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Province Connacht (CSO Area Code PR 3)

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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 4,087 3,923 8,010
1 4,046 3,969 8,015
2 4,155 3,908 8,063
3 4,172 3,948 8,120
4 3,925 3,718 7,643
5 3,890 3,758 7,648
6 3,950 3,621 7,571
7 3,889 3,709 7,598
8 3,700 3,655 7,355
9 3,704 3,606 7,310
10 3,702 3,520 7,222
11 3,657 3,519 7,176
12 3,764 3,515 7,279
13 3,588 3,401 6,989
14 3,593 3,475 7,068
15 3,590 3,310 6,900
16 3,382 3,278 6,660
17 3,526 3,223 6,749
18 3,560 3,448 7,008
19 3,373 3,341 6,714
20-24 16,652 16,672 33,324
25-29 18,761 19,634 38,395
30-34 21,105 21,240 42,345
35-39 20,248 20,531 40,779
40-44 19,356 18,909 38,265
45-49 18,136 18,008 36,144
50-54 17,277 17,169 34,446
55-59 15,967 15,682 31,649
60-64 14,612 13,757 28,369
65-69 11,612 10,882 22,494
70-74 8,549 8,368 16,917
75-79 6,561 7,085 13,646
80-84 4,166 5,672 9,838
85+ 2,855 5,983 8,838
Total 271,110 271,437 542,547
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 152,116 135,462
Married 103,870 103,861
Separated 5,476 6,630
Divorced 4,361 5,373
Widowed 5,287 20,111
Total 271,110 271,437
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 442,130 468,699
UK 45,483 19,084
Poland 13,239 14,155
Lithuania 2,829 2,987
Other EU 27 10,114 9,819
Rest of World 20,421 14,313
Not stated 0 5,159
Total 534,216 534,216
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 457,515
White Irish Traveller 6,603
Other White 47,540
Black or Black Irish 5,198
Asian or Asian Irish 6,286
Other 4,169
Not stated 6,905
Total 534,216
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 489,333
Elsewhere in County 22,203
Elsewhere in Ireland 9,029
Outside Ireland 5,690
Total 526,255
Population by religion
Catholic 474,661
Other stated religion 32,857
No religion 27,853
Not stated 7,176
Total 542,547
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 13,992
French 6,103
Lithuanian 2,623
Other 26,910
Total 49,628
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 22,892
Well 15,772
Not well 7,473
Not at all 1,588
Not stated 1,903
Total 49,628
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 239,493
No 269,677
Not stated 9,289
Total 518,459
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 63,497
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 6,461
Outside education system, Daily 14,600
Outside education system, Weekly 16,132
Outside education system, Less often 84,960
Outside education system, Never 51,685
Outside education system, Not stated 2,158
Total 239,493
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 4,304 1,926 2,378
Weekly 1,008 451 557
Less often 751 360 391
Never 398 197 201
Total 6,461 2,934 3,527
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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 53,887 107,774 13,235
3 persons 29,967 89,901 35,641
4 persons 27,634 110,536 57,402
5 persons 15,738 78,690 47,875
6 or more persons 8,113 52,052 36,140
Total 135,339 438,953 190,293
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 40,652
1 child 16,748 20,780 0 37,528
2 children 16,265 10,725 4,184 31,174
3 children 8,244 3,731 5,236 17,211
4 children 2,572 944 2,791 6,307
5 or more children 738 225 1,504 2,467
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 36,345 7,583 639
All children aged over fifteen 24,741 9,338 2,326
Other 11,583 1,888 244
Total number of family units 72,669 18,809 3,209
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 75,618 11,626 983
All children aged over fifteen 42,012 13,131 3,240
Other 37,305 5,661 717
Total number of family units 154,935 30,418 4,940
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 28,908 116,388
5-9 years 15,659 65,455
10-14 years 13,715 56,277
15-19 years 12,454 47,015
20+ years 23,951 72,514
Total 94,687 357,649
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 13,779 27,558
Empty nest 15,317 30,634
Retired 11,556 23,112
Pre-school 15,006 48,422
Early school 14,742 58,396
Pre-Adolescent 14,819 62,321
Adolescent 15,848 66,022
Adult 34,272 122,488
Total 135,339 438,953
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 61,559
1 22,647
2 35,300
3 30,066
4 or more 41,711
Total 191,283
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 50,871 50,871
