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County Cavan (CSO Area Code CTY 32)

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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
0 635 587 1,222
1 625 609 1,234
2 684 586 1,270
3 622 624 1,246
4 613 592 1,205
5 585 501 1,086
6 583 549 1,132
7 578 567 1,145
8 583 523 1,106
9 547 513 1,060
10 567 547 1,114
11 558 550 1,108
12 545 582 1,127
13 580 531 1,111
14 532 534 1,066
15 515 495 1,010
16 521 458 979
17 512 461 973
18 452 425 877
19 381 363 744
20-24 2,057 2,049 4,106
25-29 2,468 2,665 5,133
30-34 2,831 2,896 5,727
35-39 2,758 2,726 5,484
40-44 2,697 2,589 5,286
45-49 2,494 2,370 4,864
50-54 2,294 2,134 4,428
55-59 2,061 1,889 3,950
60-64 1,855 1,669 3,524
65-69 1,460 1,254 2,714
70-74 1,018 972 1,990
75-79 859 916 1,775
80-84 543 700 1,243
85+ 400 744 1,144
Total 37,013 36,170 73,183
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 20,671 17,748
Married 14,393 14,306
Separated 700 869
Divorced 566 713
Widowed 683 2,534
Total 37,013 36,170
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 60,348 63,106
UK 5,510 2,118
Poland 1,744 1,889
Lithuania 1,260 1,326
Other EU 27 1,462 1,429
Rest of World 2,208 1,647
Not stated 0 1,017
Total 72,532 72,532
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 62,033
White Irish Traveller 452
Other White 6,833
Black or Black Irish 718
Asian or Asian Irish 725
Other 554
Not stated 1,217
Total 72,532
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 67,255
Elsewhere in County 2,274
Elsewhere in Ireland 1,132
Outside Ireland 651
Total 71,312
Population by religion
Catholic 62,195
Other stated religion 7,764
No religion 2,276
Not stated 948
Total 73,183
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 1,831
French 625
Lithuanian 1,183
Other 3,486
Total 7,125
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 2,728
Well 2,264
Not well 1,543
Not at all 354
Not stated 236
Total 7,125
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 25,280
No 42,669
Not stated 1,508
Total 69,457
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 8,744
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 408
Outside education system, Daily 361
Outside education system, Weekly 1,217
Outside education system, Less often 7,886
Outside education system, Never 6,392
Outside education system, Not stated 272
Total 25,280
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 139 55 84
Weekly 125 54 71
Less often 89 40 49
Never 55 32 23
Total 408 181 227
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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 6,863 13,726 1,737
3 persons 4,199 12,597 4,980
4 persons 3,857 15,428 7,993
5 persons 2,419 12,095 7,361
6 or more persons 1,375 8,757 6,050
Total 18,713 62,603 28,121
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 5,126
1 child 2,428 2,727 0 5,155
2 children 2,391 1,363 605 4,359
3 children 1,296 503 795 2,594
4 children 456 169 473 1,098
5 or more children 114 49 218 381
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 5,512 1,084 89
All children aged over fifteen 3,337 1,157 317
Other 1,794 254 43
Total number of family units 10,643 2,495 449
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 11,741 1,642 137
All children aged over fifteen 5,775 1,644 479
Other 5,810 774 119
Total number of family units 23,326 4,060 735
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 4,488 18,358
5-9 years 2,249 9,496
10-14 years 2,039 8,451
15-19 years 1,691 6,458
20+ years 3,120 9,588
Total 13,587 52,351
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 1,716 3,432
Empty nest 1,989 3,978
Retired 1,421 2,842
Pre-school 2,212 7,191
Early school 2,118 8,425
Pre-Adolescent 2,355 10,101
Adolescent 2,301 9,724
Adult 4,601 16,910
Total 18,713 62,603
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 6,636
1 3,183
2 4,844
3 4,094
4 or more 5,821
Total 24,578
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 6,334 6,334
Husband and wife 3,826 7,652
Cohabiting couple 899 1,798
Husband, wife and children 9,054 38,408
Cohabiting couple and children 917 3,498
Father and children 392 1,033
Mother and children 2,142 5,695
Couple and others 273 907
Couple, children and others 538 2,882
Father, children and others 43 173
Mother, children and others 176 653
Two or more family units 225 1,214
Non-family households and relations 548 1,230
Two or more non-related persons 451 1,148
Total 25,818 72,625
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 6,334 6,334
2 persons 6,935 13,870
3 persons 4,326 12,978
4 persons 4,006 16,024
5 persons 2,591 12,955
6 persons 1,145 6,870
7 persons 331 2,317
8 or more persons 150 1,277
Total 25,818 72,625
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 24,308 69,732
Flat/Apartment 873 1,460
Bed-sit 47 84
Caravan/Mobile Home 98 147
Not stated 492 1,202
Total 25,818 72,625
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 2,820 6,266
1919 to 1945 1,611 3,549
1946 to 1960 1,698 3,839
1961 to 1970 1,201 2,805
1971 to 1980 2,279 6,050
1981 to 1990 2,423 7,798
1991 to 2000 3,397 11,400
2001 to 2005 5,638 17,613
2006 or later 3,712 10,682
Not stated 941 2,476
Total 25,720 72,478
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 9,174 31,665
Owner occupied no mortgage 9,908 24,162
Rented from Private Landlord 3,893 10,234
Rented from Local Authority 1,704 4,375
Rented from Voluntary Body 119 225
Occupied free of rent 475 795
Not stated 447 1,022
Total 25,720 72,478
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 180 285
2 rooms 734 1,149
3 rooms 1,888 3,955
4 rooms 2,342 5,450
5 rooms 5,262 13,039
6 rooms 4,850 13,593
7 rooms 4,359 13,945
8 or more rooms 5,036 18,435
Not stated 1,069 2,627
Total 25,720 72,478
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 349
Oil 18,421
Natural Gas 1,801
Electricity 1,063
Coal (including anthracite) 1,853
Peat (including turf) 836
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 271
Wood (including wood pellets) 673
Other 131
Not stated 322
Total 25,720
