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Settlement Waterford City And Suburbs (CSO Area Code ST 35004)

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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
0 396 412 808
1 407 388 795
2 405 407 812
3 387 377 764
4 348 358 706
5 339 341 680
6 354 374 728
7 343 324 667
8 373 319 692
9 369 354 723
10 340 303 643
11 314 289 603
12 313 326 639
13 345 274 619
14 351 305 656
15 308 314 622
16 288 293 581
17 299 316 615
18 295 329 624
19 361 359 720
20-24 1,797 1,890 3,687
25-29 2,205 2,373 4,578
30-34 2,342 2,402 4,744
35-39 1,934 1,930 3,864
40-44 1,768 1,732 3,500
45-49 1,624 1,644 3,268
50-54 1,353 1,510 2,863
55-59 1,329 1,297 2,626
60-64 1,148 1,164 2,312
65-69 984 1,037 2,021
70-74 747 886 1,633
75-79 560 707 1,267
80-84 304 498 802
85+ 186 471 657
Total 25,216 26,303 51,519
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 14,697 14,139
Married 8,753 8,740
Separated 681 978
Divorced 522 655
Widowed 563 1,791
Total 25,216 26,303
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 42,197 43,110
UK 2,472 999
Poland 1,580 1,702
Lithuania 388 409
Other EU 27 1,405 1,397
Rest of World 2,930 2,483
Not stated 0 872
Total 50,972 50,972
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 41,674
White Irish Traveller 291
Other White 4,946
Black or Black Irish 1,318
Asian or Asian Irish 1,117
Other 534
Not stated 1,092
Total 50,972
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 46,465
Elsewhere in County 2,166
Elsewhere in Ireland 1,074
Outside Ireland 460
Total 50,165
Population by religion
Catholic 42,846
Other stated religion 4,752
No religion 2,852
Not stated 1,069
Total 51,519
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 1,640
French 555
Lithuanian 345
Other 4,511
Total 7,051
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 3,123
Well 2,282
Not well 1,146
Not at all 253
Not stated 247
Total 7,051
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 18,456
No 29,487
Not stated 1,161
Total 49,104
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 5,329
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 292
Outside education system, Daily 340
Outside education system, Weekly 924
Outside education system, Less often 6,329
Outside education system, Never 5,074
Outside education system, Not stated 168
Total 18,456
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 119 52 67
Weekly 55 24 31
Less often 68 36 32
Never 50 27 23
Total 292 139 153
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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 5,837 11,674 1,841
3 persons 3,334 10,002 4,215
4 persons 2,687 10,748 5,683
5 persons 1,026 5,130 3,166
6 or more persons 439 2,761 1,921
Total 13,323 40,315 16,826
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 3,996
1 child 2,190 2,104 0 4,294
2 children 1,765 931 563 3,259
3 children 613 209 425 1,247
4 children 172 39 199 410
5 or more children 20 7 90 117
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 3,220 1,453 87
All children aged over fifteen 2,030 1,014 246
Other 920 338 19
Total number of family units 6,170 2,805 352
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 5,974 2,248 126
All children aged over fifteen 3,094 1,386 307
Other 2,673 961 57
Total number of family units 11,741 4,595 490
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 3,044 11,238
5-9 years 1,679 6,208
10-14 years 1,314 4,770
15-19 years 1,163 3,928
20+ years 2,127 6,179
Total 9,327 32,323
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 1,441 2,882
Empty nest 1,397 2,794
Retired 1,158 2,316
Pre-school 1,620 4,866
Early school 1,619 5,777
Pre-Adolescent 1,521 5,685
Adolescent 1,630 6,192
Adult 2,937 9,803
Total 13,323 40,315
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 5,831
1 2,799
2 4,130
3 2,754
4 or more 3,242
Total 18,756
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 5,381 5,381
Husband and wife 2,728 5,456
Cohabiting couple 913 1,826
Husband, wife and children 5,020 19,866
Cohabiting couple and children 774 2,853
Father and children 293 708
Mother and children 2,403 6,419
Couple and others 252 841
Couple, children and others 281 1,388
Father, children and others 34 120
Mother, children and others 210 756
Two or more family units 205 1,071
Non-family households and relations 475 1,085
Two or more non-related persons 992 2,536
Total 19,961 50,306
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 5,381 5,381
2 persons 6,166 12,332
3 persons 3,649 10,947
4 persons 2,967 11,868
5 persons 1,219 6,095
6 persons 441 2,646
7 persons 99 693
8 or more persons 39 344
Total 19,961 50,306
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 17,509 45,846
Flat/Apartment 1,921 3,181
Bed-sit 55 130
Caravan/Mobile Home 22 78
Not stated 454 1,071
Total 19,961 50,306
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 1,369 2,594
1919 to 1945 1,161 2,381
1946 to 1960 1,583 3,474
1961 to 1970 1,600 3,784
1971 to 1980 2,459 6,314
1981 to 1990 2,524 6,806
1991 to 2000 3,263 9,256
2001 to 2005 2,892 7,754
2006 or later 1,673 4,407
Not stated 1,415 3,458
Total 19,939 50,228
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 6,241 18,600
Owner occupied no mortgage 5,516 11,807
Rented from Private Landlord 4,027 9,451
Rented from Local Authority 3,152 8,265
Rented from Voluntary Body 472 1,016
Occupied free of rent 171 307
Not stated 360 782
Total 19,939 50,228
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 218 306
2 rooms 1,159 1,790
3 rooms 2,099 4,724
4 rooms 2,144 4,698
5 rooms 5,665 14,374
6 rooms 3,348 8,864
7 rooms 2,169 6,250
8 or more rooms 2,167 7,127
Not stated 970 2,095
Total 19,939 50,228
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 319
Oil 3,723
Natural Gas 12,556
Electricity 1,917
Coal (including anthracite) 946
Peat (including turf) 16
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 49
Wood (including wood pellets) 39
Other 35
Not stated 339
