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Settlement Portlaoighise Legal Town And Its Environs (CSO Area Code ST 08012)

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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
0 257 211 468
1 225 215 440
2 206 196 402
3 227 212 439
4 196 179 375
5 149 146 295
6 171 177 348
7 187 157 344
8 157 166 323
9 130 151 281
10 147 164 311
11 133 122 255
12 121 120 241
13 127 112 239
14 103 87 190
15 134 114 248
16 95 114 209
17 106 91 197
18 89 86 175
19 92 102 194
20-24 746 660 1,406
25-29 1,156 1,119 2,275
30-34 1,192 1,119 2,311
35-39 958 836 1,794
40-44 773 640 1,413
45-49 636 565 1,201
50-54 485 445 930
55-59 411 388 799
60-64 316 297 613
65-69 217 229 446
70-74 151 207 358
75-79 121 145 266
80-84 87 114 201
85+ 48 110 158
Total 10,349 9,796 20,145
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 6,235 5,493
Married 3,399 3,239
Separated 349 340
Divorced 219 272
Widowed 147 452
Total 10,349 9,796
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 15,156 15,408
UK 837 373
Poland 1,293 1,410
Lithuania 525 542
Other EU 27 828 857
Rest of World 1,420 1,163
Not stated 0 306
Total 20,059 20,059
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 13,771
White Irish Traveller 282
Other White 3,221
Black or Black Irish 884
Asian or Asian Irish 600
Other 288
Not stated 1,013
Total 20,059
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 17,670
Elsewhere in County 1,114
Elsewhere in Ireland 611
Outside Ireland 196
Total 19,591
Population by religion
Catholic 15,899
Other stated religion 2,452
No religion 864
Not stated 930
Total 20,145
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 1,398
French 211
Lithuanian 434
Other 2,376
Total 4,419
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 1,687
Well 1,550
Not well 847
Not at all 180
Not stated 155
Total 4,419
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 6,621
No 11,223
Not stated 991
Total 18,835
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 2,105
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 138
Outside education system, Daily 156
Outside education system, Weekly 321
Outside education system, Less often 2,141
Outside education system, Never 1,699
Outside education system, Not stated 61
Total 6,621
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 74 35 39
Weekly 21 11 10
Less often 21 10 11
Never 22 10 12
Total 138 66 72
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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 1,949 3,898 501
3 persons 1,280 3,840 1,522
4 persons 1,067 4,268 2,241
5 persons 495 2,475 1,532
6 or more persons 243 1,548 1,078
Total 5,034 16,029 6,874
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 1,448
1 child 970 569 0 1,539
2 children 776 236 190 1,202
3 children 309 74 172 555
4 children 104 9 101 214
5 or more children 25 1 50 76
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 1,729 422 33
All children aged fifteen or over 570 250 69
Other 374 130 9
Total number of family units 2,673 802 111
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 3,279 668 49
All children aged fifteen or over 868 343 93
Other 1,151 398 25
Total number of children 5,298 1,409 167
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 1,593 6,150
5-9 years 661 2,550
10-14 years 443 1,670
15-19 years 329 1,131
20+ years 560 1,632
Total 3,586 13,133
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 787 1,574
Empty nest 435 870
Retired 226 452
Pre-school 876 2,761
Early school 732 2,777
Pre-Adolescent 576 2,371
Adolescent 598 2,475
Adult 804 2,749
Total 5,034 16,029
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 2,159
1 1,121
2 1,395
3 918
4 or more 1,086
Total 6,679
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 1,637 1,637
Husband and wife 848 1,696
Cohabiting couple 469 938
Husband, wife and children 2,058 8,337
Cohabiting couple and children 431 1,593
Father and children 91 232
Mother and children 693 1,928
Couple and others 105 349
Couple, children and others 160 826
Father, children and others 16 56
Mother, children and others 71 290
Two or more family units 45 236
Non-family households and relations 163 385
Two or more non-related persons 246 624
Total 7,033 19,127
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 1,637 1,637
2 persons 2,005 4,010
3 persons 1,384 4,152
4 persons 1,158 4,632
5 persons 548 2,740
6 persons 207 1,242
7 persons 60 420
8 or more persons 34 294
Total 7,033 19,127
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 6,350 17,755
Flat/Apartment 540 971
Bed-sit 9 21
Caravan/Mobile Home 4 19
Not stated 130 361
Total 7,033 19,127
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 163 354
1919 to 1945 193 392
1946 to 1960 284 688
1961 to 1970 285 640
1971 to 1980 514 1,285
1981 to 1990 570 1,589
1991 to 2000 1,222 3,619
2001 to 2005 1,754 4,852
2006 or later 1,620 4,467
Not stated 424 1,222
Total 7,029 19,108
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 2,752 8,059
Owner occupied no mortgage 1,473 3,289
Rented from Private Landlord 1,765 4,794
Rented from Local Authority 755 2,268
Rented from Voluntary Body 114 313
Occupied free of rent 48 85
Not stated 122 300
Total 7,029 19,108
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 51 74
2 rooms 293 555
3 rooms 872 2,333
4 rooms 802 1,937
5 rooms 2,331 6,203
6 rooms 1,218 3,507
7 rooms 700 2,207
8 or more rooms 479 1,581
Not stated 283 711
Total 7,029 19,108
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 46
Oil 1,921
Natural Gas 4,094
Electricity 340
Coal (including anthracite) 190
Peat (including turf) 268
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 21
Wood (including wood pellets) 21
Other 13
