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Settlement Ballina Legal Town And Its Environs (CSO Area Code ST 29001)

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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
0 117 101 218
1 100 92 192
2 116 84 200
3 99 116 215
4 89 66 155
5 88 81 169
6 91 74 165
7 77 70 147
8 74 86 160
9 82 85 167
10 70 58 128
11 84 79 163
12 72 65 137
13 58 82 140
14 66 68 134
15 74 69 143
16 69 63 132
17 65 57 122
18 70 76 146
19 66 53 119
20-24 303 339 642
25-29 461 474 935
30-34 451 474 925
35-39 424 428 852
40-44 346 360 706
45-49 335 353 688
50-54 329 334 663
55-59 302 292 594
60-64 297 283 580
65-69 205 226 431
70-74 175 162 337
75-79 102 140 242
80-84 52 98 150
85+ 54 135 189
Total 5,463 5,623 11,086
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 3,241 2,967
Married 1,866 1,879
Separated 142 209
Divorced 102 143
Widowed 112 425
Total 5,463 5,623
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 9,030 9,556
UK 925 368
Poland 550 579
Lithuania 12 13
Other EU 27 132 123
Rest of World 328 229
Not stated 0 109
Total 10,977 10,977
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 9,061
White Irish Traveller 454
Other White 1,071
Black or Black Irish 33
Asian or Asian Irish 151
Other 78
Not stated 129
Total 10,977
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 9,904
Elsewhere in County 580
Elsewhere in Ireland 174
Outside Ireland 101
Total 10,759
Population by religion
Catholic 10,123
Other stated religion 531
No religion 301
Not stated 131
Total 11,086
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 551
French 100
Lithuanian 11
Other 452
Total 1,114
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 399
Well 389
Not well 224
Not at all 57
Not stated 45
Total 1,114
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 3,953
No 6,340
Not stated 183
Total 10,476
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 1,151
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 68
Outside education system, Daily 60
Outside education system, Weekly 238
Outside education system, Less often 1,378
Outside education system, Never 1,028
Outside education system, Not stated 30
Total 3,953
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 28 11 17
Weekly 15 6 9
Less often 15 6 9
Never 10 7 3
Total 68 30 38
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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 1,188 2,376 360
3 persons 634 1,902 793
4 persons 528 2,112 1,119
5 persons 283 1,415 886
6 or more persons 163 1,095 786
Total 2,796 8,900 3,944
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 0 828
1 child 442 393 0 835
2 children 334 195 95 624
3 children 151 58 100 309
4 children 51 20 50 121
5 or more children 33 2 44 79
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 702 292 17
All children aged fifteen or over 418 196 54
Other 212 73 4
Total number of family units 1,332 561 75
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 1,442 486 27
All children aged fifteen or over 695 279 73
Other 697 231 14
Total number of children 2,834 996 114
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 718 2,827
5-9 years 320 1,247
10-14 years 262 1,037
15-19 years 235 859
20+ years 433 1,274
Total 1,968 7,244
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 321 642
Empty nest 298 596
Retired 209 418
Pre-school 395 1,203
Early school 323 1,258
Pre-Adolescent 293 1,207
Adolescent 340 1,407
Adult 617 2,169
Total 2,796 8,900
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 1,252
1 551
2 720
3 566
4 or more 883
Total 3,972
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 1,285 1,285
Husband and wife 575 1,150
Cohabiting couple 181 362
Husband, wife and children 1,099 4,607
Cohabiting couple and children 157 602
Father and children 65 162
Mother and children 490 1,383
Couple and others 49 162
Couple, children and others 55 278
Father, children and others 8 32
Mother, children and others 37 144
Two or more family units 40 206
Non-family households and relations 112 258
Two or more non-related persons 111 268
Total 4,264 10,899
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 1,285 1,285
2 persons 1,226 2,452
3 persons 683 2,049
4 persons 567 2,268
5 persons 310 1,550
6 persons 112 672
7 persons 49 343
8 or more persons 32 280
Total 4,264 10,899
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 3,944 10,351
Flat/Apartment 246 353
Bed-sit 2 2
Caravan/Mobile Home 2 2
Not stated 70 191
Total 4,264 10,899
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 144 271
1919 to 1945 360 706
1946 to 1960 303 656
1961 to 1970 221 523
1971 to 1980 560 1,436
1981 to 1990 470 1,250
1991 to 2000 789 2,114
2001 to 2005 843 2,364
2006 or later 362 1,054
Not stated 210 523
Total 4,262 10,897
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 1,310 3,870
Owner occupied no mortgage 1,392 3,072
Rented from Private Landlord 1,044 2,528
Rented from Local Authority 321 964
Rented from Voluntary Body 74 232
Occupied free of rent 70 110
Not stated 51 121
Total 4,262 10,897
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 33 48
2 rooms 141 208
3 rooms 388 858
4 rooms 440 949
5 rooms 1,049 2,588
6 rooms 1,027 2,810
7 rooms 548 1,529
8 or more rooms 466 1,547
Not stated 170 360
Total 4,262 10,897
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 78
Oil 2,826
Natural Gas 74
Electricity 289
Coal (including anthracite) 709
Peat (including turf) 157
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 31
Wood (including wood pellets) 21
Other 16
Not stated 61
Total 4,262
