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Gaeltacht Area Mayo (CSO Area Code GA 05)

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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 51 44 95
1 52 60 112
2 62 58 120
3 66 71 137
4 68 61 129
5 63 55 118
6 77 58 135
7 66 66 132
8 69 69 138
9 68 66 134
10 63 71 134
11 72 73 145
12 69 51 120
13 92 58 150
14 85 68 153
15 88 75 163
16 70 63 133
17 79 67 146
18 57 71 128
19 72 49 121
20-24 271 240 511
25-29 339 301 640
30-34 280 271 551
35-39 334 300 634
40-44 347 347 694
45-49 345 377 722
50-54 406 379 785
55-59 424 376 800
60-64 446 340 786
65-69 341 283 624
70-74 248 213 461
75-79 207 226 433
80-84 129 166 295
85+ 97 210 307
Total 5,603 5,283 10,886
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 3,077 2,261
Married 2,211 2,221
Separated 96 122
Divorced 76 70
Widowed 143 609
Total 5,603 5,283
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 9,005 9,777
UK 1,298 517
Poland 96 108
Lithuania 5 6
Other EU 27 102 90
Rest of World 172 81
Not stated 0 99
Total 10,678 10,678
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 9,863
White Irish Traveller 2
Other White 627
Black or Black Irish 1
Asian or Asian Irish 14
Other 36
Not stated 135
Total 10,678
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 10,194
Elsewhere in County 212
Elsewhere in Ireland 112
Outside Ireland 69
Total 10,587
Population by religion
Catholic 10,198
Other stated religion 275
No religion 293
Not stated 120
Total 10,886
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 99
French 94
Lithuanian 4
Other 188
Total 385
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 189
Well 117
Not well 55
Not at all 14
Not stated 10
Total 385
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 6,667
No 3,730
Not stated 162
Total 10,559
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 1,457
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 255
Outside education system, Daily 970
Outside education system, Weekly 891
Outside education system, Less often 2,448
Outside education system, Never 580
Outside education system, Not stated 66
Total 6,667
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 202 96 106
Weekly 31 18 13
Less often 15 8 7
Never 7 5 2
Total 255 127 128
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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 1,207 2,414 342
3 persons 594 1,782 701
4 persons 527 2,108 1,116
5 persons 276 1,380 840
6 or more persons 210 1,337 924
Total 2,814 9,021 3,923
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 0 865
1 child 248 581 0 829
2 children 228 261 83 572
3 children 119 91 116 326
4 children 52 34 71 157
5 or more children 19 14 32 65
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 502 148 16
All children aged over fifteen 645 269 67
Other 272 25 5
Total number of family units 1,419 442 88
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 1,110 238 21
All children aged over fifteen 1,103 385 97
Other 882 74 13
Total number of family units 3,095 697 131
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 419 1,772
5-9 years 279 1,181
10-14 years 270 1,127
15-19 years 301 1,175
20+ years 680 2,036
Total 1,949 7,291
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 139 278
Empty nest 400 800
Retired 326 652
Pre-school 178 551
Early school 225 855
Pre-Adolescent 263 1,131
Adolescent 331 1,377
Adult 952 3,377
Total 2,814 9,021
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 984
1 373
2 596
3 572
4 or more 1,350
Total 3,875
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 1,102 1,102
Husband and wife 717 1,434
Cohabiting couple 74 148
Husband, wife and children 1,232 5,197
Cohabiting couple and children 71 268
Father and children 64 159
Mother and children 379 983
Couple and others 52 166
Couple, children and others 96 497
Father, children and others 19 66
Mother, children and others 30 116
Two or more family units 40 208
Non-family households and relations 145 317
Two or more non-related persons 43 118
Total 4,064 10,779
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 1,102 1,102
2 persons 1,216 2,432
3 persons 641 1,923
4 persons 552 2,208
5 persons 310 1,550
6 persons 162 972
7 persons 62 434
8 or more persons 19 158
Total 4,064 10,779
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 3,926 10,516
Flat/Apartment 60 91
Bed-sit 4 5
Caravan/Mobile Home 21 33
Not stated 53 134
Total 4,064 10,779
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 230 455
1919 to 1945 643 1,410
1946 to 1960 425 936
1961 to 1970 234 533
1971 to 1980 466 1,165
1981 to 1990 596 1,745
1991 to 2000 551 1,873
2001 to 2005 449 1,381
2006 or later 376 1,061
Not stated 73 187
Total 4,043 10,746
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 951 3,271
Owner occupied no mortgage 2,339 5,705
Rented from Private Landlord 292 680
Rented from Local Authority 282 718
Rented from Voluntary Body 4 5
Occupied free of rent 107 199
Not stated 68 168
Total 4,043 10,746
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 25 29
2 rooms 106 173
3 rooms 316 590
4 rooms 462 1,008
5 rooms 887 2,128
6 rooms 937 2,622
7 rooms 561 1,767
8 or more rooms 587 2,060
Not stated 162 369
Total 4,043 10,746
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 58
Oil 2,055
Natural Gas 21
Electricity 127
Coal (including anthracite) 91
Peat (including turf) 1,566
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 30
Wood (including wood pellets) 31
Other 31
Not stated 33
Total 4,043
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 1,627
