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Settlement Arklow Legal Town And Its Environs (CSO Area Code ST 15009)

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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
0 116 142 258
1 146 134 280
2 104 125 229
3 130 114 244
4 108 91 199
5 89 102 191
6 106 109 215
7 83 109 192
8 99 91 190
9 88 95 183
10 86 102 188
11 81 92 173
12 90 85 175
13 87 82 169
14 71 80 151
15 75 93 168
16 81 75 156
17 78 93 171
18 85 68 153
19 60 63 123
20-24 369 417 786
25-29 479 559 1,038
30-34 571 617 1,188
35-39 558 569 1,127
40-44 477 482 959
45-49 457 431 888
50-54 382 369 751
55-59 281 287 568
60-64 282 275 557
65-69 214 236 450
70-74 181 196 377
75-79 120 135 255
80-84 63 81 144
85+ 28 85 113
Total 6,325 6,684 13,009
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 3,549 3,537
Married 2,297 2,309
Separated 219 245
Divorced 142 177
Widowed 118 416
Total 6,325 6,684
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 10,642 10,979
UK 740 332
Poland 683 734
Lithuania 135 145
Other EU 27 268 265
Rest of World 413 292
Not stated 0 134
Total 12,881 12,881
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 10,817
White Irish Traveller 49
Other White 1,549
Black or Black Irish 52
Asian or Asian Irish 174
Other 74
Not stated 166
Total 12,881
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 11,779
Elsewhere in County 594
Elsewhere in Ireland 153
Outside Ireland 100
Total 12,626
Population by religion
Catholic 11,256
Other stated religion 964
No religion 620
Not stated 169
Total 13,009
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 725
French 112
Lithuanian 135
Other 710
Total 1,682
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 696
Well 541
Not well 327
Not at all 66
Not stated 52
Total 1,682
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 4,146
No 7,903
Not stated 193
Total 12,242
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 1,389
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 83
Outside education system, Daily 74
Outside education system, Weekly 220
Outside education system, Less often 1,290
Outside education system, Never 1,044
Outside education system, Not stated 46
Total 4,146
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 48 19 29
Weekly 14 6 8
Less often 12 6 6
Never 9 4 5
Total 83 35 48
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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 1,427 2,854 433
3 persons 872 2,616 1,084
4 persons 830 3,320 1,751
5 persons 307 1,535 947
6 or more persons 111 721 506
Total 3,547 11,046 4,721
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 0 994
1 child 586 507 0 1,093
2 children 563 237 151 951
3 children 173 50 149 372
4 children 40 15 47 102
5 or more children 9 3 23 35
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 1,009 337 25
All children aged over fifteen 510 232 70
Other 265 94 11
Total number of family units 1,784 663 106
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 1,883 516 41
All children aged over fifteen 793 321 94
Other 768 275 30
Total number of family units 3,444 1,112 165
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 946 3,526
5-9 years 422 1,604
10-14 years 373 1,398
15-19 years 291 1,009
20+ years 521 1,521
Total 2,553 9,058
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 360 720
Empty nest 370 740
Retired 264 528
Pre-school 507 1,558
Early school 455 1,670
Pre-Adolescent 409 1,592
Adolescent 435 1,677
Adult 747 2,561
Total 3,547 11,046
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 1,203
1 738
2 1,138
3 719
4 or more 812
Total 4,610
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 1,172 1,172
Husband and wife 666 1,332
Cohabiting couple 214 428
Husband, wife and children 1,398 5,577
Cohabiting couple and children 278 1,037
Father and children 89 232
Mother and children 571 1,555
Couple and others 77 266
Couple, children and others 74 362
Father, children and others 7 25
Mother, children and others 41 148
Two or more family units 66 345
Non-family households and relations 100 226
Two or more non-related persons 99 233
Total 4,852 12,938
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 1,172 1,172
2 persons 1,393 2,786
3 persons 909 2,727
4 persons 862 3,448
5 persons 364 1,820
6 persons 107 642
7 persons 30 210
8 or more persons 15 133
Total 4,852 12,938
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 4,387 12,112
Flat/Apartment 379 642
Bed-sit 10 10
Caravan/Mobile Home 3 5
Not stated 73 169
Total 4,852 12,938
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 274 568
1919 to 1945 297 596
1946 to 1960 303 659
1961 to 1970 403 971
1971 to 1980 619 1,653
1981 to 1990 385 1,087
1991 to 2000 788 2,413
2001 to 2005 1,059 3,145
2006 or later 433 1,162
Not stated 288 679
Total 4,849 12,933
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 1,830 5,773
Owner occupied no mortgage 1,414 3,080
Rented from Private Landlord 999 2,523
Rented from Local Authority 467 1,250
Rented from Voluntary Body 37 119
Occupied free of rent 41 61
Not stated 61 127
Total 4,849 12,933
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 44 66
2 rooms 198 318
3 rooms 434 978
4 rooms 550 1,227
5 rooms 1,565 4,229
6 rooms 973 2,774
7 rooms 511 1,598
8 or more rooms 415 1,399
Not stated 159 344
Total 4,849 12,933
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 85
Oil 2,494
Natural Gas 1,707
Electricity 231
Coal (including anthracite) 208
Peat (including turf) 12
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 9
Wood (including wood pellets) 33
Other 18
Not stated 52
