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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 2,425 2,293 4,718
1 2,407 2,346 4,753
2 2,539 2,368 4,907
3 2,488 2,374 4,862
4 2,343 2,250 4,593
5 2,372 2,103 4,475
6 2,314 2,149 4,463
7 2,320 2,195 4,515
8 2,237 2,090 4,327
9 2,211 2,085 4,296
10 2,197 2,097 4,294
11 2,219 2,180 4,399
12 2,221 2,226 4,447
13 2,313 2,099 4,412
14 2,185 2,025 4,210
15 2,170 2,040 4,210
16 2,065 1,988 4,053
17 2,082 1,941 4,023
18 1,882 1,733 3,615
19 1,625 1,560 3,185
20-24 8,532 8,356 16,888
25-29 9,569 10,146 19,715
30-34 10,983 11,210 22,193
35-39 11,019 10,828 21,847
40-44 10,658 10,500 21,158
45-49 9,739 9,806 19,545
50-54 8,866 8,785 17,651
55-59 8,379 7,865 16,244
60-64 7,708 7,300 15,008
65-69 6,311 5,732 12,043
70-74 4,440 4,529 8,969
75-79 3,444 3,762 7,206
80-84 2,138 2,869 5,007
85+ 1,576 2,996 4,572
Total 147,977 146,826 294,803
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 82,450 72,084
Married 57,305 57,443
Separated 3,115 3,849
Divorced 2,310 3,067
Widowed 2,797 10,383
Total 147,977 146,826
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 231,013 259,858
UK 39,726 9,986
Poland 4,717 5,075
Lithuania 3,919 4,104
Other EU 27 4,088 3,985
Rest of World 7,223 4,997
Not stated 0 2,681
Total 290,686 290,686
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 257,543
White Irish Traveller 1,427
Other White 22,344
Black or Black Irish 1,979
Asian or Asian Irish 2,465
Other 1,577
Not stated 3,351
Total 290,686
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 271,287
Elsewhere in County 8,856
Elsewhere in Ireland 2,938
Outside Ireland 2,925
Total 286,006
Population by religion
Catholic 252,274
Other stated religion 30,932
No religion 8,906
Not stated 2,691
Total 294,803
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 4,928
French 2,136
Lithuanian 3,720
Other 10,915
Total 21,699
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 8,729
Well 6,691
Not well 4,480
Not at all 961
Not stated 838
Total 21,699
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 106,546
No 169,687
Not stated 4,192
Total 280,425
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 34,659
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 3,651
Outside education system, Daily 7,713
Outside education system, Weekly 6,861
Outside education system, Less often 31,633
Outside education system, Never 20,981
Outside education system, Not stated 1,048
Total 106,546
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 2,617 1,173 1,444
Weekly 470 203 267
Less often 334 151 183
Never 230 114 116
Total 3,651 1,641 2,010
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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 28,200 56,400 8,068
3 persons 16,762 50,286 20,299
4 persons 15,911 63,644 33,163
5 persons 9,513 47,565 29,007
6 or more persons 5,271 33,872 23,548
Total 75,657 251,767 114,085
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 20,132
1 child 9,676 11,617 0 21,293
2 children 9,500 6,079 2,528 18,107
3 children 4,929 2,195 3,262 10,386
4 children 1,580 628 1,858 4,066
5 or more children 438 210 1,025 1,673
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 20,505 5,229 389
All children aged over fifteen 14,180 5,154 1,395
Other 7,208 1,305 160
Total number of family units 41,893 11,688 1,944
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 43,619 7,853 616
All children aged over fifteen 24,641 7,345 2,009
Other 23,579 3,946 477
Total number of family units 91,839 19,144 3,102
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 17,394 70,431
5-9 years 9,239 38,589
10-14 years 8,163 33,579
15-19 years 7,110 26,934
20+ years 13,619 41,970
Total 55,525 211,503
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 5,950 11,900
Empty nest 8,005 16,010
Retired 6,177 12,354
Pre-school 8,550 27,263
Early school 8,603 33,719
Pre-Adolescent 8,970 37,734
Adolescent 9,546 40,093
Adult 19,856 72,694
Total 75,657 251,767
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 27,258
1 12,769
2 19,896
3 16,465
4 or more 24,572
Total 100,960
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 26,272 26,272
Husband and wife 15,696 31,392
Cohabiting couple 2,959 5,918
