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Settlement Drogheda Legal Town And Its Environs (CSO Area Code ST 35009)

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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
0 370 358 728
1 372 341 713
2 381 374 755
3 324 350 674
4 339 333 672
5 340 302 642
6 311 331 642
7 308 316 624
8 309 340 649
9 315 272 587
10 257 291 548
11 274 292 566
12 271 251 522
13 247 257 504
14 247 207 454
15 246 206 452
16 212 246 458
17 214 184 398
18 214 211 425
19 211 218 429
20-24 1,127 1,190 2,317
25-29 1,475 1,735 3,210
30-34 1,778 1,866 3,644
35-39 1,682 1,748 3,430
40-44 1,580 1,505 3,085
45-49 1,258 1,261 2,519
50-54 1,011 1,000 2,011
55-59 838 823 1,661
60-64 736 787 1,523
65-69 582 670 1,252
70-74 475 520 995
75-79 318 374 692
80-84 147 289 436
85+ 85 276 361
Total 18,854 19,724 38,578
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 10,732 10,497
Married 6,847 6,851
Separated 556 770
Divorced 405 549
Widowed 314 1,057
Total 18,854 19,724
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 30,758 31,826
UK 1,835 634
Poland 1,020 1,127
Lithuania 968 1,044
Other EU 27 1,277 1,319
Rest of World 2,498 2,034
Not stated 0 372
Total 38,356 38,356
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 30,180
White Irish Traveller 157
Other White 4,207
Black or Black Irish 1,577
Asian or Asian Irish 1,099
Other 484
Not stated 652
Total 38,356
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 34,815
Elsewhere in County 1,582
Elsewhere in Ireland 858
Outside Ireland 373
Total 37,628
Population by religion
Catholic 31,965
Other stated religion 3,882
No religion 2,064
Not stated 667
Total 38,578
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 1,114
French 403
Lithuanian 902
Other 3,918
Total 6,337
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 2,966
Well 1,980
Not well 992
Not at all 218
Not stated 181
Total 6,337
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 11,751
No 23,923
Not stated 708
Total 36,382
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 4,218
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 248
Outside education system, Daily 267
Outside education system, Weekly 593
Outside education system, Less often 3,460
Outside education system, Never 2,836
Outside education system, Not stated 129
Total 11,751
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 132 49 83
Weekly 51 24 27
Less often 36 16 20
Never 29 13 16
Total 248 102 146
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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 4,032 8,064 1,251
3 persons 2,516 7,548 3,074
4 persons 2,237 8,948 4,695
5 persons 1,018 5,090 3,130
6 or more persons 408 2,608 1,821
Total 10,211 32,258 13,971
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 2,781
1 child 1,797 1,412 0 3,209
2 children 1,511 667 396 2,574
3 children 606 192 365 1,163
4 children 172 37 142 351
5 or more children 37 9 87 133
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 3,086 972 65
All children aged over fifteen 1,473 675 169
Other 736 244 10
Total number of family units 5,295 1,891 244
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 5,910 1,515 98
All children aged over fifteen 2,372 915 229
Other 2,195 708 29
Total number of family units 10,477 3,138 356
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 2,740 10,462
5-9 years 1,397 5,342
10-14 years 976 3,586
15-19 years 827 2,941
20+ years 1,490 4,365
Total 7,430 26,696
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 1,160 2,320
Empty nest 905 1,810
Retired 716 1,432
Pre-school 1,435 4,437
Early school 1,361 5,033
Pre-Adolescent 1,327 5,262
Adolescent 1,133 4,441
Adult 2,174 7,523
Total 10,211 32,258
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 3,936
1 2,256
2 3,070
3 2,108
4 or more 2,269
Total 13,639
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 3,267 3,267
Husband and wife 1,835 3,670
Cohabiting couple 659 1,318
Husband, wife and children 4,246 17,236
Cohabiting couple and children 656 2,409
Father and children 196 489
Mother and children 1,551 4,218
