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Settlement Letterkenny Legal Town And Its Environs (CSO Area Code ST 33037)

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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
0 168 177 345
1 177 164 341
2 165 188 353
3 146 148 294
4 164 142 306
5 134 139 273
6 148 147 295
7 156 152 308
8 154 132 286
9 127 126 253
10 135 109 244
11 111 145 256
12 142 139 281
13 133 137 270
14 150 127 277
15 145 135 280
16 117 111 228
17 129 113 242
18 132 125 257
19 125 150 275
20-24 796 849 1,645
25-29 888 1,048 1,936
30-34 898 1,034 1,932
35-39 746 770 1,516
40-44 651 690 1,341
45-49 581 651 1,232
50-54 502 540 1,042
55-59 432 435 867
60-64 330 348 678
65-69 294 294 588
70-74 177 234 411
75-79 158 188 346
80-84 91 121 212
85+ 55 123 178
Total 9,457 10,131 19,588
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 5,781 5,900
Married 3,092 3,100
Separated 273 371
Divorced 179 288
Widowed 132 472
Total 9,457 10,131
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 13,993 15,751
UK 2,610 809
Poland 914 989
Lithuania 55 63
Other EU 27 331 328
Rest of World 1,375 1,136
Not stated 0 202
Total 19,278 19,278
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 14,792
White Irish Traveller 377
Other White 2,100
Black or Black Irish 756
Asian or Asian Irish 668
Other 232
Not stated 353
Total 19,278
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 16,999
Elsewhere in County 1,341
Elsewhere in Ireland 350
Outside Ireland 245
Total 18,935
Population by religion
Catholic 15,897
Other stated religion 2,476
No religion 832
Not stated 383
Total 19,588
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 942
French 167
Lithuanian 53
Other 1,790
Total 2,952
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 1,518
Well 834
Not well 398
Not at all 113
Not stated 89
Total 2,952
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 7,060
No 11,107
Not stated 382
Total 18,549
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 2,144
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 190
Outside education system, Daily 435
Outside education system, Weekly 526
Outside education system, Less often 2,279
Outside education system, Never 1,410
Outside education system, Not stated 76
Total 7,060
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 134 49 85
Weekly 31 14 17
Less often 16 5 11
Never 9 3 6
Total 190 71 119
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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 1,952 3,904 649
3 persons 1,105 3,315 1,412
4 persons 946 3,784 2,028
5 persons 498 2,490 1,536
6 or more persons 227 1,474 1,043
Total 4,728 14,967 6,668
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 1,303
1 child 857 590 0 1,447
2 children 626 319 172 1,117
3 children 299 99 194 592
4 children 76 21 79 176
5 or more children 32 7 54 93
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 1,284 570 36
All children aged fifteen or over 630 327 79
Other 354 137 8
Total number of family units 2,268 1,034 123
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 2,545 892 48
All children aged fifteen or over 1,064 474 107
Other 1,096 418 24
Total number of children 4,705 1,784 179
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 1,252 4,773
5-9 years 620 2,350
10-14 years 517 1,927
15-19 years 432 1,524
20+ years 604 1,787
Total 3,425 12,361
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 620 1,240
Empty nest 415 830
Retired 268 536
Pre-school 677 2,035
Early school 609 2,236
Pre-Adolescent 604 2,388
Adolescent 612 2,457
Adult 923 3,245
Total 4,728 14,967
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 2,600
1 1,026
2 1,230
3 940
4 or more 1,212
Total 7,008
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 2,097 2,097
Husband and wife 860 1,720
Cohabiting couple 357 714
Husband, wife and children 1,870 7,729
Cohabiting couple and children 272 1,011
Father and children 108 272
Mother and children 921 2,553
Couple and others 70 226
Couple, children and others 99 515
Father, children and others 11 35
Mother, children and others 70 245
Two or more family units 44 244
Non-family households and relations 192 433
Two or more non-related persons 487 1,210
Total 7,458 19,004
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 2,097 2,097
2 persons 2,231 4,462
3 persons 1,305 3,915
4 persons 1,007 4,028
5 persons 550 2,750
6 persons 169 1,014
7 persons 64 448
8 or more persons 35 290
Total 7,458 19,004
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 6,604 17,637
Flat/Apartment 708 1,044
Bed-sit 11 19
Caravan/Mobile Home 4 4
Not stated 131 300
Total 7,458 19,004
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 109 220
1919 to 1945 123 242
1946 to 1960 221 450
1961 to 1970 348 770
1971 to 1980 810 1,972
1981 to 1990 940 2,541
1991 to 2000 1,575 4,244
2001 to 2005 1,706 4,554
2006 or later 1,125 2,729
Not stated 497 1,278
Total 7,454 19,000
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 2,277 6,504
Owner occupied no mortgage 1,728 4,030
Rented from Private Landlord 2,344 5,576
Rented from Local Authority 868 2,445
Rented from Voluntary Body 58 106
Occupied free of rent 79 142
Not stated 100 197
Total 7,454 19,000
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 89 116
2 rooms 331 477
3 rooms 791 1,700
4 rooms 746 1,839
5 rooms 2,218 5,246
6 rooms 1,341 3,654
7 rooms 869 2,655
8 or more rooms 822 2,782
Not stated 247 531
Total 7,454 19,000
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 53
Oil 5,875
Natural Gas 296
Electricity 280
Coal (including anthracite) 686
Peat (including turf) 37
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 74
Wood (including wood pellets) 28
Other 26
