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Province Leinster (CSO Area Code PR 1)

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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 20,758 20,198 40,956
1 20,853 19,945 40,798
2 20,708 19,719 40,427
3 20,183 19,396 39,579
4 18,939 18,043 36,982
5 18,057 17,259 35,316
6 18,362 17,163 35,525
7 17,909 17,446 35,355
8 17,889 17,205 35,094
9 17,497 16,679 34,176
10 17,136 16,211 33,347
11 16,701 15,870 32,571
12 16,892 15,808 32,700
13 16,235 15,669 31,904
14 16,094 15,062 31,156
15 15,598 14,724 30,322
16 15,182 14,446 29,628
17 15,164 14,565 29,729
18 15,583 14,923 30,506
19 15,785 15,916 31,701
20-24 82,883 86,898 169,781
25-29 102,136 111,438 213,574
30-34 112,931 116,456 229,387
35-39 102,834 103,209 206,043
40-44 90,934 90,804 181,738
45-49 80,947 83,407 164,354
50-54 71,660 73,418 145,078
55-59 62,417 64,212 126,629
60-64 55,347 56,423 111,770
65-69 42,932 45,143 88,075
70-74 31,599 35,122 66,721
75-79 22,776 28,259 51,035
80-84 13,690 20,990 34,680
85+ 8,741 19,436 28,177
Total 1,233,352 1,271,462 2,504,814
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 705,163 677,153
Married 456,314 454,792
Separated 28,557 37,858
Divorced 20,861 27,995
Widowed 22,457 73,664
Total 1,233,352 1,271,462
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 2,036,759 2,112,987
UK 129,453 48,617
Poland 64,017 68,195
Lithuania 21,731 22,905
Other EU 27 76,980 76,526
Rest of World 141,097 108,748
Not stated 0 32,059
Total 2,470,037 2,470,037
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 2,041,713
White Irish Traveller 14,810
Other White 236,263
Black or Black Irish 46,435
Asian or Asian Irish 61,263
Other 25,873
Not stated 43,680
Total 2,470,037
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 2,233,251
Elsewhere in County 125,489
Elsewhere in Ireland 37,221
Outside Ireland 33,319
Total 2,429,280
Population by religion
Catholic 2,047,241
Other stated religion 241,955
No religion 169,153
Not stated 46,465
Total 2,504,814
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 66,067
French 33,609
Lithuanian 19,492
Other 206,868
Total 326,036
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 160,102
Well 102,102
Not well 44,431
Not at all 8,743
Not stated 10,658
Total 326,036
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 890,834
No 1,438,347
Not stated 53,452
Total 2,382,633
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 269,304
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 17,976
Outside education system, Daily 20,048
Outside education system, Weekly 48,778
Outside education system, Less often 299,967
Outside education system, Never 227,121
Outside education system, Not stated 7,640
Total 890,834
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 9,330 3,831 5,499
Weekly 3,820 1,694 2,126
Less often 2,965 1,402 1,563
Never 1,861 909 952
Total 17,976 7,836 10,140
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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 260,109 520,218 69,673
3 persons 152,121 456,363 186,328
4 persons 137,764 551,056 288,551
5 persons 68,146 340,730 208,602
6 or more persons 28,443 180,750 125,553
Total 646,583 2,049,117 878,707
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 0 190,436
1 child 92,814 94,773 0 187,587
2 children 85,306 50,548 23,094 158,948
3 children 36,759 15,727 24,519 77,005
4 children 9,781 3,334 11,285 24,400
5 or more children 2,286 722 5,199 8,207
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 173,921 49,616 3,409
All children aged over fifteen 109,558 44,465 11,081
Other 49,912 13,049 1,136
Total number of family units 333,391 107,130 15,626
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 342,385 77,561 4,991
All children aged over fifteen 181,540 63,490 15,138
Other 151,828 38,553 3,221
Total number of family units 675,753 179,604 23,350
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 150,264 577,587
5-9 years 76,905 304,925
10-14 years 63,874 250,903
15-19 years 55,539 204,191
20+ years 109,565 330,639
Total 456,147 1,668,245
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 80,553 161,106
Empty nest 60,815 121,630
Retired 49,068 98,136
Pre-school 81,054 254,276
Early school 74,171 282,959
Pre-Adolescent 71,721 288,569
Adolescent 71,905 289,779
Adult 157,296 552,662
Total 646,583 2,049,117
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 302,837
1 122,500
2 183,497
3 136,162
4 or more 152,057
Total 897,053
