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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
0 595 550 1,145
1 456 474 930
2 496 487 983
3 503 448 951
4 446 414 860
5 403 392 795
6 417 369 786
7 440 376 816
8 411 446 857
9 393 399 792
10 386 388 774
11 361 338 699
12 331 367 698
13 349 356 705
14 379 323 702
15 353 356 709
16 335 351 686
17 363 356 719
18 603 611 1,214
19 785 840 1,625
20-24 3,910 4,463 8,373
25-29 4,457 4,845 9,302
30-34 4,372 4,226 8,598
35-39 2,943 3,108 6,051
40-44 2,236 2,304 4,540
45-49 1,953 2,119 4,072
50-54 1,742 1,984 3,726
55-59 1,610 1,805 3,415
60-64 1,407 1,540 2,947
65-69 1,135 1,272 2,407
70-74 795 923 1,718
75-79 570 728 1,298
80-84 362 556 918
85+ 217 501 718
Total 36,514 39,015 75,529
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 23,367 23,982
Married 11,254 11,220
Separated 653 1,015
Divorced 663 960
Widowed 577 1,838
Total 36,514 39,015
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 54,724 57,869
UK 4,558 1,486
Poland 3,891 4,096
Lithuania 714 740
Other EU 27 2,995 2,971
Rest of World 6,114 4,867
Not stated 0 967
Total 72,996 72,996
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 53,973
White Irish Traveller 1,666
Other White 10,350
Black or Black Irish 2,666
Asian or Asian Irish 2,019
Other 984
Not stated 1,338
Total 72,996
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 61,546
Elsewhere in County 6,278
Elsewhere in Ireland 2,166
Outside Ireland 1,868
Total 71,858
Population by religion
Catholic 57,926
Other stated religion 7,823
No religion 7,764
Not stated 2,016
Total 75,529
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 4,070
French 1,278
Lithuanian 648
Other 7,802
Total 13,798
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 6,692
Well 4,593
Not well 1,716
Not at all 304
Not stated 493
Total 13,798
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 31,866
No 38,810
Not stated 1,795
Total 72,471
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 6,553
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 741
Outside education system, Daily 1,864
Outside education system, Weekly 2,939
Outside education system, Less often 13,026
Outside education system, Never 6,466
Outside education system, Not stated 277
Total 31,866
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 508 208 300
Weekly 114 45 69
Less often 83 40 43
Never 36 17 19
Total 741 310 431
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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 7,415 14,830 1,930
3 persons 3,716 11,148 4,612
4 persons 2,831 11,324 5,985
5 persons 1,355 6,775 4,169
6 or more persons 680 4,420 3,113
Total 15,997 48,497 19,809
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 5,485
1 child 2,492 2,258 0 4,750
2 children 1,809 1,100 495 3,404
3 children 733 356 485 1,574
4 children 239 63 230 532
5 or more children 94 16 142 252
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 3,865 1,416 86
All children aged fifteen or over 2,343 1,182 268
Other 998 328 26
Total number of family units 7,206 2,926 380
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 7,376 2,242 148
All children aged fifteen or over 3,887 1,609 370
Other 3,147 954 76
Total number of children 14,410 4,805 594
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 3,568 13,628
5-9 years 1,720 6,615
10-14 years 1,431 5,282
15-19 years 1,336 4,711
20+ years 2,457 7,291
Total 10,512 37,527
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 2,961 5,922
Empty nest 1,348 2,696
Retired 1,176 2,352
Pre-school 2,055 6,425
Early school 1,679 6,202
Pre-Adolescent 1,633 6,371
Adolescent 1,670 6,532
Adult 3,475 11,997
Total 15,997 48,497
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 13,778
1 3,478
2 4,102
3 3,098
4 or more 3,769
Total 28,225
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 6,979 6,979
Husband and wife 3,144 6,288
Cohabiting couple 1,608 3,216
Husband, wife and children 5,963 24,204
Cohabiting couple and children 690 2,517
Father and children 313 819
Mother and children 2,532 6,780
Couple and others 582 2,029
Couple, children and others 444 2,266
Father, children and others 52 187
Mother, children and others 278 1,053
Two or more family units 193 1,027
Non-family households and relations 970 2,518
Two or more non-related persons 3,978 11,035
Total 27,726 70,918
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 6,979 6,979
2 persons 8,850 17,700
3 persons 5,429 16,287
4 persons 3,782 15,128
5 persons 1,774 8,870
6 persons 618 3,708
7 persons 182 1,274
8 or more persons 112 972
Total 27,726 70,918
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 21,061 57,555
Flat/Apartment 6,018 11,794
Bed-sit 92 137
Caravan/Mobile Home 29 113
Not stated 526 1,319
Total 27,726 70,918
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 597 1,248
1919 to 1945 1,030 2,296
1946 to 1960 1,324 3,079
1961 to 1970 2,041 4,799
1971 to 1980 3,580 9,100
1981 to 1990 3,737 10,118
1991 to 2000 5,510 15,026
2001 to 2005 5,346 13,860
2006 or later 2,198 5,391
Not stated 2,334 5,888
Total 27,697 70,805
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 6,828 19,278
Owner occupied no mortgage 6,692 15,171
Rented from Private Landlord 10,390 26,466
Rented from Local Authority 2,560 7,080
Rented from Voluntary Body 437 1,173
Occupied free of rent 329 577
Not stated 461 1,060
Total 27,697 70,805
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 413 642
2 rooms 2,001 3,435
3 rooms 4,217 9,130
4 rooms 3,429 8,525
5 rooms 5,985 15,503
6 rooms 4,583 12,614
7 rooms 2,695 7,693
8 or more rooms 3,137 10,292
Not stated 1,237 2,971
Total 27,697 70,805
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 399
Oil 14,595
Natural Gas 4,300
Electricity 5,739
Coal (including anthracite) 1,438
Peat (including turf) 279
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 239
Wood (including wood pellets) 109
Other 120
Not stated 479
Total 27,697
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 25,389
