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Settlement Swords (CSO Area Code ST 04014)

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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
0 368 345 713
1 425 353 778
2 379 339 718
3 336 325 661
4 326 270 596
5 273 274 547
6 277 267 544
7 278 278 556
8 289 267 556
9 238 238 476
10 214 254 468
11 226 229 455
12 269 215 484
13 239 228 467
14 252 220 472
15 256 211 467
16 228 218 446
17 241 214 455
18 211 200 411
19 219 225 444
20-24 1,238 1,306 2,544
25-29 1,744 1,940 3,684
30-34 2,147 2,158 4,305
35-39 1,767 1,770 3,537
40-44 1,449 1,474 2,923
45-49 1,224 1,358 2,582
50-54 987 1,039 2,026
55-59 713 786 1,499
60-64 562 610 1,172
65-69 407 424 831
70-74 247 224 471
75-79 117 188 305
80-84 57 108 165
85+ 42 124 166
Total 18,245 18,679 36,924
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 10,552 10,118
Married 6,783 6,749
Separated 382 593
Divorced 350 566
Widowed 178 653
Total 18,245 18,679
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 27,574 28,403
UK 1,624 608
Poland 1,910 2,012
Lithuania 553 580
Other EU 27 2,578 2,606
Rest of World 2,357 1,920
Not stated 0 467
Total 36,596 36,596
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 27,101
White Irish Traveller 73
Other White 6,161
Black or Black Irish 1,005
Asian or Asian Irish 1,045
Other 408
Not stated 803
Total 36,596
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 32,795
Elsewhere in County 2,229
Elsewhere in Ireland 256
Outside Ireland 603
Total 35,883
Population by religion
Catholic 29,369
Other stated religion 4,089
No religion 2,607
Not stated 859
Total 36,924
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 1,943
French 545
Lithuanian 467
Other 4,827
Total 7,782
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 3,369
Well 2,685
Not well 1,204
Not at all 254
Not stated 270
Total 7,782
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 12,190
No 21,679
Not stated 846
Total 34,715
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 3,925
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 294
Outside education system, Daily 303
Outside education system, Weekly 614
Outside education system, Less often 3,666
Outside education system, Never 3,304
Outside education system, Not stated 84
Total 12,190
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 168 57 111
Weekly 50 22 28
Less often 33 13 20
Never 43 16 27
Total 294 108 186
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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 3,655 7,310 968
3 persons 2,520 7,560 3,025
4 persons 2,340 9,360 4,880
5 persons 1,002 5,010 3,054
6 or more persons 311 1,934 1,324
Total 9,828 31,174 13,251
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 2,687
1 child 1,748 1,235 0 2,983
2 children 1,493 757 395 2,645
3 children 526 206 422 1,154
4 children 121 44 127 292
5 or more children 20 6 41 67
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 3,068 795 45
All children aged over fifteen 1,543 576 129
Other 797 172 16
Total number of family units 5,408 1,543 190
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 5,600 1,234 64
All children aged over fifteen 2,564 832 177
Other 2,254 487 39
Total number of family units 10,418 2,553 280
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 2,687 9,894
5-9 years 1,250 4,818
10-14 years 956 3,724
15-19 years 868 3,146
20+ years 1,380 4,218
Total 7,141 25,800
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 1,556 3,112
Empty nest 746 1,492
Retired 385 770
Pre-school 1,591 4,987
Early school 1,239 4,609
Pre-Adolescent 1,078 4,278
Adolescent 1,149 4,519
Adult 2,084 7,407
Total 9,828 31,174
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 4,520
1 2,238
2 2,997
3 1,837
4 or more 1,409
Total 13,001
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 2,028 2,028
Husband and wife 1,503 3,006
Cohabiting couple 742 1,484
Husband, wife and children 4,398 17,577
Cohabiting couple and children 531 1,936
Father and children 151 379
Mother and children 1,245 3,395
Couple and others 304 1,083
Couple, children and others 324 1,610
Father, children and others 28 105
Mother, children and others 140 517
Two or more family units 228 1,266
Non-family households and relations 314 793
Two or more non-related persons 630 1,737
Total 12,566 36,916
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 2,028 2,028
2 persons 3,504 7,008
3 persons 2,709 8,127
4 persons 2,567 10,268
5 persons 1,255 6,275
6 persons 373 2,238
7 persons 86 602
8 or more persons 44 370
Total 12,566 36,916
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 10,417 31,909
Flat/Apartment 1,864 4,177
Bed-sit 13 33
Caravan/Mobile Home 7 18
Not stated 265 779
Total 12,566 36,916
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 48 120
1919 to 1945 69 179
1946 to 1960 200 502
1961 to 1970 736 1,962
1971 to 1980 1,878 5,387
1981 to 1990 1,955 6,068
1991 to 2000 2,692 8,659
2001 to 2005 3,311 9,242
2006 or later 877 2,246
Not stated 793 2,533
Total 12,559 36,898
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 6,206 19,110
Owner occupied no mortgage 2,459 6,140
Rented from Private Landlord 3,002 9,158
Rented from Local Authority 545 1,618
Rented from Voluntary Body 107 303
Occupied free of rent 58 102
Not stated 182 467
Total 12,559 36,898
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 116 221
2 rooms 725 1,577
3 rooms 1,356 3,730
4 rooms 1,513 3,711
5 rooms 3,498 9,935
6 rooms 2,320 7,351
7 rooms 1,652 5,601
8 or more rooms 920 3,549
Not stated 459 1,223
Total 12,559 36,898
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 51
Oil 1,854
Natural Gas 9,601
Electricity 763
Coal (including anthracite) 69
Peat (including turf) 7
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 19
Wood (including wood pellets) 6
Other 14
Not stated 175
Total 12,559
