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Settlement Ballyshannon Legal Town And Its Environs (CSO Area Code ST 33003)

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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 10 14 24
1 19 17 36
2 13 11 24
3 13 13 26
4 16 15 31
5 17 13 30
6 8 16 24
7 16 16 32
8 16 14 30
9 23 9 32
10 8 16 24
11 15 12 27
12 12 10 22
13 25 17 42
14 23 18 41
15 21 16 37
16 15 17 32
17 12 14 26
18 19 11 30
19 16 12 28
20-24 75 58 133
25-29 74 90 164
30-34 84 86 170
35-39 73 76 149
40-44 63 79 142
45-49 68 86 154
50-54 78 93 171
55-59 82 92 174
60-64 85 89 174
65-69 67 74 141
70-74 53 63 116
75-79 41 36 77
80-84 18 47 65
85+ 21 54 75
Total 1,199 1,304 2,503
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 639 613
Married 464 463
Separated 40 62
Divorced 24 29
Widowed 32 137
Total 1,199 1,304
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 2,027 2,266
UK 300 70
Poland 37 38
Lithuania 23 25
Other EU 27 25 22
Rest of World 56 27
Not stated 0 20
Total 2,468 2,468
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 2,228
White Irish Traveller 25
Other White 140
Black or Black Irish 4
Asian or Asian Irish 35
Other 8
Not stated 28
Total 2,468
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 2,324
Elsewhere in County 72
Elsewhere in Ireland 25
Outside Ireland 23
Total 2,444
Population by religion
Catholic 2,274
Other stated religion 120
No religion 81
Not stated 28
Total 2,503
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 38
French 8
Lithuanian 24
Other 78
Total 148
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 60
Well 48
Not well 24
Not at all 6
Not stated 10
Total 148
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 869
No 1,506
Not stated 44
Total 2,419
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 211
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 19
Outside education system, Daily 15
Outside education system, Weekly 57
Outside education system, Less often 355
Outside education system, Never 207
Outside education system, Not stated 5
Total 869
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 11 4 7
Weekly 5 1 4
Less often 2 0 2
Never 1 0 1
Total 19 5 14
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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 329 658 111
3 persons 146 438 188
4 persons 117 468 240
5 persons 61 305 189
6 or more persons 20 132 94
Total 673 2,001 822
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 0 218
1 child 94 121 0 215
2 children 67 52 34 153
3 children 21 18 22 61
4 children 5 2 9 16
5 or more children 3 1 6 10
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 117 70 3
All children aged fifteen or over 118 64 12
Other 53 17 1
Total number of family units 288 151 16
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 227 96 3
All children aged fifteen or over 190 84 18
Other 158 43 3
Total number of children 575 223 24
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 114 444
5-9 years 78 278
10-14 years 69 239
15-19 years 82 281
20+ years 112 323
Total 455 1,565
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 38 76
Empty nest 100 200
Retired 80 160
Pre-school 51 148
Early school 64 215
Pre-Adolescent 75 270
Adolescent 92 342
Adult 173 590
Total 673 2,001
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 268
1 132
2 190
3 146
4 or more 262
Total 998
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 324 324
Husband and wife 176 352
Cohabiting couple 28 56
Husband, wife and children 245 989
Cohabiting couple and children 36 137
Father and children 12 28
Mother and children 129 320
Couple and others 9 29
Couple, children and others 3 14
Father, children and others 2 10
Mother, children and others 11 40
Two or more family units 11 55
Non-family households and relations 25 52
Two or more non-related persons 12 31
Total 1,023 2,437
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 324 324
2 persons 329 658
3 persons 155 465
4 persons 123 492
5 persons 68 340
6 persons 14 84
7 persons 8 56
8 or more persons 2 18
Total 1,023 2,437
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 944 2,304
Flat/Apartment 63 104
Bed-sit 2 2
Caravan/Mobile Home 0 0
Not stated 14 27
Total 1,023 2,437
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 137 296
1919 to 1945 131 256
1946 to 1960 109 224
1961 to 1970 63 124
1971 to 1980 155 370
1981 to 1990 86 239
1991 to 2000 145 402
2001 to 2005 116 351
2006 or later 56 131
Not stated 25 44
Total 1,023 2,437
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 240 708
Owner occupied no mortgage 449 946
Rented from Private Landlord 165 357
Rented from Local Authority 123 336
Rented from Voluntary Body 17 35
Occupied free of rent 20 36
Not stated 9 19
Total 1,023 2,437
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 11 16
2 rooms 45 61
3 rooms 106 205
4 rooms 112 214
5 rooms 307 776
6 rooms 170 419
7 rooms 111 285
8 or more rooms 124 381
Not stated 37 80
Total 1,023 2,437
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 19
Oil 695
Natural Gas 15
Electricity 68
Coal (including anthracite) 188
Peat (including turf) 15
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 6
Wood (including wood pellets) 4
Other 5
Not stated 8
Total 1,023