Group scheme with local authority source 1,157
Group scheme with private source 50
Other private source 34
None 6
Not stated 1,061
Total 27,697
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 25,167
Individual septic tank 944
Other individual treatment 101
Other 100
No sewerage facility 24
Not stated 1,361
Total 27,697
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 28,248
Unoccupied 5,407
Total 33,655
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 131
Number of persons 5,025
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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 15,547 16,010 31,557
Looking for first regular job 358 296 654
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 4,015 2,565 6,580
Student 5,508 5,734 11,242
Looking after home/family 219 3,764 3,983
Retired 3,135 3,242 6,377
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 1,074 1,032 2,106
Other 292 245 537
Total 30,148 32,888 63,036
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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 4,028 3,530 7,558
Managerial and technical 8,527 10,160 18,687
Non-manual 4,000 6,848 10,848
Skilled manual 4,855 2,621 7,476
Semi-skilled 3,918 3,311 7,229
Unskilled 1,378 1,314 2,692
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 9,808 11,231 21,039
Total 36,514 39,015 75,529
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 3,392 9,166
B Higher professional 2,737 7,181
C Lower professional 3,791 9,046
D Non-manual 5,185 12,684
E Manual skilled 1,367 3,846
F Semi-skilled 2,021 5,526
G Unskilled 997 2,674
H Own account workers 1,083 3,169
I Farmers 115 280
J Agricultural workers 25 49
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 7,013 17,297
Total 27,726 70,918
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 931 754 1,685
15 639 495 1,134
16 1,161 1,053 2,214
17 1,159 1,400 2,559
18 2,166 2,473 4,639
19 794 1,032 1,826
20 929 1,079 2,008
21 and over 6,880 7,899 14,779
Not stated 7,358 8,304 15,662
Total 22,017 24,489 46,506
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 5,508 5,734 11,242
Other 2,623 2,665 5,288
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 501 1,623 2,124
Arts 539 652 1,191
Humanities 671 1,003 1,674
Social sciences, Business and Law 2,820 4,686 7,506
Science, Mathematics and Computing 1,787 1,349 3,136
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 3,900 545 4,445
Agriculture and Veterinary 268 91 359
Health and Welfare 781 3,226 4,007
Services 1,003 1,464 2,467
Other subjects 29 41 70
Not Stated (including unknown) 9,718 9,809 19,527
Total 22,017 24,489 46,506
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 311 240 551
Primary Education 1,946 1,824 3,770
Lower Secondary 2,454 2,463 4,917
Upper Secondary 4,147 4,619 8,766
Technical or Vocational qualification 1,812 2,107 3,919
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 1,293 854 2,147
Higher Certificate 1,072 1,234 2,306
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 1,984 2,504 4,488
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 2,631 3,280 5,911
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 2,492 3,578 6,070
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 575 366 941
Not stated 1,300 1,420 2,720
Total 22,017 24,489 46,506
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 11,283
Bicycle 2,314
Bus, minibus or coach 3,930
Train, DART or LUAS 167
Motorcycle or scooter 127
Car driver 18,798
Car passenger 8,023
Van 1,066
Other 915
Not stated 1,769
Total 48,392
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 1,350
06:30-07:00 2,202
07:01-07:30 2,984
07:31-08:00 6,298
08:01-08:30 11,657
08:31-09:00 10,690
09:01-09:30 3,327
After 09:30 7,066
Not stated 1,995
Total 47,569
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 16,637
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 18,853
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 6,549
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 1,217
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 1,019
1 1/2 hours and over 436
Not stated 2,858
Total 47,569
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 715
15-24 989
25-44 2,406
45-64 2,429
65+ 2,450
Total 8,989
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 471 737
15-28 163 269
29-42 65 102
43+ 141 349
Not stated 134 224
Total 974 1,681
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very good 21,407 22,991 44,398
Good 10,679 11,372 22,051
Fair 2,716 2,934 5,650
Bad 441 476 917
Very bad 96 100 196
Not stated 1,175 1,142 2,317
Total 36,514 39,015 75,529
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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 1,679 1,080 2,759
Professional Occupations 3,599 4,488 8,087
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 2,539 1,748 4,287
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 642 2,662 3,304
Skilled Trades Occupations 3,017 464 3,481
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 369 1,556 1,925
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 1,091 1,856 2,947
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 1,929 800 2,729
Elementary Occupations 2,316 1,851 4,167
Not stated 2,381 2,070 4,451
Total 19,562 18,575 38,137
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 141 27
Building and construction 821 84
Manufacturing industries 2,787 1,639
Commerce and trade 3,429 3,623
Transport and communications 1,769 680
Public administration 749 698
Professional services 2,542 5,858
Other 3,309 3,401
Total 15,547 16,010
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 6,570
One motor car 12,262
Two motor cars 7,233
Three motor cars 1,295
Four or more motor cars 337
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 20,932
No 6,054
Not stated 711
Total 27,697
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 20,174
Other 1,600
No 5,248
Not stated 675
Total 27,697
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