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Province Munster (CSO Area Code PR 2)

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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 9,580 9,146 18,726
1 9,924 9,155 19,079
2 9,751 9,418 19,169
3 9,539 9,357 18,896
4 9,254 8,779 18,033
5 8,880 8,618 17,498
6 8,908 8,509 17,417
7 8,711 8,262 16,973
8 8,752 8,288 17,040
9 8,485 8,333 16,818
10 8,479 8,087 16,566
11 8,537 8,151 16,688
12 8,553 8,255 16,808
13 8,581 8,106 16,687
14 8,429 8,139 16,568
15 8,058 7,737 15,795
16 7,948 7,716 15,664
17 7,828 7,536 15,364
18 8,082 7,629 15,711
19 7,779 7,703 15,482
20-24 38,569 38,669 77,238
25-29 43,248 46,190 89,438
30-34 49,755 50,265 100,020
35-39 48,136 47,456 95,592
40-44 45,382 44,269 89,651
45-49 42,694 42,448 85,142
50-54 38,934 38,277 77,211
55-59 35,358 34,642 70,000
60-64 32,202 31,437 63,639
65-69 25,443 25,583 51,026
70-74 18,888 19,695 38,583
75-79 13,850 16,299 30,149
80-84 8,429 12,159 20,588
85+ 5,314 11,515 16,829
Total 620,260 625,828 1,246,088
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 345,883 314,314
Married 237,598 237,421
Separated 13,685 17,024
Divorced 10,553 13,250
Widowed 12,541 43,819
Total 620,260 625,828
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 1,048,609 1,085,599
UK 73,965 34,572
Poland 33,220 35,160
Lithuania 6,368 6,687
Other EU 27 25,745 24,907
Rest of World 42,435 29,535
Not stated 0 13,882
Total 1,230,342 1,230,342
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 1,065,224
White Irish Traveller 6,655
Other White 106,828
Black or Black Irish 11,466
Asian or Asian Irish 14,676
Other 9,105
Not stated 16,388
Total 1,230,342
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 1,132,899
Elsewhere in County 53,069
Elsewhere in Ireland 14,434
Outside Ireland 11,333
Total 1,211,735
Population by religion
Catholic 1,087,159
Other stated religion 78,448
No religion 63,899
Not stated 16,582
Total 1,246,088
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 34,539
French 14,582
Lithuanian 5,800
Other 61,784
Total 116,705
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 53,668
Well 36,896
Not well 18,063
Not at all 3,822
Not stated 4,256
Total 116,705
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 537,564
No 629,601
Not stated 21,949
Total 1,189,114
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 151,721
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 10,392
Outside education system, Daily 13,193
Outside education system, Weekly 31,361
Outside education system, Less often 190,900
Outside education system, Never 135,432
Outside education system, Not stated 4,565
Total 537,564
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 5,380 2,205 3,175
Weekly 2,212 982 1,230
Less often 1,726 830 896
Never 1,074 537 537
Total 10,392 4,554 5,838
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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 127,513 255,026 33,789
3 persons 74,566 223,698 89,733
4 persons 68,034 272,136 141,546
5 persons 36,164 180,820 110,266
6 or more persons 15,354 97,563 67,556
Total 321,631 1,029,243 442,890
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 93,724
1 child 42,346 50,842 0 93,188
2 children 40,870 25,474 11,379 77,723
3 children 18,625 8,357 12,886 39,868
4 children 4,970 1,827 6,032 12,829
5 or more children 1,139 437 2,723 4,299
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 85,203 21,048 1,699
All children aged over fifteen 58,737 22,249 5,951
Other 27,058 5,360 602
Total number of family units 170,998 48,657 8,252
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 170,987 32,307 2,596
All children aged over fifteen 97,407 30,929 8,139
Other 83,058 15,707 1,760
Total number of family units 351,452 78,943 12,495
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 69,575 272,337
5-9 years 37,958 153,107
10-14 years 33,437 134,202
15-19 years 28,922 107,212
20+ years 58,015 174,937
Total 227,907 841,795
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 31,595 63,190
Empty nest 34,802 69,604
Retired 27,327 54,654
Pre-school 36,710 117,013
Early school 35,487 136,651
Pre-Adolescent 35,753 145,379
Adolescent 37,919 154,417
Adult 82,038 288,335
Total 321,631 1,029,243
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 135,306
1 56,570
2 89,973
3 72,264
4 or more 87,737
Total 441,850
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 111,720 111,720
