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County Kerry (CSO Area Code CTY 19)

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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
0 950 973 1,923
1 1,054 979 2,033
2 1,009 1,000 2,009
3 1,033 1,047 2,080
4 997 983 1,980
5 942 937 1,879
6 972 973 1,945
7 991 920 1,911
8 1,017 901 1,918
9 987 974 1,961
10 937 878 1,815
11 993 963 1,956
12 1,001 940 1,941
13 1,005 999 2,004
14 989 1,008 1,997
15 924 946 1,870
16 936 978 1,914
17 916 888 1,804
18 809 779 1,588
19 851 704 1,555
20-24 3,778 3,802 7,580
25-29 4,642 4,989 9,631
30-34 5,456 5,379 10,835
35-39 5,523 5,201 10,724
40-44 5,284 5,126 10,410
45-49 5,039 5,077 10,116
50-54 4,912 4,786 9,698
55-59 4,527 4,448 8,975
60-64 4,346 4,116 8,462
65-69 3,552 3,359 6,911
70-74 2,532 2,536 5,068
75-79 1,835 2,121 3,956
80-84 1,151 1,608 2,759
85+ 739 1,555 2,294
Total 72,629 72,873 145,502
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 39,315 34,899
Married 28,973 28,941
Separated 1,514 1,863
Divorced 1,278 1,588
Widowed 1,549 5,582
Total 72,629 72,873
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 118,615 124,647
UK 11,031 5,191
Poland 3,870 4,048
Lithuania 849 893
Other EU 27 2,819 2,725
Rest of World 4,991 3,121
Not stated 0 1,550
Total 142,175 142,175
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 122,423
White Irish Traveller 860
Other White 13,290
Black or Black Irish 884
Asian or Asian Irish 1,635
Other 1,116
Not stated 1,967
Total 142,175
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 132,451
Elsewhere in County 5,044
Elsewhere in Ireland 1,567
Outside Ireland 1,208
Total 140,270
Population by religion
Catholic 127,637
Other stated religion 9,075
No religion 6,884
Not stated 1,906
Total 145,502
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 3,942
French 1,447
Lithuanian 807
Other 6,913
Total 13,109
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 5,798
Well 4,304
Not well 2,045
Not at all 462
Not stated 500
Total 13,109
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 64,105
No 72,845
Not stated 2,587
Total 139,537
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 17,015
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 1,622
Outside education system, Daily 3,155
Outside education system, Weekly 4,371
Outside education system, Less often 23,451
Outside education system, Never 13,872
Outside education system, Not stated 619
Total 64,105
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 1,054 436 618
Weekly 267 108 159
Less often 202 93 109
Never 99 46 53
Total 1,622 683 939
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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 15,112 30,224 3,959
3 persons 8,523 25,569 10,198
4 persons 7,587 30,348 15,729
5 persons 4,164 20,820 12,678
6 or more persons 1,862 11,768 8,112
Total 37,248 118,729 50,676
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 11,153
1 child 4,701 6,106 0 10,807
2 children 4,478 2,973 1,256 8,707
3 children 2,036 1,038 1,459 4,533
4 children 562 258 753 1,573
5 or more children 127 62 286 475
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 9,400 2,292 212
All children aged fifteen or over 7,078 2,639 720
Other 3,174 508 72
Total number of family units 19,652 5,439 1,004
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 18,900 3,469 316
All children aged fifteen or over 11,883 3,671 970
Other 9,803 1,461 203
Total number of children 40,586 8,601 1,489
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 7,403 29,229
5-9 years 4,320 17,370
10-14 years 3,935 15,785
15-19 years 3,408 12,724
20+ years 7,029 21,315
Total 26,095 96,423
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 3,212 6,424
Empty nest 4,469 8,938
Retired 3,472 6,944
Pre-school 3,807 12,126
Early school 3,954 15,086
Pre-Adolescent 4,143 16,777
Adolescent 4,440 18,167
Adult 9,751 34,267
Total 37,248 118,729
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 15,142
1 6,518
2 10,236
3 8,347
4 or more 11,047
Total 51,290
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 14,038 14,038
Husband and wife 8,570 17,140
Cohabiting couple 1,812 3,624
Husband, wife and children 16,936 69,480
Cohabiting couple and children 1,491 5,625
Father and children 885 2,203
Mother and children 4,686 12,259
Couple and others 525 1,708
Couple, children and others 977 5,000
Father, children and others 84 306
Mother, children and others 408 1,470
Two or more family units 433 2,304
Non-family households and relations 1,301 2,894
Two or more non-related persons 1,160 2,924
Total 53,306 140,975
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 14,038 14,038
2 persons 15,543 31,086
3 persons 8,964 26,892
4 persons 7,981 31,924
5 persons 4,489 22,445
6 persons 1,698 10,188
7 persons 426 2,982
8 or more persons 167 1,420
Total 53,306 140,975
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 50,069 134,902
Flat/Apartment 2,187 3,733
Bed-sit 80 119
Caravan/Mobile Home 218 336
Not stated 752 1,885
Total 53,306 140,975
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 4,445 9,585
1919 to 1945 3,775 8,017
1946 to 1960 3,843 8,550
1961 to 1970 3,256 7,371
1971 to 1980 7,318 18,285
1981 to 1990 6,545 18,907
1991 to 2000 7,977 24,743
2001 to 2005 8,317 24,738
2006 or later 5,617 15,519
Not stated 1,995 4,924
Total 53,088 140,639
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 15,526 50,698
Owner occupied no mortgage 23,603 56,544
Rented from Private Landlord 7,592 18,491
Rented from Local Authority 4,081 10,305
Rented from Voluntary Body 357 668
Occupied free of rent 1,113 2,065
Not stated 816 1,868
Total 53,088 140,639
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 507 721
2 rooms 1,998 3,138
3 rooms 4,676 9,841
4 rooms 5,859 12,615
5 rooms 12,447 30,850
6 rooms 10,347 29,105
7 rooms 7,584 23,477
8 or more rooms 7,611 26,083
Not stated 2,059 4,809
Total 53,088 140,639
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 1,270
Oil 34,353
Natural Gas 944
Electricity 4,335
Coal (including anthracite) 3,696
Peat (including turf) 5,900
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 641
Wood (including wood pellets) 1,008
Other 392
