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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
0 259 248 507
1 252 266 518
2 274 257 531
3 256 245 501
4 227 229 456
5 224 216 440
6 222 189 411
7 236 211 447
8 239 248 487
9 254 229 483
10 240 247 487
11 200 221 421
12 207 202 409
13 194 201 395
14 221 195 416
15 201 211 412
16 197 188 385
17 178 220 398
18 229 241 470
19 228 216 444
20-24 1,243 1,319 2,562
25-29 1,277 1,361 2,638
30-34 1,291 1,379 2,670
35-39 1,172 1,183 2,355
40-44 1,014 1,024 2,038
45-49 920 924 1,844
50-54 829 872 1,701
55-59 769 756 1,525
60-64 624 670 1,294
65-69 533 558 1,091
70-74 416 453 869
75-79 285 362 647
80-84 181 322 503
85+ 123 271 394
Total 15,215 15,934 31,149
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 9,221 8,966
Married 4,890 4,873
Separated 430 625
Divorced 336 429
Widowed 338 1,041
Total 15,215 15,934
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 23,823 26,034
UK 2,860 400
Poland 518 556
Lithuania 610 647
Other EU 27 1,032 1,060
Rest of World 2,062 1,753
Not stated 0 455
Total 30,905 30,905
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 24,552
White Irish Traveller 436
Other White 2,724
Black or Black Irish 1,584
Asian or Asian Irish 621
Other 345
Not stated 643
Total 30,905
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 28,183
Elsewhere in County 1,469
Elsewhere in Ireland 398
Outside Ireland 349
Total 30,399
Population by religion
Catholic 25,859
Other stated religion 2,987
No religion 1,661
Not stated 642
Total 31,149
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 541
French 326
Lithuanian 570
Other 3,039
Total 4,476
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 2,113
Well 1,368
Not well 736
Not at all 121
Not stated 138
Total 4,476
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 9,960
No 18,806
Not stated 827
Total 29,593
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 3,370
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 215
Outside education system, Daily 177
Outside education system, Weekly 518
Outside education system, Less often 3,168
Outside education system, Never 2,398
Outside education system, Not stated 114
Total 9,960
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 108 45 63
Weekly 37 20 17
Less often 41 20 21
Never 29 15 14
Total 215 100 115
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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 3,268 6,536 1,207
3 persons 1,973 5,919 2,559
4 persons 1,571 6,284 3,406
5 persons 749 3,745 2,339
6 or more persons 378 2,408 1,695
Total 7,939 24,892 11,206
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 2,061
1 child 1,304 1,290 0 2,594
2 children 1,013 574 306 1,893
3 children 454 176 291 921
4 children 135 45 150 330
5 or more children 39 8 93 140
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 1,877 1,025 43
All children aged over fifteen 1,238 684 171
Other 571 256 13
Total number of family units 3,686 1,965 227
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 3,713 1,654 66
All children aged over fifteen 1,968 995 224
Other 1,765 782 39
Total number of family units 7,446 3,431 329
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 1,959 7,387
5-9 years 985 3,717
10-14 years 841 3,148
15-19 years 745 2,597
20+ years 1,348 3,921
Total 5,878 20,770
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 755 1,510
Empty nest 678 1,356
Retired 628 1,256
Pre-school 1,035 3,066
Early school 925 3,309
Pre-Adolescent 985 3,880
Adolescent 958 3,748
Adult 1,975 6,767
Total 7,939 24,892
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 3,365
1 1,671
2 2,201
3 1,618
4 or more 2,156
Total 11,011
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 3,222 3,222
Husband and wife 1,420 2,840
Cohabiting couple 441 882
Husband, wife and children 2,919 11,902
Cohabiting couple and children 501 1,939
Father and children 189 470
Mother and children 1,659 4,655
Couple and others 131 451
Couple, children and others 186 918
Father, children and others 25 90
Mother, children and others 148 547
Two or more family units 159 821
Non-family households and relations 322 753
Two or more non-related persons 500 1,338
Total 11,822 30,828
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 3,222 3,222
2 persons 3,355 6,710
3 persons 2,143 6,429
4 persons 1,723 6,892
5 persons 887 4,435
6 persons 355 2,130
7 persons 103 721
8 or more persons 34 289
Total 11,822 30,828
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 10,726 28,528
Flat/Apartment 787 1,504
Bed-sit 19 29
Caravan/Mobile Home 1 2
Not stated 289 765
Total 11,822 30,828
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 794 1,629
1919 to 1945 1,117 2,413
1946 to 1960 1,071 2,533
1961 to 1970 1,055 2,582
1971 to 1980 1,873 5,084
1981 to 1990 1,039 2,852
1991 to 2000 1,504 4,426
2001 to 2005 1,662 4,730
2006 or later 977 2,632
Not stated 729 1,945
Total 11,821 30,826
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 3,972 12,080
Owner occupied no mortgage 3,262 6,896
Rented from Private Landlord 2,432 6,131
Rented from Local Authority 1,519 4,156
Rented from Voluntary Body 268 723
Occupied free of rent 162 350
Not stated 206 490
Total 11,821 30,826
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 98 129
2 rooms 449 793
3 rooms 1,314 3,286
4 rooms 1,284 2,842
5 rooms 3,894 10,014
6 rooms 1,880 5,052
7 rooms 1,181 3,589
8 or more rooms 1,053 3,469
Not stated 668 1,652
Total 11,821 30,826
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 130
Oil 4,422
Natural Gas 6,192
Electricity 382
Coal (including anthracite) 420
Peat (including turf) 8
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 26
Wood (including wood pellets) 29
Other 14
Not stated 198
Total 11,821
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 11,020
