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Settlement Galway City And Suburbs (CSO Area Code ST 35005)

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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
0 602 554 1,156
1 463 481 944
2 506 497 1,003
3 508 457 965
4 454 423 877
5 412 402 814
6 429 378 807
7 447 385 832
8 423 455 878
9 401 411 812
10 399 400 799
11 374 346 720
12 341 378 719
13 353 363 716
14 388 336 724
15 372 373 745
16 344 357 701
17 369 364 733
18 612 623 1,235
19 796 846 1,642
20-24 3,953 4,505 8,458
25-29 4,501 4,879 9,380
30-34 4,403 4,256 8,659
35-39 2,982 3,157 6,139
40-44 2,284 2,344 4,628
45-49 2,017 2,171 4,188
50-54 1,791 2,046 3,837
55-59 1,651 1,845 3,496
60-64 1,442 1,561 3,003
65-69 1,160 1,290 2,450
70-74 805 936 1,741
75-79 580 742 1,322
80-84 370 559 929
85+ 219 507 726
Total 37,151 39,627 76,778
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 23,704 24,279
Married 11,527 11,492
Separated 661 1,024
Divorced 673 966
Widowed 586 1,866
Total 37,151 39,627
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 55,826 59,029
UK 4,614 1,502
Poland 3,926 4,133
Lithuania 718 744
Other EU 27 3,007 2,983
Rest of World 6,145 4,874
Not stated 0 971
Total 74,236 74,236
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 55,128
White Irish Traveller 1,666
Other White 10,411
Black or Black Irish 2,668
Asian or Asian Irish 2,023
Other 994
Not stated 1,346
Total 74,236
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 62,744
Elsewhere in County 6,296
Elsewhere in Ireland 2,175
Outside Ireland 1,872
Total 73,087
Population by religion
Catholic 59,089
Other stated religion 7,857
No religion 7,810
Not stated 2,022
Total 76,778
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 4,111
French 1,280
Lithuanian 653
Other 7,838
Total 13,882
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 6,733
Well 4,615
Not well 1,729
Not at all 305
Not stated 500
Total 13,882
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 32,579
No 39,295
Not stated 1,801
Total 73,675
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 6,745
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 760
Outside education system, Daily 1,900
Outside education system, Weekly 3,016
Outside education system, Less often 13,286
Outside education system, Never 6,590
Outside education system, Not stated 282
Total 32,579
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 519 214 305
Weekly 119 46 73
Less often 85 42 43
Never 37 17 20
Total 760 319 441
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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 7,498 14,996 1,947
3 persons 3,784 11,352 4,690
4 persons 2,912 11,648 6,150
5 persons 1,424 7,120 4,376
6 or more persons 697 4,524 3,183
Total 16,315 49,640 20,346
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 5,551
1 child 2,514 2,311 0 4,825
2 children 1,845 1,137 510 3,492
3 children 760 375 511 1,646
4 children 247 68 232 547
5 or more children 94 16 144 254
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 3,948 1,426 86
All children aged over fifteen 2,439 1,193 275
Other 1,041 329 27
Total number of family units 7,428 2,948 388
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 7,567 2,258 148
All children aged over fifteen 4,065 1,627 378
Other 3,269 956 78
Total number of family units 14,901 4,841 604
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 3,626 13,878
5-9 years 1,753 6,760
10-14 years 1,478 5,484
15-19 years 1,378 4,890
20+ years 2,529 7,526
Total 10,764 38,538
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 2,987 5,974
Empty nest 1,370 2,740
Retired 1,194 2,388
Pre-school 2,077 6,501
Early school 1,713 6,343
Pre-Adolescent 1,670 6,537
Adolescent 1,715 6,727
Adult 3,589 12,430
Total 16,315 49,640
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 13,902
1 3,508
2 4,192
3 3,192
4 or more 3,849
Total 28,643
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 7,042 7,042
Husband and wife 3,193 6,386
Cohabiting couple 1,621 3,242
Husband, wife and children 6,164 25,050
Cohabiting couple and children 697 2,544
Father and children 320 834
Mother and children 2,549 6,826
Couple and others 585 2,038
Couple, children and others 455 2,331
Father, children and others 53 191
Mother, children and others 279 1,058
Two or more family units 197 1,049
Non-family households and relations 975 2,537
Two or more non-related persons 3,987 11,054
Total 28,117 72,182
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 7,042 7,042
2 persons 8,935 17,870
3 persons 5,496 16,488
4 persons 3,862 15,448
5 persons 1,847 9,235
6 persons 634 3,804
7 persons 189 1,323
8 or more persons 112 972
Total 28,117 72,182
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 21,441 58,798
Flat/Apartment 6,026 11,804
Bed-sit 92 137
Caravan/Mobile Home 29 113
Not stated 529 1,330
Total 28,117 72,182
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 609 1,277
1919 to 1945 1,041 2,325
1946 to 1960 1,332 3,091
1961 to 1970 2,072 4,867
1971 to 1980 3,649 9,306
1981 to 1990 3,798 10,315
1991 to 2000 5,595 15,340
2001 to 2005 5,410 14,104
2006 or later 2,237 5,512
Not stated 2,345 5,932
Total 28,088 72,069
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 6,992 19,887
Owner occupied no mortgage 6,873 15,695
Rented from Private Landlord 10,426 26,571
Rented from Local Authority 2,562 7,084
Rented from Voluntary Body 437 1,173
Occupied free of rent 332 582
Not stated 466 1,077
Total 28,088 72,069
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 415 645
2 rooms 2,007 3,444
3 rooms 4,231 9,155
4 rooms 3,455 8,595
5 rooms 6,016 15,578
6 rooms 4,650 12,798
7 rooms 2,766 7,957
8 or more rooms 3,291 10,875
Not stated 1,257 3,022
Total 28,088 72,069
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 399
Oil 14,911
Natural Gas 4,303
Electricity 5,747
Coal (including anthracite) 1,449
Peat (including turf) 316
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 244
Wood (including wood pellets) 112
Other 124
Not stated 483
Total 28,088