Husband and wife 30,064 60,128
Cohabiting couple 7,504 15,008
Husband, wife and children 63,122 263,349
Cohabiting couple and children 5,403 20,292
Father and children 2,794 7,161
Mother and children 16,414 43,472
Couple and others 2,262 7,472
Couple, children and others 3,353 17,567
Father, children and others 306 1,082
Mother, children and others 1,354 5,006
Two or more family units 1,369 7,407
Non-family households and relations 4,938 11,421
Two or more non-related persons 7,499 20,016
Total 197,253 530,252
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 50,871 50,871
2 persons 56,807 113,614
3 persons 33,362 100,086
4 persons 29,445 117,780
5 persons 17,129 85,645
6 persons 6,772 40,632
7 persons 1,936 13,552
8 or more persons 931 8,072
Total 197,253 530,252
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 181,008 498,831
Flat/Apartment 12,438 22,477
Bed-sit 284 469
Caravan/Mobile Home 723 1,528
Not stated 2,800 6,947
Total 197,253 530,252
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 15,217 32,256
1919 to 1945 15,118 32,545
1946 to 1960 13,062 28,948
1961 to 1970 10,295 23,625
1971 to 1980 23,051 58,200
1981 to 1990 23,135 68,283
1991 to 2000 30,322 95,730
2001 to 2005 36,074 106,892
2006 or later 22,656 63,062
Not stated 7,600 19,183
Total 196,530 528,724
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 63,313 207,268
Owner occupied no mortgage 79,148 188,398
Rented from Private Landlord 34,264 85,141
Rented from Local Authority 11,571 30,689
Rented from Voluntary Body 1,612 3,576
Occupied free of rent 3,764 7,032
Not stated 2,858 6,620
Total 196,530 528,724
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 1,558 2,297
2 rooms 6,956 11,062
3 rooms 16,245 32,801
4 rooms 19,789 43,679
5 rooms 39,738 95,920
6 rooms 40,555 111,585
7 rooms 30,353 93,784
8 or more rooms 33,604 119,260
Not stated 7,732 18,336
Total 196,530 528,724
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 3,117
Oil 121,295
Natural Gas 9,097
Electricity 15,003
Coal (including anthracite) 10,236
Peat (including turf) 29,714
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 1,904
Wood (including wood pellets) 2,453
Other 1,418
Not stated 2,293
Total 196,530
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 119,177
Group scheme with local authority source 39,696
Group scheme with private source 16,121
Other private source 15,567
None 352
Not stated 5,617
Total 196,530
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 87,642
Individual septic tank 93,223
Other individual treatment 7,988
Other 1,248
No sewerage facility 441
Not stated 5,988
Total 196,530
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 198,361
Unoccupied 61,365
Total 259,726
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 604
Number of persons 15,822
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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 111,666 99,970 211,636
Looking for first regular job 2,270 1,546 3,816
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 30,257 14,865 45,122
Student 24,358 25,386 49,744
Looking after home/family 3,042 35,957 38,999
Retired 30,490 28,324 58,814
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 10,292 9,074 19,366
Other 913 1,070 1,983
Total 213,288 216,192 429,480
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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 20,807 17,217 38,024
Managerial and technical 65,173 77,332 142,505
Non-manual 37,536 56,144 93,680
Skilled manual 55,819 28,399 84,218
Semi-skilled 31,262 28,397 59,659
Unskilled 11,337 7,580 18,917
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 49,176 56,368 105,544
Total 271,110 271,437 542,547
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 23,281 70,278
B Higher professional 11,279 32,207
C Lower professional 22,180 58,001
D Non-manual 30,742 81,090
E Manual skilled 17,409 51,016
F Semi-skilled 16,030 45,277
G Unskilled 7,352 19,303
H Own account workers 11,198 33,892
I Farmers 19,558 51,593
J Agricultural workers 1,033 2,766
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 37,191 84,829
Total 197,253 530,252
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 19,285 12,195 31,480
15 9,853 6,585 16,438
16 17,534 12,643 30,177
17 13,538 13,943 27,481
18 22,862 25,708 48,570
