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Settlement Dundalk Legal Town And Its Environs (CSO Area Code ST 10008)

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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
0 303 295 598
1 301 305 606
2 330 309 639
3 310 302 612
4 281 272 553
5 278 264 542
6 271 232 503
7 291 260 551
8 286 293 579
9 307 277 584
10 290 286 576
11 243 264 507
12 254 258 512
13 231 260 491
14 264 233 497
15 249 257 506
16 229 226 455
17 226 265 491
18 266 277 543
19 270 248 518
20-24 1,434 1,527 2,961
25-29 1,500 1,591 3,091
30-34 1,505 1,600 3,105
35-39 1,404 1,451 2,855
40-44 1,246 1,276 2,522
45-49 1,152 1,191 2,343
50-54 1,025 1,096 2,121
55-59 971 962 1,933
60-64 800 848 1,648
65-69 684 710 1,394
70-74 528 574 1,102
75-79 367 440 807
80-84 217 382 599
85+ 143 329 472
Total 18,456 19,360 37,816
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 10,911 10,628
Married 6,278 6,279
Separated 497 723
Divorced 367 502
Widowed 403 1,228
Total 18,456 19,360
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 29,114 32,217
UK 3,839 506
Poland 555 596
Lithuania 633 673
Other EU 27 1,119 1,140
Rest of World 2,269 1,888
Not stated 0 509
Total 37,529 37,529
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 30,645
White Irish Traveller 441
Other White 2,987
Black or Black Irish 1,669
Asian or Asian Irish 687
Other 389
Not stated 711
Total 37,529
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 34,323
Elsewhere in County 1,734
Elsewhere in Ireland 479
Outside Ireland 396
Total 36,932
Population by religion
Catholic 31,790
Other stated religion 3,350
No religion 1,971
Not stated 705
Total 37,816
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 587
French 402
Lithuanian 595
Other 3,287
Total 4,871
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 2,320
Well 1,471
Not well 795
Not at all 131
Not stated 154
Total 4,871
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 12,838
No 22,190
Not stated 945
Total 35,973
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 4,241
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 268
Outside education system, Daily 220
Outside education system, Weekly 669
Outside education system, Less often 4,086
Outside education system, Never 3,217
Outside education system, Not stated 137
Total 12,838
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 138 63 75
Weekly 47 23 24
Less often 48 24 24
Never 35 19 16
Total 268 129 139
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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 3,994 7,988 1,376
3 persons 2,373 7,119 3,030
4 persons 1,998 7,992 4,298
5 persons 978 4,890 3,037
6 or more persons 455 2,886 2,019
Total 9,798 30,875 13,760
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 2,618
1 child 1,521 1,571 0 3,092
2 children 1,254 729 370 2,353
3 children 551 242 384 1,177
4 children 166 57 181 404
5 or more children 43 9 102 154
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 2,346 1,136 53
All children aged over fifteen 1,623 790 195
Other 730 289 18
Total number of family units 4,699 2,215 266
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 4,678 1,812 78
All children aged over fifteen 2,621 1,152 256
Other 2,232 877 54
Total number of family units 9,531 3,841 388
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 2,318 8,788
5-9 years 1,221 4,663
10-14 years 1,033 3,928
15-19 years 907 3,236
20+ years 1,701 5,024
Total 7,180 25,639
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 920 1,840
Empty nest 884 1,768
Retired 814 1,628
Pre-school 1,233 3,706
Early school 1,129 4,100
Pre-Adolescent 1,173 4,643
Adolescent 1,152 4,554
Adult 2,493 8,636
Total 9,798 30,875
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 4,098
1 1,938
2 2,758
3 2,075
4 or more 2,584
Total 13,453
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 3,706 3,706
Husband and wife 1,840 3,680
Cohabiting couple 556 1,112
Husband, wife and children 3,823 15,589
Cohabiting couple and children 562 2,172
Father and children 225 562
Mother and children 1,867 5,214
Couple and others 145 501
Couple, children and others 217 1,079
Father, children and others 27 96
Mother, children and others 168 621
Two or more family units 183 951
Non-family households and relations 359 834
Two or more non-related persons 536 1,428
Total 14,214 37,545
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 3,706 3,706
2 persons 4,080 8,160
3 persons 2,551 7,653
4 persons 2,160 8,640
5 persons 1,129 5,645
6 persons 430 2,580
7 persons 120 840
8 or more persons 38 321
Total 14,214 37,545
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 13,015 35,049
Flat/Apartment 865 1,628
Bed-sit 20 35
Caravan/Mobile Home 2 3
Not stated 312 830
Total 14,214 37,545
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 919 1,913
1919 to 1945 1,222 2,652
1946 to 1960 1,211 2,885
1961 to 1970 1,245 3,022
1971 to 1980 2,208 5,911
1981 to 1990 1,276 3,590
1991 to 2000 1,912 5,810
2001 to 2005 2,208 6,319
2006 or later 1,215 3,303
Not stated 796 2,137
Total 14,212 37,542
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 5,092 15,784
Owner occupied no mortgage 4,103 8,854
Rented from Private Landlord 2,685 6,720
Rented from Local Authority 1,635 4,488
Rented from Voluntary Body 272 736
Occupied free of rent 199 424
Not stated 226 536
Total 14,212 37,542
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 101 142
2 rooms 488 858
3 rooms 1,399 3,472
4 rooms 1,499 3,295
5 rooms 4,345 11,095
6 rooms 2,299 6,162
7 rooms 1,646 5,019
8 or more rooms 1,706 5,696
Not stated 729 1,803
Total 14,212 37,542
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 148
Oil 5,632
Natural Gas 7,192
Electricity 429
Coal (including anthracite) 487
Peat (including turf) 9
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 34
Wood (including wood pellets) 42
Other 20
Not stated 219