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 25,633
Group scheme with local authority source 1,281
Group scheme with private source 56
Other private source 38
None 6
Not stated 1,074
Total 28,088
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 25,189
Individual septic tank 1,273
Other individual treatment 132
Other 100
No sewerage facility 24
Not stated 1,370
Total 28,088
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 28,640
Unoccupied 5,450
Total 34,090
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 131
Number of persons 5,025
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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 15,836 16,248 32,084
Looking for first regular job 364 298 662
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 4,072 2,591 6,663
Student 5,582 5,802 11,384
Looking after home/family 228 3,847 4,075
Retired 3,182 3,281 6,463
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 1,095 1,048 2,143
Other 292 246 538
Total 30,651 33,361 64,012
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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 4,101 3,584 7,685
Managerial and technical 8,709 10,371 19,080
Non-manual 4,096 7,016 11,112
Skilled manual 4,988 2,671 7,659
Semi-skilled 3,970 3,350 7,320
Unskilled 1,401 1,323 2,724
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 9,886 11,312 21,198
Total 37,151 39,627 76,778
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 3,466 9,432
B Higher professional 2,768 7,296
C Lower professional 3,833 9,185
D Non-manual 5,252 12,898
E Manual skilled 1,398 3,948
F Semi-skilled 2,047 5,609
G Unskilled 1,010 2,717
H Own account workers 1,110 3,269
I Farmers 143 359
J Agricultural workers 25 49
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 7,065 17,420
Total 28,117 72,182
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 963 767 1,730
15 664 507 1,171
16 1,196 1,068 2,264
17 1,184 1,429 2,613
18 2,229 2,517 4,746
19 805 1,061 1,866
20 951 1,096 2,047
21 and over 6,963 7,985 14,948
Not stated 7,473 8,449 15,922
Total 22,428 24,879 47,307
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 5,582 5,802 11,384
Other 2,641 2,680 5,321
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 506 1,661 2,167
Arts 542 665 1,207
Humanities 674 1,012 1,686
Social sciences, Business and Law 2,856 4,758 7,614
Science, Mathematics and Computing 1,803 1,377 3,180
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 4,002 551 4,553
Agriculture and Veterinary 283 92 375
Health and Welfare 792 3,275 4,067
Services 1,014 1,485 2,499
Other subjects 29 42 71
Not Stated (including unknown) 9,927 9,961 19,888
Total 22,428 24,879 47,307
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 318 247 565
Primary Education 2,002 1,857 3,859
Lower Secondary 2,525 2,508 5,033
Upper Secondary 4,231 4,707 8,938
Technical or Vocational qualification 1,845 2,145 3,990
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 1,330 865 2,195
Higher Certificate 1,095 1,263 2,358
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 2,012 2,541 4,553
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 2,654 3,327 5,981
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 2,523 3,623 6,146
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 581 370 951
Not stated 1,312 1,426 2,738
Total 22,428 24,879 47,307
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 11,314
Bicycle 2,331
Bus, minibus or coach 4,002
Train, DART or LUAS 167
Motorcycle or scooter 129
Car driver 19,186
Car passenger 8,275
Van 1,115
Other 947
Not stated 1,785
Total 49,251
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 1,380
06:30-07:00 2,235
07:01-07:30 3,034
07:31-08:00 6,433
08:01-08:30 11,899
08:31-09:00 10,882
09:01-09:30 3,388
After 09:30 7,137
Not stated 2,015
Total 48,403
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 16,921
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 19,166
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 6,697
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 1,246
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 1,030
1 1/2 hours and over 443
Not stated 2,900
Total 48,403
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 726
15-24 1,006
25-44 2,433
45-64 2,475
65+ 2,490
Total 9,130
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 485 748
15-28 165 275
29-42 67 102
43+ 146 355
Not stated 137 229
Total 1,000 1,709
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very good 21,850 23,398 45,248
Good 10,828 11,525 22,353
Fair 2,753 2,966 5,719
Bad 443 486 929
Very bad 96 101 197
Not stated 1,181 1,151 2,332
Total 37,151 39,627 76,778
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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 1,720 1,094 2,814
Professional Occupations 3,640 4,562 8,202
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 2,575 1,772 4,347
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 651 2,716 3,367
Skilled Trades Occupations 3,122 471 3,593
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 375 1,575 1,950
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 1,106 1,890 2,996
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 1,964 818 2,782
Elementary Occupations 2,346 1,859 4,205
Not stated 2,409 2,082 4,491
Total 19,908 18,839 38,747
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 162 29
Building and construction 851 85
Manufacturing industries 2,836 1,665
Commerce and trade 3,502 3,686
Transport and communications 1,796 690
Public administration 758 712
Professional services 2,582 5,957
Other 3,349 3,424
Total 15,836 16,248
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 6,598
One motor car 12,372
Two motor cars 7,422
Three motor cars 1,341
Four or more motor cars 355
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 21,238
No 6,131
Not stated 719
Total 28,088
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 20,451
Other 1,632
No 5,322
Not stated 683
Total 28,088
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