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Settlement Cobh Legal Town And Its Environs (CSO Area Code ST 18013)

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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
0 135 100 235
1 127 119 246
2 117 102 219
3 122 110 232
4 96 111 207
5 113 96 209
6 111 118 229
7 88 102 190
8 103 82 185
9 109 84 193
10 89 100 189
11 76 84 160
12 81 98 179
13 68 85 153
14 78 88 166
15 75 74 149
16 74 82 156
17 88 80 168
18 77 73 150
19 82 76 158
20-24 343 355 698
25-29 417 474 891
30-34 563 583 1,146
35-39 581 570 1,151
40-44 438 472 910
45-49 419 415 834
50-54 347 331 678
55-59 274 257 531
60-64 285 264 549
65-69 206 210 416
70-74 157 153 310
75-79 88 122 210
80-84 49 80 129
85+ 28 93 121
Total 6,104 6,243 12,347
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 3,463 3,207
Married 2,216 2,249
Separated 184 238
Divorced 134 199
Widowed 107 350
Total 6,104 6,243
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 10,483 10,792
UK 648 305
Poland 365 386
Lithuania 49 49
Other EU 27 298 292
Rest of World 412 267
Not stated 0 164
Total 12,255 12,255
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 10,612
White Irish Traveller 12
Other White 1,048
Black or Black Irish 147
Asian or Asian Irish 108
Other 126
Not stated 202
Total 12,255
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 11,319
Elsewhere in County 554
Elsewhere in Ireland 53
Outside Ireland 95
Total 12,021
Population by religion
Catholic 10,778
Other stated religion 638
No religion 728
Not stated 203
Total 12,347
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 380
French 156
Lithuanian 53
Other 674
Total 1,263
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 717
Well 313
Not well 162
Not at all 37
Not stated 34
Total 1,263
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 4,597
No 6,828
Not stated 222
Total 11,647
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 1,402
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 105
Outside education system, Daily 93
Outside education system, Weekly 205
Outside education system, Less often 1,542
Outside education system, Never 1,199
Outside education system, Not stated 51
Total 4,597
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 49 20 29
Weekly 24 8 16
Less often 17 13 4
Never 15 5 10
Total 105 46 59
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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 1,334 2,668 384
3 persons 818 2,454 1,005
4 persons 745 2,980 1,557
5 persons 344 1,720 1,057
6 or more persons 126 801 555
Total 3,367 10,623 4,558
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 0 950
1 child 554 461 0 1,015
2 children 500 229 136 865
3 children 200 57 129 386
4 children 39 12 65 116
5 or more children 10 2 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 974 310 19
All children aged fifteen or over 501 197 63
Other 273 75 5
Total number of family units 1,748 582 87
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 1,859 476 27
All children aged fifteen or over 789 275 84
Other 813 218 17
Total number of children 3,461 969 128
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 891 3,364
5-9 years 443 1,742
10-14 years 322 1,207
15-19 years 307 1,082
20+ years 454 1,328
Total 2,417 8,723
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 381 762
Empty nest 339 678
Retired 230 460
Pre-school 469 1,448
Early school 424 1,598
Pre-Adolescent 410 1,593
Adolescent 423 1,663
Adult 691 2,421
Total 3,367 10,623
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 1,094
1 675
2 990
3 694
4 or more 788
Total 4,241
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 1,146 1,146
Husband and wife 636 1,272
Cohabiting couple 238 476
Husband, wife and children 1,419 5,716
Cohabiting couple and children 227 848
Father and children 76 188
Mother and children 496 1,353
Couple and others 51 163
Couple, children and others 70 363
Father, children and others 8 30
Mother, children and others 42 149
Two or more family units 52 270
Non-family households and relations 67 148
Two or more non-related persons 90 212
Total 4,618 12,334
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 1,146 1,146
2 persons 1,313 2,626
3 persons 844 2,532
4 persons 770 3,080
5 persons 385 1,925
6 persons 118 708
7 persons 26 182
8 or more persons 16 135
Total 4,618 12,334
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 4,175 11,602
Flat/Apartment 359 531
Bed-sit 5 5
Caravan/Mobile Home 1 2
Not stated 78 194
Total 4,618 12,334
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 687 1,514
1919 to 1945 205 448
1946 to 1960 224 527
1961 to 1970 221 526
1971 to 1980 483 1,211
1981 to 1990 355 1,070
1991 to 2000 725 2,228
2001 to 2005 1,031 3,032
2006 or later 370 1,044
Not stated 316 732
Total 4,617 12,332
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 2,041 6,353
Owner occupied no mortgage 1,207 2,614
Rented from Private Landlord 879 2,024
Rented from Local Authority 357 1,072
Rented from Voluntary Body 21 40
Occupied free of rent 38 56
Not stated 74 173
Total 4,617 12,332
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 37 56
2 rooms 172 268
3 rooms 394 798
4 rooms 379 732
5 rooms 1,636 4,294
6 rooms 757 2,135
7 rooms 556 1,826
8 or more rooms 519 1,835
Not stated 167 388
Total 4,617 12,332
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 88
Oil 1,218
Natural Gas 2,288
Electricity 590
Coal (including anthracite) 289
Peat (including turf) 2
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 40
Wood (including wood pellets) 15
Other 17
Not stated 70
Total 4,617
