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Settlement Balbriggan Legal Town And Its Environs (CSO Area Code ST 04001)

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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
0 234 236 470
1 273 260 533
2 267 227 494
3 258 253 511
4 249 206 455
5 211 204 415
6 254 219 473
7 243 227 470
8 213 221 434
9 182 201 383
10 173 175 348
11 166 152 318
12 132 138 270
13 109 126 235
14 124 102 226
15 94 92 186
16 122 82 204
17 95 81 176
18 104 87 191
19 86 94 180
20-24 463 572 1,035
25-29 768 1,009 1,777
30-34 1,100 1,345 2,445
35-39 1,055 1,127 2,182
40-44 799 730 1,529
45-49 530 494 1,024
50-54 373 419 792
55-59 333 372 705
60-64 284 295 579
65-69 171 161 332
70-74 108 109 217
75-79 92 108 200
80-84 33 65 98
85+ 22 51 73
Total 9,720 10,240 19,960
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 5,865 5,940
Married 3,341 3,356
Separated 245 392
Divorced 174 236
Widowed 95 316
Total 9,720 10,240
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 14,708 15,373
UK 900 335
Poland 818 894
Lithuania 203 225
Other EU 27 929 935
Rest of World 2,295 1,813
Not stated 0 278
Total 19,853 19,853
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 13,580
White Irish Traveller 146
Other White 2,684
Black or Black Irish 2,311
Asian or Asian Irish 419
Other 385
Not stated 328
Total 19,853
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 17,850
Elsewhere in County 1,143
Elsewhere in Ireland 216
Outside Ireland 175
Total 19,384
Population by religion
Catholic 14,855
Other stated religion 3,602
No religion 1,192
Not stated 311
Total 19,960
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 902
French 441
Lithuanian 210
Other 3,216
Total 4,769
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 2,504
Well 1,384
Not well 579
Not at all 157
Not stated 145
Total 4,769
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 6,388
No 11,731
Not stated 344
Total 18,463
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 2,508
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 136
Outside education system, Daily 174
Outside education system, Weekly 348
Outside education system, Less often 1,696
Outside education system, Never 1,458
Outside education system, Not stated 68
Total 6,388
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 82 37 45
Weekly 20 7 13
Less often 24 7 17
Never 10 3 7
Total 136 54 82
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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 1,954 3,908 650
3 persons 1,406 4,218 1,785
4 persons 1,239 4,956 2,654
5 persons 556 2,780 1,723
6 or more persons 267 1,710 1,202
Total 5,422 17,572 8,014
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 1,304
1 child 1,124 553 0 1,677
2 children 1,031 258 153 1,442
3 children 413 77 187 677
4 children 132 11 82 225
5 or more children 47 3 47 97
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 1,943 764 40
All children aged fifteen or over 567 271 64
Other 322 142 5
Total number of family units 2,832 1,177 109
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 3,843 1,299 57
All children aged fifteen or over 873 393 94
Other 998 441 16
Total number of children 5,714 2,133 167
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 1,907 7,396
5-9 years 838 3,068
10-14 years 471 1,671
15-19 years 342 1,155
20+ years 560 1,674
Total 4,118 14,964
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 775 1,550
Empty nest 377 754
Retired 152 304
Pre-school 958 2,991
Early school 1,008 3,810
Pre-Adolescent 781 3,088
Adolescent 518 2,063
Adult 853 3,012
Total 5,422 17,572
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 1,950
1 1,255
2 1,624
3 969
4 or more 905
Total 6,703
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 1,471 1,471
Husband and wife 774 1,548
Cohabiting couple 418 836
Husband, wife and children 2,247 9,164
Cohabiting couple and children 403 1,506
Father and children 93 237
Mother and children 1,047 3,004
Couple and others 77 251
Couple, children and others 141 719
Father, children and others 15 56
Mother, children and others 64 229
Two or more family units 70 380
Non-family households and relations 125 276
Two or more non-related persons 170 391
Total 7,115 20,068
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 1,471 1,471
2 persons 1,971 3,942
3 persons 1,453 4,359
4 persons 1,278 5,112
5 persons 615 3,075
6 persons 229 1,374
7 persons 69 483
8 or more persons 29 252
Total 7,115 20,068
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 5,660 16,767
Flat/Apartment 1,271 2,735
Bed-sit 6 14
Caravan/Mobile Home 2 13
Not stated 176 539
Total 7,115 20,068
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 142 327
1919 to 1945 142 316
1946 to 1960 193 527
1961 to 1970 243 595
1971 to 1980 844 2,269
1981 to 1990 400 1,223
1991 to 2000 974 3,131
2001 to 2005 2,470 6,992
2006 or later 1,275 3,405
Not stated 430 1,270
Total 7,113 20,055
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 3,363 9,586
Owner occupied no mortgage 1,070 2,466
Rented from Private Landlord 1,639 4,704
Rented from Local Authority 803 2,612
Rented from Voluntary Body 103 317
Occupied free of rent 43 86
Not stated 92 284
Total 7,113 20,055
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 75 106
2 rooms 558 1,167
3 rooms 1,219 3,284
4 rooms 1,099 2,668
5 rooms 2,187 6,315
6 rooms 838 2,676
7 rooms 599 2,112
8 or more rooms 284 990
Not stated 254 737
Total 7,113 20,055
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 55
Oil 1,223
Natural Gas 5,094
Electricity 493
Coal (including anthracite) 119
Peat (including turf) 2
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 16
Wood (including wood pellets) 8
Other 6
