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County Donegal (CSO Area Code CTY 33)

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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 1,302 1,210 2,512
1 1,291 1,256 2,547
2 1,342 1,259 2,601
3 1,324 1,283 2,607
4 1,261 1,199 2,460
5 1,314 1,154 2,468
6 1,275 1,160 2,435
7 1,310 1,208 2,518
8 1,195 1,181 2,376
9 1,238 1,181 2,419
10 1,208 1,141 2,349
11 1,228 1,223 2,451
12 1,228 1,219 2,447
13 1,257 1,181 2,438
14 1,213 1,108 2,321
15 1,241 1,123 2,364
16 1,089 1,124 2,213
17 1,142 1,064 2,206
18 1,042 930 1,972
19 907 876 1,783
20-24 4,710 4,519 9,229
25-29 4,916 5,255 10,171
30-34 5,734 5,995 11,729
35-39 5,923 5,921 11,844
40-44 5,817 5,840 11,657
45-49 5,232 5,402 10,634
50-54 4,703 4,803 9,506
55-59 4,580 4,385 8,965
60-64 4,297 4,147 8,444
65-69 3,645 3,353 6,998
70-74 2,580 2,652 5,232
75-79 1,894 2,069 3,963
80-84 1,194 1,577 2,771
85+ 891 1,616 2,507
Total 80,523 80,614 161,137
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 44,840 39,815
Married 31,053 31,269
Separated 1,781 2,232
Divorced 1,282 1,667
Widowed 1,567 5,631
Total 80,523 80,614
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 123,239 144,087
UK 27,673 6,795
Poland 1,984 2,103
Lithuania 357 380
Other EU 27 1,360 1,283
Rest of World 3,618 2,308
Not stated 0 1,275
Total 158,231 158,231
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 143,312
White Irish Traveller 726
Other White 9,664
Black or Black Irish 941
Asian or Asian Irish 1,307
Other 715
Not stated 1,566
Total 158,231
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 148,156
Elsewhere in County 4,829
Elsewhere in Ireland 1,148
Outside Ireland 1,618
Total 155,751
Population by religion
Catholic 137,639
Other stated religion 16,990
No religion 5,161
Not stated 1,347
Total 161,137
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 2,008
French 947
Lithuanian 341
Other 4,658
Total 7,954
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 3,966
Well 2,228
Not well 1,161
Not at all 273
Not stated 326
Total 7,954
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 58,998
No 92,471
Not stated 2,008
Total 153,477
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 18,239
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 2,740
Outside education system, Daily 6,932
Outside education system, Weekly 4,381
Outside education system, Less often 16,779
Outside education system, Never 9,358
Outside education system, Not stated 569
Total 58,998
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 2,177 993 1,184
Weekly 257 107 150
Less often 178 80 98
Never 128 55 73
Total 2,740 1,235 1,505
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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 15,734 31,468 4,752
3 persons 9,020 27,060 11,095
4 persons 8,728 34,912 18,259
5 persons 5,077 25,385 15,520
6 or more persons 2,795 18,015 12,563
Total 41,354 136,840 62,189
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 10,982
1 child 5,308 6,389 0 11,697
2 children 5,236 3,372 1,392 10,000
3 children 2,629 1,164 1,798 5,591
4 children 796 323 1,015 2,134
5 or more children 239 107 604 950
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 10,734 3,249 225
All children aged over fifteen 7,670 2,905 780
Other 3,911 814 84
Total number of family units 22,315 6,968 1,089
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 22,835 4,905 359
All children aged over fifteen 13,263 4,145 1,084
Other 12,859 2,484 255
Total number of family units 48,957 11,534 1,698
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 9,365 37,688
5-9 years 5,190 21,518
10-14 years 4,462 18,153
15-19 years 3,916 14,675
20+ years 7,439 22,842
Total 30,372 114,876
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 2,932 5,864
Empty nest 4,500 9,000
Retired 3,550 7,100
Pre-school 4,523 14,158
Early school 4,785 18,490
Pre-Adolescent 4,900 20,393
Adolescent 5,336 22,378
Adult 10,828 39,457
Total 41,354 136,840
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 14,903
1 6,951
2 10,844
3 8,906
4 or more 13,745
Total 55,349
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 14,890 14,890
