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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
0 159 140 299
1 141 150 291
2 149 149 298
3 140 118 258
4 118 123 241
5 131 110 241
6 118 102 220
7 137 123 260
8 124 114 238
9 128 110 238
10 123 139 262
11 129 122 251
12 122 122 244
13 128 108 236
14 126 108 234
15 118 98 216
16 117 127 244
17 124 125 249
18 115 129 244
19 102 126 228
20-24 538 599 1,137
25-29 799 912 1,711
30-34 912 913 1,825
35-39 721 730 1,451
40-44 656 670 1,326
45-49 637 686 1,323
50-54 580 632 1,212
55-59 524 555 1,079
60-64 480 528 1,008
65-69 402 453 855
70-74 368 414 782
75-79 248 329 577
80-84 146 219 365
85+ 85 185 270
Total 9,645 10,268 19,913
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 5,441 5,367
Married 3,373 3,403
Separated 306 371
Divorced 274 337
Widowed 251 790
Total 9,645 10,268
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 16,326 16,742
UK 1,142 458
Poland 848 919
Lithuania 287 304
Other EU 27 503 483
Rest of World 544 420
Not stated 0 324
Total 19,650 19,650
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 16,314
White Irish Traveller 117
Other White 2,151
Black or Black Irish 114
Asian or Asian Irish 278
Other 154
Not stated 522
Total 19,650
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 17,888
Elsewhere in County 1,047
Elsewhere in Ireland 261
Outside Ireland 157
Total 19,353
Population by religion
Catholic 17,044
Other stated religion 1,260
No religion 1,076
Not stated 533
Total 19,913
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 865
French 151
Lithuanian 266
Other 1,131
Total 2,413
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 1,007
Well 831
Not well 411
Not at all 87
Not stated 77
Total 2,413
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 6,588
No 11,858
Not stated 579
Total 19,025
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 1,966
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 111
Outside education system, Daily 122
Outside education system, Weekly 371
Outside education system, Less often 2,195
Outside education system, Never 1,755
Outside education system, Not stated 68
Total 6,588
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 46 17 29
Weekly 31 12 19
Less often 16 7 9
Never 18 8 10
Total 111 44 67
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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 2,422 4,844 711
3 persons 1,358 4,074 1,725
4 persons 948 3,792 2,008
5 persons 367 1,835 1,132
6 or more persons 143 907 633
Total 5,238 15,452 6,209
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 1,711
1 child 823 879 0 1,702
2 children 657 321 225 1,203
3 children 193 83 172 448
4 children 45 12 73 130
5 or more children 10 3 31 44
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 1,148 550 30
All children aged over fifteen 789 400 109
Other 357 133 11
Total number of family units 2,294 1,083 150
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 2,065 839 43
All children aged over fifteen 1,144 556 133
Other 1,031 373 25
Total number of family units 4,240 1,768 201
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 1,090 3,931
5-9 years 604 2,199
10-14 years 535 1,980
15-19 years 449 1,483
20+ years 849 2,437
Total 3,527 12,030
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 580 1,160
Empty nest 620 1,240
Retired 511 1,022
Pre-school 614 1,835
Early school 539 1,846
Pre-Adolescent 575 2,142
Adolescent 660 2,481
Adult 1,139 3,726
Total 5,238 15,452
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 2,257
1 1,154
2 1,623
3 1,072
4 or more 1,365
Total 7,471
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 2,327 2,327
Husband and wife 1,160 2,320
Cohabiting couple 392 784
Husband, wife and children 1,776 6,940
Cohabiting couple and children 348 1,273
Father and children 129 304
Mother and children 922 2,470
Couple and others 112 358
Couple, children and others 130 636
Father, children and others 13 41
Mother, children and others 81 296
Two or more family units 87 433
Non-family households and relations 178 399
Two or more non-related persons 254 608
Total 7,909 19,189
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 2,327 2,327
2 persons 2,458 4,916
3 persons 1,451 4,353
4 persons 1,035 4,140
5 persons 442 2,210
6 persons 148 888
7 persons 34 238
8 or more persons 14 117
Total 7,909 19,189
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 6,951 17,592
Flat/Apartment 789 1,226
Bed-sit 15 19
Caravan/Mobile Home 2 2
Not stated 152 350
Total 7,909 19,189
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 670 1,378
1919 to 1945 551 1,178
1946 to 1960 621 1,382
1961 to 1970 586 1,376
1971 to 1980 892 2,166
1981 to 1990 791 1,989
1991 to 2000 1,490 3,885
2001 to 2005 1,085 2,830
2006 or later 717 1,830
Not stated 504 1,173
Total 7,907 19,187
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 2,285 6,536
Owner occupied no mortgage 2,534 5,420
Rented from Private Landlord 1,915 4,383
Rented from Local Authority 880 2,252
Rented from Voluntary Body 87 209
Occupied free of rent 96 176
Not stated 110 211
Total 7,907 19,187
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 67 82
2 rooms 412 678
3 rooms 789 1,666
4 rooms 1,127 2,292
5 rooms 2,480 6,166
6 rooms 1,394 3,728
7 rooms 672 1,933
8 or more rooms 661 1,963
Not stated 305 679
Total 7,907 19,187
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 199
Oil 4,970
Natural Gas 129
Electricity 1,093
Coal (including anthracite) 1,245
Peat (including turf) 11
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 82
Wood (including wood pellets) 43
Other 26
Not stated 109
Total 7,907
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 7,151
