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Gaeltacht Area Donegal (CSO Area Code GA 02)

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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
0 159 131 290
1 156 161 317
2 164 163 327
3 169 155 324
4 161 155 316
5 172 147 319
6 187 156 343
7 195 167 362
8 169 175 344
9 190 169 359
10 172 143 315
11 188 180 368
12 185 179 364
13 170 177 347
14 181 171 352
15 179 152 331
16 178 177 355
17 175 148 323
18 148 134 282
19 121 109 230
20-24 616 521 1,137
25-29 596 538 1,134
30-34 684 717 1,401
35-39 807 826 1,633
40-44 815 912 1,727
45-49 889 856 1,745
50-54 783 825 1,608
55-59 799 739 1,538
60-64 830 746 1,576
65-69 724 671 1,395
70-74 585 551 1,136
75-79 462 440 902
80-84 301 357 658
85+ 231 355 586
Total 12,541 12,203 24,744
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 6,891 5,535
Married 4,876 4,968
Separated 252 343
Divorced 185 218
Widowed 337 1,139
Total 12,541 12,203
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 19,322 21,974
UK 4,117 1,459
Poland 120 121
Lithuania 13 13
Other EU 27 198 170
Rest of World 354 174
Not stated 0 213
Total 24,124 24,124
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 22,187
White Irish Traveller 4
Other White 1,545
Black or Black Irish 12
Asian or Asian Irish 77
Other 68
Not stated 231
Total 24,124
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 22,959
Elsewhere in County 506
Elsewhere in Ireland 162
Outside Ireland 212
Total 23,839
Population by religion
Catholic 22,949
Other stated religion 818
No religion 773
Not stated 204
Total 24,744
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 110
French 172
Lithuanian 11
Other 458
Total 751
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 420
Well 185
Not well 84
Not at all 18
Not stated 44
Total 751
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 17,132
No 6,432
Not stated 246
Total 23,810
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 3,502
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 1,652
Outside education system, Daily 5,514
Outside education system, Weekly 1,656
Outside education system, Less often 3,733
Outside education system, Never 883
Outside education system, Not stated 192
Total 17,132
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 1,533 721 812
Weekly 68 32 36
Less often 43 28 15
Never 8 4 4
Total 1,652 785 867
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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 2,576 5,152 788
3 persons 1,329 3,987 1,632
4 persons 1,304 5,216 2,729
5 persons 695 3,475 2,114
6 or more persons 411 2,629 1,826
Total 6,315 20,459 9,089
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 1,788
1 child 692 1,122 0 1,814
2 children 689 569 228 1,486
3 children 350 169 268 787
4 children 101 60 150 311
5 or more children 30 16 83 129
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 1,413 420 29
All children aged over fifteen 1,266 544 126
Other 588 128 13
Total number of family units 3,267 1,092 168
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 3,050 583 44
All children aged over fifteen 2,155 766 175
Other 1,904 376 36
Total number of family units 7,109 1,725 255
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 1,152 4,618
5-9 years 739 3,136
10-14 years 700 2,831
15-19 years 580 2,169
20+ years 1,356 4,129
Total 4,527 16,883
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 287 574
Empty nest 761 1,522
Retired 740 1,480
Pre-school 539 1,667
Early school 650 2,526
Pre-Adolescent 673 2,759
Adolescent 785 3,219
Adult 1,880 6,712
Total 6,315 20,459
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 2,229
1 1,028
2 1,587
3 1,366
4 or more 2,426
Total 8,636
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 2,815 2,815
Husband and wife 1,537 3,074
Cohabiting couple 148 296
Husband, wife and children 2,916 12,271
Cohabiting couple and children 174 660
Father and children 144 367
Mother and children 921 2,432
Couple and others 70 223
Couple, children and others 123 643
Father, children and others 16 55
Mother, children and others 85 289
Two or more family units 89 480
Non-family households and relations 323 718
Two or more non-related persons 52 128
Total 9,413 24,451
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 2,815 2,815
2 persons 2,615 5,230
3 persons 1,411 4,233
4 persons 1,365 5,460
5 persons 738 3,690
6 persons 327 1,962
7 persons 98 686
8 or more persons 44 375
Total 9,413 24,451
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 9,018 23,724
Flat/Apartment 204 308
Bed-sit 3 4
Caravan/Mobile Home 60 95
Not stated 128 320
Total 9,413 24,451
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 939 1,853
1919 to 1945 590 1,162
1946 to 1960 530 1,054
1961 to 1970 635 1,349
1971 to 1980 1,443 3,362
1981 to 1990 1,470 4,023
1991 to 2000 1,305 4,338
2001 to 2005 1,264 4,042
2006 or later 997 2,765
Not stated 180 408
Total 9,353 24,356
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 2,203 7,687
Owner occupied no mortgage 5,266 12,427
Rented from Private Landlord 676 1,445
Rented from Local Authority 720 1,873
Rented from Voluntary Body 88 149
Occupied free of rent 281 537
Not stated 119 238
Total 9,353 24,356
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 49 65
2 rooms 354 503
3 rooms 793 1,489
4 rooms 1,295 2,697
5 rooms 2,109 5,185
6 rooms 1,873 5,225
7 rooms 1,174 3,706
8 or more rooms 1,376 4,782
Not stated 330 704
Total 9,353 24,356
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 121
Oil 5,299
Natural Gas 43
Electricity 203
Coal (including anthracite) 823
Peat (including turf) 2,608
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 21
Wood (including wood pellets) 113
Other 54
Not stated 68
Total 9,353