Not stated 549
Total 53,088
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 38,380
Group scheme with local authority source 6,272
Group scheme with private source 1,035
Other private source 5,816
None 87
Not stated 1,498
Total 53,088
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 23,090
Individual septic tank 25,976
Other individual treatment 2,040
Other 261
No sewerage facility 125
Not stated 1,596
Total 53,088
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 53,753
Unoccupied 20,994
Total 74,747
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 226
Number of persons 4,841
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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 29,982 25,785 55,767
Looking for first regular job 539 382 921
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 8,490 4,108 12,598
Student 5,726 6,050 11,776
Looking after home/family 695 10,943 11,638
Retired 9,362 8,540 17,902
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 2,744 2,367 5,111
Other 214 223 437
Total 57,752 58,398 116,150
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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 4,857 3,678 8,535
Managerial and technical 16,646 19,696 36,342
Non-manual 10,381 16,007 26,388
Skilled manual 15,942 8,340 24,282
Semi-skilled 8,617 7,395 16,012
Unskilled 3,124 2,299 5,423
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 13,062 15,458 28,520
Total 72,629 72,873 145,502
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 6,378 18,725
B Higher professional 2,209 6,308
C Lower professional 5,112 13,402
D Non-manual 8,485 21,931
E Manual skilled 5,145 14,835
F Semi-skilled 4,221 11,701
G Unskilled 2,142 5,556
H Own account workers 3,192 9,460
I Farmers 5,770 15,850
J Agricultural workers 285 675
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 10,367 22,532
Total 53,306 140,975
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 4,618 3,201 7,819
15 2,892 1,929 4,821
16 5,085 3,704 8,789
17 3,704 3,845 7,549
18 5,851 6,488 12,339
19 1,832 2,415 4,247
20 1,771 2,259 4,030
21 and over 8,282 10,002 18,284
Not stated 15,491 15,945 31,436
Total 49,526 49,788 99,314
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 5,726 6,050 11,776
Other 2,500 2,560 5,060
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 927 3,192 4,119
Arts 598 775 1,373
Humanities 618 824 1,442
Social sciences, Business and Law 3,267 6,981 10,248
Science, Mathematics and Computing 1,573 1,914 3,487
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 8,849 641 9,490
Agriculture and Veterinary 3,799 554 4,353
Health and Welfare 970 5,883 6,853
Services 1,804 3,117 4,921
Other subjects 37 48 85
Not Stated (including unknown) 27,084 25,859 52,943
Total 49,526 49,788 99,314
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 886 621 1,507
Primary Education 8,345 6,504 14,849
Lower Secondary 9,873 7,787 17,660
Upper Secondary 9,205 11,089 20,294
Technical or Vocational qualification 4,324 4,241 8,565
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 4,256 2,087 6,343
Higher Certificate 1,902 2,803 4,705
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 3,094 4,298 7,392
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 3,011 4,219 7,230
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 1,979 3,154 5,133
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 209 138 347
Not stated 2,442 2,847 5,289
Total 49,526 49,788 99,314
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 9,084
Bicycle 1,291
Bus, minibus or coach 7,200
Train, DART or LUAS 142
Motorcycle or scooter 134
Car driver 35,847
Car passenger 17,706
Van 5,346
Other 4,807
Not stated 3,288
Total 84,845
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 2,297
06:30-07:00 3,614
07:01-07:30 5,447
07:31-08:00 10,089
08:01-08:30 16,104
08:31-09:00 23,099
09:01-09:30 9,564
After 09:30 6,624
Not stated 3,767
Total 80,605
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 34,702
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 23,168
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 10,992
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 2,457
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 2,307
1 1/2 hours and over 1,354
Not stated 5,625
Total 80,605
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 1,586
15-24 1,328
25-44 3,409
45-64 5,453
65+ 7,392
Total 19,168
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 1,216 1,673
15-28 407 684
29-42 230 348
43+ 484 1,003
Not stated 388 445
Total 2,725 4,153
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very Good 42,380 42,403 84,783
Good 21,636 21,529 43,165
Fair 6,177 6,357 12,534
Bad 801 873 1,674
Very bad 176 203 379
Not stated 1,459 1,508 2,967
Total 72,629 72,873 145,502
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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 3,058 2,092 5,150
Professional Occupations 3,573 5,744 9,317
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 3,027 2,010 5,037
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 906 4,960 5,866
Skilled Trades Occupations 14,047 1,442 15,489
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 702 4,154 4,856
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 1,579 3,479 5,058
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 3,987 578 4,565
Elementary Occupations 3,792 2,741 6,533
Not stated 3,801 2,693 6,494
Total 38,472 29,893 68,365
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 4,915 546
Building and construction 2,947 188
Manufacturing industries 4,335 1,421
Commerce and trade 5,882 6,356
Transport and communications 1,862 573
Public administration 1,528 1,467
Professional services 3,176 9,512
Other 5,337 5,722
Total 29,982 25,785
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 8,024
One motor car 22,028
Two motor cars 18,314
Three motor cars 3,464
Four or more motor cars 1,258
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 35,464
No 16,601
Not stated 1,023
Total 53,088
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 28,984
Other 5,457
No 17,401
Not stated 1,246
Total 53,088
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