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Settlement Cork City And Suburbs (CSO Area Code ST 35002)

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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 1,445 1,294 2,739
1 1,331 1,260 2,591
2 1,267 1,311 2,578
3 1,241 1,253 2,494
4 1,206 1,154 2,360
5 1,190 1,133 2,323
6 1,129 1,148 2,277
7 1,208 1,074 2,282
8 1,246 1,117 2,363
9 1,178 1,102 2,280
10 1,168 1,114 2,282
11 1,207 1,023 2,230
12 1,249 1,158 2,407
13 1,200 1,151 2,351
14 1,202 1,149 2,351
15 1,251 1,070 2,321
16 1,188 1,114 2,302
17 1,153 1,107 2,260
18 1,414 1,375 2,789
19 1,509 1,623 3,132
20-24 8,549 8,709 17,258
25-29 9,107 9,823 18,930
30-34 8,833 8,983 17,816
35-39 7,273 7,108 14,381
40-44 6,576 6,442 13,018
45-49 6,455 6,813 13,268
50-54 5,763 6,195 11,958
55-59 5,044 5,170 10,214
60-64 4,514 4,648 9,162
65-69 3,602 3,923 7,525
70-74 2,850 3,322 6,172
75-79 2,016 2,685 4,701
80-84 1,201 1,888 3,089
85+ 698 1,680 2,378
Total 97,463 101,119 198,582
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 57,311 55,121
Married 34,410 34,360
Separated 2,041 2,879
Divorced 1,638 2,267
Widowed 2,063 6,492
Total 97,463 101,119
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 164,524 169,330
UK 8,311 3,075
Poland 6,566 6,822
Lithuania 1,092 1,126
Other EU 27 5,999 5,890
Rest of World 9,369 7,048
Not stated 0 2,570
Total 195,861 195,861
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 164,820
White Irish Traveller 1,049
Other White 18,084
Black or Black Irish 2,685
Asian or Asian Irish 4,099
Other 1,938
Not stated 3,186
Total 195,861
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 175,453
Elsewhere in County 12,131
Elsewhere in Ireland 2,515
Outside Ireland 3,040
Total 193,139
Population by religion
Catholic 166,957
Other stated religion 13,621
No religion 14,340
Not stated 3,664
Total 198,582
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 6,694
French 3,028
Lithuanian 1,004
Other 12,920
Total 23,646
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 11,624
Well 7,695
Not well 2,964
Not at all 566
Not stated 797
Total 23,646
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 83,910
No 102,401
Not stated 4,363
Total 190,674
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 21,386
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 1,554
Outside education system, Daily 2,044
Outside education system, Weekly 5,212
Outside education system, Less often 30,699
Outside education system, Never 22,310
Outside education system, Not stated 705
Total 83,910
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 799 333 466
Weekly 314 147 167
Less often 271 135 136
Never 170 83 87
Total 1,554 698 856
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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 20,911 41,822 5,806
3 persons 11,399 34,197 14,071
4 persons 9,906 39,624 20,781
5 persons 4,991 24,955 15,317
6 or more persons 1,815 11,507 7,999
Total 49,022 152,105 63,974
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 15,105
1 child 6,425 8,108 0 14,533
2 children 5,558 4,240 1,811 11,609
3 children 2,305 1,320 1,991 5,616
4 children 624 257 781 1,662
5 or more children 112 44 341 497
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 11,003 3,812 209
All children aged over fifteen 9,202 3,822 945
Other 3,799 1,034 91
Total number of family units 24,004 8,668 1,245
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 21,368 5,888 300
All children aged over fifteen 15,218 5,303 1,292
Other 11,293 3,034 278
Total number of family units 47,879 14,225 1,870
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 9,558 36,075
5-9 years 5,408 21,211
10-14 years 4,982 19,625
15-19 years 4,556 16,895
20+ years 9,413 28,089
Total 33,917 121,895
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 6,122 12,244
Empty nest 4,532 9,064
Retired 4,451 8,902
Pre-school 5,250 16,227
Early school 4,838 17,843
Pre-Adolescent 4,936 19,513
Adolescent 5,458 21,723
Adult 13,435 46,589
Total 49,022 152,105
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 28,160
1 8,873
2 13,582
3 11,134
4 or more 12,421
Total 74,170
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 18,381 18,381