Total 4,849
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 4,507
Group scheme with local authority source 178
Group scheme with private source 11
Other private source 24
None 1
Not stated 128
Total 4,849
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 4,533
Individual septic tank 76
Other individual treatment 15
Other 60
No sewerage facility 4
Not stated 161
Total 4,849
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 4,858
Unoccupied 548
Total 5,406
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 7
Number of persons 164
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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 2,309 2,252 4,561
Looking for first regular job 54 34 88
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 1,135 563 1,698
Student 436 484 920
Looking after home/family 33 1,012 1,045
Retired 610 544 1,154
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 259 231 490
Other 5 11 16
Total 4,841 5,131 9,972
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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 337 276 613
Managerial and technical 1,348 1,570 2,918
Non-manual 751 1,502 2,253
Skilled manual 1,376 840 2,216
Semi-skilled 995 765 1,760
Unskilled 335 267 602
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 1,183 1,464 2,647
Total 6,325 6,684 13,009
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 647 1,886
B Higher professional 199 576
C Lower professional 420 1,126
D Non-manual 975 2,521
E Manual skilled 541 1,535
F Semi-skilled 531 1,471
G Unskilled 213 596
H Own account workers 236 705
I Farmers 17 39
J Agricultural workers 15 50
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 1,058 2,433
Total 4,852 12,938
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 299 245 544
15 220 181 401
16 446 340 786
17 344 411 755
18 469 519 988
19 129 214 343
20 140 168 308
21 and over 587 663 1,250
Not stated 1,445 1,575 3,020
Total 4,079 4,316 8,395
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 436 484 920
Other 326 331 657
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 41 207 248
Arts 63 81 144
Humanities 40 57 97
Social sciences, Business and Law 295 646 941
Science, Mathematics and Computing 182 172 354
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 783 46 829
Agriculture and Veterinary 44 24 68
Health and Welfare 60 400 460
Services 154 286 440
Other subjects 1 3 4
Not Stated (including unknown) 2,416 2,394 4,810
Total 4,079 4,316 8,395
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 76 60 136
Primary Education 565 590 1,155
Lower Secondary 875 769 1,644
Upper Secondary 834 950 1,784
Technical or Vocational qualification 364 509 873
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 366 164 530
Higher Certificate 176 238 414
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 232 301 533
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 205 258 463
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 130 208 338
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 11 8 19
Not stated 245 261 506
Total 4,079 4,316 8,395
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 1,492
Bicycle 56
Bus, minibus or coach 267
Train, DART or LUAS 93
Motorcycle or scooter 14
Car driver 3,027
Car passenger 1,666
Van 272
Other 111
Not stated 228
Total 7,226
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 531
06:30-07:00 596
07:01-07:30 517
07:31-08:00 726
08:01-08:30 900
08:31-09:00 1,835
09:01-09:30 1,118
After 09:30 659
Not stated 252
Total 7,134
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 3,356
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 1,390
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 665
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 430
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 647
1 1/2 hours and over 276
Not stated 370
Total 7,134
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 172
15-24 157
25-44 398
45-64 538
65+ 530
Total 1,795
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 63 120
15-28 19 42
29-42 18 18
43+ 39 62
Not stated 34 41
Total 173 283
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very good 3,853 4,052 7,905
Good 1,744 1,845 3,589
Fair 499 548 1,047
Bad 81 92 173
Very bad 20 13 33
Not stated 128 134 262
Total 6,325 6,684 13,009
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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 281 187 468
Professional Occupations 256 368 624
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 312 268 580
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 95 422 517
Skilled Trades Occupations 887 76 963
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 61 361 422
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 149 454 603
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 508 63 571
Elementary Occupations 453 288 741
Not stated 442 328 770
Total 3,444 2,815 6,259
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 46 9
Building and construction 206 17
Manufacturing industries 516 171
Commerce and trade 614 761
Transport and communications 182 52
Public administration 99 111
Professional services 241 641
Other 405 490
Total 2,309 2,252
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 1,089
One motor car 2,192
Two motor cars 1,325
Three motor cars 194
Four or more motor cars 49
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 3,557
No 1,180
Not stated 112
Total 4,849
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 3,148
Other 361
No 1,244
Not stated 96
Total 4,849
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