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 203,137 203,137
Husband and wife 125,750 251,500
Cohabiting couple 44,955 89,910
Husband, wife and children 277,341 1,130,811
Cohabiting couple and children 31,804 119,277
Father and children 12,847 32,348
Mother and children 87,585 239,684
Couple and others 13,253 45,009
Couple, children and others 17,394 88,937
Father, children and others 1,775 6,453
Mother, children and others 9,238 34,290
Two or more family units 12,153 65,620
Non-family households and relations 21,713 51,708
Two or more non-related persons 38,510 102,464
Total 897,455 2,461,148
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 203,137 203,137
2 persons 263,137 526,274
3 persons 164,972 494,916
4 persons 149,512 598,048
5 persons 77,945 389,725
6 persons 27,891 167,346
7 persons 7,317 51,219
8 or more persons 3,544 30,483
Total 897,455 2,461,148
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 741,538 2,145,197
Flat/Apartment 132,534 262,293
Bed-sit 4,498 6,157
Caravan/Mobile Home 2,306 4,807
Not stated 16,579 42,694
Total 897,455 2,461,148
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 73,629 171,334
1919 to 1945 61,200 146,862
1946 to 1960 75,889 192,001
1961 to 1970 67,861 175,579
1971 to 1980 120,812 335,856
1981 to 1990 89,471 262,748
1991 to 2000 128,351 397,881
2001 to 2005 141,065 408,456
2006 or later 89,281 238,165
Not stated 47,590 127,459
Total 895,149 2,456,341
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 333,281 1,066,654
Owner occupied no mortgage 272,555 641,116
Rented from Private Landlord 181,620 464,685
Rented from Local Authority 73,809 208,118
Rented from Voluntary Body 8,536 20,996
Occupied free of rent 11,464 22,164
Not stated 13,884 32,608
Total 895,149 2,456,341
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 16,812 24,453
2 rooms 51,266 95,265
3 rooms 94,260 219,912
4 rooms 100,643 229,803
5 rooms 209,665 567,319
6 rooms 152,599 439,644
7 rooms 111,409 357,191
8 or more rooms 121,913 434,111
Not stated 36,582 88,643
Total 895,149 2,456,341
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 12,315
Oil 284,344
Natural Gas 425,431
Electricity 89,170
Coal (including anthracite) 27,009
Peat (including turf) 27,158
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 3,718
Wood (including wood pellets) 8,621
Other 3,921
Not stated 13,462
Total 895,149
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 733,216
Group scheme with local authority source 50,406
Group scheme with private source 10,882
Other private source 72,150
None 919
Not stated 27,576
Total 895,149
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 695,026
Individual septic tank 138,801
Other individual treatment 22,139
Other 4,395
No sewerage facility 929
Not stated 33,859
Total 895,149
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 899,815
Unoccupied 131,087
Total 1,030,902
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 2,006
Number of persons 61,577
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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 528,732 481,210 1,009,942
Looking for first regular job 11,197 8,566 19,763
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 137,226 76,699 213,925
Student 110,391 112,998 223,389
Looking after home/family 8,646 173,276 181,922
Retired 120,134 113,022 233,156
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 39,276 40,649 79,925
Other 3,537 3,369 6,906
Total 959,139 1,009,789 1,968,928
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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 106,598 87,968 194,566
Managerial and technical 340,152 376,955 717,107
Non-manual 164,950 273,643 438,593
Skilled manual 238,719 133,801 372,520
Semi-skilled 131,943 114,484 246,427
Unskilled 48,907 41,430 90,337
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 202,083 243,181 445,264
Total 1,233,352 1,271,462 2,504,814
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 144,963 426,520
B Higher professional 62,045 174,408
C Lower professional 103,717 274,265
D Non-manual 170,361 449,414
E Manual skilled 82,393 241,720
F Semi-skilled 70,624 199,629
G Unskilled 32,496 88,061
H Own account workers 45,354 142,366
I Farmers 23,497 69,615
J Agricultural workers 4,734 12,472
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 157,271 382,678
Total 897,455 2,461,148
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 64,081 61,715 125,796
15 43,870 35,789 79,659
16 74,880 62,622 137,502
17 63,509 73,033 136,542
