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Settlement Limerick City And Suburbs (CSO Area Code ST 35003)

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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
0 781 703 1,484
1 665 624 1,289
2 699 627 1,326
3 630 651 1,281
4 619 548 1,167
5 564 556 1,120
6 542 503 1,045
7 499 524 1,023
8 505 537 1,042
9 547 564 1,111
10 506 484 990
11 563 516 1,079
12 528 544 1,072
13 543 502 1,045
14 549 554 1,103
15 498 508 1,006
16 517 465 982
17 493 501 994
18 766 774 1,540
19 1,023 1,096 2,119
20-24 4,281 4,574 8,855
25-29 4,249 4,405 8,654
30-34 4,373 4,250 8,623
35-39 3,498 3,245 6,743
40-44 2,867 2,855 5,722
45-49 2,640 2,801 5,441
50-54 2,550 2,534 5,084
55-59 2,146 2,264 4,410
60-64 1,950 2,075 4,025
65-69 1,490 1,714 3,204
70-74 1,266 1,439 2,705
75-79 843 1,101 1,944
80-84 489 804 1,293
85+ 296 637 933
Total 44,975 46,479 91,454
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 27,314 26,353
Married 14,866 14,686
Separated 1,108 1,523
Divorced 807 1,079
Widowed 880 2,838
Total 44,975 46,479
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 74,923 76,808
UK 3,629 1,164
Poland 4,229 4,543
Lithuania 563 597
Other EU 27 2,268 2,260
Rest of World 4,754 3,639
Not stated 0 1,355
Total 90,366 90,366
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 74,460
White Irish Traveller 557
Other White 9,055
Black or Black Irish 1,523
Asian or Asian Irish 2,333
Other 855
Not stated 1,583
Total 90,366
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 80,473
Elsewhere in County 5,345
Elsewhere in Ireland 2,099
Outside Ireland 971
Total 88,888
Population by religion
Catholic 77,684
Other stated religion 7,037
No religion 5,160
Not stated 1,573
Total 91,454
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 4,416
French 1,167
Lithuanian 493
Other 6,910
Total 12,986
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 5,616
Well 4,517
Not well 2,034
Not at all 440
Not stated 379
Total 12,986
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 36,391
No 49,043
Not stated 1,921
Total 87,355
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 9,592
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 590
Outside education system, Daily 740
Outside education system, Weekly 2,145
Outside education system, Less often 13,502
Outside education system, Never 9,513
Outside education system, Not stated 309
Total 36,391
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 334 143 191
Weekly 102 50 52
Less often 100 43 57
Never 54 31 23
Total 590 267 323
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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 9,762 19,524 2,929
3 persons 5,579 16,737 6,992
4 persons 4,301 17,204 9,107
5 persons 1,843 9,215 5,679
6 or more persons 772 4,955 3,507
Total 22,257 67,635 28,214
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 6,833
1 child 3,492 3,603 0 7,095
2 children 2,757 1,591 861 5,209
3 children 968 395 835 2,198
4 children 253 77 315 645
5 or more children 57 12 208 277
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 5,176 2,195 156
All children aged over fifteen 3,566 1,709 403
Other 1,589 583 47
Total number of family units 10,331 4,487 606
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 9,571 3,423 231
All children aged over fifteen 5,503 2,281 555
Other 4,752 1,756 142
Total number of family units 19,826 7,460 928
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 4,975 18,440
5-9 years 2,518 9,469
10-14 years 2,253 8,477
15-19 years 1,871 6,462
20+ years 3,807 11,121
Total 15,424 53,969
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 2,730 5,460
Empty nest 2,157 4,314
Retired 1,946 3,892
Pre-school 2,794 8,483
Early school 2,349 8,437
Pre-Adolescent 2,384 9,008
Adolescent 2,570 9,956
Adult 5,327 18,085
Total 22,257 67,635
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 12,173
1 4,614
2 6,384
3 4,647
4 or more 5,529
Total 33,347
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 8,991 8,991
Husband and wife 4,596 9,192
Cohabiting couple 1,528 3,056
Husband, wife and children 8,369 33,220
Cohabiting couple and children 1,134 4,218
Father and children 507 1,288
Mother and children 3,574 9,727
Couple and others 511 1,752
Couple, children and others 581 2,859
Father, children and others 67 255
Mother, children and others 433 1,606
Two or more family units 472 2,566
Non-family households and relations 929 2,252
Two or more non-related persons 2,541 7,002
Total 34,233 87,984
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 8,991 8,991
2 persons 10,369 20,738
3 persons 6,412 19,236
4 persons 4,987 19,948
5 persons 2,331 11,655
6 persons 796 4,776
7 persons 220 1,540
8 or more persons 127 1,100
Total 34,233 87,984
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 28,248 75,933
Flat/Apartment 5,045 9,628
Bed-sit 91 152
Caravan/Mobile Home 86 332
Not stated 763 1,939
Total 34,233 87,984
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 1,569 3,187
1919 to 1945 2,480 5,796
1946 to 1960 3,301 8,008
1961 to 1970 3,810 9,180
1971 to 1980 4,238 11,078
1981 to 1990 3,292 9,019
1991 to 2000 5,945 17,026
2001 to 2005 4,601 12,164
2006 or later 2,509 5,960
Not stated 2,402 6,234
Total 34,147 87,652
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 10,621 31,736
Owner occupied no mortgage 10,206 22,484
Rented from Private Landlord 8,948 22,600
Rented from Local Authority 3,076 8,099
Rented from Voluntary Body 368 797
Occupied free of rent 357 626
Not stated 571 1,310
Total 34,147 87,652
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 402 569
2 rooms 1,964 3,576
3 rooms 3,924 8,804
4 rooms 3,491 8,057
5 rooms 8,025 20,424
6 rooms 6,695 17,435
7 rooms 4,290 12,681
8 or more rooms 3,717 12,342
Not stated 1,639 3,764
Total 34,147 87,652
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 580
Oil 8,475
Natural Gas 18,808
Electricity 3,871
Coal (including anthracite) 1,574
Peat (including turf) 46
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 50
Wood (including wood pellets) 56
Other 71
Not stated 616
