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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 3,478 3,271 6,749
1 3,651 3,374 7,025
2 3,519 3,448 6,967
3 3,496 3,422 6,918
4 3,313 3,174 6,487
5 3,119 3,078 6,197
6 3,156 2,980 6,136
7 3,059 2,907 5,966
8 3,159 2,826 5,985
9 2,928 2,846 5,774
10 2,907 2,747 5,654
11 2,837 2,744 5,581
12 2,918 2,777 5,695
13 2,789 2,718 5,507
14 2,700 2,665 5,365
15 2,639 2,520 5,159
16 2,642 2,519 5,161
17 2,477 2,450 4,927
18 2,515 2,316 4,831
19 2,111 2,134 4,245
20-24 10,519 10,653 21,172
25-29 12,813 14,421 27,234
30-34 16,470 17,444 33,914
35-39 16,724 16,751 33,475
40-44 15,443 15,234 30,677
45-49 14,274 13,778 28,052
50-54 12,158 11,943 24,101
55-59 10,875 10,638 21,513
60-64 9,602 9,303 18,905
65-69 7,364 7,381 14,745
70-74 5,236 5,435 10,671
75-79 3,877 4,534 8,411
80-84 2,345 3,411 5,756
85+ 1,545 3,302 4,847
Total 198,658 201,144 399,802
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 108,604 100,030
Married 79,522 79,672
Separated 3,797 4,723
Divorced 3,275 4,235
Widowed 3,460 12,484
Total 198,658 201,144
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 337,539 348,500
UK 23,285 11,998
Poland 11,596 12,272
Lithuania 2,274 2,368
Other EU 27 8,136 7,796
Rest of World 12,752 8,452
Not stated 0 4,196
Total 395,582 395,582
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 342,104
White Irish Traveller 1,076
Other White 36,704
Black or Black Irish 4,337
Asian or Asian Irish 3,712
Other 2,913
Not stated 4,736
Total 395,582
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 364,560
Elsewhere in County 17,968
Elsewhere in Ireland 2,824
Outside Ireland 3,520
Total 388,872
Population by religion
Catholic 346,446
Other stated religion 27,295
No religion 21,333
Not stated 4,728
Total 399,802
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 12,139
French 4,925
Lithuanian 2,170
Other 18,427
Total 37,661
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 17,720
Well 11,311
Not well 5,909
Not at all 1,301
Not stated 1,420
Total 37,661
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 177,536
No 195,232
Not stated 6,293
Total 379,061
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 52,543
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 3,669
Outside education system, Daily 4,016
Outside education system, Weekly 10,160
Outside education system, Less often 60,977
Outside education system, Never 44,750
Outside education system, Not stated 1,421
Total 177,536
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 1,904 795 1,109
Weekly 795 341 454
Less often 578 277 301
Never 392 186 206
Total 3,669 1,599 2,070
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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 38,765 77,530 9,597
3 persons 24,061 72,183 28,415
4 persons 23,729 94,916 49,017
5 persons 13,177 65,885 40,048
6 or more persons 5,376 33,982 23,402
Total 105,108 344,496 150,479
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 29,168
1 child 14,198 15,106 0 29,304
2 children 14,505 8,384 3,635 26,524
3 children 6,989 2,933 4,297 14,219
4 children 1,811 651 2,037 4,499
5 or more children 388 144 862 1,394
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 31,462 5,944 485
All children aged fifteen or over 19,084 6,399 1,735
Other 9,195 1,444 192
Total number of family units 59,741 13,787 2,412
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 63,709 8,991 755
All children aged fifteen or over 32,579 9,070 2,396
Other 28,220 4,191 568
Total number of children 124,508 22,252 3,719
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 24,998 98,543
5-9 years 12,875 52,857
10-14 years 10,849 44,413
15-19 years 9,266 35,144
20+ years 17,952 55,203
Total 75,940 286,160
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 11,048 22,096
Empty nest 10,410 20,820
Retired 7,710 15,420
Pre-school 13,535 44,029
Early school 12,427 49,049
Pre-Adolescent 11,929 49,730
Adolescent 12,204 50,573
Adult 25,845 92,779
Total 105,108 344,496
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 41,951
1 18,370
2 29,794
3 23,567
4 or more 25,899
Total 139,581
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 30,896 30,896
Husband and wife 21,091 42,182
Cohabiting couple 5,904 11,808