Husband and wife 10,083 20,166
Cohabiting couple 3,561 7,122
Husband, wife and children 20,548 82,997
Cohabiting couple and children 1,900 7,044
Father and children 1,054 2,640
Mother and children 7,141 19,270
Couple and others 1,053 3,518
Couple, children and others 1,129 5,644
Father, children and others 129 482
Mother, children and others 771 2,834
Two or more family units 820 4,275
Non-family households and relations 1,900 4,505
Two or more non-related persons 5,568 15,601
Total 74,038 194,479
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 18,381 18,381
2 persons 22,417 44,834
3 persons 13,504 40,512
4 persons 11,388 45,552
5 persons 5,866 29,330
6 persons 1,840 11,040
7 persons 435 3,045
8 or more persons 207 1,785
Total 74,038 194,479
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 62,849 172,740
Flat/Apartment 9,582 18,061
Bed-sit 288 343
Caravan/Mobile Home 70 273
Not stated 1,249 3,062
Total 74,038 194,479
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 6,161 12,766
1919 to 1945 5,267 12,069
1946 to 1960 8,083 19,577
1961 to 1970 7,609 19,016
1971 to 1980 9,897 27,018
1981 to 1990 8,346 24,340
1991 to 2000 9,338 28,587
2001 to 2005 8,022 22,515
2006 or later 5,536 13,951
Not stated 5,709 14,367
Total 73,968 194,206
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 21,560 68,882
Owner occupied no mortgage 22,981 52,501
Rented from Private Landlord 18,192 44,361
Rented from Local Authority 8,585 22,944
Rented from Voluntary Body 745 1,522
Occupied free of rent 767 1,385
Not stated 1,138 2,611
Total 73,968 194,206
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 1,161 1,562
2 rooms 3,967 6,422
3 rooms 7,590 16,410
4 rooms 7,311 15,916
5 rooms 18,233 46,793
6 rooms 13,794 37,844
7 rooms 9,289 28,675
8 or more rooms 9,373 33,025
Not stated 3,250 7,559
Total 73,968 194,206
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 1,365
Oil 14,128
Natural Gas 47,115
Electricity 7,436
Coal (including anthracite) 2,111
Peat (including turf) 56
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 235
Wood (including wood pellets) 172
Other 158
Not stated 1,192
Total 73,968
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 68,199
Group scheme with local authority source 2,675
Group scheme with private source 94
Other private source 651
None 16
Not stated 2,333
Total 73,968
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 66,776
Individual septic tank 3,616
Other individual treatment 384
Other 251
No sewerage facility 45
Not stated 2,896
Total 73,968
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 74,518
Unoccupied 11,101
Total 85,619
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 197
Number of persons 6,163
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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 40,509 37,738 78,247
Looking for first regular job 807 605 1,412
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 10,281 5,532 15,813
Student 11,266 11,081 22,347
Looking after home/family 595 13,818 14,413
Retired 10,852 9,859 20,711
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 4,280 4,655 8,935
Other 406 390 796
Total 78,996 83,678 162,674
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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 9,652 8,021 17,673
Managerial and technical 23,149 26,058 49,207
Non-manual 13,033 20,823 33,856
Skilled manual 17,054 9,661 26,715
Semi-skilled 11,713 10,352 22,065
Unskilled 3,432 3,551 6,983
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 19,430 22,653 42,083
Total 97,463 101,119 198,582
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 9,711 28,065
B Higher professional 6,050 17,086
C Lower professional 8,362 21,470
D Non-manual 13,853 35,127
E Manual skilled 6,625 18,529
F Semi-skilled 7,104 19,708
G Unskilled 2,795 7,163
H Own account workers 2,878 8,846
I Farmers 244 702
J Agricultural workers 59 137
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 16,357 37,646
Total 74,038 194,479
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 3,892 4,121 8,013
15 3,110 3,067 6,177
16 5,326 5,119 10,445
17 4,351 4,933 9,284
18 6,904 7,350 14,254