Husband and wife 8,779 17,558
Cohabiting couple 1,485 2,970
Husband, wife and children 19,591 82,950
Cohabiting couple and children 1,585 6,062
Father and children 965 2,492
Mother and children 5,982 16,211
Couple and others 493 1,571
Couple, children and others 800 4,158
Father, children and others 78 283
Mother, children and others 437 1,575
Two or more family units 572 3,106
Non-family households and relations 1,411 3,162
Two or more non-related persons 896 2,151
Total 57,964 159,139
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 14,890 14,890
2 persons 15,945 31,890
3 persons 9,481 28,443
4 persons 9,070 36,280
5 persons 5,388 26,940
6 persons 2,141 12,846
7 persons 707 4,949
8 or more persons 342 2,901
Total 57,964 159,139
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 54,939 153,714
Flat/Apartment 1,960 2,972
Bed-sit 34 47
Caravan/Mobile Home 243 417
Not stated 788 1,989
Total 57,964 159,139
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 5,183 11,182
1919 to 1945 2,761 5,795
1946 to 1960 2,873 6,065
1961 to 1970 3,051 6,826
1971 to 1980 7,221 18,008
1981 to 1990 7,335 21,727
1991 to 2000 9,179 30,240
2001 to 2005 10,718 33,134
2006 or later 7,732 21,582
Not stated 1,668 4,163
Total 57,721 158,722
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 18,418 62,460
Owner occupied no mortgage 24,681 60,954
Rented from Private Landlord 7,424 17,386
Rented from Local Authority 4,785 12,958
Rented from Voluntary Body 442 908
Occupied free of rent 1,338 2,631
Not stated 633 1,425
Total 57,721 158,722
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 329 432
2 rooms 1,820 2,707
3 rooms 4,438 8,983
4 rooms 6,368 13,968
5 rooms 13,624 34,442
6 rooms 11,697 33,553
7 rooms 8,135 26,433
8 or more rooms 9,348 33,531
Not stated 1,962 4,673
Total 57,721 158,722
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 703
Oil 39,884
Natural Gas 558
Electricity 1,339
Coal (including anthracite) 6,758
Peat (including turf) 6,527
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 245
Wood (including wood pellets) 849
Other 382
Not stated 476
Total 57,721
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 44,542
Group scheme with local authority source 6,298
Group scheme with private source 919
Other private source 4,436
None 89
Not stated 1,437
Total 57,721
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 23,115
Individual septic tank 30,383
Other individual treatment 1,976
Other 596
No sewerage facility 80
Not stated 1,571
Total 57,721
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 58,300
Unoccupied 25,618
Total 83,918
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 135
Number of persons 2,615
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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 27,933 25,344 53,277
Looking for first regular job 829 551 1,380
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 11,937 5,552 17,489
Student 6,307 6,830 13,137
Looking after home/family 841 12,089 12,930
Retired 10,058 9,007 19,065
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 3,541 3,112 6,653
Other 91 166 257
Total 61,537 62,651 124,188
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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 4,555 3,574 8,129
Managerial and technical 17,703 20,633 38,336
Non-manual 10,854 17,073 27,927
Skilled manual 18,274 10,341 28,615
Semi-skilled 10,701 9,892 20,593
Unskilled 4,614 3,038 7,652
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 13,822 16,063 29,885
Total 80,523 80,614 161,137
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 6,564 20,213
B Higher professional 2,278 6,700
C Lower professional 6,101 16,555
D Non-manual 9,274 24,960
E Manual skilled 5,981 17,900
F Semi-skilled 5,559 15,610
G Unskilled 2,922 7,555
H Own account workers 3,558 11,182
I Farmers 4,057 11,486
J Agricultural workers 538 1,404
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 11,132 25,574
Total 57,964 159,139
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 8,620 6,558 15,178
15 4,566 3,350 7,916
16 6,525 4,795 11,320
17 4,267 4,403 8,670
18 4,802 5,633 10,435