Group scheme with local authority source 359
Group scheme with private source 9
Other private source 34
None 3
Not stated 396
Total 11,821
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 11,031
Individual septic tank 226
Other individual treatment 12
Other 32
No sewerage facility 5
Not stated 515
Total 11,821
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 11,888
Unoccupied 1,906
Total 13,794
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 18
Number of persons 361
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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 5,123 5,117 10,240
Looking for first regular job 207 156 363
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 2,359 1,451 3,810
Student 1,564 1,598 3,162
Looking after home/family 117 2,001 2,118
Retired 1,595 1,539 3,134
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 681 618 1,299
Other 64 50 114
Total 11,710 12,530 24,240
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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 728 524 1,252
Managerial and technical 2,909 3,179 6,088
Non-manual 2,352 3,708 6,060
Skilled manual 2,819 1,667 4,486
Semi-skilled 2,029 1,948 3,977
Unskilled 670 654 1,324
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 3,708 4,254 7,962
Total 15,215 15,934 31,149
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 1,285 3,537
B Higher professional 448 1,193
C Lower professional 944 2,404
D Non-manual 2,632 6,813
E Manual skilled 1,118 3,044
F Semi-skilled 1,387 3,795
G Unskilled 538 1,387
H Own account workers 396 1,202
I Farmers 27 64
J Agricultural workers 27 81
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 3,020 7,308
Total 11,822 30,828
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 913 1,011 1,924
15 681 627 1,308
16 1,151 1,045 2,196
17 718 879 1,597
18 1,124 1,160 2,284
19 304 429 733
20 312 380 692
21 and over 1,542 1,632 3,174
Not stated 2,608 2,910 5,518
Total 9,353 10,073 19,426
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 1,564 1,598 3,162
Other 793 859 1,652
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 144 450 594
Arts 146 159 305
Humanities 111 133 244
Social sciences, Business and Law 760 1,244 2,004
Science, Mathematics and Computing 421 279 700
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 1,393 118 1,511
Agriculture and Veterinary 59 32 91
Health and Welfare 156 939 1,095
Services 361 497 858
Other subjects 7 8 15
Not Stated (including unknown) 5,795 6,214 12,009
Total 9,353 10,073 19,426
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 193 186 379
Primary Education 1,621 1,860 3,481
Lower Secondary 2,006 1,941 3,947
Upper Secondary 1,860 2,053 3,913
Technical or Vocational qualification 741 950 1,691
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 579 272 851
Higher Certificate 386 414 800
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 517 591 1,108
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 517 744 1,261
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 386 487 873
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 51 19 70
Not stated 496 556 1,052
Total 9,353 10,073 19,426
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 4,216
Bicycle 582
Bus, minibus or coach 1,482
Train, DART or LUAS 169
Motorcycle or scooter 33
Car driver 6,015
Car passenger 3,753
Van 420
Other 211
Not stated 722
Total 17,603
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 711
06:30-07:00 863
07:01-07:30 823
07:31-08:00 1,668
08:01-08:30 3,514
08:31-09:00 6,223
09:01-09:30 1,276
After 09:30 1,514
Not stated 831
Total 17,423
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 8,719
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 4,771
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 1,310
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 324
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 678
1 1/2 hours and over 452
Not stated 1,169
Total 17,423
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 349
15-24 319
25-44 932
45-64 1,341
65+ 1,468
Total 4,409
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 195 292
15-28 81 134
29-42 31 54
43+ 99 176
Not stated 75 69
Total 481 725
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very good 8,786 9,116 17,902
Good 4,328 4,609 8,937
Fair 1,421 1,527 2,948
Bad 251 255 506
Very bad 53 52 105
Not stated 376 375 751
Total 15,215 15,934 31,149
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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 530 323 853
Professional Occupations 688 836 1,524
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 875 455 1,330
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 297 1,069 1,366
Skilled Trades Occupations 1,395 175 1,570
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 215 855 1,070
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 518 1,054 1,572
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 897 232 1,129
Elementary Occupations 916 613 1,529
Not stated 1,151 956 2,107
Total 7,482 6,568 14,050
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 34 7
Building and construction 316 24
Manufacturing industries 859 361
Commerce and trade 1,314 1,546
Transport and communications 545 142
Public administration 438 300
Professional services 646 1,719
Other 971 1,018
Total 5,123 5,117
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 3,535
One motor car 5,592
Two motor cars 2,325
Three motor cars 299
Four or more motor cars 70
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 7,962
No 3,535
Not stated 324
Total 11,821
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 7,009
Other 864
No 3,616
Not stated 332
Total 11,821
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