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Settlement Wexford Legal Town And Its Environs (CSO Area Code ST 14018)

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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
0 159 140 299
1 142 151 293
2 149 150 299
3 140 119 259
4 118 123 241
5 131 110 241
6 119 102 221
7 137 123 260
8 125 114 239
9 128 110 238
10 123 139 262
11 131 123 254
12 122 123 245
13 129 108 237
14 127 110 237
15 118 98 216
16 117 131 248
17 124 126 250
18 116 129 245
19 104 126 230
20-24 539 600 1,139
25-29 802 918 1,720
30-34 921 915 1,836
35-39 725 733 1,458
40-44 664 674 1,338
45-49 640 691 1,331
50-54 591 638 1,229
55-59 531 565 1,096
60-64 489 539 1,028
65-69 409 460 869
70-74 373 420 793
75-79 249 332 581
80-84 150 220 370
85+ 85 185 270
Total 9,727 10,345 20,072
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 5,476 5,392
Married 3,413 3,444
Separated 308 373
Divorced 276 338
Widowed 254 798
Total 9,727 10,345
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 16,472 16,894
UK 1,150 462
Poland 848 919
Lithuania 287 304
Other EU 27 503 483
Rest of World 548 422
Not stated 0 324
Total 19,808 19,808
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 16,465
White Irish Traveller 117
Other White 2,154
Black or Black Irish 117
Asian or Asian Irish 279
Other 154
Not stated 522
Total 19,808
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 18,035
Elsewhere in County 1,051
Elsewhere in Ireland 266
Outside Ireland 159
Total 19,511
Population by religion
Catholic 17,184
Other stated religion 1,269
No religion 1,086
Not stated 533
Total 20,072
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 865
French 152
Lithuanian 266
Other 1,134
Total 2,417
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 1,010
Well 832
Not well 411
Not at all 87
Not stated 77
Total 2,417
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 6,649
No 11,950
Not stated 582
Total 19,181
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 1,980
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 111
Outside education system, Daily 122
Outside education system, Weekly 375
Outside education system, Less often 2,215
Outside education system, Never 1,778
Outside education system, Not stated 68
Total 6,649
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 46 17 29
Weekly 31 12 19
Less often 16 7 9
Never 18 8 10
Total 111 44 67
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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 2,453 4,906 719
3 persons 1,366 4,098 1,734
4 persons 960 3,840 2,032
5 persons 368 1,840 1,135
6 or more persons 143 907 633
Total 5,290 15,591 6,253
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 1,734
1 child 828 889 0 1,717
2 children 660 328 228 1,216
3 children 193 83 173 449
4 children 45 12 73 130
5 or more children 10 3 31 44
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 1,155 551 30
All children aged fifteen or over 798 408 109
Other 361 133 11
Total number of family units 2,314 1,092 150
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 2,075 840 43
All children aged fifteen or over 1,159 565 133
Other 1,040 373 25
Total number of children 4,274 1,778 201
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 1,095 3,947
5-9 years 605 2,203
10-14 years 541 2,003
15-19 years 453 1,498
20+ years 862 2,472
Total 3,556 12,123
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 581 1,162
Empty nest 633 1,266
Retired 520 1,040
Pre-school 618 1,847
Early school 540 1,850
Pre-Adolescent 578 2,152
Adolescent 667 2,509
Adult 1,153 3,765
Total 5,290 15,591
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 2,273
1 1,159
2 1,640
3 1,086
4 or more 1,378
Total 7,536
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 2,344 2,344
Husband and wife 1,180 2,360
Cohabiting couple 393 786
Husband, wife and children 1,795 7,011
Cohabiting couple and children 349 1,276
Father and children 129 304
Mother and children 930 2,487
Couple and others 113 361
Couple, children and others 130 636
Father, children and others 13 41
Mother, children and others 81 296
Two or more family units 88 437
Non-family households and relations 179 401
Two or more non-related persons 256 616
Total 7,980 19,356
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 2,344 2,344
2 persons 2,487 4,974
3 persons 1,461 4,383
4 persons 1,048 4,192
5 persons 444 2,220
6 persons 148 888
7 persons 34 238
8 or more persons 14 117
Total 7,980 19,356
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 7,021 17,758
Flat/Apartment 789 1,226
Bed-sit 16 20
Caravan/Mobile Home 2 2
Not stated 152 350
Total 7,980 19,356
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 678 1,395
1919 to 1945 555 1,187
1946 to 1960 627 1,396
1961 to 1970 593 1,393
1971 to 1980 903 2,186
1981 to 1990 799 2,010
1991 to 2000 1,506 3,926
2001 to 2005 1,092 2,849
2006 or later 720 1,838
Not stated 505 1,174
Total 7,978 19,354
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 2,305 6,591
Owner occupied no mortgage 2,578 5,514
Rented from Private Landlord 1,920 4,399
Rented from Local Authority 880 2,252
Rented from Voluntary Body 87 209
Occupied free of rent 98 178
Not stated 110 211
Total 7,978 19,354
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 68 83
2 rooms 412 678
3 rooms 791 1,668
4 rooms 1,130 2,299
5 rooms 2,493 6,192
6 rooms 1,407 3,754
7 rooms 693 1,989
8 or more rooms 678 2,011
Not stated 306 680
Total 7,978 19,354
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 203
Oil 5,023
Natural Gas 131
Electricity 1,093
Coal (including anthracite) 1,251
Peat (including turf) 12
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 85
Wood (including wood pellets) 44
Other 27
