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County Sligo (CSO Area Code CTY 31)

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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
0 477 432 909
1 482 473 955
2 448 441 889
3 484 442 926
4 489 426 915
5 432 409 841
6 447 405 852
7 429 444 873
8 406 416 822
9 410 398 808
10 454 409 863
11 450 388 838
12 462 436 898
13 457 389 846
14 446 428 874
15 411 387 798
16 450 378 828
17 440 366 806
18 456 491 947
19 490 510 1,000
20-24 2,095 2,219 4,314
25-29 2,171 2,253 4,424
30-34 2,362 2,371 4,733
35-39 2,269 2,362 4,631
40-44 2,263 2,156 4,419
45-49 2,204 2,247 4,451
50-54 2,122 2,210 4,332
55-59 1,916 2,014 3,930
60-64 1,856 1,772 3,628
65-69 1,447 1,373 2,820
70-74 1,038 1,084 2,122
75-79 801 900 1,701
80-84 519 715 1,234
85+ 352 814 1,166
Total 32,435 32,958 65,393
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 18,248 16,670
Married 12,315 12,292
Separated 707 863
Divorced 547 665
Widowed 618 2,468
Total 32,435 32,958
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 54,381 57,595
UK 5,352 2,150
Poland 1,474 1,562
Lithuania 234 243
Other EU 27 1,091 1,047
Rest of World 2,055 1,418
Not stated 0 572
Total 64,587 64,587
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 56,248
White Irish Traveller 417
Other White 5,024
Black or Black Irish 404
Asian or Asian Irish 869
Other 374
Not stated 1,251
Total 64,587
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 59,322
Elsewhere in County 2,559
Elsewhere in Ireland 1,194
Outside Ireland 605
Total 63,680
Population by religion
Catholic 56,038
Other stated religion 4,964
No religion 3,123
Not stated 1,268
Total 65,393
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 1,539
French 719
Lithuanian 201
Other 2,887
Total 5,346
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 2,542
Well 1,720
Not well 733
Not at all 150
Not stated 201
Total 5,346
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 26,211
No 34,842
Not stated 1,587
Total 62,640
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 6,987
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 460
Outside education system, Daily 476
Outside education system, Weekly 1,430
Outside education system, Less often 9,622
Outside education system, Never 7,021
Outside education system, Not stated 215
Total 26,211
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 189 75 114
Weekly 135 57 78
Less often 89 44 45
Never 47 23 24
Total 460 199 261
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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 6,774 13,548 1,715
3 persons 3,640 10,920 4,377
4 persons 3,242 12,968 6,750
5 persons 1,773 8,865 5,402
6 or more persons 887 5,672 3,930
Total 16,316 51,973 22,174
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 5,059
1 child 2,023 2,595 0 4,618
2 children 1,879 1,320 514 3,713
3 children 932 389 635 1,956
4 children 293 89 342 724
5 or more children 73 13 160 246
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 4,100 1,000 100
All children aged fifteen or over 2,945 1,181 280
Other 1,379 249 23
Total number of family units 8,424 2,430 403
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 8,474 1,521 141
All children aged fifteen or over 4,804 1,645 375
Other 4,406 737 71
Total number of children 17,684 3,903 587
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 3,344 13,410
5-9 years 1,814 7,449
10-14 years 1,693 6,821
15-19 years 1,488 5,488
20+ years 2,918 8,687
Total 11,257 41,855
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 1,492 2,984
Empty nest 2,058 4,116
Retired 1,509 3,018
Pre-school 1,718 5,501
Early school 1,674 6,491
Pre-Adolescent 1,808 7,444
Adolescent 1,935 8,013
Adult 4,122 14,406
Total 16,316 51,973
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 7,654
1 2,735
2 4,320
3 3,790
4 or more 4,870
Total 23,369
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 6,768 6,768
Husband and wife 3,859 7,718
Cohabiting couple 851 1,702
Husband, wife and children 7,318 30,314
Cohabiting couple and children 701 2,612
Father and children 351 862
Mother and children 2,120 5,561
Couple and others 262 864
Couple, children and others 318 1,643
Father, children and others 31 110
Mother, children and others 168 622
Two or more family units 167 896
Non-family households and relations 553 1,265
Two or more non-related persons 1,058 2,730
Total 24,525 63,667
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 6,768 6,768
2 persons 7,262 14,524
3 persons 4,090 12,270
4 persons 3,423 13,692
5 persons 1,933 9,665
6 persons 765 4,590
7 persons 192 1,344
8 or more persons 92 814
Total 24,525 63,667
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 22,428 59,708
Flat/Apartment 1,443 2,453
Bed-sit 61 91
Caravan/Mobile Home 97 238
Not stated 496 1,177
Total 24,525 63,667
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 2,383 4,973
1919 to 1945 2,027 4,221
1946 to 1960 1,612 3,420
1961 to 1970 1,210 2,732
1971 to 1980 2,855 7,036
1981 to 1990 2,877 8,351
1991 to 2000 3,636 11,033
2001 to 2005 3,913 11,274
2006 or later 2,731 7,502
Not stated 1,184 2,887
Total 24,428 63,429
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 7,671 24,789
Owner occupied no mortgage 9,500 21,801
Rented from Private Landlord 4,061 9,312
Rented from Local Authority 1,952 4,932
Rented from Voluntary Body 252 578
Occupied free of rent 472 855
Not stated 520 1,162
Total 24,428 63,429
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 215 308
2 rooms 863 1,281
3 rooms 1,979 3,828
4 rooms 2,411 4,895
5 rooms 5,535 13,104
6 rooms 4,888 13,232
7 rooms 3,372 10,215
8 or more rooms 4,030 13,915
Not stated 1,135 2,651
Total 24,428 63,429
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 403
Oil 15,332
Natural Gas 601
Electricity 1,883
Coal (including anthracite) 2,446
Peat (including turf) 2,459
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 308
Wood (including wood pellets) 353
Other 192
Not stated 451
Total 24,428