19 1,559 2,125 3,684
20 1,416 2,106 3,522
21 and over 7,156 9,727 16,883
Not stated 13,773 14,362 28,135
Total 52,684 53,059 105,743
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 6,307 6,830 13,137
Other 2,546 2,762 5,308
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 950 3,405 4,355
Arts 631 720 1,351
Humanities 644 770 1,414
Social sciences, Business and Law 2,778 6,337 9,115
Science, Mathematics and Computing 1,834 2,133 3,967
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 7,589 538 8,127
Agriculture and Veterinary 2,562 265 2,827
Health and Welfare 983 6,407 7,390
Services 1,645 3,084 4,729
Other subjects 33 36 69
Not Stated (including unknown) 33,035 29,364 62,399
Total 52,684 53,059 105,743
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 1,691 1,322 3,013
Primary Education 12,886 10,462 23,348
Lower Secondary 11,106 8,416 19,522
Upper Secondary 8,745 9,548 18,293
Technical or Vocational qualification 3,480 4,621 8,101
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 3,090 1,924 5,014
Higher Certificate 1,860 2,594 4,454
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 2,420 3,681 6,101
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 2,850 4,389 7,239
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 2,095 3,489 5,584
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 215 151 366
Not stated 2,246 2,462 4,708
Total 52,684 53,059 105,743
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 7,764
Bicycle 336
Bus, minibus or coach 12,849
Train, DART or LUAS 108
Motorcycle or scooter 78
Car driver 35,637
Car passenger 19,658
Van 5,785
Other 3,659
Not stated 2,922
Total 88,796
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 2,049
06:30-07:00 2,929
07:01-07:30 4,527
07:31-08:00 10,409
08:01-08:30 16,026
08:31-09:00 23,594
09:01-09:30 16,219
After 09:30 6,748
Not stated 3,365
Total 85,866
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 38,442
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 23,782
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 10,893
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 3,427
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 2,608
1 1/2 hours and over 1,326
Not stated 5,388
Total 85,866
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 2,005
15-24 1,522
25-44 4,078
45-64 6,496
65+ 8,545
Total 22,646
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 1,215 1,647
15-28 465 794
29-42 263 386
43+ 621 1,226
Not stated 352 464
Total 2,916 4,517
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very Good 46,668 46,659 93,327
Good 23,326 23,373 46,699
Fair 7,951 8,017 15,968
Bad 1,156 1,198 2,354
Very bad 223 249 472
Not stated 1,199 1,118 2,317
Total 80,523 80,614 161,137
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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 2,833 1,599 4,432
Professional Occupations 3,709 6,127 9,836
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 3,464 2,061 5,525
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 1,105 5,597 6,702
Skilled Trades Occupations 12,795 1,053 13,848
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 790 4,771 5,561
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 1,636 3,196 4,832
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 5,210 1,061 6,271
Elementary Occupations 4,405 2,699 7,104
Not stated 3,923 2,732 6,655
Total 39,870 30,896 70,766
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 3,694 253
Building and construction 2,948 191
Manufacturing industries 3,711 1,256
Commerce and trade 5,688 5,767
Transport and communications 2,438 741
Public administration 1,990 1,963
Professional services 3,396 10,319
Other 4,068 4,854
Total 27,933 25,344
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 9,111
One motor car 25,874
Two motor cars 18,569
Three motor cars 3,132
Four or more motor cars 1,035
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 37,955
No 18,805
Not stated 961
Total 57,721
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 32,293
Other 4,670
No 19,662
Not stated 1,096
Total 57,721
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