Husband and wife 68,636 137,272
Cohabiting couple 17,693 35,386
Husband, wife and children 146,106 598,741
Cohabiting couple and children 14,565 54,761
Father and children 7,147 18,048
Mother and children 41,251 109,966
Couple and others 5,175 17,021
Couple, children and others 7,962 40,830
Father, children and others 752 2,768
Mother, children and others 3,829 14,004
Two or more family units 4,221 22,336
Non-family households and relations 10,440 23,860
Two or more non-related persons 14,957 40,059
Total 454,454 1,226,772
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 111,720 111,720
2 persons 130,845 261,690
3 persons 80,202 240,606
4 persons 72,642 290,568
5 persons 39,872 199,360
6 persons 13,918 83,508
7 persons 3,637 25,459
8 or more persons 1,618 13,861
Total 454,454 1,226,772
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 416,552 1,154,236
Flat/Apartment 28,878 51,490
Bed-sit 808 1,207
Caravan/Mobile Home 1,342 2,796
Not stated 6,874 17,043
Total 454,454 1,226,772
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 50,540 113,647
1919 to 1945 32,453 73,193
1946 to 1960 32,866 77,346
1961 to 1970 30,948 74,318
1971 to 1980 57,759 151,860
1981 to 1990 47,696 141,540
1991 to 2000 64,818 205,345
2001 to 2005 69,246 207,705
2006 or later 45,542 125,171
Not stated 21,244 53,851
Total 453,112 1,223,976
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 151,466 494,488
Owner occupied no mortgage 171,950 410,960
Rented from Private Landlord 75,345 185,433
Rented from Local Authority 35,656 94,950
Rented from Voluntary Body 4,094 8,353
Occupied free of rent 7,931 14,403
Not stated 6,670 15,389
Total 453,112 1,223,976
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 4,002 5,631
2 rooms 16,900 27,230
3 rooms 38,389 81,913
4 rooms 43,326 93,116
5 rooms 107,321 270,825
6 rooms 85,928 238,132
7 rooms 66,091 205,899
8 or more rooms 72,922 258,263
Not stated 18,233 42,967
Total 453,112 1,223,976
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 10,219
Oil 230,889
Natural Gas 112,227
Electricity 32,996
Coal (including anthracite) 31,807
Peat (including turf) 14,277
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 4,133
Wood (including wood pellets) 8,373
Other 2,542
Not stated 5,649
Total 453,112
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 329,731
Group scheme with local authority source 38,508
Group scheme with private source 11,414
Other private source 60,203
None 608
Not stated 12,648
Total 453,112
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 267,893
Individual septic tank 152,580
Other individual treatment 14,570
Other 2,840
No sewerage facility 963
Not stated 14,266
Total 453,112
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 456,550
Unoccupied 104,982
Total 561,532
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 1,187
Number of persons 27,833
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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 258,665 223,526 482,191
Looking for first regular job 4,658 3,519 8,177
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 67,185 34,673 101,858
Student 55,101 56,914 112,015
Looking after home/family 4,883 90,626 95,509
Retired 69,789 63,356 133,145
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 23,910 22,562 46,472
Other 1,706 2,049 3,755
Total 485,897 497,225 983,122
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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 49,945 39,823 89,768
Managerial and technical 150,508 171,841 322,349
Non-manual 83,857 133,483 217,340
Skilled manual 127,154 68,448 195,602
Semi-skilled 76,455 66,806 143,261
Unskilled 27,193 19,941 47,134
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 105,148 125,486 230,634
Total 620,260 625,828 1,246,088
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 56,807 169,545
B Higher professional 25,618 74,986
C Lower professional 46,442 123,819
D Non-manual 73,945 193,749
E Manual skilled 45,830 131,957
F Semi-skilled 42,434 118,627
G Unskilled 17,517 45,636
H Own account workers 23,880 72,046
I Farmers 33,057 94,695
J Agricultural workers 3,088 7,685
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 85,836 194,027
Total 454,454 1,226,772
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 32,750 25,244 57,994
15 22,947 17,002 39,949
16 41,043 31,815 72,858
17 32,400 33,782 66,182
