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Settlement Kilkenny Legal Town And Its Environs (CSO Area Code ST 07009)

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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
0 180 215 395
1 215 164 379
2 210 179 389
3 166 161 327
4 178 160 338
5 165 133 298
6 137 149 286
7 159 140 299
8 141 165 306
9 145 137 282
10 170 155 325
11 155 129 284
12 159 140 299
13 159 157 316
14 196 151 347
15 181 172 353
16 159 131 290
17 159 156 315
18 150 147 297
19 114 130 244
20-24 691 775 1,466
25-29 1,071 1,238 2,309
30-34 1,175 1,219 2,394
35-39 1,067 963 2,030
40-44 776 869 1,645
45-49 791 792 1,583
50-54 695 772 1,467
55-59 642 631 1,273
60-64 560 560 1,120
65-69 416 493 909
70-74 296 366 662
75-79 215 350 565
80-84 135 207 342
85+ 73 216 289
Total 11,901 12,522 24,423
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 6,851 6,721
Married 4,239 4,200
Separated 314 437
Divorced 273 366
Widowed 224 798
Total 11,901 12,522
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 19,376 19,985
UK 1,288 532
Poland 1,200 1,280
Lithuania 202 215
Other EU 27 900 908
Rest of World 1,139 902
Not stated 0 283
Total 24,105 24,105
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 19,352
White Irish Traveller 255
Other White 2,963
Black or Black Irish 376
Asian or Asian Irish 551
Other 229
Not stated 379
Total 24,105
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 21,517
Elsewhere in County 1,372
Elsewhere in Ireland 521
Outside Ireland 304
Total 23,714
Population by religion
Catholic 20,327
Other stated religion 2,441
No religion 1,283
Not stated 372
Total 24,423
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 1,234
French 307
Lithuanian 175
Other 2,049
Total 3,765
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 1,551
Well 1,372
Not well 627
Not at all 103
Not stated 112
Total 3,765
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 9,183
No 13,618
Not stated 459
Total 23,260
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 2,746
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 201
Outside education system, Daily 221
Outside education system, Weekly 518
Outside education system, Less often 3,174
Outside education system, Never 2,237
Outside education system, Not stated 86
Total 9,183
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 108 36 72
Weekly 44 20 24
Less often 26 13 13
Never 23 10 13
Total 201 79 122
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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 2,735 5,470 794
3 persons 1,500 4,500 1,798
4 persons 1,149 4,596 2,422
5 persons 530 2,650 1,617
6 or more persons 221 1,425 996
Total 6,135 18,641 7,627
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 1,941
1 child 1,057 939 0 1,996
2 children 732 384 207 1,323
3 children 271 122 234 627
4 children 81 13 86 180
5 or more children 24 2 42 68
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 1,618 514 33
All children aged fifteen or over 889 472 99
Other 431 127 11
Total number of family units 2,938 1,113 143
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 2,997 747 47
All children aged fifteen or over 1,389 615 131
Other 1,299 370 32
Total number of children 5,685 1,732 210
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 1,419 5,205
5-9 years 711 2,745
10-14 years 604 2,325
15-19 years 525 1,803
20+ years 935 2,681
Total 4,194 14,759
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 819 1,638
Empty nest 652 1,304
Retired 470 940
Pre-school 866 2,626
Early school 625 2,274
Pre-Adolescent 674 2,674
Adolescent 709 2,768
Adult 1,320 4,417
Total 6,135 18,641
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 3,204
1 1,376
2 1,758
3 1,285
4 or more 1,451
Total 9,074
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 2,444 2,444
Husband and wife 1,273 2,546
Cohabiting couple 480 960
Husband, wife and children 2,370 9,481
Cohabiting couple and children 353 1,287
Father and children 122 306
Mother and children 936 2,424
Couple and others 145 493
Couple, children and others 172 864
Father, children and others 16 53
Mother, children and others 98 363
Two or more family units 84 432
Non-family households and relations 244 548
Two or more non-related persons 534 1,338
Total 9,271 23,539
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 2,444 2,444
2 persons 2,946 5,892
3 persons 1,673 5,019
4 persons 1,299 5,196
5 persons 607 3,035
6 persons 213 1,278
7 persons 57 399
8 or more persons 32 276
Total 9,271 23,539
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 8,024 21,157
Flat/Apartment 1,075 1,951
Bed-sit 15 17
Caravan/Mobile Home 17 80
Not stated 140 334
Total 9,271 23,539
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 411 824
1919 to 1945 496 1,099
1946 to 1960 768 1,870
1961 to 1970 589 1,326
1971 to 1980 1,314 3,270
1981 to 1990 937 2,513
1991 to 2000 1,545 4,132
2001 to 2005 1,696 4,472
2006 or later 968 2,554
Not stated 530 1,399
Total 9,254 23,459
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 2,856 8,239
Owner occupied no mortgage 2,632 5,725
Rented from Private Landlord 2,413 6,017
Rented from Local Authority 1,033 2,731
Rented from Voluntary Body 144 362
Occupied free of rent 78 172
Not stated 98 213
Total 9,254 23,459
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 73 90
2 rooms 482 780
3 rooms 1,052 2,425
4 rooms 1,015 2,214
5 rooms 2,906 7,246
6 rooms 1,510 4,073
7 rooms 897 2,616
8 or more rooms 965 3,195
Not stated 354 820
Total 9,254 23,459
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 117
Oil 2,521
Natural Gas 5,401
Electricity 681
Coal (including anthracite) 357
Peat (including turf) 15
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 17
Wood (including wood pellets) 29
Other 11