Total 14,212
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 13,219
Group scheme with local authority source 443
Group scheme with private source 13
Other private source 110
None 3
Not stated 424
Total 14,212
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 12,995
Individual septic tank 589
Other individual treatment 27
Other 42
No sewerage facility 6
Not stated 553
Total 14,212
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 14,291
Unoccupied 2,444
Total 16,735
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 23
Number of persons 444
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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 6,484 6,391 12,875
Looking for first regular job 239 173 412
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 2,628 1,610 4,238
Student 1,851 1,896 3,747
Looking after home/family 133 2,501 2,634
Retired 2,016 1,887 3,903
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 799 737 1,536
Other 66 55 121
Total 14,216 15,250 29,466
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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 1,112 903 2,015
Managerial and technical 4,053 4,446 8,499
Non-manual 2,866 4,440 7,306
Skilled manual 3,319 1,968 5,287
Semi-skilled 2,320 2,207 4,527
Unskilled 736 706 1,442
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 4,050 4,690 8,740
Total 18,456 19,360 37,816
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 1,803 5,053
B Higher professional 683 1,960
C Lower professional 1,280 3,293
D Non-manual 3,098 8,102
E Manual skilled 1,314 3,615
F Semi-skilled 1,555 4,273
G Unskilled 585 1,517
H Own account workers 505 1,555
I Farmers 50 128
J Agricultural workers 29 86
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 3,312 7,963
Total 14,214 37,545
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 1,004 1,131 2,135
15 763 702 1,465
16 1,333 1,208 2,541
17 876 1,037 1,913
18 1,381 1,418 2,799
19 395 520 915
20 405 486 891
21 and over 2,097 2,209 4,306
Not stated 3,221 3,671 6,892
Total 11,475 12,382 23,857
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 1,851 1,896 3,747
Other 890 972 1,862
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 206 664 870
Arts 181 208 389
Humanities 137 175 312
Social sciences, Business and Law 1,089 1,673 2,762
Science, Mathematics and Computing 553 375 928
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 1,810 162 1,972
Agriculture and Veterinary 98 43 141
Health and Welfare 213 1,222 1,435
Services 463 609 1,072
Other subjects 11 9 20
Not Stated (including unknown) 6,714 7,242 13,956
Total 11,475 12,382 23,857
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 209 200 409
Primary Education 1,813 2,106 3,919
Lower Secondary 2,322 2,267 4,589
Upper Secondary 2,289 2,542 4,831
Technical or Vocational qualification 901 1,133 2,034
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 718 333 1,051
Higher Certificate 503 553 1,056
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 700 814 1,514
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 787 1,016 1,803
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 600 745 1,345
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 66 33 99
Not stated 567 640 1,207
Total 11,475 12,382 23,857
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 4,600
Bicycle 667
Bus, minibus or coach 1,856
Train, DART or LUAS 220
Motorcycle or scooter 37
Car driver 8,007
Car passenger 4,677
Van 579
Other 302
Not stated 796
Total 21,741
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 893
06:30-07:00 1,056
07:01-07:30 1,008
07:31-08:00 2,171
08:01-08:30 4,468
08:31-09:00 7,575
09:01-09:30 1,567
After 09:30 1,810
Not stated 929
Total 21,477
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 10,477
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 6,025
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 1,679
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 443
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 918
1 1/2 hours and over 598
Not stated 1,337
Total 21,477
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 403
15-24 367
25-44 1,059
45-64 1,558
65+ 1,738
Total 5,125
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 253 387
15-28 95 171
29-42 43 72
43+ 122 220
Not stated 86 85
Total 599 935
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very good 10,889 11,344 22,233
Good 5,182 5,494 10,676
Fair 1,622 1,767 3,389
Bad 289 280 569
Very bad 55 56 111
Not stated 419 419 838
Total 18,456 19,360 37,816
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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 779 436 1,215
Professional Occupations 994 1,248 2,242
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 1,137 595 1,732
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 374 1,351 1,725
Skilled Trades Occupations 1,680 196 1,876
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 247 1,022 1,269
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 621 1,199 1,820
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 1,029 263 1,292
Elementary Occupations 1,021 668 1,689
Not stated 1,230 1,023 2,253
Total 9,112 8,001 17,113
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 56 10
Building and construction 402 37
Manufacturing industries 1,052 437
Commerce and trade 1,751 1,899
Transport and communications 685 175
Public administration 551 380
Professional services 841 2,255
Other 1,146 1,198
Total 6,484 6,391
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 3,716
One motor car 6,550
Two motor cars 3,358
Three motor cars 472
Four or more motor cars 116
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 9,868
No 3,987
Not stated 357
Total 14,212
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 8,768
Other 980
No 4,101
Not stated 363
Total 14,212
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