18 50,378 54,401 104,779
19 15,742 21,239 36,981
20 14,688 17,663 32,351
21 and over 76,700 87,208 163,908
Not stated 120,565 128,076 248,641
Total 407,213 416,430 823,643
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 55,101 56,914 112,015
Other 23,583 23,881 47,464
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 6,907 24,485 31,392
Arts 5,238 7,481 12,719
Humanities 5,231 7,801 13,032
Social sciences, Business and Law 33,287 65,968 99,255
Science, Mathematics and Computing 16,983 16,311 33,294
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 78,077 6,785 84,862
Agriculture and Veterinary 26,417 4,635 31,052
Health and Welfare 7,609 48,909 56,518
Services 13,668 23,129 36,797
Other subjects 328 463 791
Not Stated (including unknown) 213,468 210,463 423,931
Total 407,213 416,430 823,643
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 5,991 4,776 10,767
Primary Education 58,911 50,803 109,714
Lower Secondary 79,028 67,343 146,371
Upper Secondary 78,058 92,348 170,406
Technical or Vocational qualification 34,719 38,794 73,513
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 35,742 16,134 51,876
Higher Certificate 15,960 20,884 36,844
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 27,001 34,132 61,133
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 29,371 37,634 67,005
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 20,887 31,274 52,161
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 3,171 2,078 5,249
Not stated 18,374 20,230 38,604
Total 407,213 416,430 823,643
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 101,527
Bicycle 8,530
Bus, minibus or coach 55,881
Train, DART or LUAS 2,851
Motorcycle or scooter 1,753
Car driver 328,809
Car passenger 158,797
Van 35,562
Other 34,812
Not stated 24,140
Total 752,662
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 27,307
06:30-07:00 39,425
07:01-07:30 58,789
07:31-08:00 103,966
08:01-08:30 152,392
08:31-09:00 189,155
09:01-09:30 68,470
After 09:30 54,994
Not stated 28,055
Total 722,553
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 279,644
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 225,477
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 111,252
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 30,047
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 23,599
1 1/2 hours and over 9,420
Not stated 43,114
Total 722,553
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 14,843
15-24 12,401
25-44 32,148
45-64 49,552
65+ 59,009
Total 167,953
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 9,975 13,730
15-28 3,242 5,369
29-42 1,599 2,673
43+ 3,827 7,949
Not stated 2,854 3,589
Total 21,497 33,310
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very good 372,916 374,048 746,964
Good 176,499 177,594 354,093
Fair 49,401 52,570 101,971
Bad 7,385 7,877 15,262
Very bad 1,546 1,673 3,219
Not stated 12,513 12,066 24,579
Total 620,260 625,828 1,246,088
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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 26,486 15,570 42,056
Professional Occupations 36,798 52,080 88,878
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 33,681 21,166 54,847
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 9,086 44,326 53,412
Skilled Trades Occupations 98,401 10,201 108,602
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 5,572 33,912 39,484
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 13,636 29,030 42,666
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 40,839 8,758 49,597
Elementary Occupations 31,952 21,039 52,991
Not stated 29,399 22,117 51,516
Total 325,850 258,199 584,049
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 31,286 4,238
Building and construction 23,103 1,866
Manufacturing industries 50,886 20,691
Commerce and trade 52,382 54,475
Transport and communications 22,729 7,931
Public administration 14,026 12,066
Professional services 28,955 83,762
Other 35,298 38,497
Total 258,665 223,526
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 72,165
One motor car 178,681
Two motor cars 160,077
Three motor cars 31,208
Four or more motor cars 10,981
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 317,172
No 126,588
Not stated 9,352
Total 453,112
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 272,067
Other 39,824
No 130,703
Not stated 10,518
Total 453,112
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