Husband, wife and children 51,869 214,125
Cohabiting couple and children 4,486 16,652
Father and children 2,115 5,409
Mother and children 11,822 31,409
Couple and others 1,507 4,944
Couple, children and others 2,656 13,794
Father, children and others 211 775
Mother, children and others 1,056 3,864
Two or more family units 1,187 6,233
Non-family households and relations 2,868 6,522
Two or more non-related persons 3,188 8,226
Total 140,856 396,839
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 30,896 30,896
2 persons 39,171 78,342
3 persons 25,252 75,756
4 persons 24,793 99,172
5 persons 14,219 71,095
6 persons 4,823 28,938
7 persons 1,216 8,512
8 or more persons 486 4,128
Total 140,856 396,839
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 131,953 379,988
Flat/Apartment 6,605 11,484
Bed-sit 137 213
Caravan/Mobile Home 411 651
Not stated 1,750 4,503
Total 140,856 396,839
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 17,603 41,417
1919 to 1945 7,990 18,417
1946 to 1960 6,569 15,535
1961 to 1970 6,698 16,406
1971 to 1980 17,878 48,533
1981 to 1990 14,546 44,873
1991 to 2000 22,159 73,322
2001 to 2005 25,366 77,820
2006 or later 16,134 45,238
Not stated 5,502 14,627
Total 140,445 396,188
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 53,371 176,984
Owner occupied no mortgage 51,798 129,297
Rented from Private Landlord 22,468 57,658
Rented from Local Authority 7,369 20,998
Rented from Voluntary Body 907 1,817
Occupied free of rent 2,651 4,878
Not stated 1,881 4,556
Total 140,445 396,188
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 798 1,180
2 rooms 3,808 6,185
3 rooms 10,094 21,870
4 rooms 11,314 24,317
5 rooms 32,750 82,786
6 rooms 26,501 74,440
7 rooms 23,100 74,178
8 or more rooms 27,082 98,797
Not stated 4,998 12,435
Total 140,445 396,188
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 3,324
Oil 73,830
Natural Gas 36,467
Electricity 8,645
Coal (including anthracite) 10,048
Peat (including turf) 910
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 1,968
Wood (including wood pellets) 2,901
Other 846
Not stated 1,506
Total 140,445
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 97,968
Group scheme with local authority source 6,772
Group scheme with private source 2,633
Other private source 29,406
None 222
Not stated 3,444
Total 140,445
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 78,087
Individual septic tank 52,009
Other individual treatment 4,861
Other 1,123
No sewerage facility 334
Not stated 4,031
Total 140,445
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 141,237
Unoccupied 30,805
Total 172,042
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 287
Number of persons 6,340
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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 89,151 75,290 164,441
Looking for first regular job 1,055 951 2,006
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 17,547 9,050 26,597
Student 16,066 16,545 32,611
Looking after home/family 1,470 29,601 31,071
Retired 19,822 17,790 37,612
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 6,142 6,248 12,390
Other 376 692 1,068
Total 151,629 156,167 307,796
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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 18,622 15,282 33,904
Managerial and technical 53,535 60,706 114,241
Non-manual 27,564 43,812 71,376
Skilled manual 41,293 22,651 63,944
Semi-skilled 24,372 20,987 45,359
Unskilled 7,514 5,075 12,589
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 25,758 32,631 58,389
Total 198,658 201,144 399,802
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 19,876 61,638
B Higher professional 9,378 28,418
C Lower professional 15,647 43,304
D Non-manual 22,191 60,139
E Manual skilled 14,361 42,562
F Semi-skilled 13,131 38,126
G Unskilled 4,342 11,804
H Own account workers 8,330 25,750
I Farmers 11,367 33,604
J Agricultural workers 982 2,459
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 21,251 49,035
Total 140,856 396,839
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 8,863 6,594 15,457
15 6,547 4,576 11,123
16 12,331 9,230 21,561
17 9,811 10,022 19,833
18 16,025 16,921 32,946
19 5,587 7,474 13,061
20 5,205 6,296 11,501
