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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
0 262 243 505
1 257 251 508
2 266 247 513
3 206 241 447
4 238 246 484
5 223 209 432
6 212 236 448
7 215 218 433
8 224 246 470
9 232 200 432
10 192 208 400
11 211 218 429
12 212 195 407
13 189 197 386
14 190 156 346
15 198 153 351
16 174 201 375
17 176 154 330
18 177 174 351
19 184 186 370
20-24 969 988 1,957
25-29 1,198 1,341 2,539
30-34 1,310 1,307 2,617
35-39 1,181 1,247 2,428
40-44 1,169 1,145 2,314
45-49 1,003 1,019 2,022
50-54 878 879 1,757
55-59 750 745 1,495
60-64 677 714 1,391
65-69 530 600 1,130
70-74 440 474 914
75-79 294 350 644
80-84 144 276 420
85+ 81 267 348
Total 14,862 15,531 30,393
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 8,427 8,144
Married 5,309 5,298
Separated 477 659
Divorced 350 470
Widowed 299 960
Total 14,862 15,531
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 24,615 25,329
UK 1,389 463
Poland 733 822
Lithuania 725 778
Other EU 27 972 997
Rest of World 1,785 1,507
Not stated 0 323
Total 30,219 30,219
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 24,263
White Irish Traveller 127
Other White 3,098
Black or Black Irish 958
Asian or Asian Irish 874
Other 346
Not stated 553
Total 30,219
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 27,522
Elsewhere in County 1,384
Elsewhere in Ireland 501
Outside Ireland 307
Total 29,714
Population by religion
Catholic 25,491
Other stated religion 2,737
No religion 1,606
Not stated 559
Total 30,393
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 802
French 299
Lithuanian 671
Other 2,882
Total 4,654
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 2,083
Well 1,502
Not well 765
Not at all 164
Not stated 140
Total 4,654
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 8,989
No 19,277
Not stated 601
Total 28,867
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 3,067
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 186
Outside education system, Daily 204
Outside education system, Weekly 457
Outside education system, Less often 2,765
Outside education system, Never 2,195
Outside education system, Not stated 115
Total 8,989
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 94 36 58
Weekly 39 18 21
Less often 32 14 18
Never 21 9 12
Total 186 77 109
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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 3,366 6,732 1,098
3 persons 1,967 5,901 2,440
4 persons 1,689 6,756 3,575
5 persons 711 3,555 2,200
6 or more persons 301 1,930 1,352
Total 8,034 24,874 10,665
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 2,268
1 child 1,332 1,260 0 2,592
2 children 1,046 587 332 1,965
3 children 404 164 273 841
4 children 119 33 112 264
5 or more children 25 7 72 104
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 2,059 815 52
All children aged over fifteen 1,278 617 156
Other 570 209 10
Total number of family units 3,907 1,641 218
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 3,895 1,272 79
All children aged over fifteen 2,047 837 210
Other 1,689 607 29
Total number of family units 7,631 2,716 318
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 1,898 7,166
5-9 years 1,031 3,864
10-14 years 786 2,885
15-19 years 697 2,463
20+ years 1,354 3,960
Total 5,766 20,338
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 829 1,658
Empty nest 787 1,574
Retired 652 1,304
Pre-school 994 3,015
Early school 957 3,430
Pre-Adolescent 975 3,786
Adolescent 902 3,481
Adult 1,938 6,626
Total 8,034 24,874
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 3,157
1 1,751
2 2,389
3 1,704
4 or more 2,000
Total 11,001
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 2,844 2,844
Husband and wife 1,543 3,086
Cohabiting couple 492 984
Husband, wife and children 3,119 12,557
Cohabiting couple and children 486 1,799
Father and children 175 438
Mother and children 1,343 3,646
Couple and others 138 461
Couple, children and others 209 1,010
Father, children and others 31 105
Mother, children and others 159 584
Two or more family units 167 869
Non-family households and relations 267 629
Two or more non-related persons 372 947
Total 11,345 29,959
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 2,844 2,844
2 persons 3,309 6,618
3 persons 2,091 6,273
4 persons 1,858 7,432
5 persons 838 4,190
6 persons 287 1,722
7 persons 79 553
8 or more persons 39 327
Total 11,345 29,959
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 9,959 27,224
Flat/Apartment 1,075 2,019
Bed-sit 21 29
Caravan/Mobile Home 2 5
Not stated 288 682
Total 11,345 29,959
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 574 1,037
1919 to 1945 940 1,998
1946 to 1960 995 2,298
1961 to 1970 1,133 2,818
1971 to 1980 1,699 4,667
1981 to 1990 1,005 2,958
1991 to 2000 2,178 6,596
2001 to 2005 1,557 4,238
2006 or later 598 1,600
Not stated 664 1,744
Total 11,343 29,954
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 3,915 11,976
Owner occupied no mortgage 3,379 7,304
Rented from Private Landlord 2,149 5,583
Rented from Local Authority 1,352 3,844
Rented from Voluntary Body 224 590
Occupied free of rent 91 150
Not stated 233 507
Total 11,343 29,954
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 119 158
2 rooms 593 1,076
3 rooms 1,197 3,014
4 rooms 1,342 2,929
5 rooms 3,587 9,488
6 rooms 1,904 5,384
7 rooms 1,176 3,631
8 or more rooms 859 3,017
Not stated 566 1,257
Total 11,343 29,954
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 108
Oil 3,238
Natural Gas 6,619
Electricity 636
Coal (including anthracite) 446
Peat (including turf) 10
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 19
Wood (including wood pellets) 14
Other 14
Not stated 239
Total 11,343
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 10,492
