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Gaeltacht Area Galway (CSO Area Code GA 03)

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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
0 366 361 727
1 347 363 710
2 402 365 767
3 376 359 735
4 356 334 690
5 350 337 687
6 396 340 736
7 340 306 646
8 347 327 674
9 328 357 685
10 341 337 678
11 366 312 678
12 369 311 680
13 294 334 628
14 352 339 691
15 317 332 649
16 329 325 654
17 334 302 636
18 373 325 698
19 375 397 772
20-24 1,586 1,682 3,268
25-29 1,633 1,894 3,527
30-34 1,868 2,061 3,929
35-39 1,827 1,999 3,826
40-44 1,733 1,822 3,555
45-49 1,642 1,730 3,372
50-54 1,634 1,666 3,300
55-59 1,461 1,416 2,877
60-64 1,248 1,146 2,394
65-69 922 894 1,816
70-74 634 555 1,189
75-79 422 453 875
80-84 253 352 605
85+ 173 380 553
Total 24,094 24,813 48,907
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 13,902 13,245
Married 9,085 9,143
Separated 409 542
Divorced 320 500
Widowed 378 1,383
Total 24,094 24,813
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 39,419 42,394
UK 3,678 1,129
Poland 1,118 1,189
Lithuania 312 312
Other EU 27 1,017 968
Rest of World 2,441 1,513
Not stated 0 480
Total 47,985 47,985
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 41,418
White Irish Traveller 433
Other White 3,843
Black or Black Irish 783
Asian or Asian Irish 530
Other 402
Not stated 576
Total 47,985
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 43,916
Elsewhere in County 2,133
Elsewhere in Ireland 654
Outside Ireland 564
Total 47,267
Population by religion
Catholic 41,980
Other stated religion 3,065
No religion 3,213
Not stated 649
Total 48,907
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 1,192
French 641
Lithuanian 295
Other 2,762
Total 4,890
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 2,550
Well 1,470
Not well 552
Not at all 105
Not stated 213
Total 4,890
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 30,978
No 15,074
Not stated 651
Total 46,703
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 7,190
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 2,540
Outside education system, Daily 8,392
Outside education system, Weekly 2,451
Outside education system, Less often 7,319
Outside education system, Never 2,670
Outside education system, Not stated 416
Total 30,978
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 2,329 1,127 1,202
Weekly 138 60 78
Less often 55 26 29
Never 18 8 10
Total 2,540 1,221 1,319
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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 4,488 8,976 1,196
3 persons 2,784 8,352 3,418
4 persons 2,630 10,520 5,438
5 persons 1,519 7,595 4,614
6 or more persons 727 4,625 3,194
Total 12,148 40,068 17,860
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 3,292
1 child 1,592 1,754 0 3,346
2 children 1,597 1,069 420 3,086
3 children 721 417 502 1,640
4 children 229 115 242 586
5 or more children 57 20 121 198
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 3,342 795 59
All children aged over fifteen 2,347 838 190
Other 1,079 181 25
Total number of family units 6,768 1,814 274
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 6,900 1,172 93
All children aged over fifteen 4,209 1,212 285
Other 3,395 527 67
Total number of family units 14,504 2,911 445
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 2,636 10,396
5-9 years 1,478 6,110
10-14 years 1,367 5,550
15-19 years 1,254 4,851
20+ years 2,121 6,577
Total 8,856 33,484
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 1,299 2,598
Empty nest 1,183 2,366
Retired 810 1,620
Pre-school 1,409 4,517
Early school 1,344 5,237
Pre-Adolescent 1,443 5,949
Adolescent 1,460 5,990
Adult 3,200 11,791
Total 12,148 40,068
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 5,982
1 2,106
2 3,280
3 2,620
4 or more 3,214
Total 17,202
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 3,930 3,930
Husband and wife 2,308 4,616
Cohabiting couple 668 1,336
Husband, wife and children 5,850 24,512
Cohabiting couple and children 519 1,956
Father and children 246 655
Mother and children 1,575 4,143
Couple and others 217 724
Couple, children and others 316 1,632
Father, children and others 20 67
Mother, children and others 150 571
Two or more family units 138 726
Non-family households and relations 520 1,242
Two or more non-related persons 795 2,144
Total 17,252 48,254
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 3,930 3,930
2 persons 4,792 9,584
3 persons 3,122 9,366
4 persons 2,879 11,516
5 persons 1,669 8,345
6 persons 621 3,726
7 persons 163 1,141
8 or more persons 76 646
Total 17,252 48,254
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 15,469 44,531
Flat/Apartment 1,349 2,659
Bed-sit 19 44
Caravan/Mobile Home 134 288
Not stated 281 732
Total 17,252 48,254
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 647 1,444
1919 to 1945 686 1,573
1946 to 1960 758 1,677
1961 to 1970 920 2,119
1971 to 1980 2,207 5,752
1981 to 1990 2,831 8,415
1991 to 2000 3,265 10,397
2001 to 2005 3,258 9,619
2006 or later 1,885 5,183
Not stated 661 1,787
Total 17,118 47,966
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 5,719 18,697
Owner occupied no mortgage 6,492 16,533
Rented from Private Landlord 3,264 8,583
Rented from Local Authority 882 2,465
Rented from Voluntary Body 155 387
Occupied free of rent 363 738
Not stated 243 563
Total 17,118 47,966
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 131 191
2 rooms 629 1,091
3 rooms 1,588 3,462
4 rooms 1,888 4,535
5 rooms 3,045 7,592
6 rooms 3,190 8,966
7 rooms 2,408 7,658
8 or more rooms 3,530 12,755
Not stated 709 1,716
Total 17,118 47,966
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 221
Oil 11,127
Natural Gas 1,233
Electricity 1,440
Coal (including anthracite) 603
Peat (including turf) 1,756
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 221
Wood (including wood pellets) 182
Other 138
Not stated 197
Total 17,118