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 3,967
Group scheme with local authority source 159
Group scheme with private source 9
Other private source 4
None 0
Not stated 123
Total 4,262
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 3,900
Individual septic tank 194
Other individual treatment 8
Other 3
No sewerage facility 4
Not stated 153
Total 4,262
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 4,283
Unoccupied 1,069
Total 5,352
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 18
Number of persons 249
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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 1,990 1,906 3,896
Looking for first regular job 65 45 110
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 823 431 1,254
Student 375 406 781
Looking after home/family 61 751 812
Retired 601 622 1,223
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 255 234 489
Other 10 21 31
Total 4,180 4,416 8,596
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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 302 225 527
Managerial and technical 1,141 1,348 2,489
Non-manual 653 1,142 1,795
Skilled manual 1,121 614 1,735
Semi-skilled 662 604 1,266
Unskilled 229 174 403
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 1,355 1,516 2,871
Total 5,463 5,623 11,086
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 506 1,345
B Higher professional 175 449
C Lower professional 472 1,105
D Non-manual 815 1,974
E Manual skilled 426 1,215
F Semi-skilled 410 1,057
G Unskilled 174 445
H Own account workers 191 538
I Farmers 56 173
J Agricultural workers 7 14
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 1,032 2,584
Total 4,264 10,899
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 359 332 691
15 197 144 341
16 339 259 598
17 292 359 651
18 536 547 1,083
19 171 199 370
20 115 137 252
21 and over 618 717 1,335
Not stated 980 1,098 2,078
Total 3,607 3,792 7,399
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 375 406 781
Other 198 218 416
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 86 258 344
Arts 31 52 83
Humanities 35 51 86
Social sciences, Business and Law 277 508 785
Science, Mathematics and Computing 127 124 251
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 535 39 574
Agriculture and Veterinary 81 20 101
Health and Welfare 69 377 446
Services 140 218 358
Other subjects 4 4 8
Not Stated (including unknown) 2,222 2,141 4,363
Total 3,607 3,792 7,399
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 102 78 180
Primary Education 613 531 1,144
Lower Secondary 624 632 1,256
Upper Secondary 818 933 1,751
Technical or Vocational qualification 318 345 663
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 241 143 384
Higher Certificate 136 162 298
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 216 257 473
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 206 303 509
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 155 243 398
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 18 9 27
Not stated 160 156 316
Total 3,607 3,792 7,399
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 1,115
Bicycle 84
Bus, minibus or coach 466
Train, DART or LUAS 14
Motorcycle or scooter 7
Car driver 2,554
Car passenger 1,312
Van 259
Other 115
Not stated 189
Total 6,115
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 218
06:30-07:00 266
07:01-07:30 294
07:31-08:00 581
08:01-08:30 752
08:31-09:00 1,824
09:01-09:30 1,218
After 09:30 642
Not stated 218
Total 6,013
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 3,357
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 1,350
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 455
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 214
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 200
1 1/2 hours and over 86
Not stated 351
Total 6,013
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 127
15-24 106
25-44 307
45-64 470
65+ 570
Total 1,580
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 77 99
15-28 27 44
29-42 12 22
43+ 48 75
Not stated 17 29
Total 181 269
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very good 3,078 3,149 6,227
Good 1,644 1,693 3,337
Fair 511 538 1,049
Bad 82 107 189
Very bad 32 31 63
Not stated 116 105 221
Total 5,463 5,623 11,086
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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 241 139 380
Professional Occupations 275 432 707
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 269 171 440
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 79 331 410
Skilled Trades Occupations 656 76 732
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 52 296 348
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 141 300 441
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 309 86 395
Elementary Occupations 336 224 560
Not stated 455 282 737
Total 2,813 2,337 5,150
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 58 5
Building and construction 136 6
Manufacturing industries 364 163
Commerce and trade 583 556
Transport and communications 133 37
Public administration 130 116
Professional services 236 654
Other 350 369
Total 1,990 1,906
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 1,032
One motor car 1,962
Two motor cars 1,077
Three motor cars 155
Four or more motor cars 36
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 2,800
No 1,366
Not stated 96
Total 4,262
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 2,451
Other 327
No 1,385
Not stated 99
Total 4,262
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