Husband, wife and children 36,390 154,166
Cohabiting couple and children 3,139 11,997
Father and children 1,709 4,457
Mother and children 10,014 26,889
Couple and others 1,007 3,258
Couple, children and others 1,750 9,180
Father, children and others 153 582
Mother, children and others 769 2,834
Two or more family units 1,026 5,575
Non-family households and relations 2,520 5,675
Two or more non-related persons 1,642 4,042
Total 105,046 292,237
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 26,272 26,272
2 persons 28,482 56,964
3 persons 17,474 52,422
4 persons 16,537 66,148
5 persons 10,156 50,780
6 persons 4,194 25,164
7 persons 1,284 8,988
8 or more persons 647 5,499
Total 105,046 292,237
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 99,247 281,364
Flat/Apartment 3,737 6,090
Bed-sit 105 172
Caravan/Mobile Home 429 709
Not stated 1,528 3,902
Total 105,046 292,237
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 10,553 23,278
1919 to 1945 6,046 13,099
1946 to 1960 5,874 13,003
1961 to 1970 5,406 12,384
1971 to 1980 12,575 32,195
1981 to 1990 12,111 37,246
1991 to 2000 15,233 50,957
2001 to 2005 19,725 61,553
2006 or later 13,918 39,565
Not stated 3,176 8,248
Total 104,617 291,528
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 35,088 120,416
Owner occupied no mortgage 43,123 106,116
Rented from Private Landlord 14,148 35,116
Rented from Local Authority 7,997 21,235
Rented from Voluntary Body 700 1,415
Occupied free of rent 2,277 4,284
Not stated 1,284 2,946
Total 104,617 291,528
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 686 1,008
2 rooms 3,251 4,995
3 rooms 7,837 16,138
4 rooms 10,538 23,520
5 rooms 23,391 59,072
6 rooms 20,564 58,440
7 rooms 15,982 51,713
8 or more rooms 18,587 67,451
Not stated 3,781 9,191
Total 104,617 291,528
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 1,301
Oil 74,802
Natural Gas 3,460
Electricity 3,250
Coal (including anthracite) 10,093
Peat (including turf) 7,489
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 697
Wood (including wood pellets) 1,948
Other 643
Not stated 934
Total 104,617
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 65,061
Group scheme with local authority source 15,818
Group scheme with private source 7,357
Other private source 13,612
None 201
Not stated 2,568
Total 104,617
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 41,857
Individual septic tank 53,048
Other individual treatment 5,562
Other 887
No sewerage facility 222
Not stated 3,041
Total 104,617
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 105,385
Unoccupied 37,300
Total 142,685
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 238
Number of persons 4,665
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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 55,478 48,113 103,591
Looking for first regular job 1,387 1,023 2,410
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 20,147 9,625 29,772
Student 11,353 12,337 23,690
Looking after home/family 1,469 22,019 23,488
Retired 16,996 15,283 32,279
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 6,024 5,206 11,230
Other 332 340 672
Total 113,186 113,946 227,132
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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 7,974 6,288 14,262
Managerial and technical 32,098 37,612 69,710
Non-manual 20,428 31,263 51,691
Skilled manual 35,445 19,584 55,029
Semi-skilled 19,883 18,219 38,102
Unskilled 8,000 5,626 13,626
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 24,149 28,234 52,383
Total 147,977 146,826 294,803
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 11,973 37,383
B Higher professional 3,869 11,422
C Lower professional 10,029 27,339
D Non-manual 15,985 43,401
E Manual skilled 11,730 35,500
F Semi-skilled 10,190 29,186
G Unskilled 4,791 12,734
H Own account workers 6,405 20,376
I Farmers 9,619 27,477
J Agricultural workers 1,206 3,196
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 19,249 44,223
Total 105,046 292,237
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 14,365 10,273 24,638
15 8,089 5,445 13,534
16 11,961 8,544 20,505
17 7,744 7,891 15,635
18 9,878 11,387 21,265
19 3,254 4,353 7,607