18 93,247 104,828 198,075
19 28,698 38,839 67,537
20 28,213 32,920 61,133
21 and over 177,960 192,897 370,857
Not stated 216,556 234,514 451,070
Total 791,014 837,157 1,628,171
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 110,391 112,998 223,389
Other 57,734 59,634 117,368
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 12,158 46,200 58,358
Arts 16,318 19,317 35,635
Humanities 13,378 20,193 33,571
Social sciences, Business and Law 101,121 155,367 256,488
Science, Mathematics and Computing 43,774 32,654 76,428
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 135,921 13,592 149,513
Agriculture and Veterinary 24,862 5,853 30,715
Health and Welfare 16,798 89,276 106,074
Services 27,722 44,193 71,915
Other subjects 727 1,132 1,859
Not Stated (including unknown) 398,235 409,380 807,615
Total 791,014 837,157 1,628,171
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 11,030 9,966 20,996
Primary Education 104,294 106,801 211,095
Lower Secondary 135,579 123,566 259,145
Upper Secondary 146,461 175,961 322,422
Technical or Vocational qualification 64,145 74,525 138,670
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 60,900 28,374 89,274
Higher Certificate 32,973 40,599 73,572
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 55,460 67,003 122,463
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 74,346 87,261 161,607
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 60,333 77,830 138,163
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 7,972 5,546 13,518
Not stated 37,521 39,725 77,246
Total 791,014 837,157 1,628,171
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 261,054
Bicycle 47,265
Bus, minibus or coach 179,901
Train, DART or LUAS 66,814
Motorcycle or scooter 6,909
Car driver 588,420
Car passenger 246,120
Van 53,625
Other 46,566
Not stated 47,676
Total 1,544,350
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 77,622
06:30-07:00 100,086
07:01-07:30 137,631
07:31-08:00 224,749
08:01-08:30 322,135
08:31-09:00 342,515
09:01-09:30 122,166
After 09:30 121,227
Not stated 56,141
Total 1,504,272
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 450,063
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 450,085
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 282,448
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 102,317
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 98,858
1 1/2 hours and over 32,656
Not stated 87,845
Total 1,504,272
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 29,260
15-24 24,791
25-44 68,432
45-64 92,692
65+ 103,482
Total 318,657
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 16,743 24,972
15-28 5,150 9,289
29-42 2,575 4,135
43+ 6,597 12,924
Not stated 5,247 6,882
Total 36,312 58,202
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very good 758,548 772,263 1,530,811
Good 336,396 349,751 686,147
Fair 89,007 100,733 189,740
Bad 14,891 16,065 30,956
Very bad 3,273 3,613 6,886
Not stated 31,237 29,037 60,274
Total 1,233,352 1,271,462 2,504,814
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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 66,590 36,333 102,923
Professional Occupations 91,742 114,342 206,084
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 84,258 58,034 142,292
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 29,594 107,729 137,323
Skilled Trades Occupations 147,207 14,393 161,600
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 12,970 65,100 78,070
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 30,242 57,559 87,801
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 71,920 11,545 83,465
Elementary Occupations 69,000 43,997 112,997
Not stated 62,435 48,877 111,312
Total 665,958 557,909 1,223,867
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 25,128 4,011
Building and construction 40,614 4,127
Manufacturing industries 69,199 28,024
Commerce and trade 142,973 140,123
Transport and communications 72,454 25,997
Public administration 35,847 31,262
Professional services 65,911 170,226
Other 76,606 77,440
Total 528,732 481,210
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 172,539
One motor car 365,215
Two motor cars 290,057
Three motor cars 51,107
Four or more motor cars 16,231
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 677,555
No 197,062
Not stated 20,532
Total 895,149
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 607,358
Other 65,600
No 200,718
Not stated 21,473
Total 895,149
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