Not stated 115
Total 7,029
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 6,433
Group scheme with local authority source 295
Group scheme with private source 9
Other private source 19
None 0
Not stated 273
Total 7,029
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 6,591
Individual septic tank 92
Other individual treatment 13
Other 25
No sewerage facility 2
Not stated 306
Total 7,029
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 7,056
Unoccupied 1,237
Total 8,293
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 13
Number of persons 1,282
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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 4,123 3,497 7,620
Looking for first regular job 131 121 252
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 1,553 865 2,418
Student 674 610 1,284
Looking after home/family 76 1,282 1,358
Retired 750 644 1,394
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 391 336 727
Other 115 26 141
Total 7,813 7,381 15,194
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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 556 461 1,017
Managerial and technical 2,024 2,427 4,451
Non-manual 1,380 2,133 3,513
Skilled manual 2,018 1,092 3,110
Semi-skilled 1,323 1,115 2,438
Unskilled 448 382 830
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 2,600 2,186 4,786
Total 10,349 9,796 20,145
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 848 2,307
B Higher professional 329 965
C Lower professional 809 2,007
D Non-manual 1,765 4,619
E Manual skilled 754 2,201
F Semi-skilled 601 1,727
G Unskilled 275 817
H Own account workers 269 821
I Farmers 29 62
J Agricultural workers 22 68
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 1,332 3,533
Total 7,033 19,127
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 333 265 598
15 275 212 487
16 488 446 934
17 546 523 1,069
18 833 822 1,655
19 288 365 653
20 252 298 550
21 and over 1,060 1,283 2,343
Not stated 2,343 1,947 4,290
Total 6,418 6,161 12,579
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 674 610 1,284
Other 721 610 1,331
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 105 393 498
Arts 101 105 206
Humanities 99 124 223
Social sciences, Business and Law 480 953 1,433
Science, Mathematics and Computing 216 199 415
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 1,042 115 1,157
Agriculture and Veterinary 120 34 154
Health and Welfare 172 698 870
Services 256 423 679
Other subjects 5 7 12
Not Stated (including unknown) 3,822 3,110 6,932
Total 6,418 6,161 12,579
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 105 78 183
Primary Education 635 619 1,254
Lower Secondary 1,105 925 2,030
Upper Secondary 1,416 1,452 2,868
Technical or Vocational qualification 618 711 1,329
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 431 242 673
Higher Certificate 245 353 598
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 378 447 825
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 396 600 996
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 290 427 717
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 16 17 33
Not stated 783 290 1,073
Total 6,418 6,161 12,579
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 1,481
Bicycle 173
Bus, minibus or coach 789
Train, DART or LUAS 256
Motorcycle or scooter 9
Car driver 5,000
Car passenger 2,420
Van 467
Other 225
Not stated 859
Total 11,679
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 716
06:30-07:00 815
07:01-07:30 762
07:31-08:00 1,300
08:01-08:30 2,472
08:31-09:00 3,023
09:01-09:30 543
After 09:30 941
Not stated 922
Total 11,494
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 4,456
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 2,738
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 1,305
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 533
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 785
1 1/2 hours and over 546
Not stated 1,131
Total 11,494
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 305
15-24 244
25-44 702
45-64 717
65+ 587
Total 2,555
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 113 152
15-28 37 72
29-42 35 39
43+ 55 98
Not stated 34 64
Total 274 425
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very good 5,670 5,695 11,365
Good 2,944 2,891 5,835
Fair 720 804 1,524
Bad 139 132 271
Very bad 29 28 57
Not stated 847 246 1,093
Total 10,349 9,796 20,145
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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 399 260 659
Professional Occupations 506 757 1,263
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 739 387 1,126
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 186 697 883
Skilled Trades Occupations 1,111 119 1,230
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 100 483 583
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 272 601 873
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 569 76 645
Elementary Occupations 626 472 1,098
Not stated 1,168 510 1,678
Total 5,676 4,362 10,038
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 69 14
Building and construction 303 27
Manufacturing industries 498 146
Commerce and trade 876 954
Transport and communications 446 137
Public administration 486 326
Professional services 505 1,218
Other 940 675
Total 4,123 3,497
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 1,227
One motor car 3,278
Two motor cars 2,182
Three motor cars 277
Four or more motor cars 65
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 5,213
No 1,622
Not stated 194
Total 7,029
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 4,614
Other 589
No 1,636
Not stated 190
Total 7,029
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