Total 34,147
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 31,620
Group scheme with local authority source 1,200
Group scheme with private source 56
Other private source 49
None 6
Not stated 1,216
Total 34,147
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 31,527
Individual septic tank 877
Other individual treatment 61
Other 121
No sewerage facility 25
Not stated 1,536
Total 34,147
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 34,754
Unoccupied 5,517
Total 40,271
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 91
Number of persons 2,709
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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 16,618 15,494 32,112
Looking for first regular job 467 379 846
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 5,714 3,471 9,185
Student 6,199 6,272 12,471
Looking after home/family 300 5,751 6,051
Retired 4,566 4,342 8,908
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 2,047 2,196 4,243
Other 324 137 461
Total 36,235 38,042 74,277
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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 3,732 2,890 6,622
Managerial and technical 9,488 10,614 20,102
Non-manual 5,633 9,578 15,211
Skilled manual 7,605 4,372 11,977
Semi-skilled 5,438 4,609 10,047
Unskilled 1,616 1,704 3,320
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 11,463 12,712 24,175
Total 44,975 46,479 91,454
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 4,167 11,442
B Higher professional 2,440 6,505
C Lower professional 3,485 8,426
D Non-manual 6,843 17,255
E Manual skilled 2,988 8,223
F Semi-skilled 3,268 8,824
G Unskilled 1,257 3,362
H Own account workers 1,178 3,457
I Farmers 83 207
J Agricultural workers 27 74
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 8,497 20,209
Total 34,233 87,984
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 2,013 2,034 4,047
15 1,421 1,330 2,751
16 2,509 2,450 4,959
17 1,969 2,484 4,453
18 3,509 3,841 7,350
19 1,071 1,433 2,504
20 1,019 1,156 2,175
21 and over 6,252 6,267 12,519
Not stated 7,801 8,373 16,174
Total 27,564 29,368 56,932
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 6,199 6,272 12,471
Other 2,472 2,402 4,874
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 416 1,526 1,942
Arts 451 579 1,030
Humanities 465 610 1,075
Social sciences, Business and Law 2,944 4,813 7,757
Science, Mathematics and Computing 1,417 1,237 2,654
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 5,090 554 5,644
Agriculture and Veterinary 233 95 328
Health and Welfare 581 2,745 3,326
Services 1,006 1,520 2,526
Other subjects 31 37 68
Not Stated (including unknown) 14,930 15,652 30,582
Total 27,564 29,368 56,932
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 472 386 858
Primary Education 3,643 3,950 7,593
Lower Secondary 4,784 4,940 9,724
Upper Secondary 5,634 6,564 12,198
Technical or Vocational qualification 2,195 2,609 4,804
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 1,795 912 2,707
Higher Certificate 1,140 1,347 2,487
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 1,971 2,243 4,214
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 2,521 2,608 5,129
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 1,801 2,309 4,110
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 318 182 500
Not stated 1,290 1,318 2,608
Total 27,564 29,368 56,932
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 13,832
Bicycle 1,353
Bus, minibus or coach 3,519
Train, DART or LUAS 94
Motorcycle or scooter 122
Car driver 21,878
Car passenger 9,578
Van 1,225
Other 884
Not stated 1,859
Total 54,344
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 1,600
06:30-07:00 2,226
07:01-07:30 3,210
07:31-08:00 6,356
08:01-08:30 12,858
08:31-09:00 15,455
09:01-09:30 3,685
After 09:30 6,018
Not stated 2,137
Total 53,545
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 20,804
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 20,541
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 6,462
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 1,049
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 896
1 1/2 hours and over 550
Not stated 3,243
Total 53,545
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 1,166
15-24 1,295
25-44 3,034
45-64 4,344
65+ 4,252
Total 14,091
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 669 924
15-28 242 413
29-42 97 189
43+ 249 589
Not stated 192 282
Total 1,449 2,397
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very good 25,662 26,031 51,693
Good 13,313 13,838 27,151
Fair 3,994 4,596 8,590
Bad 725 830 1,555
Very bad 186 167 353
Not stated 1,095 1,017 2,112
Total 44,975 46,479 91,454
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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 1,843 1,114 2,957
Professional Occupations 3,205 3,479 6,684
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 2,674 1,550 4,224
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 814 3,012 3,826
Skilled Trades Occupations 3,971 417 4,388
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 452 2,059 2,511
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 1,288 2,631 3,919
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 2,515 654 3,169
Elementary Occupations 2,677 1,866 4,543
Not stated 2,893 2,183 5,076
Total 22,332 18,965 41,297
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 111 18
Building and construction 990 90
Manufacturing industries 3,345 1,172
Commerce and trade 3,968 4,129
Transport and communications 1,915 743
Public administration 855 761
Professional services 2,547 5,675
Other 2,887 2,906
Total 16,618 15,494
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 8,419
One motor car 14,574
Two motor cars 9,144
Three motor cars 1,558
Four or more motor cars 452
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 24,111
No 9,100
Not stated 936
Total 34,147
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 22,134
Other 2,359
No 8,715
Not stated 939
Total 34,147
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