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 12,213
Group scheme with local authority source 3,123
Group scheme with private source 569
Other private source 626
None 20
Not stated 567
Total 17,118
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 6,542
Individual septic tank 8,964
Other individual treatment 813
Other 171
No sewerage facility 21
Not stated 607
Total 17,118
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 17,262
Unoccupied 4,260
Total 21,522
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 48
Number of persons 1,190
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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 9,615 9,467 19,082
Looking for first regular job 187 132 319
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 2,978 1,616 4,594
Student 2,515 2,693 5,208
Looking after home/family 310 3,018 3,328
Retired 2,234 1,986 4,220
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 818 694 1,512
Other 107 125 232
Total 18,764 19,731 38,495
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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 2,492 2,141 4,633
Managerial and technical 6,270 7,511 13,781
Non-manual 2,542 4,489 7,031
Skilled manual 4,319 2,114 6,433
Semi-skilled 2,475 2,147 4,622
Unskilled 1,038 707 1,745
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 4,958 5,704 10,662
Total 24,094 24,813 48,907
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 2,370 7,470
B Higher professional 1,397 4,130
C Lower professional 2,225 6,121
D Non-manual 2,477 6,641
E Manual skilled 1,260 3,820
F Semi-skilled 1,207 3,560
G Unskilled 691 1,902
H Own account workers 959 3,037
I Farmers 823 2,106
J Agricultural workers 46 127
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 3,797 9,340
Total 17,252 48,254
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 1,357 895 2,252
15 736 440 1,176
16 1,285 845 2,130
17 993 1,049 2,042
18 1,599 1,855 3,454
19 534 778 1,312
20 610 742 1,352
21 and over 3,754 4,458 8,212
Not stated 4,184 4,708 8,892
Total 15,052 15,770 30,822
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 2,515 2,693 5,208
Other 1,197 1,268 2,465
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 418 1,212 1,630
Arts 242 352 594
Humanities 318 602 920
Social sciences, Business and Law 1,399 2,708 4,107
Science, Mathematics and Computing 861 785 1,646
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 2,759 239 2,998
Agriculture and Veterinary 420 70 490
Health and Welfare 372 1,838 2,210
Services 552 891 1,443
Other subjects 13 20 33
Not Stated (including unknown) 7,698 7,053 14,751
Total 15,052 15,770 30,822
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 312 208 520
Primary Education 2,316 1,723 4,039
Lower Secondary 2,325 1,774 4,099
Upper Secondary 2,536 2,995 5,531
Technical or Vocational qualification 1,063 1,285 2,348
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 1,076 576 1,652
Higher Certificate 685 878 1,563
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 1,123 1,625 2,748
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 1,332 1,790 3,122
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 1,322 2,007 3,329
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 268 188 456
Not stated 694 721 1,415
Total 15,052 15,770 30,822
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 2,735
Bicycle 623
Bus, minibus or coach 2,890
Train, DART or LUAS 53
Motorcycle or scooter 57
Car driver 13,703
Car passenger 6,922
Van 1,375
Other 1,015
Not stated 1,046
Total 30,419
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 813
06:30-07:00 1,306
07:01-07:30 2,084
07:31-08:00 5,205
08:01-08:30 6,563
08:31-09:00 6,986
09:01-09:30 2,700
After 09:30 2,705
Not stated 1,198
Total 29,560
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 8,915
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 10,373
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 5,680
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 1,267
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 1,155
1 1/2 hours and over 406
Not stated 1,764
Total 29,560
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 564
15-24 451
25-44 1,100
45-64 1,541
65+ 1,713
Total 5,369
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 425 560
15-28 129 202
29-42 67 86
43+ 142 253
Not stated 107 149
Total 870 1,250
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very good 14,639 15,146 29,785
Good 6,777 6,864 13,641
Fair 1,897 1,936 3,833
Bad 273 330 603
Very bad 49 65 114
Not stated 459 472 931
Total 24,094 24,813 48,907
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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 1,091 675 1,766
Professional Occupations 1,925 2,805 4,730
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 1,322 1,004 2,326
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 305 1,832 2,137
Skilled Trades Occupations 3,110 286 3,396
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 197 1,081 1,278
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 458 942 1,400
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 1,395 476 1,871
Elementary Occupations 1,201 759 1,960
Not stated 1,589 1,223 2,812
Total 12,593 11,083 23,676
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 562 56
Building and construction 849 70
Manufacturing industries 1,529 863
Commerce and trade 1,921 2,010
Transport and communications 1,107 448
Public administration 513 583
Professional services 1,491 3,846
Other 1,643 1,591
Total 9,615 9,467
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 2,276
One motor car 6,810
Two motor cars 6,466
Three motor cars 1,202
Four or more motor cars 364
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 12,476
No 4,316
Not stated 326
Total 17,118
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 11,063
Other 1,299
No 4,414
Not stated 342
Total 17,118
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