Group scheme with local authority source 1,379
Group scheme with private source 490
Other private source 434
None 7
Not stated 106
Total 4,043
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 560
Individual septic tank 3,092
Other individual treatment 233
Other 40
No sewerage facility 13
Not stated 105
Total 4,043
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 4,081
Unoccupied 2,156
Total 6,237
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 11
Number of persons 220
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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 1,827 1,535 3,362
Looking for first regular job 42 33 75
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 953 377 1,330
Student 393 406 799
Looking after home/family 130 890 1,020
Retired 891 862 1,753
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 327 229 556
Other 17 22 39
Total 4,580 4,354 8,934
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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 198 145 343
Managerial and technical 915 1,151 2,066
Non-manual 649 950 1,599
Skilled manual 1,279 638 1,917
Semi-skilled 835 765 1,600
Unskilled 411 208 619
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 1,316 1,426 2,742
Total 5,603 5,283 10,886
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 309 966
B Higher professional 92 212
C Lower professional 284 790
D Non-manual 422 1,179
E Manual skilled 391 1,126
F Semi-skilled 353 1,007
G Unskilled 239 615
H Own account workers 212 663
I Farmers 737 1,906
J Agricultural workers 21 54
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 1,004 2,261
Total 4,064 10,779
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 809 589 1,398
15 292 247 539
16 426 297 723
17 306 310 616
18 419 460 879
19 93 117 210
20 108 124 232
21 and over 379 518 897
Not stated 1,159 1,120 2,279
Total 3,991 3,782 7,773
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 393 406 799
Other 196 166 362
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 61 199 260
Arts 27 33 60
Humanities 39 58 97
Social sciences, Business and Law 91 331 422
Science, Mathematics and Computing 71 92 163
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 584 33 617
Agriculture and Veterinary 281 45 326
Health and Welfare 37 322 359
Services 98 179 277
Other subjects 3 0 3
Not Stated (including unknown) 2,699 2,490 5,189
Total 3,991 3,782 7,773
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 141 108 249
Primary Education 1,292 1,019 2,311
Lower Secondary 808 631 1,439
Upper Secondary 639 736 1,375
Technical or Vocational qualification 221 260 481
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 243 125 368
Higher Certificate 90 103 193
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 145 217 362
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 142 243 385
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 82 164 246
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 8 6 14
Not stated 180 170 350
Total 3,991 3,782 7,773
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 434
Bicycle 27
Bus, minibus or coach 802
Train, DART or LUAS 4
Motorcycle or scooter 4
Car driver 2,027
Car passenger 1,044
Van 407
Other 247
Not stated 391
Total 5,387
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 174
06:30-07:00 221
07:01-07:30 246
07:31-08:00 574
08:01-08:30 642
08:31-09:00 1,111
09:01-09:30 1,341
After 09:30 439
Not stated 422
Total 5,170
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 2,187
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 1,360
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 578
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 185
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 223
1 1/2 hours and over 94
Not stated 543
Total 5,170
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 97
15-24 64
25-44 226
45-64 505
65+ 984
Total 1,876
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 116 136
15-28 46 70
29-42 24 46
43+ 86 149
Not stated 34 41
Total 306 442
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very good 2,697 2,527 5,224
Good 1,856 1,713 3,569
Fair 781 785 1,566
Bad 129 123 252
Very bad 31 36 67
Not stated 109 99 208
Total 5,603 5,283 10,886
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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 126 88 214
Professional Occupations 175 328 503
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 155 105 260
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 27 312 339
Skilled Trades Occupations 1,189 128 1,317
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 52 313 365
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 73 136 209
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 283 53 336
Elementary Occupations 336 207 543
Not stated 364 242 606
Total 2,780 1,912 4,692
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 469 51
Building and construction 240 18
Manufacturing industries 214 91
Commerce and trade 271 261
Transport and communications 72 39
Public administration 95 106
Professional services 207 617
Other 259 352
Total 1,827 1,535
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 719
One motor car 1,751
Two motor cars 1,255
Three motor cars 242
Four or more motor cars 76
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 2,255
No 1,719
Not stated 69
Total 4,043
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 1,729
Other 446
No 1,771
Not stated 97
Total 4,043
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