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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 36,850 35,560 72,410
1 37,230 35,415 72,645
2 37,153 35,413 72,566
3 36,382 35,075 71,457
4 34,461 32,790 67,251
5 33,199 31,738 64,937
6 33,534 31,442 64,976
7 32,829 31,612 64,441
8 32,578 31,238 63,816
9 31,897 30,703 62,600
10 31,514 29,915 61,429
11 31,114 29,720 60,834
12 31,430 29,804 61,234
13 30,717 29,275 59,992
14 30,301 28,701 59,002
15 29,416 27,811 57,227
16 28,577 27,428 56,005
17 28,600 27,265 55,865
18 29,107 27,733 56,840
19 28,562 28,520 57,082
20-24 146,636 150,595 297,231
25-29 173,714 187,408 361,122
30-34 194,774 199,171 393,945
35-39 182,237 182,024 364,261
40-44 166,330 164,482 330,812
45-49 151,516 153,669 305,185
50-54 136,737 137,649 274,386
55-59 122,121 122,401 244,522
60-64 109,869 108,917 218,786
65-69 86,298 87,340 173,638
70-74 63,476 67,714 131,190
75-79 46,631 55,405 102,036
80-84 28,423 41,690 70,113
85+ 18,486 39,930 58,416
Total 2,272,699 2,315,553 4,588,252
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 1,285,612 1,199,013
Married 855,087 853,517
Separated 50,833 65,361
Divorced 38,085 49,685
Widowed 43,082 147,977
Total 2,272,699 2,315,553
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 3,758,511 3,927,143
UK 288,627 112,259
Poland 115,193 122,585
Lithuania 34,847 36,683
Other EU 27 116,927 115,237
Rest of World 211,176 157,593
Not stated 0 53,781
Total 4,525,281 4,525,281
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 3,821,995
White Irish Traveller 29,495
Other White 412,975
Black or Black Irish 65,078
Asian or Asian Irish 84,690
Other 40,724
Not stated 70,324
Total 4,525,281
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 4,126,770
Elsewhere in County 209,617
Elsewhere in Ireland 63,622
Outside Ireland 53,267
Total 4,453,276
Population by religion
Catholic 3,861,335
Other stated religion 384,192
No religion 269,811
Not stated 72,914
Total 4,588,252
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 119,526
French 56,430
Lithuanian 31,635
Other 306,477
Total 514,068
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 245,391
Well 161,461
Not well 74,447
Not at all 15,114
Not stated 17,655
Total 514,068
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 1,774,437
No 2,507,312
Not stated 88,882
Total 4,370,631
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 519,181
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 38,480
Outside education system, Daily 55,554
Outside education system, Weekly 103,132
Outside education system, Less often 607,460
Outside education system, Never 435,219
Outside education system, not stated 15,411
Total 1,774,437
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 21,631 9,135 12,496
Weekly 7,510 3,330 4,180
Less often 5,776 2,743 3,033
Never 3,563 1,757 1,806
Total 38,480 16,965 21,515
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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 469,709 939,418 124,765
3 persons 273,416 820,248 332,001
4 persons 249,343 997,372 520,662
5 persons 129,561 647,805 395,750
6 or more persons 57,181 364,237 252,797
Total 1,179,210 3,769,080 1,625,975
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 0 344,944
1 child 161,584 178,012 0 339,596
2 children 151,941 92,826 41,185 285,952
3 children 68,557 30,010 45,903 144,470
4 children 18,903 6,733 21,966 47,602
5 or more children 4,601 1,594 10,451 16,646
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 315,974 83,476 6,136
All children aged fifteen or over 207,216 81,206 20,753
Other 95,761 21,602 2,142
Total number of family units 618,951 186,284 29,031
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 632,609 129,347 9,186
All children aged fifteen or over 345,600 114,895 28,526
Other 295,770 63,867 6,175
Total number of children 1,273,979 308,109 43,887
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 266,141 1,036,743
5-9 years 139,761 562,076
10-14 years 119,189 474,961
15-19 years 104,025 385,352
20+ years 205,150 620,060
Total 834,266 3,079,192
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 131,877 263,754
Empty nest 118,939 237,878
Retired 94,128 188,256
Pre-school 141,320 446,974
Early school 133,003 511,725
Pre-Adolescent 131,263 534,003
Adolescent 135,218 550,311
Adult 293,462 1,036,179
Total 1,179,210 3,769,080
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 526,960
1 214,486
2 328,666
3 254,957
4 or more 306,077
Total 1,631,146
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 392,000 392,000