Not stated 105
Total 9,254
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 8,541
Group scheme with local authority source 444
Group scheme with private source 13
Other private source 18
None 0
Not stated 238
Total 9,254
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 8,750
Individual septic tank 177
Other individual treatment 10
Other 16
No sewerage facility 3
Not stated 298
Total 9,254
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 9,287
Unoccupied 1,509
Total 10,796
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 74
Number of persons 1,239
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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 4,883 4,955 9,838
Looking for first regular job 99 94 193
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 1,599 869 2,468
Student 972 1,008 1,980
Looking after home/family 72 1,550 1,622
Retired 1,265 1,302 2,567
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 463 383 846
Other 13 26 39
Total 9,366 10,187 19,553
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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 987 726 1,713
Managerial and technical 2,825 3,602 6,427
Non-manual 1,629 2,698 4,327
Skilled manual 2,388 1,241 3,629
Semi-skilled 1,413 1,125 2,538
Unskilled 513 531 1,044
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 2,146 2,599 4,745
Total 11,901 12,522 24,423
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 1,330 3,513
B Higher professional 639 1,717
C Lower professional 1,178 2,719
D Non-manual 2,045 5,219
E Manual skilled 826 2,300
F Semi-skilled 720 1,921
G Unskilled 402 995
H Own account workers 383 1,121
I Farmers 50 122
J Agricultural workers 42 117
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 1,656 3,795
Total 9,271 23,539
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 501 474 975
15 392 336 728
16 700 535 1,235
17 610 685 1,295
18 957 1,111 2,068
19 352 429 781
20 325 399 724
21 and over 1,817 2,126 3,943
Not stated 2,153 2,493 4,646
Total 7,807 8,588 16,395
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 972 1,008 1,980
Other 587 591 1,178
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 155 644 799
Arts 152 154 306
Humanities 117 173 290
Social sciences, Business and Law 830 1,376 2,206
Science, Mathematics and Computing 364 290 654
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 1,445 140 1,585
Agriculture and Veterinary 189 47 236
Health and Welfare 248 1,240 1,488
Services 348 498 846
Other subjects 7 15 22
Not Stated (including unknown) 3,952 4,011 7,963
Total 7,807 8,588 16,395
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 95 76 171
Primary Education 933 938 1,871
Lower Secondary 1,380 1,246 2,626
Upper Secondary 1,570 1,891 3,461
Technical or Vocational qualification 728 772 1,500
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 573 313 886
Higher Certificate 372 485 857
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 565 772 1,337
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 706 944 1,650
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 532 770 1,302
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 37 25 62
Not stated 316 356 672
Total 7,807 8,588 16,395
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 3,562
Bicycle 428
Bus, minibus or coach 423
Train, DART or LUAS 79
Motorcycle or scooter 26
Car driver 6,129
Car passenger 2,761
Van 485
Other 343
Not stated 395
Total 14,631
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 530
06:30-07:00 622
07:01-07:30 760
07:31-08:00 1,754
08:01-08:30 3,443
08:31-09:00 4,133
09:01-09:30 1,229
After 09:30 1,365
Not stated 481
Total 14,317
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 7,086
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 3,851
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 1,377
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 476
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 408
1 1/2 hours and over 323
Not stated 796
Total 14,317
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 271
15-24 257
25-44 701
45-64 1,010
65+ 1,084
Total 3,323
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 130 243
15-28 41 78
29-42 30 53
43+ 70 124
Not stated 52 71
Total 323 569
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very good 7,176 7,342 14,518
Good 3,362 3,670 7,032
Fair 925 1,081 2,006
Bad 154 144 298
Very bad 35 27 62
Not stated 249 258 507
Total 11,901 12,522 24,423
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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 659 401 1,060
Professional Occupations 829 1,274 2,103
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 748 488 1,236
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 187 815 1,002
Skilled Trades Occupations 1,478 169 1,647
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 146 706 852
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 400 789 1,189
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 609 40 649
Elementary Occupations 834 651 1,485
Not stated 592 491 1,083
Total 6,482 5,824 12,306
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 106 20
Building and construction 347 24
Manufacturing industries 717 212
Commerce and trade 1,356 1,436
Transport and communications 327 88
Public administration 406 287
Professional services 627 1,902
Other 997 986
Total 4,883 4,955
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 2,062
One motor car 4,162
Two motor cars 2,569
Three motor cars 373
Four or more motor cars 88
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 6,755
No 2,315
Not stated 184
Total 9,254
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 6,112
Other 650
No 2,283
Not stated 209
Total 9,254
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