Group scheme with local authority source 405
Group scheme with private source 21
Other private source 9
None 4
Not stated 412
Total 11,343
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 10,686
Individual septic tank 89
Other individual treatment 5
Other 33
No sewerage facility 5
Not stated 525
Total 11,343
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 11,369
Unoccupied 1,516
Total 12,885
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 20
Number of persons 580
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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 5,493 5,254 10,747
Looking for first regular job 183 132 315
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 2,317 1,253 3,570
Student 1,122 1,179 2,301
Looking after home/family 136 2,039 2,175
Retired 1,585 1,543 3,128
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 686 788 1,474
Other 11 32 43
Total 11,533 12,220 23,753
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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 752 644 1,396
Managerial and technical 3,121 3,633 6,754
Non-manual 2,020 3,323 5,343
Skilled manual 3,206 1,891 5,097
Semi-skilled 2,169 2,108 4,277
Unskilled 933 731 1,664
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 2,661 3,201 5,862
Total 14,862 15,531 30,393
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 1,309 3,620
B Higher professional 451 1,277
C Lower professional 1,128 2,929
D Non-manual 2,203 5,804
E Manual skilled 1,313 3,609
F Semi-skilled 1,454 3,886
G Unskilled 672 1,747
H Own account workers 497 1,509
I Farmers 26 82
J Agricultural workers 32 84
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 2,260 5,412
Total 11,345 29,959
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 1,142 1,375 2,517
15 695 646 1,341
16 1,162 865 2,027
17 896 896 1,792
18 1,208 1,270 2,478
19 369 466 835
20 343 411 754
21 and over 1,478 1,777 3,255
Not stated 2,362 2,489 4,851
Total 9,655 10,195 19,850
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 1,122 1,179 2,301
Other 756 846 1,602
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 148 473 621
Arts 200 185 385
Humanities 106 158 264
Social sciences, Business and Law 778 1,393 2,171
Science, Mathematics and Computing 391 316 707
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 1,560 156 1,716
Agriculture and Veterinary 67 44 111
Health and Welfare 200 1,075 1,275
Services 348 542 890
Other subjects 3 9 12
Not Stated (including unknown) 5,854 5,844 11,698
Total 9,655 10,195 19,850
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 127 121 248
Primary Education 1,775 2,154 3,929
Lower Secondary 1,986 1,637 3,623
Upper Secondary 1,829 1,955 3,784
Technical or Vocational qualification 861 1,037 1,898
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 733 360 1,093
Higher Certificate 393 474 867
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 532 663 1,195
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 527 758 1,285
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 418 563 981
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 34 25 59
Not stated 440 448 888
Total 9,655 10,195 19,850
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 4,337
Bicycle 245
Bus, minibus or coach 1,792
Train, DART or LUAS 613
Motorcycle or scooter 38
Car driver 6,010
Car passenger 2,809
Van 463
Other 245
Not stated 560
Total 17,112
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 1,150
06:30-07:00 1,297
07:01-07:30 1,372
07:31-08:00 1,982
08:01-08:30 3,023
08:31-09:00 5,063
09:01-09:30 930
After 09:30 1,428
Not stated 658
Total 16,903
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 5,940
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 4,973
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 2,302
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 881
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 1,206
1 1/2 hours and over 570
Not stated 1,031
Total 16,903
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 361
15-24 303
25-44 961
45-64 1,486
65+ 1,517
Total 4,628
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 188 303
15-28 56 101
29-42 29 48
43+ 91 160
Not stated 86 92
Total 450 704
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very good 8,235 8,330 16,565
Good 4,469 4,812 9,281
Fair 1,452 1,673 3,125
Bad 255 299 554
Very bad 58 61 119
Not stated 393 356 749
Total 14,862 15,531 30,393
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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 571 355 926
Professional Occupations 712 1,015 1,727
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 815 466 1,281
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 246 1,040 1,286
Skilled Trades Occupations 1,695 171 1,866
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 224 860 1,084
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 450 928 1,378
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 1,086 272 1,358
Elementary Occupations 1,120 680 1,800
Not stated 891 720 1,611
Total 7,810 6,507 14,317
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 54 7
Building and construction 374 30
Manufacturing industries 999 361
Commerce and trade 1,323 1,534
Transport and communications 717 227
Public administration 351 255
Professional services 785 1,907
Other 890 933
Total 5,493 5,254
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 3,214
One motor car 5,098
Two motor cars 2,614
Three motor cars 352
Four or more motor cars 65
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 7,835
No 3,180
Not stated 328
Total 11,343
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 7,022
Other 689
No 3,306
Not stated 326
Total 11,343
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