Not stated 97
Total 7,113
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 6,484
Group scheme with local authority source 367
Group scheme with private source 8
Other private source 15
None 4
Not stated 235
Total 7,113
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 6,668
Individual septic tank 79
Other individual treatment 14
Other 15
No sewerage facility 6
Not stated 331
Total 7,113
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 7,121
Unoccupied 803
Total 7,924
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 5
Number of persons 52
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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 3,885 3,662 7,547
Looking for first regular job 118 129 247
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 1,148 838 1,986
Student 656 631 1,287
Looking after home/family 74 1,276 1,350
Retired 470 441 911
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 267 290 557
Other 14 26 40
Total 6,632 7,293 13,925
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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 466 395 861
Managerial and technical 2,274 2,417 4,691
Non-manual 1,486 2,506 3,992
Skilled manual 2,070 1,192 3,262
Semi-skilled 1,208 1,075 2,283
Unskilled 382 380 762
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 1,834 2,275 4,109
Total 9,720 10,240 19,960
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 983 2,831
B Higher professional 307 846
C Lower professional 676 1,837
D Non-manual 1,729 4,562
E Manual skilled 693 2,066
F Semi-skilled 707 2,042
G Unskilled 284 815
H Own account workers 292 925
I Farmers 17 43
J Agricultural workers 22 69
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 1,405 4,032
Total 7,115 20,068
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 327 339 666
15 272 235 507
16 536 408 944
17 514 555 1,069
18 656 807 1,463
19 231 352 583
20 208 251 459
21 and over 994 1,147 2,141
Not stated 1,574 1,800 3,374
Total 5,312 5,894 11,206
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 656 631 1,287
Other 664 768 1,432
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 55 252 307
Arts 100 110 210
Humanities 60 138 198
Social sciences, Business and Law 613 1,148 1,761
Science, Mathematics and Computing 294 239 533
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 985 109 1,094
Agriculture and Veterinary 67 30 97
Health and Welfare 100 601 701
Services 288 407 695
Other subjects 4 16 20
Not Stated (including unknown) 2,746 2,844 5,590
Total 5,312 5,894 11,206
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 74 83 157
Primary Education 522 590 1,112
Lower Secondary 940 866 1,806
Upper Secondary 1,225 1,415 2,640
Technical or Vocational qualification 518 778 1,296
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 522 259 781
Higher Certificate 251 330 581
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 379 467 846
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 363 469 832
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 266 364 630
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 34 22 56
Not stated 218 251 469
Total 5,312 5,894 11,206
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 2,624
Bicycle 164
Bus, minibus or coach 779
Train, DART or LUAS 1,412
Motorcycle or scooter 41
Car driver 4,547
Car passenger 1,947
Van 296
Other 160
Not stated 369
Total 12,339
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 1,107
06:30-07:00 1,264
07:01-07:30 1,367
07:31-08:00 1,585
08:01-08:30 1,896
08:31-09:00 3,042
09:01-09:30 627
After 09:30 833
Not stated 477
Total 12,198
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 3,376
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 2,837
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 2,151
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 1,056
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 1,446
1 1/2 hours and over 625
Not stated 707
Total 12,198
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 342
15-24 149
25-44 710
45-64 680
65+ 357
Total 2,238
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 101 162
15-28 31 56
29-42 12 29
43+ 40 87
Not stated 50 50
Total 234 384
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very good 6,100 6,251 12,351
Good 2,612 2,951 5,563
Fair 639 712 1,351
Bad 112 110 222
Very bad 22 28 50
Not stated 235 188 423
Total 9,720 10,240 19,960
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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 421 237 658
Professional Occupations 450 561 1,011
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 601 375 976
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 320 1,108 1,428
Skilled Trades Occupations 1,009 101 1,110
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 158 631 789
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 281 520 801
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 697 101 798
Elementary Occupations 616 397 1,013
Not stated 480 469 949
Total 5,033 4,500 9,533
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 39 10
Building and construction 263 30
Manufacturing industries 457 209
Commerce and trade 1,010 1,099
Transport and communications 800 257
Public administration 322 281
Professional services 450 1,187
Other 544 589
Total 3,885 3,662
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 1,363
One motor car 3,607
Two motor cars 1,899
Three motor cars 204
Four or more motor cars 40
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 5,581
No 1,376
Not stated 156
Total 7,113
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 5,124
Other 437
No 1,404
Not stated 148
Total 7,113
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