19 2,280 3,022 5,302
20 2,244 2,525 4,769
21 and over 15,519 16,229 31,748
Not stated 19,214 21,439 40,653
Total 62,840 67,805 130,645
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 11,266 11,081 22,347
Other 4,890 4,792 9,682
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 1,082 3,480 4,562
Arts 1,146 1,495 2,641
Humanities 1,194 1,844 3,038
Social sciences, Business and Law 7,356 11,585 18,941
Science, Mathematics and Computing 4,229 2,985 7,214
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 11,740 1,286 13,026
Agriculture and Veterinary 643 255 898
Health and Welfare 1,651 7,601 9,252
Services 2,153 3,178 5,331
Other subjects 45 87 132
Not Stated (including unknown) 31,601 34,009 65,610
Total 62,840 67,805 130,645
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 793 748 1,541
Primary Education 7,231 8,083 15,314
Lower Secondary 10,496 11,353 21,849
Upper Secondary 12,041 13,877 25,918
Technical or Vocational qualification 4,806 5,162 9,968
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 4,356 2,072 6,428
Higher Certificate 2,613 3,003 5,616
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 4,832 5,533 10,365
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 6,253 7,003 13,256
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 5,063 6,784 11,847
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 951 580 1,531
Not stated 3,405 3,607 7,012
Total 62,840 67,805 130,645
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 25,887
Bicycle 2,422
Bus, minibus or coach 9,372
Train, DART or LUAS 392
Motorcycle or scooter 543
Car driver 50,346
Car passenger 23,627
Van 3,194
Other 1,995
Not stated 3,879
Total 121,657
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 3,844
06:30-07:00 5,598
07:01-07:30 9,378
07:31-08:00 19,091
08:01-08:30 31,757
08:31-09:00 27,895
09:01-09:30 6,130
After 09:30 11,836
Not stated 4,452
Total 119,981
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 39,837
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 49,344
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 18,320
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 2,971
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 1,946
1 1/2 hours and over 832
Not stated 6,731
Total 119,981
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 2,265
15-24 2,513
25-44 6,169
45-64 9,098
65+ 9,371
Total 29,416
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 1,545 2,201
15-28 517 879
29-42 237 434
43+ 601 1,084
Not stated 447 637
Total 3,347 5,235
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very good 58,772 60,225 118,997
Good 26,613 27,931 54,544
Fair 7,840 8,774 16,614
Bad 1,346 1,404 2,750
Very bad 258 332 590
Not stated 2,634 2,453 5,087
Total 97,463 101,119 198,582
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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 4,346 2,377 6,723
Professional Occupations 8,010 9,368 17,378
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 6,521 4,012 10,533
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 2,087 6,889 8,976
Skilled Trades Occupations 9,120 866 9,986
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 987 4,947 5,934
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 3,333 5,566 8,899
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 5,858 1,263 7,121
Elementary Occupations 5,169 3,944 9,113
Not stated 5,359 4,038 9,397
Total 50,790 43,270 94,060
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 304 46
Building and construction 2,851 279
Manufacturing industries 7,993 3,723
Commerce and trade 9,745 9,602
Transport and communications 4,938 1,662
Public administration 2,370 1,669
Professional services 5,983 14,342
Other 6,325 6,415
Total 40,509 37,738
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 16,882
One motor car 29,134
Two motor cars 22,097
Three motor cars 4,488
Four or more motor cars 1,367
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 53,092
No 19,031
Not stated 1,845
Total 73,968
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 49,219
Other 4,450
No 18,418
Not stated 1,881
Total 73,968
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