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 11,531
Group scheme with local authority source 548
Group scheme with private source 13
Other private source 9
None 0
Not stated 458
Total 12,559
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 11,746
Individual septic tank 119
Other individual treatment 19
Other 44
No sewerage facility 9
Not stated 622
Total 12,559
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 12,575
Unoccupied 869
Total 13,444
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 16
Number of persons 481
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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 9,245 8,547 17,792
Looking for first regular job 142 130 272
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 1,621 1,083 2,704
Student 1,409 1,373 2,782
Looking after home/family 92 1,952 2,044
Retired 984 884 1,868
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 350 572 922
Other 13 36 49
Total 13,856 14,577 28,433
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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 1,123 951 2,074
Managerial and technical 5,156 5,532 10,688
Non-manual 3,023 4,942 7,965
Skilled manual 3,792 2,011 5,803
Semi-skilled 2,229 1,872 4,101
Unskilled 644 589 1,233
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 2,278 2,782 5,060
Total 18,245 18,679 36,924
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 2,279 6,860
B Higher professional 702 1,920
C Lower professional 1,458 3,944
D Non-manual 3,131 8,930
E Manual skilled 1,153 3,656
F Semi-skilled 1,071 3,409
G Unskilled 387 1,209
H Own account workers 699 2,305
I Farmers 22 74
J Agricultural workers 45 157
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 1,619 4,452
Total 12,566 36,916
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 437 459 896
15 520 389 909
16 975 817 1,792
17 1,108 1,225 2,333
18 1,575 1,701 3,276
19 485 684 1,169
20 499 549 1,048
21 and over 2,400 2,564 4,964
Not stated 3,358 3,710 7,068
Total 11,357 12,098 23,455
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 1,409 1,373 2,782
Other 1,090 1,106 2,196
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 155 601 756
Arts 238 243 481
Humanities 140 277 417
Social sciences, Business and Law 1,530 2,582 4,112
Science, Mathematics and Computing 737 479 1,216
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 2,181 227 2,408
Agriculture and Veterinary 102 67 169
Health and Welfare 227 1,084 1,311
Services 626 867 1,493
Other subjects 10 18 28
Not Stated (including unknown) 5,411 5,653 11,064
Total 11,357 12,098 23,455
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 89 81 170
Primary Education 831 972 1,803
Lower Secondary 1,725 1,665 3,390
Upper Secondary 2,630 3,081 5,711
Technical or Vocational qualification 1,193 1,322 2,515
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 1,095 486 1,581
Higher Certificate 584 680 1,264
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 938 1,047 1,985
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 1,016 1,187 2,203
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 673 967 1,640
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 49 54 103
Not stated 534 556 1,090
Total 11,357 12,098 23,455
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 4,331
Bicycle 448
Bus, minibus or coach 4,047
Train, DART or LUAS 253
Motorcycle or scooter 153
Car driver 10,778
Car passenger 3,554
Van 699
Other 340
Not stated 752
Total 25,355
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 2,424
06:30-07:00 1,893
07:01-07:30 2,496
07:31-08:00 3,740
08:01-08:30 5,279
08:31-09:00 5,095
09:01-09:30 883
After 09:30 2,262
Not stated 995
Total 25,067
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 7,133
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 7,627
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 4,611
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 1,841
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 1,928
1 1/2 hours and over 494
Not stated 1,433
Total 25,067
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 452
15-24 328
25-44 1,003
45-64 1,093
65+ 714
Total 3,590
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 220 327
15-28 46 111
29-42 32 50
43+ 64 146
Not stated 58 88
Total 420 722
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very good 11,530 11,614 23,144
Good 5,062 5,278 10,340
Fair 940 1,124 2,064
Bad 127 167 294
Very bad 36 32 68
Not stated 550 464 1,014
Total 18,245 18,679 36,924
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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 1,048 616 1,664
Professional Occupations 1,133 1,446 2,579
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 1,481 957 2,438
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 593 1,940 2,533
Skilled Trades Occupations 1,890 169 2,059
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 311 1,176 1,487
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 687 1,319 2,006
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 1,413 250 1,663
Elementary Occupations 1,397 953 2,350
Not stated 913 804 1,717
Total 10,866 9,630 20,496
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 80 36
Building and construction 556 53
Manufacturing industries 917 443
Commerce and trade 2,414 2,567
Transport and communications 2,052 961
Public administration 627 525
Professional services 1,189 2,588
Other 1,410 1,374
Total 9,245 8,547
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 1,591
One motor car 5,426
Two motor cars 4,718
Three motor cars 679
Four or more motor cars 145
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 10,730
No 1,550
Not stated 279
Total 12,559
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 10,192
Other 614
No 1,460
Not stated 293
Total 12,559
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