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Settlement Sligo Legal Town And Its Environs (CSO Area Code ST 31004)

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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
0 133 119 252
1 133 131 264
2 108 109 217
3 133 123 256
4 118 103 221
5 90 85 175
6 93 91 184
7 106 103 209
8 89 78 167
9 96 85 181
10 90 100 190
11 93 93 186
12 112 102 214
13 103 92 195
14 110 113 223
15 108 94 202
16 98 94 192
17 127 102 229
18 165 204 369
19 248 275 523
20-24 990 1,093 2,083
25-29 798 929 1,727
30-34 860 810 1,670
35-39 650 618 1,268
40-44 595 535 1,130
45-49 515 619 1,134
50-54 552 613 1,165
55-59 476 565 1,041
60-64 466 486 952
65-69 351 387 738
70-74 268 333 601
75-79 214 297 511
80-84 134 256 390
85+ 96 297 393
Total 9,318 10,134 19,452
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 5,741 5,817
Married 2,960 2,943
Separated 237 336
Divorced 209 255
Widowed 171 783
Total 9,318 10,134
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 15,118 15,865
UK 1,266 390
Poland 976 1,035
Lithuania 112 114
Other EU 27 539 541
Rest of World 1,106 940
Not stated 0 232
Total 19,117 19,117
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 15,072
White Irish Traveller 171
Other White 2,102
Black or Black Irish 287
Asian or Asian Irish 618
Other 198
Not stated 669
Total 19,117
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 16,783
Elsewhere in County 1,203
Elsewhere in Ireland 596
Outside Ireland 285
Total 18,867
Population by religion
Catholic 15,890
Other stated religion 1,708
No religion 1,119
Not stated 735
Total 19,452
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 1,021
French 243
Lithuanian 96
Other 1,587
Total 2,947
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 1,259
Well 1,045
Not well 440
Not at all 95
Not stated 108
Total 2,947
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 6,830
No 11,074
Not stated 815
Total 18,719
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 1,495
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 106
Outside education system, Daily 162
Outside education system, Weekly 367
Outside education system, Less often 2,689
Outside education system, Never 1,950
Outside education system, Not stated 61
Total 6,830
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 51 16 35
Weekly 27 10 17
Less often 18 10 8
Never 10 4 6
Total 106 40 66
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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 1,988 3,976 615
3 persons 1,063 3,189 1,328
4 persons 748 2,992 1,608
5 persons 321 1,605 998
6 or more persons 158 1,029 725
Total 4,278 12,791 5,274
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 1,373
1 child 701 712 0 1,413
2 children 440 314 147 901
3 children 181 82 135 398
4 children 44 17 79 140
5 or more children 12 2 39 53
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 913 428 37
All children aged fifteen or over 669 385 73
Other 284 109 7
Total number of family units 1,866 922 117
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 1,673 640 49
All children aged fifteen or over 1,013 560 91
Other 901 324 23
Total number of children 3,587 1,524 163
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 931 3,447
5-9 years 411 1,506
10-14 years 436 1,632
15-19 years 364 1,263
20+ years 763 2,197
Total 2,905 10,045
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 488 976
Empty nest 487 974
Retired 398 796
Pre-school 536 1,583
Early school 419 1,473
Pre-Adolescent 423 1,597
Adolescent 470 1,864
Adult 1,057 3,528
Total 4,278 12,791
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 3,023
1 928
2 1,193
3 934
4 or more 1,202
Total 7,280
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 2,427 2,427
Husband and wife 961 1,922
Cohabiting couple 280 560
Husband, wife and children 1,533 6,087
Cohabiting couple and children 210 782
Father and children 98 234
Mother and children 767 2,054
Couple and others 102 355
Couple, children and others 81 404
Father, children and others 11 35
Mother, children and others 81 307
Two or more family units 76 414
Non-family households and relations 212 522
Two or more non-related persons 780 2,039
Total 7,619 18,142
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 2,427 2,427
2 persons 2,346 4,692
3 persons 1,342 4,026
4 persons 878 3,512
5 persons 401 2,005
6 persons 154 924
7 persons 41 287
8 or more persons 30 269
Total 7,619 18,142
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 6,254 15,672
Flat/Apartment 1,050 1,799
Bed-sit 53 83
Caravan/Mobile Home 9 30
Not stated 253 558
Total 7,619 18,142
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 332 581
1919 to 1945 621 1,238
1946 to 1960 628 1,285
1961 to 1970 490 1,135
1971 to 1980 1,104 2,740
1981 to 1990 968 2,492
1991 to 2000 1,310 3,535
2001 to 2005 958 2,347
2006 or later 502 1,142
Not stated 697 1,617
Total 7,610 18,112
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 1,793 5,107
Owner occupied no mortgage 2,161 4,468
Rented from Private Landlord 2,153 4,946
Rented from Local Authority 1,003 2,511
Rented from Voluntary Body 148 368
Occupied free of rent 123 252
Not stated 229 460
Total 7,610 18,112
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 151 233
2 rooms 495 770
3 rooms 936 1,957
4 rooms 750 1,631
5 rooms 2,144 5,128
6 rooms 1,218 3,130
7 rooms 682 1,896
8 or more rooms 767 2,372
Not stated 467 995
Total 7,610 18,112
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 131
Oil 4,195
Natural Gas 293
Electricity 1,285
Coal (including anthracite) 1,240
Peat (including turf) 40
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 107
Wood (including wood pellets) 51
Other 36
Not stated 232