Not stated 109
Total 7,978
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 7,211
Group scheme with local authority source 406
Group scheme with private source 15
Other private source 95
None 1
Not stated 250
Total 7,978
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 7,186
Individual septic tank 416
Other individual treatment 50
Other 33
No sewerage facility 12
Not stated 281
Total 7,978
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 8,014
Unoccupied 1,496
Total 9,510
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 29
Number of persons 880
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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 3,581 3,625 7,206
Looking for first regular job 113 90 203
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 1,492 781 2,273
Student 624 757 1,381
Looking after home/family 86 1,519 1,605
Retired 1,316 1,225 2,541
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 526 483 1,009
Other 9 20 29
Total 7,747 8,500 16,247
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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 580 418 998
Managerial and technical 1,978 2,322 4,300
Non-manual 1,339 2,418 3,757
Skilled manual 2,052 1,148 3,200
Semi-skilled 1,406 1,187 2,593
Unskilled 617 533 1,150
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 1,755 2,319 4,074
Total 9,727 10,345 20,072
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 968 2,503
B Higher professional 379 945
C Lower professional 814 1,798
D Non-manual 1,715 4,230
E Manual skilled 836 2,162
F Semi-skilled 822 2,099
G Unskilled 468 1,193
H Own account workers 304 803
I Farmers 43 121
J Agricultural workers 22 54
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 1,609 3,448
Total 7,980 19,356
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 628 567 1,195
15 457 394 851
16 773 689 1,462
17 651 724 1,375
18 839 911 1,750
19 244 335 579
20 218 219 437
21 and over 1,021 1,232 2,253
Not stated 1,818 2,148 3,966
Total 6,649 7,219 13,868
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 624 757 1,381
Other 474 524 998
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 120 408 528
Arts 81 120 201
Humanities 88 97 185
Social sciences, Business and Law 541 989 1,530
Science, Mathematics and Computing 270 241 511
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 1,000 90 1,090
Agriculture and Veterinary 112 30 142
Health and Welfare 147 637 784
Services 265 342 607
Other subjects 2 8 10
Not Stated (including unknown) 4,023 4,257 8,280
Total 6,649 7,219 13,868
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 95 125 220
Primary Education 1,002 1,066 2,068
Lower Secondary 1,427 1,357 2,784
Upper Secondary 1,346 1,528 2,874
Technical or Vocational qualification 608 674 1,282
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 427 258 685
Higher Certificate 264 325 589
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 389 462 851
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 384 542 926
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 285 380 665
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 49 12 61
Not stated 373 490 863
Total 6,649 7,219 13,868
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 2,819
Bicycle 117
Bus, minibus or coach 368
Train, DART or LUAS 23
Motorcycle or scooter 23
Car driver 4,362
Car passenger 2,237
Van 331
Other 239
Not stated 340
Total 10,859
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 467
06:30-07:00 433
07:01-07:30 527
07:31-08:00 1,182
08:01-08:30 2,120
08:31-09:00 3,686
09:01-09:30 699
After 09:30 1,104
Not stated 424
Total 10,642
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 6,209
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 2,550
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 725
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 161
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 239
1 1/2 hours and over 183
Not stated 575
Total 10,642
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 208
15-24 232
25-44 671
45-64 1,037
65+ 1,015
Total 3,163
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 128 188
15-28 46 75
29-42 28 39
43+ 78 112
Not stated 42 53
Total 322 467
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very good 5,508 5,746 11,254
Good 2,842 3,064 5,906
Fair 869 975 1,844
Bad 161 163 324
Very bad 39 31 70
Not stated 308 366 674
Total 9,727 10,345 20,072
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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 404 266 670
Professional Occupations 490 659 1,149
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 456 312 768
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 168 734 902
Skilled Trades Occupations 1,273 118 1,391
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 128 479 607
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 297 682 979
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 594 150 744
Elementary Occupations 750 575 1,325
Not stated 513 431 944
Total 5,073 4,406 9,479
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 58 3
Building and construction 264 28
Manufacturing industries 579 209
Commerce and trade 936 1,038
Transport and communications 278 66
Public administration 271 293
Professional services 432 1,149
Other 763 839
Total 3,581 3,625
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 2,007
One motor car 3,896
Two motor cars 1,763
Three motor cars 259
Four or more motor cars 53
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 5,359
No 2,428
Not stated 191
Total 7,978
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 4,709
Other 633
No 2,453
Not stated 183
Total 7,978
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