748 2,931
Other subjects 26 52 78
Not Stated (including unknown) 21,827 23,397 45,224
Total 39,018 41,419 80,437
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 609 614 1,223
Primary Education 5,705 6,387 12,092
Lower Secondary 7,153 7,843 14,996
Upper Secondary 7,195 8,048 15,243
Technical or Vocational qualification 2,886 2,885 5,771
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 2,429 1,096 3,525
Higher Certificate 1,407 1,536 2,943
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 2,563 2,974 5,537
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 3,197 3,548 6,745
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 2,764 3,603 6,367
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 565 337 902
Not stated 2,545 2,548 5,093
Total 39,018 41,419 80,437
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 21,144
Bicycle 1,878
Bus, minibus or coach 5,972
Train, DART or LUAS 218
Motorcycle or scooter 311
Car driver 22,624
Car passenger 10,566
Van 1,500
Other 998
Not stated 2,713
Total 67,924
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 2,109
06:30-07:00 3,094
07:01-07:30 4,818
07:31-08:00 8,720
08:01-08:30 16,703
08:31-09:00 16,770
09:01-09:30 3,829
After 09:30 7,934
Not stated 3,087
Total 67,064
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 24,477
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 26,508
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 8,668
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 1,461
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 1,032
1 1/2 hours and over 431
Not stated 4,487
Total 67,064
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 1,290
15-24 1,779
25-44 4,175
45-64 6,575
65+ 7,279
Total 21,098
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 912 1,255
15-28 341 533
29-42 155 287
43+ 428 686
Not stated 298 427
Total 2,134 3,188
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very Good 32,654 32,984 65,638
Good 17,141 18,105 35,246
Fair 5,875 6,400 12,275
Bad 1,056 1,068 2,124
Very bad 203 248 451
Not stated 1,883 1,613 3,496
Total 58,812 60,418 119,230
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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 1,982 1,215 3,197
Professional Occupations 4,124 4,609 8,733
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 3,409 2,076 5,485
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 1,204 3,452 4,656
Skilled Trades Occupations 5,214 502 5,716
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 642 2,907 3,549
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 2,272 3,535 5,807
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 3,488 770 4,258
Elementary Occupations 3,460 2,668 6,128
Not stated 3,928 2,856 6,784
Total 29,723 24,590 54,313
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 86 19
Building and construction 1,433 126
Manufacturing industries 4,008 1,812
Commerce and trade 4,995 5,144
Transport and communications 2,837 898
Public administration 1,261 851
Professional services 3,444 7,772
Other 4,241 4,135
Total 22,305 20,757
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 14,959
One motor car 19,391
Two motor cars 10,085
Three motor cars 2,095
Four or more motor cars 580
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 30,792
No 14,874
Not stated 1,444
Total 47,110
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 28,724
Other 2,606
No 14,327
Not stated 1,453
Total 47,110
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