Total 7,610
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 6,867
Group scheme with local authority source 298
Group scheme with private source 23
Other private source 16
None 2
Not stated 404
Total 7,610
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 6,833
Individual septic tank 267
Other individual treatment 23
Other 30
No sewerage facility 5
Not stated 452
Total 7,610
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 7,794
Unoccupied 2,140
Total 9,934
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 30
Number of persons 1,084
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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 3,390 3,679 7,069
Looking for first regular job 94 79 173
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 1,230 652 1,882
Student 1,334 1,474 2,808
Looking after home/family 70 901 971
Retired 1,086 1,260 2,346
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 466 532 998
Other 41 30 71
Total 7,711 8,607 16,318
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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 673 537 1,210
Managerial and technical 1,649 2,093 3,742
Non-manual 1,152 1,975 3,127
Skilled manual 1,606 955 2,561
Semi-skilled 1,156 1,117 2,273
Unskilled 373 342 715
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 2,709 3,115 5,824
Total 9,318 10,134 19,452
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 716 1,891
B Higher professional 455 1,214
C Lower professional 808 1,806
D Non-manual 1,642 3,904
E Manual skilled 607 1,510
F Semi-skilled 707 1,843
G Unskilled 309 710
H Own account workers 240 650
I Farmers 32 62
J Agricultural workers 12 22
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 2,091 4,530
Total 7,619 18,142
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 409 385 794
15 271 236 507
16 476 440 916
17 415 463 878
18 659 750 1,409
19 252 309 561
20 191 284 475
21 and over 1,168 1,426 2,594
Not stated 2,033 2,346 4,379
Total 5,874 6,639 12,513
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 1,334 1,474 2,808
Other 503 494 997
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 86 337 423
Arts 80 103 183
Humanities 102 123 225
Social sciences, Business and Law 541 964 1,505
Science, Mathematics and Computing 274 274 548
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 933 85 1,018
Agriculture and Veterinary 83 24 107
Health and Welfare 178 845 1,023
Services 237 325 562
Other subjects 10 5 15
Not Stated (including unknown) 3,350 3,554 6,904
Total 5,874 6,639 12,513
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 103 120 223
Primary Education 807 874 1,681
Lower Secondary 905 919 1,824
Upper Secondary 1,139 1,252 2,391
Technical or Vocational qualification 565 543 1,108
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 335 214 549
Higher Certificate 282 371 653
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 384 546 930
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 420 581 1,001
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 365 505 870
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 29 39 68
Not stated 540 675 1,215
Total 5,874 6,639 12,513
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 3,718
Bicycle 234
Bus, minibus or coach 331
Train, DART or LUAS 35
Motorcycle or scooter 29
Car driver 4,206
Car passenger 2,053
Van 260
Other 187
Not stated 511
Total 11,564
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 271
06:30-07:00 286
07:01-07:30 474
07:31-08:00 1,180
08:01-08:30 1,817
08:31-09:00 4,197
09:01-09:30 1,156
After 09:30 1,427
Not stated 605
Total 11,413
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 6,318
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 3,179
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 665
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 115
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 136
1 1/2 hours and over 123
Not stated 877
Total 11,413
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 210
15-24 349
25-44 640
45-64 926
65+ 1,247
Total 3,372
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 138 192
15-28 63 108
29-42 24 33
43+ 67 117
Not stated 46 62
Total 338 512
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very good 4,955 5,320 10,275
Good 2,827 3,025 5,852
Fair 907 1,121 2,028
Bad 190 208 398
Very bad 32 30 62
Not stated 407 430 837
Total 9,318 10,134 19,452
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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 328 187 515
Professional Occupations 508 789 1,297
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 520 280 800
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 154 658 812
Skilled Trades Occupations 883 117 1,000
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 138 589 727
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 294 486 780
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 513 176 689
Elementary Occupations 606 519 1,125
Not stated 676 530 1,206
Total 4,620 4,331 8,951
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 34 9
Building and construction 166 22
Manufacturing industries 621 373
Commerce and trade 756 716
Transport and communications 254 73
Public administration 251 271
Professional services 535 1,404
Other 773 811
Total 3,390 3,679
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 2,326
One motor car 3,267
Two motor cars 1,648
Three motor cars 300
Four or more motor cars 69
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 4,895
No 2,421
Not stated 294
Total 7,610
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 4,566
Other 499
No 2,221
Not stated 324
Total 7,610
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