Husband and wife 240,146 480,292
Cohabiting couple 73,111 146,222
Husband, wife and children 522,959 2,147,067
Cohabiting couple and children 54,911 206,327
Father and children 24,497 62,014
Mother and children 155,264 420,011
Couple and others 21,697 72,760
Couple, children and others 30,459 156,514
Father, children and others 2,986 10,885
Mother, children and others 15,190 56,134
Two or more family units 18,769 100,938
Non-family households and relations 39,611 92,664
Two or more non-related persons 62,608 166,581
Total 1,654,208 4,510,409
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 392,000 392,000
2 persons 479,271 958,542
3 persons 296,010 888,030
4 persons 268,136 1,072,544
5 persons 145,102 725,510
6 persons 52,775 316,650
7 persons 14,174 99,218
8 or more persons 6,740 57,915
Total 1,654,208 4,510,409
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 1,438,345 4,079,628
Flat/Apartment 177,587 342,350
Bed-sit 5,695 8,005
Caravan/Mobile Home 4,800 9,840
Not stated 27,781 70,586
Total 1,654,208 4,510,409
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 149,939 340,515
1919 to 1945 114,817 265,699
1946 to 1960 127,691 311,298
1961 to 1970 114,510 285,906
1971 to 1980 214,197 578,111
1981 to 1990 172,413 509,817
1991 to 2000 238,724 749,913
2001 to 2005 266,110 784,606
2006 or later 171,397 465,963
Not stated 79,610 208,741
Total 1,649,408 4,500,569
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 583,148 1,888,826
Owner occupied no mortgage 566,776 1,346,590
Rented from Private Landlord 305,377 770,375
Rented from Local Authority 129,033 354,992
Rented from Voluntary Body 14,942 34,340
Occupied free of rent 25,436 47,883
Not stated 24,696 57,563
Total 1,649,408 4,500,569
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 23,058 33,389
2 rooms 78,373 138,552
3 rooms 156,731 350,764
4 rooms 174,296 390,118
5 rooms 380,115 993,136
6 rooms 299,646 847,801
7 rooms 223,835 708,587
8 or more rooms 247,026 879,085
Not stated 66,328 159,137
Total 1,649,408 4,500,569
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 26,952
Oil 711,330
Natural Gas 550,215
Electricity 140,419
Coal (including anthracite) 79,145
Peat (including turf) 78,638
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 10,452
Wood (including wood pellets) 21,395
Other 8,524
Not stated 22,338
Total 1,649,408
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 1,247,185
Group scheme with local authority source 144,428
Group scheme with private source 45,774
Other private source 161,532
None 2,080
Not stated 48,409
Total 1,649,408
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 1,092,418
Individual septic tank 437,652
Other individual treatment 50,259
Other 9,370
No sewerage facility 2,555
Not stated 57,154
Total 1,649,408
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 1,660,111
Unoccupied 334,734
Total 1,994,845
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 4,035
Number of persons 109,897
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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 954,541 852,819 1,807,360
Looking for first regular job 19,512 14,654 34,166
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 254,815 135,862 390,677
Student 201,203 207,635 408,838
Looking after home/family 18,040 321,878 339,918
Retired 237,409 219,985 457,394
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 79,502 77,491 156,993
Other 6,488 6,828 13,316
Total 1,771,510 1,837,152 3,608,662
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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 185,324 151,296 336,620
Managerial and technical 587,931 663,740 1,251,671
Non-manual 306,771 494,533 801,304
Skilled manual 457,137 250,232 707,369
Semi-skilled 259,543 227,906 487,449
Unskilled 95,437 74,577 170,014
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 380,556 453,269 833,825
Total 2,272,699 2,315,553 4,588,252
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 237,024 703,726
B Higher professional 102,811 293,023
C Lower professional 182,368 483,424
D Non-manual 291,033 767,654
E Manual skilled 157,362 460,193
F Semi-skilled 139,278 392,719
G Unskilled 62,156 165,734
H Own account workers 86,837 268,680
I Farmers 85,731 243,380
J Agricultural workers 10,061 26,119
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 299,547 705,757
Total 1,654,208 4,510,409
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 130,481 109,427 239,908
15 84,759 64,821 149,580
16 145,418 115,624 261,042
17 117,191 128,649 245,840
18 176,365 196,324 372,689