19 6,882 9,074 15,956
20 6,549 7,773 14,322
21 and over 34,538 42,007 76,545
Not stated 47,472 50,296 97,768
Total 178,513 180,224 358,737
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 24,358 25,386 49,744
Other 10,417 10,582 20,999
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 3,518 11,543 15,061
Arts 2,334 3,074 5,408
Humanities 2,659 3,804 6,463
Social sciences, Business and Law 13,381 27,596 40,977
Science, Mathematics and Computing 7,178 7,334 14,512
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 31,485 2,462 33,947
Agriculture and Veterinary 12,357 1,699 14,056
Health and Welfare 3,942 23,053 26,995
Services 5,925 10,064 15,989
Other subjects 155 213 368
Not Stated (including unknown) 95,579 89,382 184,961
Total 178,513 180,224 358,737
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 3,373 2,513 5,886
Primary Education 31,466 23,149 54,615
Lower Secondary 32,102 24,780 56,882
Upper Secondary 34,307 40,161 74,468
Technical or Vocational qualification 14,039 15,744 29,783
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 13,511 6,698 20,209
Higher Certificate 7,154 9,429 16,583
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 11,513 15,648 27,161
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 12,322 17,509 29,831
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 9,713 15,472 25,185
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 1,571 1,099 2,670
Not stated 7,442 8,022 15,464
Total 178,513 180,224 358,737
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 36,870
Bicycle 4,726
Bus, minibus or coach 30,183
Train, DART or LUAS 1,079
Motorcycle or scooter 507
Car driver 141,826
Car passenger 67,626
Van 18,440
Other 15,286
Not stated 12,126
Total 328,669
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 10,715
06:30-07:00 15,138
07:01-07:30 22,415
07:31-08:00 41,750
08:01-08:30 56,492
08:31-09:00 81,229
09:01-09:30 45,837
After 09:30 28,284
Not stated 13,916
Total 315,776
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 122,640
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 92,542
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 48,129
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 14,086
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 12,240
1 1/2 hours and over 5,399
Not stated 20,740
Total 315,776
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 5,588
15-24 4,796
25-44 12,812
45-64 20,035
65+ 26,950
Total 70,181
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 4,438 5,853
15-28 1,632 2,378
29-42 821 1,247
43+ 1,914 3,725
Not stated 1,188 1,547
Total 9,993 14,750
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very good 157,049 158,019 315,068
Good 80,204 79,133 159,337
Fair 24,165 24,782 48,947
Bad 3,571 3,638 7,209
Very bad 740 824 1,564
Not stated 5,381 5,041 10,422
Total 271,110 271,437 542,547
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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 11,316 6,642 17,958
Professional Occupations 16,223 25,080 41,303
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 14,314 9,874 24,188
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 3,475 20,028 23,503
Skilled Trades Occupations 45,304 4,342 49,646
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 2,558 14,539 17,097
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 5,711 10,816 16,527
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 16,357 4,865 21,222
Elementary Occupations 13,530 9,125 22,655
Not stated 13,135 9,524 22,659
Total 141,923 114,835 256,758
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 15,145 1,605
Building and construction 10,554 765
Manufacturing industries 18,507 9,798
Commerce and trade 22,401 21,945
Transport and communications 8,746 3,049
Public administration 6,681 7,088
Professional services 13,434 38,768
Other 16,198 16,952
Total 111,666 99,970
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 29,383
One motor car 79,885
Two motor cars 70,666
Three motor cars 12,517
Four or more motor cars 4,079
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 135,194
No 57,491
Not stated 3,845
Total 196,530
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 114,619
Other 18,218
No 59,347
Not stated 4,346
Total 196,530
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