Total 19,939
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 18,003
Group scheme with local authority source 1,019
Group scheme with private source 50
Other private source 168
None 1
Not stated 698
Total 19,939
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 18,486
Individual septic tank 518
Other individual treatment 47
Other 61
No sewerage facility 18
Not stated 809
Total 19,939
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 20,088
Unoccupied 4,333
Total 24,421
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 36
Number of persons 1,634
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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 9,485 9,283 18,768
Looking for first regular job 283 202 485
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 3,552 2,078 5,630
Student 2,364 2,451 4,815
Looking after home/family 170 3,245 3,415
Retired 2,865 2,768 5,633
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 1,040 1,068 2,108
Other 73 57 130
Total 19,832 21,152 40,984
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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 1,641 1,295 2,936
Managerial and technical 5,123 5,775 10,898
Non-manual 3,159 5,847 9,006
Skilled manual 5,005 2,677 7,682
Semi-skilled 3,541 3,043 6,584
Unskilled 1,273 1,298 2,571
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 5,474 6,368 11,842
Total 25,216 26,303 51,519
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 2,218 6,158
B Higher professional 1,030 2,784
C Lower professional 1,837 4,586
D Non-manual 3,776 9,456
E Manual skilled 2,182 5,800
F Semi-skilled 2,295 6,071
G Unskilled 1,084 2,651
H Own account workers 721 2,051
I Farmers 55 143
J Agricultural workers 30 67
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 4,733 10,539
Total 19,961 50,306
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 1,067 1,053 2,120
15 1,219 1,043 2,262
16 1,834 1,623 3,457
17 1,552 1,583 3,135
18 1,842 2,039 3,881
19 558 770 1,328
20 460 580 1,040
21 and over 2,696 3,044 5,740
Not stated 4,847 5,561 10,408
Total 16,075 17,296 33,371
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 2,364 2,451 4,815
Other 1,393 1,405 2,798
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 248 819 1,067
Arts 296 314 610
Humanities 166 223 389
Social sciences, Business and Law 1,439 2,378 3,817
Science, Mathematics and Computing 811 687 1,498
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 2,574 259 2,833
Agriculture and Veterinary 170 55 225
Health and Welfare 371 1,781 2,152
Services 560 867 1,427
Other subjects 18 19 37
Not Stated (including unknown) 9,422 9,894 19,316
Total 16,075 17,296 33,371
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 243 240 483
Primary Education 2,228 2,440 4,668
Lower Secondary 3,263 3,288 6,551
Upper Secondary 3,205 3,613 6,818
Technical or Vocational qualification 1,402 1,615 3,017
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 1,132 532 1,664
Higher Certificate 661 832 1,493
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 940 1,070 2,010
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 1,132 1,487 2,619
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 832 1,054 1,886
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 98 56 154
Not stated 939 1,069 2,008
Total 16,075 17,296 33,371
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 5,886
Bicycle 476
Bus, minibus or coach 1,371
Train, DART or LUAS 57
Motorcycle or scooter 93
Car driver 12,642
Car passenger 7,022
Van 794
Other 444
Not stated 1,131
Total 29,916
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 1,577
06:30-07:00 1,412
07:01-07:30 1,688
07:31-08:00 3,450
08:01-08:30 7,431
08:31-09:00 8,037
09:01-09:30 1,876
After 09:30 2,699
Not stated 1,363
Total 29,533
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 13,288
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 10,767
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 2,306
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 537
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 453
1 1/2 hours and over 290
Not stated 1,892
Total 29,533
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 593
15-24 579
25-44 1,598
45-64 2,242
65+ 2,663
Total 7,675
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 387 535
15-28 137 225
29-42 57 112
43+ 151 283
Not stated 120 164
Total 852 1,319
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very good 14,718 14,943 29,661
Good 7,311 7,742 15,053
Fair 2,060 2,428 4,488
Bad 378 430 808
Very bad 77 82 159
Not stated 672 678 1,350
Total 25,216 26,303 51,519
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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 1,005 576 1,581
Professional Occupations 1,425 1,768 3,193
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 1,274 865 2,139
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 394 1,696 2,090
Skilled Trades Occupations 2,719 349 3,068
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 247 1,229 1,476
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 795 1,735 2,530
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 1,898 533 2,431
Elementary Occupations 1,594 1,262 2,856
Not stated 1,686 1,348 3,034
Total 13,037 11,361 24,398
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 75 16
Building and construction 530 54
Manufacturing industries 2,366 946
Commerce and trade 2,088 2,365
Transport and communications 1,047 394
Public administration 434 390
Professional services 1,335 3,369
Other 1,610 1,749
Total 9,485 9,283
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 4,828
One motor car 9,263
Two motor cars 4,971
Three motor cars 693
Four or more motor cars 184
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 14,204
No 5,192
Not stated 543
Total 19,939
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 13,361
Other 974
No 5,024
Not stated 580
Total 19,939
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