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 16,746
Group scheme with local authority source 3,849
Group scheme with private source 1,317
Other private source 1,566
None 35
Not stated 915
Total 24,428
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 12,261
Individual septic tank 10,200
Other individual treatment 840
Other 152
No sewerage facility 52
Not stated 923
Total 24,428
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 24,742
Unoccupied 8,302
Total 33,044
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 68
Number of persons 1,765
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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 13,108 12,326 25,434
Looking for first regular job 251 176 427
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 3,512 1,685 5,197
Student 3,181 3,439 6,620
Looking after home/family 344 3,796 4,140
Retired 3,883 3,783 7,666
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 1,305 1,322 2,627
Other 78 95 173
Total 25,662 26,622 52,284
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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 2,482 1,980 4,462
Managerial and technical 7,696 9,197 16,893
Non-manual 4,726 7,064 11,790
Skilled manual 6,459 3,433 9,892
Semi-skilled 3,751 3,459 7,210
Unskilled 1,227 774 2,001
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 6,094 7,051 13,145
Total 32,435 32,958 65,393
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 2,812 8,488
B Higher professional 1,408 3,957
C Lower professional 2,770 7,071
D Non-manual 4,310 11,236
E Manual skilled 2,161 6,090
F Semi-skilled 2,015 5,502
G Unskilled 836 2,055
H Own account workers 1,237 3,596
I Farmers 1,978 5,018
J Agricultural workers 113 307
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 4,885 10,347
Total 24,525 63,667
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 1,803 1,160 2,963
15 1,116 780 1,896
16 2,135 1,508 3,643
17 1,774 1,720 3,494
18 2,478 2,877 5,355
19 785 1,048 1,833
20 710 958 1,668
21 and over 3,835 4,780 8,615
Not stated 6,697 7,231 13,928
Total 21,333 22,062 43,395
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 3,181 3,439 6,620
Other 1,148 1,121 2,269
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 350 1,229 1,579
Arts 282 383 665
Humanities 301 333 634
Social sciences, Business and Law 1,683 3,422 5,105
Science, Mathematics and Computing 846 972 1,818
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 3,689 280 3,969
Agriculture and Veterinary 1,417 160 1,577
Health and Welfare 601 3,177 3,778
Services 730 1,133 1,863
Other subjects 21 18 39
Not Stated (including unknown) 11,413 10,955 22,368
Total 21,333 22,062 43,395
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 424 429 853
Primary Education 3,289 2,598 5,887
Lower Secondary 3,936 2,990 6,926
Upper Secondary 3,903 4,687 8,590
Technical or Vocational qualification 1,830 1,900 3,730
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 1,723 806 2,529
Higher Certificate 919 1,337 2,256
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 1,382 1,947 3,329
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 1,431 2,089 3,520
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 1,113 1,727 2,840
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 141 119 260
Not stated 1,242 1,433 2,675
Total 21,333 22,062 43,395
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 5,465
Bicycle 438
Bus, minibus or coach 3,291
Train, DART or LUAS 114
Motorcycle or scooter 66
Car driver 17,510
Car passenger 7,826
Van 2,135
Other 1,613
Not stated 1,564
Total 40,022
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 976
06:30-07:00 1,182
07:01-07:30 2,373
07:31-08:00 4,791
08:01-08:30 7,352
08:31-09:00 10,801
09:01-09:30 5,939
After 09:30 3,473
Not stated 1,809
Total 38,696
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 16,042
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 12,421
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 4,945
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 1,213
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 814
1 1/2 hours and over 577
Not stated 2,684
Total 38,696
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 726
15-24 702
25-44 1,665
45-64 2,691
65+ 3,464
Total 9,248
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 564 729
15-28 228 324
29-42 92 145
43+ 253 472
Not stated 131 202
Total 1,268 1,872
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very Good 18,605 18,995 37,600
Good 9,491 9,450 18,941
Fair 2,983 3,132 6,115
Bad 463 456 919
Very bad 81 87 168
Not stated 812 838 1,650
Total 32,435 32,958 65,393
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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 1,262 723 1,985
Professional Occupations 1,820 3,051 4,871
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 1,834 1,172 3,006
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 504 2,616 3,120
Skilled Trades Occupations 4,993 469 5,462
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 372 1,944 2,316
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 789 1,323 2,112
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 1,789 550 2,339
Elementary Occupations 1,665 1,012 2,677
Not stated 1,592 1,151 2,743
Total 16,620 14,011 30,631
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 1,585 136
Building and construction 1,090 79
Manufacturing industries 2,065 1,188
Commerce and trade 2,627 2,444
Transport and communications 941 274
Public administration 939 1,104
Professional services 1,827 4,980
Other 2,034 2,121
Total 13,108 12,326
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 4,196
One motor car 9,760
Two motor cars 8,466
Three motor cars 1,520
Four or more motor cars 486
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 16,525
No 7,279
Not stated 624
Total 24,428
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 14,298
Other 1,978
No 7,461
Not stated 691
Total 24,428
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