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County Mayo (CSO Area Code CTY 29)

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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
0 935 881 1,816
1 952 900 1,852
2 950 891 1,841
3 948 960 1,908
4 914 868 1,782
5 924 908 1,832
6 962 875 1,837
7 923 926 1,849
8 903 892 1,795
9 882 908 1,790
10 905 891 1,796
11 921 917 1,838
12 938 856 1,794
13 930 823 1,753
14 927 903 1,830
15 934 831 1,765
16 859 850 1,709
17 911 816 1,727
18 811 846 1,657
19 669 643 1,312
20-24 3,520 3,348 6,868
25-29 4,046 4,084 8,130
30-34 4,404 4,484 8,888
35-39 4,559 4,468 9,027
40-44 4,490 4,557 9,047
45-49 4,435 4,491 8,926
50-54 4,426 4,383 8,809
55-59 4,143 4,038 8,181
60-64 4,096 3,644 7,740
65-69 3,152 2,885 6,037
70-74 2,311 2,313 4,624
75-79 1,822 1,922 3,744
80-84 1,123 1,527 2,650
85+ 795 1,689 2,484
Total 65,420 65,218 130,638
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 35,764 30,859
Married 25,790 25,894
Separated 1,349 1,629
Divorced 1,076 1,306
Widowed 1,441 5,530
Total 65,420 65,218
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 106,534 113,751
UK 13,127 5,796
Poland 2,721 2,933
Lithuania 824 863
Other EU 27 1,997 1,911
Rest of World 3,545 2,275
Not stated 0 1,219
Total 128,748 128,748
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 112,116
White Irish Traveller 1,385
Other White 11,195
Black or Black Irish 584
Asian or Asian Irish 1,270
Other 789
Not stated 1,409
Total 128,748
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 119,678
Elsewhere in County 4,502
Elsewhere in Ireland 1,608
Outside Ireland 1,154
Total 126,942
Population by religion
Catholic 117,721
Other stated religion 6,686
No religion 4,994
Not stated 1,237
Total 130,638
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 2,837
French 1,320
Lithuanian 754
Other 4,927
Total 9,838
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 4,112
Well 3,148
Not well 1,821
Not at all 418
Not stated 339
Total 9,838
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 56,935
No 66,234
Not stated 1,960
Total 125,129
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 15,837
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 1,178
Outside education system, Daily 2,072
Outside education system, Weekly 3,943
Outside education system, Less often 20,708
Outside education system, Never 12,745
Outside education system, Not stated 452
Total 56,935
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 634 268 366
Weekly 239 110 129
Less often 198 94 104
Never 107 62 45
Total 1,178 534 644
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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 13,249 26,498 3,312
3 persons 7,190 21,570 8,517
4 persons 6,594 26,376 13,726
5 persons 3,957 19,785 12,050
6 or more persons 2,170 13,987 9,728
Total 33,160 108,216 47,333
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 9,937
1 child 3,736 5,439 0 9,175
2 children 3,670 2,689 1,024 7,383
3 children 2,051 947 1,318 4,316
4 children 653 261 742 1,656
5 or more children 194 68 431 693
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 8,336 1,805 163
All children aged fifteen or over 6,445 2,346 613
Other 3,005 455 55
Total number of family units 17,786 4,606 831
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 17,820 2,803 257
All children aged fifteen or over 10,932 3,305 819
Other 9,844 1,384 169
Total number of children 38,596 7,492 1,245
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 6,626 27,066
5-9 years 3,805 16,124
10-14 years 3,388 14,247
15-19 years 3,206 12,181
20+ years 6,198 18,724
Total 23,223 88,342
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 2,721 5,442
Empty nest 4,073 8,146
Retired 3,143 6,286
Pre-school 3,255 10,383
Early school 3,453 13,765
Pre-Adolescent 3,596 15,372
Adolescent 4,100 17,214
Adult 8,819 31,608
Total 33,160 108,216
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 13,366
1 5,133
2 8,397
3 7,542
4 or more 11,683
Total 46,121
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 13,043 13,043
Husband and wife 7,717 15,434
Cohabiting couple 1,553 3,106
Husband, wife and children 15,544 65,431
Cohabiting couple and children 1,187 4,486
Father and children 721 1,809
Mother and children 4,062 10,807
Couple and others 482 1,550
Couple, children and others 857 4,488
Father, children and others 86 306
Mother, children and others 292 1,083
Two or more family units 329 1,734
Non-family households and relations 1,219 2,698
Two or more non-related persons 978 2,517
Total 48,070 128,492
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 13,043 13,043
2 persons 13,760 27,520
3 persons 7,646 22,938
4 persons 6,866 27,464
5 persons 4,219 21,095
6 persons 1,745 10,470
7 persons 527 3,689
8 or more persons 264 2,273
Total 48,070 128,492
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 45,452 123,700
Flat/Apartment 1,851 2,925
Bed-sit 42 94
Caravan/Mobile Home 138 237
Not stated 587 1,536
Total 48,070 128,492
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 3,436 7,116
1919 to 1945 4,808 10,223
1946 to 1960 3,576 7,938
1961 to 1970 2,294 5,180
1971 to 1980 5,896 14,701
1981 to 1990 6,012 17,637
1991 to 2000 7,532 23,825
2001 to 2005 7,610 22,868
2006 or later 5,265 14,989
Not stated 1,503 3,778
Total 47,932 128,255
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 15,000 50,053
Owner occupied no mortgage 21,698 51,231
Rented from Private Landlord 6,948 16,771
Rented from Local Authority 2,257 5,886
Rented from Voluntary Body 396 778
Occupied free of rent 1,009 1,984
Not stated 624 1,552
Total 47,932 128,255
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 351 509
2 rooms 1,476 2,228
3 rooms 3,678 7,183
4 rooms 4,877 10,343
5 rooms 10,359 24,546
6 rooms 10,343 28,600
7 rooms 7,381 23,016
8 or more rooms 7,664 27,616
Not stated 1,803 4,214
Total 47,932 128,255
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 792
Oil 31,010
Natural Gas 683
Electricity 2,633
Coal (including anthracite) 2,906
Peat (including turf) 8,160
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 443
Wood (including wood pellets) 531
Other 310
Not stated 464