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 6,650
Group scheme with local authority source 1,388
Group scheme with private source 284
Other private source 774
None 22
Not stated 235
Total 9,353
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 1,484
Individual septic tank 7,305
Other individual treatment 264
Other 77
No sewerage facility 17
Not stated 206
Total 9,353
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 9,499
Unoccupied 6,637
Total 16,136
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 19
Number of persons 256
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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 3,731 3,544 7,275
Looking for first regular job 115 57 172
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 2,021 874 2,895
Student 874 921 1,795
Looking after home/family 198 1,912 2,110
Retired 2,242 1,901 4,143
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 717 531 1,248
Other 25 34 59
Total 9,923 9,774 19,697
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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 450 351 801
Managerial and technical 2,434 2,871 5,305
Non-manual 1,262 2,272 3,534
Skilled manual 2,780 1,489 4,269
Semi-skilled 2,034 1,966 4,000
Unskilled 1,030 540 1,570
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 2,551 2,714 5,265
Total 12,541 12,203 24,744
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 881 2,552
B Higher professional 222 598
C Lower professional 873 2,318
D Non-manual 1,160 3,188
E Manual skilled 943 2,792
F Semi-skilled 1,221 3,270
G Unskilled 691 1,714
H Own account workers 573 1,766
I Farmers 615 1,473
J Agricultural workers 71 143
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 2,163 4,637
Total 9,413 24,451
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 1,753 1,264 3,017
15 768 515 1,283
16 1,076 807 1,883
17 610 681 1,291
18 719 902 1,621
19 229 306 535
20 215 307 522
21 and over 992 1,282 2,274
Not stated 2,341 2,415 4,756
Total 8,703 8,479 17,182
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 874 921 1,795
Other 346 374 720
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 199 536 735
Arts 109 101 210
Humanities 123 172 295
Social sciences, Business and Law 290 848 1,138
Science, Mathematics and Computing 199 300 499
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 1,304 77 1,381
Agriculture and Veterinary 326 34 360
Health and Welfare 92 846 938
Services 221 408 629
Other subjects 6 1 7
Not Stated (including unknown) 5,834 5,156 10,990
Total 8,703 8,479 17,182
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 302 231 533
Primary Education 2,533 1,992 4,525
Lower Secondary 1,890 1,413 3,303
Upper Secondary 1,266 1,468 2,734
Technical or Vocational qualification 523 702 1,225
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 554 290 844
Higher Certificate 279 402 681
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 395 561 956
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 321 530 851
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 245 475 720
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 26 14 40
Not stated 369 401 770
Total 8,703 8,479 17,182
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 932
Bicycle 52
Bus, minibus or coach 2,097
Train, DART or LUAS 16
Motorcycle or scooter 11
Car driver 4,756
Car passenger 2,483
Van 861
Other 474
Not stated 504
Total 12,186
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 223
06:30-07:00 445
07:01-07:30 596
07:31-08:00 1,317
08:01-08:30 2,038
08:31-09:00 3,054
09:01-09:30 2,673
After 09:30 923
Not stated 570
Total 11,839
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 5,611
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 2,852
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 1,272
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 626
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 431
1 1/2 hours and over 183
Not stated 864
Total 11,839
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 272
15-24 171
25-44 553
45-64 1,157
65+ 1,877
Total 4,030
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 234 319
15-28 97 158
29-42 73 91
43+ 117 218
Not stated 63 100
Total 584 886
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very good 6,841 6,673 13,514
Good 3,698 3,599 7,297
Fair 1,546 1,459 3,005
Bad 239 251 490
Very bad 46 48 94
Not stated 171 173 344
Total 12,541 12,203 24,744
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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 370 215 585
Professional Occupations 408 790 1,198
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 403 269 672
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 109 762 871
Skilled Trades Occupations 1,804 181 1,985
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 106 763 869
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 178 366 544
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 984 285 1,269
Elementary Occupations 706 383 1,089
Not stated 684 404 1,088
Total 5,752 4,418 10,170
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 446 51
Building and construction 494 29
Manufacturing industries 588 297
Commerce and trade 619 701
Transport and communications 317 123
Public administration 184 251
Professional services 493 1,423
Other 590 669
Total 3,731 3,544
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 1,669
One motor car 4,343
Two motor cars 2,744
Three motor cars 440
Four or more motor cars 157
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 5,489
No 3,706
Not stated 158
Total 9,353
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 4,597
Other 715
No 3,839
Not stated 202
Total 9,353
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