Group scheme with local authority source 400
Group scheme with private source 15
Other private source 90
None 1
Not stated 250
Total 7,907
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 7,186
Individual septic tank 357
Other individual treatment 38
Other 33
No sewerage facility 12
Not stated 281
Total 7,907
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 7,942
Unoccupied 1,490
Total 9,432
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 29
Number of persons 880
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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 3,538 3,595 7,133
Looking for first regular job 113 90 203
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 1,483 780 2,263
Student 623 751 1,374
Looking after home/family 86 1,499 1,585
Retired 1,298 1,216 2,514
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 522 479 1,001
Other 9 20 29
Total 7,672 8,430 16,102
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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 570 411 981
Managerial and technical 1,950 2,299 4,249
Non-manual 1,335 2,400 3,735
Skilled manual 2,028 1,131 3,159
Semi-skilled 1,400 1,181 2,581
Unskilled 612 531 1,143
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 1,750 2,315 4,065
Total 9,645 10,268 19,913
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 953 2,462
B Higher professional 373 929
C Lower professional 804 1,776
D Non-manual 1,704 4,204
E Manual skilled 827 2,139
F Semi-skilled 817 2,089
G Unskilled 466 1,188
H Own account workers 299 793
I Farmers 42 119
J Agricultural workers 21 52
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 1,603 3,438
Total 7,909 19,189
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 622 560 1,182
15 452 390 842
16 763 680 1,443
17 647 718 1,365
18 832 905 1,737
19 242 334 576
20 216 218 434
21 and over 1,008 1,220 2,228
Not stated 1,796 2,131 3,927
Total 6,578 7,156 13,734
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 623 751 1,374
Other 471 523 994
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 117 407 524
Arts 79 119 198
Humanities 87 97 184
Social sciences, Business and Law 533 979 1,512
Science, Mathematics and Computing 265 235 500
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 990 89 1,079
Agriculture and Veterinary 111 30 141
Health and Welfare 145 631 776
Services 262 341 603
Other subjects 2 8 10
Not Stated (including unknown) 3,987 4,220 8,207
Total 6,578 7,156 13,734
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 95 125 220
Primary Education 987 1,051 2,038
Lower Secondary 1,412 1,346 2,758
Upper Secondary 1,338 1,512 2,850
Technical or Vocational qualification 601 670 1,271
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 423 256 679
Higher Certificate 261 324 585
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 381 460 841
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 381 538 919
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 279 373 652
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 49 12 61
Not stated 371 489 860
Total 6,578 7,156 13,734
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 2,818
Bicycle 115
Bus, minibus or coach 367
Train, DART or LUAS 22
Motorcycle or scooter 23
Car driver 4,306
Car passenger 2,222
Van 322
Other 236
Not stated 339
Total 10,770
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 465
06:30-07:00 431
07:01-07:30 522
07:31-08:00 1,172
08:01-08:30 2,093
08:31-09:00 3,662
09:01-09:30 687
After 09:30 1,099
Not stated 423
Total 10,554
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 6,167
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 2,524
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 715
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 158
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 236
1 1/2 hours and over 182
Not stated 572
Total 10,554
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 208
15-24 232
25-44 668
45-64 1,032
65+ 1,005
Total 3,145
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 127 185
15-28 46 75
29-42 28 38
43+ 76 112
Not stated 42 53
Total 319 463
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very good 5,463 5,708 11,171
Good 2,815 3,035 5,850
Fair 860 968 1,828
Bad 161 161 322
Very bad 39 31 70
Not stated 307 365 672
Total 9,645 10,268 19,913
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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 400 265 665
Professional Occupations 474 650 1,124
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 453 308 761
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 168 725 893
Skilled Trades Occupations 1,257 117 1,374
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 128 476 604
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 296 679 975
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 588 150 738
Elementary Occupations 746 574 1,320
Not stated 511 431 942
Total 5,021 4,375 9,396
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 58 3
Building and construction 260 28
Manufacturing industries 575 207
Commerce and trade 925 1,029
Transport and communications 272 66
Public administration 270 288
Professional services 422 1,139
Other 756 835
Total 3,538 3,595
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 2,005
One motor car 3,867
Two motor cars 1,730
Three motor cars 254
Four or more motor cars 51
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 5,308
No 2,409
Not stated 190
Total 7,907
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 4,663
Other 631
No 2,431
Not stated 182
Total 7,907
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