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 11,184
Group scheme with local authority source 4,441
Group scheme with private source 3,210
Other private source 6,085
None 74
Not stated 726
Total 25,720
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 10,232
Individual septic tank 12,078
Other individual treatment 2,240
Other 159
No sewerage facility 98
Not stated 913
Total 25,720
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 25,844
Unoccupied 7,867
Total 33,711
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 51
Number of persons 1,274
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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 15,043 12,266 27,309
Looking for first regular job 303 256 559
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 4,462 2,310 6,772
Student 2,638 2,839 5,477
Looking after home/family 385 5,604 5,989
Retired 3,870 3,371 7,241
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 1,314 1,071 2,385
Other 161 58 219
Total 28,176 27,775 55,951
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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 1,913 1,575 3,488
Managerial and technical 7,956 9,190 17,146
Non-manual 5,445 7,975 13,420
Skilled manual 8,917 4,763 13,680
Semi-skilled 4,954 4,332 9,286
Unskilled 1,686 1,180 2,866
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 6,142 7,155 13,297
Total 37,013 36,170 73,183
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 2,912 9,205
B Higher professional 909 2,650
C Lower professional 2,134 5,811
D Non-manual 3,783 10,390
E Manual skilled 2,951 8,979
F Semi-skilled 2,396 7,044
G Unskilled 930 2,597
H Own account workers 1,592 5,185
I Farmers 3,212 9,069
J Agricultural workers 308 788
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 4,691 10,907
Total 25,818 72,625
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 2,862 1,733 4,595
15 1,564 961 2,525
16 2,613 1,791 4,404
17 1,805 1,803 3,608
18 2,540 2,896 5,436
19 950 1,278 2,228
20 862 1,136 1,998
21 and over 3,109 4,150 7,259
Not stated 7,713 7,710 15,423
Total 24,018 23,458 47,476
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 2,638 2,839 5,477
Other 1,520 1,478 2,998
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 334 1,388 1,722
Arts 268 321 589
Humanities 210 285 495
Social sciences, Business and Law 1,211 3,330 4,541
Science, Mathematics and Computing 659 782 1,441
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 4,249 326 4,575
Agriculture and Veterinary 2,135 247 2,382
Health and Welfare 332 2,781 3,113
Services 730 1,506 2,236
Other subjects 11 28 39
Not Stated (including unknown) 13,879 12,464 26,343
Total 24,018 23,458 47,476
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 621 419 1,040
Primary Education 4,761 3,409 8,170
Lower Secondary 5,167 3,695 8,862
Upper Secondary 3,893 4,779 8,672
Technical or Vocational qualification 2,244 2,560 4,804
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 2,149 1,123 3,272
Higher Certificate 778 1,211 1,989
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 1,144 1,633 2,777
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 1,134 1,897 3,031
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 712 1,294 2,006
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 56 50 106
Not stated 1,359 1,388 2,747
Total 24,018 23,458 47,476
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 3,880
Bicycle 170
Bus, minibus or coach 5,517
Train, DART or LUAS 57
Motorcycle or scooter 37
Car driver 17,921
Car passenger 8,749
Van 2,895
Other 2,397
Not stated 1,771
Total 43,394
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 2,419
06:30-07:00 2,188
07:01-07:30 2,838
07:31-08:00 5,780
08:01-08:30 7,112
08:31-09:00 10,389
09:01-09:30 6,095
After 09:30 2,575
Not stated 2,023
Total 41,419
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 16,638
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 10,853
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 5,878
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 1,629
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 1,980
1 1/2 hours and over 1,367
Not stated 3,074
Total 41,419
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 781
15-24 563
25-44 1,619
45-64 2,489
65+ 3,262
Total 8,714
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 511 655
15-28 198 300
29-42 107 119
43+ 230 400
Not stated 190 223
Total 1,236 1,697
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very Good 22,642 22,442 45,084
Good 10,105 9,576 19,681
Fair 3,046 2,983 6,029
Bad 403 395 798
Very bad 78 67 145
Not stated 739 707 1,446
Total 37,013 36,170 73,183
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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 1,394 765 2,159
Professional Occupations 1,466 2,701 4,167
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 1,481 1,007 2,488
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 416 2,787 3,203
Skilled Trades Occupations 7,230 617 7,847
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 247 2,119 2,366
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 629 1,304 1,933
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 2,998 585 3,583
Elementary Occupations 1,792 1,262 3,054
Not stated 1,852 1,429 3,281
Total 19,505 14,576 34,081
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2,930 418
Building and construction 1,554 141
Manufacturing industries 3,072 1,134
Commerce and trade 2,709 2,906
Transport and communications 1,004 289
Public administration 804 842
Professional services 1,242 4,472
Other 1,728 2,064
Total 15,043 12,266
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 3,545
One motor car 10,451
Two motor cars 9,288
Three motor cars 1,735
Four or more motor cars 701
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 17,270
No 7,905
Not stated 545
Total 25,720
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 14,250
Other 2,445
No 8,426
Not stated 599
Total 25,720
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