Not stated 99
Total 7,454
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 6,798
Group scheme with local authority source 335
Group scheme with private source 20
Other private source 27
None 3
Not stated 271
Total 7,454
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 6,208
Individual septic tank 790
Other individual treatment 71
Other 46
No sewerage facility 4
Not stated 335
Total 7,454
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 7,541
Unoccupied 2,207
Total 9,748
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 23
Number of persons 752
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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 3,512 3,701 7,213
Looking for first regular job 127 108 235
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 1,251 804 2,055
Student 1,048 1,075 2,123
Looking after home/family 74 1,044 1,118
Retired 874 883 1,757
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 353 322 675
Other 8 22 30
Total 7,247 7,959 15,206
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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 812 728 1,540
Managerial and technical 2,360 2,799 5,159
Non-manual 1,345 2,003 3,348
Skilled manual 1,549 936 2,485
Semi-skilled 913 861 1,774
Unskilled 314 330 644
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 2,164 2,474 4,638
Total 9,457 10,131 19,588
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 761 2,098
B Higher professional 524 1,512
C Lower professional 1,256 2,986
D Non-manual 1,642 4,047
E Manual skilled 559 1,531
F Semi-skilled 509 1,296
G Unskilled 251 624
H Own account workers 262 749
I Farmers 54 146
J Agricultural workers 12 32
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 1,628 3,983
Total 7,458 19,004
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 463 393 856
15 287 235 522
16 516 406 922
17 422 474 896
18 629 712 1,341
19 232 305 537
20 198 313 511
21 and over 1,364 1,731 3,095
Not stated 1,583 1,759 3,342
Total 5,694 6,328 12,022
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 1,048 1,075 2,123
Other 505 556 1,061
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 149 502 651
Arts 92 112 204
Humanities 92 107 199
Social sciences, Business and Law 533 938 1,471
Science, Mathematics and Computing 439 407 846
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 793 110 903
Agriculture and Veterinary 101 20 121
Health and Welfare 245 951 1,196
Services 243 364 607
Other subjects 6 5 11
Not Stated (including unknown) 3,001 2,812 5,813
Total 5,694 6,328 12,022
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 123 127 250
Primary Education 792 693 1,485
Lower Secondary 917 773 1,690
Upper Secondary 1,141 1,182 2,323
Technical or Vocational qualification 397 566 963
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 289 268 557
Higher Certificate 253 390 643
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 437 575 1,012
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 561 741 1,302
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 427 661 1,088
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 52 21 73
Not stated 305 331 636
Total 5,694 6,328 12,022
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 1,831
Bicycle 56
Bus, minibus or coach 932
Train, DART or LUAS 16
Motorcycle or scooter 10
Car driver 5,223
Car passenger 2,838
Van 363
Other 224
Not stated 382
Total 11,875
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 270
06:30-07:00 342
07:01-07:30 395
07:31-08:00 1,103
08:01-08:30 1,871
08:31-09:00 4,083
09:01-09:30 2,036
After 09:30 1,172
Not stated 417
Total 11,689
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 6,499
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 2,780
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 1,156
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 319
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 197
1 1/2 hours and over 94
Not stated 644
Total 11,689
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 284
15-24 273
25-44 685
45-64 733
65+ 753
Total 2,728
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 128 182
15-28 48 85
29-42 23 41
43+ 73 111
Not stated 32 54
Total 304 473
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very good 5,576 6,071 11,647
Good 2,672 2,866 5,538
Fair 789 831 1,620
Bad 133 126 259
Very bad 34 25 59
Not stated 253 212 465
Total 9,457 10,131 19,588
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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 361 197 558
Professional Occupations 849 1,151 2,000
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 538 331 869
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 203 728 931
Skilled Trades Occupations 889 120 1,009
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 98 473 571
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 337 483 820
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 409 87 496
Elementary Occupations 503 451 954
Not stated 576 484 1,060
Total 4,763 4,505 9,268
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 48 3
Building and construction 174 11
Manufacturing industries 386 119
Commerce and trade 964 855
Transport and communications 437 163
Public administration 313 310
Professional services 628 1,544
Other 562 696
Total 3,512 3,701
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 1,541
One motor car 3,515
Two motor cars 2,058
Three motor cars 264
Four or more motor cars 76
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 5,339
No 1,946
Not stated 169
Total 7,454
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 4,799
Other 564
No 1,935
Not stated 156
Total 7,454
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