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 4,330
Group scheme with local authority source 120
Group scheme with private source 3
Other private source 13
None 1
Not stated 150
Total 4,617
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 4,202
Individual septic tank 173
Other individual treatment 16
Other 24
No sewerage facility 7
Not stated 195
Total 4,617
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 4,625
Unoccupied 774
Total 5,399
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 9
Number of persons 137
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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 2,523 2,179 4,702
Looking for first regular job 44 37 81
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 631 336 967
Student 500 489 989
Looking after home/family 38 1,000 1,038
Retired 553 438 991
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 273 271 544
Other 29 14 43
Total 4,591 4,764 9,355
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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 399 310 709
Managerial and technical 1,420 1,548 2,968
Non-manual 960 1,497 2,457
Skilled manual 1,189 693 1,882
Semi-skilled 890 713 1,603
Unskilled 208 168 376
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 1,038 1,314 2,352
Total 6,104 6,243 12,347
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 583 1,642
B Higher professional 215 678
C Lower professional 463 1,297
D Non-manual 998 2,663
E Manual skilled 497 1,335
F Semi-skilled 547 1,556
G Unskilled 153 399
H Own account workers 193 545
I Farmers 7 16
J Agricultural workers 10 25
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 952 2,178
Total 4,618 12,334
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 167 136 303
15 164 127 291
16 356 319 675
17 355 395 750
18 504 500 1,004
19 145 216 361
20 135 166 301
21 and over 703 751 1,454
Not stated 1,309 1,415 2,724
Total 3,838 4,025 7,863
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 500 489 989
Other 253 250 503
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 52 153 205
Arts 59 77 136
Humanities 47 80 127
Social sciences, Business and Law 288 613 901
Science, Mathematics and Computing 194 158 352
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 908 69 977
Agriculture and Veterinary 48 13 61
Health and Welfare 60 433 493
Services 196 300 496
Other subjects 3 7 10
Not Stated (including unknown) 1,983 2,122 4,105
Total 3,838 4,025 7,863
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 33 39 72
Primary Education 356 375 731
Lower Secondary 722 772 1,494
Upper Secondary 758 920 1,678
Technical or Vocational qualification 387 465 852
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 444 172 616
Higher Certificate 191 170 361
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 286 334 620
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 238 280 518
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 183 244 427
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 31 21 52
Not stated 209 233 442
Total 3,838 4,025 7,863
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 1,723
Bicycle 39
Bus, minibus or coach 128
Train, DART or LUAS 438
Motorcycle or scooter 18
Car driver 3,258
Car passenger 1,301
Van 181
Other 174
Not stated 230
Total 7,490
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 325
06:30-07:00 485
07:01-07:30 831
07:31-08:00 1,150
08:01-08:30 1,531
08:31-09:00 2,034
09:01-09:30 262
After 09:30 488
Not stated 270
Total 7,376
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 2,516
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 1,986
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 1,666
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 452
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 278
1 1/2 hours and over 93
Not stated 385
Total 7,376
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 192
15-24 116
25-44 418
45-64 527
65+ 480
Total 1,733
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 67 109
15-28 19 42
29-42 6 12
43+ 38 64
Not stated 19 27
Total 149 254
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very good 3,818 3,808 7,626
Good 1,602 1,711 3,313
Fair 447 491 938
Bad 84 74 158
Very bad 8 15 23
Not stated 145 144 289
Total 6,104 6,243 12,347
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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 228 148 376
Professional Occupations 315 382 697
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 590 258 848
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 103 440 543
Skilled Trades Occupations 728 74 802
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 57 331 388
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 111 319 430
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 456 111 567
Elementary Occupations 285 198 483
Not stated 281 254 535
Total 3,154 2,515 5,669
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 12 6
Building and construction 180 15
Manufacturing industries 590 261
Commerce and trade 462 577
Transport and communications 273 82
Public administration 425 110
Professional services 244 672
Other 337 456
Total 2,523 2,179
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 927
One motor car 2,066
Two motor cars 1,411
Three motor cars 170
Four or more motor cars 43
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 3,465
No 1,048
Not stated 104
Total 4,617
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 3,120
Other 310
No 1,045
Not stated 142
Total 4,617
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