19 54,576 73,505 128,081
20 52,448 62,479 114,927
21 and over 302,009 339,845 641,854
Not stated 410,236 439,333 849,569
Total 1,473,483 1,530,007 3,003,490
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 201,203 207,635 408,838
Other 96,824 99,510 196,334
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 24,209 88,229 112,438
Arts 24,969 31,206 56,175
Humanities 22,326 33,099 55,425
Social sciences, Business and Law 152,729 261,230 413,959
Science, Mathematics and Computing 70,825 59,738 130,563
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 260,892 24,033 284,925
Agriculture and Veterinary 70,015 12,927 82,942
Health and Welfare 29,961 172,998 202,959
Services 50,229 83,171 133,400
Other subjects 1,264 1,884 3,148
Not Stated (including unknown) 766,064 761,492 1,527,556
Total 1,473,483 1,530,007 3,003,490
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 23,086 19,301 42,387
Primary Education 216,530 197,979 414,509
Lower Secondary 268,192 231,297 499,489
Upper Secondary 274,842 326,656 601,498
Technical or Vocational qualification 120,366 138,331 258,697
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 116,900 55,025 171,925
Higher Certificate 59,359 75,763 135,122
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 98,460 123,517 221,977
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 120,962 150,339 271,301
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 94,295 130,449 224,744
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 13,018 8,952 21,970
Not stated 67,473 72,398 139,871
Total 1,473,483 1,530,007 3,003,490
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 414,938
Bicycle 61,177
Bus, minibus or coach 288,562
Train, DART or LUAS 70,976
Motorcycle or scooter 9,312
Car driver 1,127,396
Car passenger 508,338
Van 118,991
Other 104,853
Not stated 89,590
Total 2,794,133
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 122,056
06:30-07:00 161,594
07:01-07:30 228,595
07:31-08:00 391,908
08:01-08:30 560,748
08:31-09:00 656,371
09:01-09:30 262,469
After 09:30 216,043
Not stated 104,620
Total 2,704,404
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 921,724
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 812,773
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 463,182
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 152,894
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 140,545
1 1/2 hours and over 51,038
Not stated 162,248
Total 2,704,404
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 53,058
15-24 44,513
25-44 120,426
45-64 173,269
65+ 204,069
Total 595,335
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 33,359 47,532
15-28 10,853 18,402
29-42 5,443 8,696
43+ 13,375 26,607
Not stated 9,969 12,876
Total 72,999 114,113
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very Good 1,376,303 1,391,378 2,767,681
Good 635,037 647,919 1,282,956
Fair 176,239 191,892 368,131
Bad 27,727 29,516 57,243
Very bad 5,912 6,506 12,418
Not stated 51,481 48,342 99,823
Total 2,272,699 2,315,553 4,588,252
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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 109,849 61,560 171,409
Professional Occupations 151,159 202,622 353,781
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 138,244 92,916 231,160
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 43,974 182,678 226,652
Skilled Trades Occupations 317,029 31,075 348,104
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 22,372 122,217 144,589
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 52,276 103,004 155,280
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 140,140 27,596 167,736
Elementary Occupations 122,330 79,400 201,730
Not stated 111,983 85,613 197,596
Total 1,209,356 988,681 2,198,037
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 80,431 11,095
Building and construction 80,174 7,197
Manufacturing industries 147,913 61,890
Commerce and trade 228,535 227,754
Transport and communications 108,269 38,261
Public administration 59,942 53,918
Professional services 113,988 311,361
Other 135,289 141,343
Total 954,541 852,819
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 289,722
One motor car 668,766
Two motor cars 556,036
Three motor cars 101,264
Four or more motor cars 33,620
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 1,199,298
No 414,597
Not stated 35,513
Total 1,649,408
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 1,051,942
Other 132,973
No 426,096
Not stated 38,397
Total 1,649,408
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