Total 47,932
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 25,377
Group scheme with local authority source 11,902
Group scheme with private source 6,196
Other private source 3,217
None 67
Not stated 1,173
Total 47,932
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 19,906
Individual septic tank 24,640
Other individual treatment 1,868
Other 151
No sewerage facility 101
Not stated 1,266
Total 47,932
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 48,304
Unoccupied 17,488
Total 65,792
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 128
Number of persons 3,146
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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 26,291 22,785 49,076
Looking for first regular job 532 361 893
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 7,515 3,458 10,973
Student 5,133 5,400 10,533
Looking after home/family 810 9,189 9,999
Retired 8,296 7,897 16,193
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 2,765 2,466 5,231
Other 164 263 427
Total 51,506 51,819 103,325
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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 3,877 3,048 6,925
Managerial and technical 14,782 17,743 32,525
Non-manual 9,269 13,882 23,151
Skilled manual 14,833 7,470 22,303
Semi-skilled 8,577 8,022 16,599
Unskilled 3,019 1,964 4,983
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 11,063 13,089 24,152
Total 65,420 65,218 130,638
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 5,293 15,965
B Higher professional 1,941 5,485
C Lower professional 4,874 12,611
D Non-manual 7,159 18,781
E Manual skilled 4,667 13,583
F Semi-skilled 4,258 12,086
G Unskilled 1,948 5,009
H Own account workers 2,735 8,361
I Farmers 6,425 16,803
J Agricultural workers 286 762
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 8,484 19,046
Total 48,070 128,492
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 6,146 4,066 10,212
15 2,734 1,998 4,732
16 4,770 3,424 8,194
17 3,345 3,589 6,934
18 6,290 6,920 13,210
19 1,782 2,288 4,070
20 1,423 1,743 3,166
21 and over 7,119 8,959 16,078
Not stated 10,747 11,362 22,109
Total 44,356 44,349 88,705
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 5,133 5,400 10,533
Other 2,017 2,070 4,087
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 832 2,667 3,499
Arts 498 591 1,089
Humanities 515 703 1,218
Social sciences, Business and Law 2,587 5,884 8,471
Science, Mathematics and Computing 1,247 1,485 2,732
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 7,340 513 7,853
Agriculture and Veterinary 3,331 465 3,796
Health and Welfare 814 5,274 6,088
Services 1,346 2,485 3,831
Other subjects 35 51 86
Not Stated (including unknown) 25,811 24,231 50,042
Total 44,356 44,349 88,705
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 905 667 1,572
Primary Education 9,507 7,115 16,622
Lower Secondary 8,497 6,673 15,170
Upper Secondary 9,132 10,697 19,829
Technical or Vocational qualification 3,161 3,643 6,804
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 3,289 1,627 4,916
Higher Certificate 1,519 2,069 3,588
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 2,516 3,450 5,966
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 2,453 3,754 6,207
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 1,639 2,806 4,445
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 174 126 300
Not stated 1,564 1,722 3,286
Total 44,356 44,349 88,705
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 7,624
Bicycle 637
Bus, minibus or coach 7,095
Train, DART or LUAS 134
Motorcycle or scooter 77
Car driver 32,421
Car passenger 16,592
Van 5,241
Other 3,635
Not stated 3,031
Total 76,487
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 2,718
06:30-07:00 3,535
07:01-07:30 4,387
07:31-08:00 8,313
08:01-08:30 11,421
08:31-09:00 20,907
09:01-09:30 12,352
After 09:30 6,361
Not stated 3,440
Total 73,434
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 32,754
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 19,820
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 8,913
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 2,727
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 2,914
1 1/2 hours and over 1,198
Not stated 5,108
Total 73,434
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 1,262
15-24 999
25-44 2,798
45-64 5,117
65+ 7,534
Total 17,710
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 1,172 1,485
15-28 402 625
29-42 236 349
43+ 573 1,075
Not stated 282 359
Total 2,665 3,893
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very Good 36,394 36,405 72,799
Good 20,318 19,876 40,194
Fair 6,503 6,733 13,236
Bad 961 998 1,959
Very bad 210 249 459
Not stated 1,034 957 1,991
Total 65,420 65,218 130,638
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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 2,609 1,555 4,164
Professional Occupations 3,065 5,145 8,210
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 2,791 2,166 4,957
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 736 4,662 5,398
Skilled Trades Occupations 12,644 1,256 13,900
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 666 3,685 4,351
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 1,292 2,537 3,829
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 3,923 990 4,913
Elementary Occupations 3,314 2,290 5,604
Not stated 2,766 1,957 4,723
Total 33,806 26,243 60,049
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 4,706 648
Building and construction 2,780 204
Manufacturing industries 4,190 2,224
Commerce and trade 5,372 5,198
Transport and communications 1,577 535
Public administration 1,530 1,675
Professional services 2,676 8,236
Other 3,460 4,065
Total 26,291 22,785
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 7,185
One motor car 19,836
Two motor cars 16,918
Three motor cars 2,982
Four or more motor cars 1,011
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 31,641
No 15,477
Not stated 814
Total 47,932
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 26,349
Other 4,504
No 16,055
Not stated 1,024
Total 47,932
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