20 2,998 4,123 7,121
21 and over 12,811 17,733 30,544
Not stated 25,643 26,447 52,090
Total 96,743 96,196 192,939
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 11,353 12,337 23,690
Other 5,090 5,413 10,503
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 1,626 6,001 7,627
Arts 1,079 1,334 2,413
Humanities 1,058 1,301 2,359
Social sciences, Business and Law 4,940 12,299 17,239
Science, Mathematics and Computing 2,890 3,439 6,329
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 15,409 1,194 16,603
Agriculture and Veterinary 6,379 740 7,119
Health and Welfare 1,612 11,760 13,372
Services 2,914 5,785 8,699
Other subjects 54 76 130
Not Stated (including unknown) 58,782 52,267 111,049
Total 96,743 96,196 192,939
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 2,692 2,046 4,738
Primary Education 21,859 17,226 39,085
Lower Secondary 21,483 15,608 37,091
Upper Secondary 16,016 18,186 34,202
Technical or Vocational qualification 7,463 9,268 16,731
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 6,747 3,819 10,566
Higher Certificate 3,272 4,851 8,123
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 4,486 6,734 11,220
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 4,923 7,935 12,858
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 3,362 5,873 9,235
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 304 229 533
Not stated 4,136 4,421 8,557
Total 96,743 96,196 192,939
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 15,487
Bicycle 656
Bus, minibus or coach 22,597
Train, DART or LUAS 232
Motorcycle or scooter 143
Car driver 68,341
Car passenger 35,795
Van 11,364
Other 8,189
Not stated 5,648
Total 168,452
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 6,412
06:30-07:00 6,945
07:01-07:30 9,760
07:31-08:00 21,443
08:01-08:30 29,729
08:31-09:00 43,472
09:01-09:30 25,996
After 09:30 11,538
Not stated 6,508
Total 161,803
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 69,377
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 44,669
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 21,353
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 6,444
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 5,848
1 1/2 hours and over 3,563
Not stated 10,549
Total 161,803
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 3,367
15-24 2,525
25-44 7,034
45-64 10,990
65+ 14,628
Total 38,544
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 2,203 2,977
15-28 829 1,366
29-42 448 641
43+ 1,037 2,009
Not stated 680 858
Total 5,197 7,851
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very good 87,790 87,048 174,838
Good 41,938 41,441 83,379
Fair 13,666 13,807 27,473
Bad 1,880 1,936 3,816
Very bad 353 396 749
Not stated 2,350 2,198 4,548
Total 147,977 146,826 294,803
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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 5,457 3,015 8,472
Professional Occupations 6,396 11,120 17,516
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 5,991 3,842 9,833
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 1,819 10,595 12,414
Skilled Trades Occupations 26,117 2,139 28,256
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 1,272 8,666 9,938
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 2,687 5,599 8,286
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 11,024 2,428 13,452
Elementary Occupations 7,848 5,239 13,087
Not stated 7,014 5,095 12,109
Total 75,625 57,738 133,363
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 8,872 1,241
Building and construction 5,903 439
Manufacturing industries 9,321 3,377
Commerce and trade 10,779 11,211
Transport and communications 4,340 1,284
Public administration 3,388 3,502
Professional services 5,688 18,605
Other 7,187 8,454
Total 55,478 48,113
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 15,635
One motor car 44,985
Two motor cars 35,236
Three motor cars 6,432
Four or more motor cars 2,329
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 69,377
No 33,456
Not stated 1,784
Total 104,617
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 57,898
Other 9,331
No 35,328
Not stated 2,060
Total 104,617
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