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 964
Group scheme with local authority source 35
Group scheme with private source 1
Other private source 0
None 1
Not stated 22
Total 1,023
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 840
Individual septic tank 137
Other individual treatment 6
Other 16
No sewerage facility 0
Not stated 24
Total 1,023
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 1,029
Unoccupied 382
Total 1,411
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 6
Number of persons 68
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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 375 409 784
Looking for first regular job 12 4 16
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 207 127 334
Student 90 95 185
Looking after home/family 8 194 202
Retired 217 203 420
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 56 60 116
Other 0 1 1
Total 965 1,093 2,058
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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 47 41 88
Managerial and technical 240 292 532
Non-manual 195 307 502
Skilled manual 307 178 485
Semi-skilled 147 140 287
Unskilled 50 52 102
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 213 294 507
Total 1,199 1,304 2,503
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 108 282
B Higher professional 31 70
C Lower professional 109 263
D Non-manual 247 587
E Manual skilled 119 313
F Semi-skilled 91 263
G Unskilled 46 118
H Own account workers 46 102
I Farmers 16 33
J Agricultural workers 3 5
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 207 401
Total 1,023 2,437
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 98 95 193
15 51 55 106
16 116 113 229
17 98 114 212
18 96 114 210
19 34 36 70
20 18 34 52
21 and over 126 167 293
Not stated 194 225 419
Total 831 953 1,784
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 90 95 185
Other 44 45 89
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 14 55 69
Arts 11 10 21
Humanities 10 11 21
Social sciences, Business and Law 41 91 132
Science, Mathematics and Computing 22 42 64
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 126 8 134
Agriculture and Veterinary 21 4 25
Health and Welfare 22 104 126
Services 38 59 97
Other subjects 0 1 1
Not Stated (including unknown) 526 568 1,094
Total 831 953 1,784
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 19 19 38
Primary Education 174 198 372
Lower Secondary 160 158 318
Upper Secondary 156 198 354
Technical or Vocational qualification 69 87 156
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 73 38 111
Higher Certificate 38 43 81
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 30 58 88
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 34 63 97
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 38 49 87
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 1 0 1
Not stated 39 42 81
Total 831 953 1,784
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 318
Bicycle 6
Bus, minibus or coach 41
Train, DART or LUAS 4
Motorcycle or scooter 1
Car driver 456
Car passenger 264
Van 89
Other 33
Not stated 41
Total 1,253
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 32
06:30-07:00 41
07:01-07:30 65
07:31-08:00 100
08:01-08:30 138
08:31-09:00 444
09:01-09:30 215
After 09:30 141
Not stated 48
Total 1,224
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 749
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 178
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 97
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 51
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 48
1 1/2 hours and over 20
Not stated 81
Total 1,224
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 30
15-24 25
25-44 68
45-64 133
65+ 201
Total 457
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 16 27
15-28 6 12
29-42 2 8
43+ 5 28
Not stated 6 11
Total 35 86
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very good 657 669 1,326
Good 357 418 775
Fair 140 181 321
Bad 22 19 41
Very bad 2 2 4
Not stated 21 15 36
Total 1,199 1,304 2,503
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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 41 29 70
Professional Occupations 41 80 121
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 61 23 84
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 18 89 107
Skilled Trades Occupations 179 20 199
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 22 88 110
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 29 67 96
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 68 16 84
Elementary Occupations 50 63 113
Not stated 73 61 134
Total 582 536 1,118
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 11 2
Building and construction 48 1
Manufacturing industries 43 19
Commerce and trade 72 109
Transport and communications 28 6
Public administration 42 23
Professional services 53 163
Other 78 86
Total 375 409
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 256
One motor car 491
Two motor cars 239
Three motor cars 28
Four or more motor cars 9
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 637
No 365
Not stated 21
Total 1,023
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 590
Other 52
No 361
Not stated 20
Total 1,023
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