21 and over 27,487 31,161 58,648
Not stated 37,056 40,355 77,411
Total 128,912 132,629 261,541
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 16,066 16,545 32,611
Other 6,651 6,993 13,644
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 2,129 8,057 10,186
Arts 1,628 2,636 4,264
Humanities 1,580 2,721 4,301
Social sciences, Business and Law 11,699 23,824 35,523
Science, Mathematics and Computing 6,190 5,564 11,754
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 27,877 2,616 30,493
Agriculture and Veterinary 9,474 1,715 11,189
Health and Welfare 2,491 16,775 19,266
Services 4,588 7,963 12,551
Other subjects 99 125 224
Not Stated (including unknown) 61,157 60,633 121,790
Total 128,912 132,629 261,541
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 1,566 1,172 2,738
Primary Education 15,704 13,482 29,186
Lower Secondary 23,881 19,557 43,438
Upper Secondary 24,077 29,222 53,299
Technical or Vocational qualification 11,714 13,326 25,040
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 12,623 5,682 18,305
Higher Certificate 5,545 6,889 12,434
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 9,492 11,829 21,321
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 10,712 13,391 24,103
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 7,416 11,526 18,942
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 1,178 809 1,987
Not stated 5,004 5,744 10,748
Total 128,912 132,629 261,541
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 23,947
Bicycle 1,570
Bus, minibus or coach 18,562
Train, DART or LUAS 1,562
Motorcycle or scooter 656
Car driver 118,212
Car passenger 55,142
Van 12,875
Other 12,462
Not stated 7,115
Total 252,103
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 9,606
06:30-07:00 14,862
07:01-07:30 22,886
07:31-08:00 39,622
08:01-08:30 52,589
08:31-09:00 57,833
09:01-09:30 20,145
After 09:30 15,505
Not stated 8,276
Total 241,324
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 83,940
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 73,290
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 44,970
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 13,639
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 9,665
1 1/2 hours and over 2,839
Not stated 12,981
Total 241,324
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 4,985
15-24 3,334
25-44 9,479
45-64 13,557
65+ 15,919
Total 47,274
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 3,265 4,537
15-28 985 1,556
29-42 490 761
43+ 1,154 2,502
Not stated 856 1,000
Total 6,750 10,356
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very Good 126,876 128,230 255,106
Good 53,058 52,998 106,056
Fair 12,963 14,037 27,000
Bad 1,773 1,890 3,663
Very bad 379 419 798
Not stated 3,609 3,570 7,179
Total 198,658 201,144 399,802
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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 9,297 5,186 14,483
Professional Occupations 13,275 18,621 31,896
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 12,457 7,738 20,195
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 3,039 15,197 18,236
Skilled Trades Occupations 33,176 3,638 36,814
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 1,675 11,293 12,968
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 3,876 8,482 12,358
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 13,394 2,639 16,033
Elementary Occupations 9,230 5,896 15,126
Not stated 7,279 5,650 12,929
Total 106,698 84,340 191,038
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 10,860 1,564
Building and construction 8,496 731
Manufacturing industries 18,144 7,922
Commerce and trade 19,039 18,561
Transport and communications 7,851 2,796
Public administration 5,230 3,647
Professional services 9,407 28,347
Other 10,124 11,722
Total 89,151 75,290
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 15,026
One motor car 51,979
Two motor cars 57,530
Three motor cars 11,582
Four or more motor cars 4,328
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 104,065
No 33,888
Not stated 2,492
Total 140,445
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 90,886
Other 11,576
No 35,197
Not stated 2,786
Total 140,445
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