Couple and others 172 576
Couple, children and others 266 1,296
Father, children and others 35 120
Mother, children and others 177 653
Two or more family units 206 1,090
Non-family households and relations 298 699
Two or more non-related persons 452 1,155
Total 14,016 38,196
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 3,267 3,267
2 persons 3,957 7,914
3 persons 2,649 7,947
4 persons 2,428 9,712
5 persons 1,164 5,820
6 persons 393 2,358
7 persons 110 770
8 or more persons 48 408
Total 14,016 38,196
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 12,335 34,841
Flat/Apartment 1,327 2,524
Bed-sit 21 29
Caravan/Mobile Home 2 5
Not stated 331 797
Total 14,016 38,196
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 583 1,063
1919 to 1945 949 2,020
1946 to 1960 1,016 2,357
1961 to 1970 1,159 2,883
1971 to 1980 1,763 4,847
1981 to 1990 1,117 3,247
1991 to 2000 2,683 8,268
2001 to 2005 2,958 8,781
2006 or later 1,024 2,694
Not stated 762 2,031
Total 14,014 38,191
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 5,636 17,565
Owner occupied no mortgage 3,698 8,040
Rented from Private Landlord 2,683 7,231
Rented from Local Authority 1,387 3,957
Rented from Voluntary Body 237 625
Occupied free of rent 102 165
Not stated 271 608
Total 14,014 38,191
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 126 170
2 rooms 672 1,227
3 rooms 1,525 3,905
4 rooms 1,572 3,555
5 rooms 4,371 11,736
6 rooms 2,350 6,872
7 rooms 1,576 5,052
8 or more rooms 1,175 4,196
Not stated 647 1,478
Total 14,014 38,191
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 116
Oil 3,430
Natural Gas 8,984
Electricity 694
Coal (including anthracite) 452
Peat (including turf) 11
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 25
Wood (including wood pellets) 16
Other 14
Not stated 272
Total 14,014
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 12,952
Group scheme with local authority source 506
Group scheme with private source 36
Other private source 23
None 4
Not stated 493
Total 14,014
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 13,122
Individual septic tank 191
Other individual treatment 11
Other 40
No sewerage facility 7
Not stated 643
Total 14,014
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 14,048
Unoccupied 1,874
Total 15,922
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 21
Number of persons 583
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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 7,336 6,888 14,224
Looking for first regular job 200 152 352
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 2,680 1,548 4,228
Student 1,344 1,431 2,775
Looking after home/family 157 2,511 2,668
Retired 1,720 1,668 3,388
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 741 872 1,613
Other 11 39 50
Total 14,189 15,109 29,298
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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 1,085 924 2,009
Managerial and technical 4,367 5,043 9,410
Non-manual 2,650 4,268 6,918
Skilled manual 4,044 2,422 6,466
Semi-skilled 2,619 2,570 5,189
Unskilled 1,058 818 1,876
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 3,031 3,679 6,710
Total 18,854 19,724 38,578
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 1,805 5,185
B Higher professional 630 1,862
C Lower professional 1,476 3,927
D Non-manual 2,800 7,492
E Manual skilled 1,596 4,556
F Semi-skilled 1,713 4,748
G Unskilled 739 1,955
H Own account workers 641 1,996
I Farmers 35 104
J Agricultural workers 37 95
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 2,544 6,276
Total 14,016 38,196
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 1,211 1,460 2,671
15 766 724 1,490
16 1,350 995 2,345
17 1,097 1,100 2,197
18 1,516 1,620 3,136
19 493 625 1,118
20 454 543 997
21 and over 1,999 2,366 4,365
Not stated 2,981 3,172 6,153
Total 11,867 12,605 24,472
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 1,344 1,431 2,775
Other 978 1,073 2,051
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 181 626 807
Arts 247 241 488
Humanities 133 208 341
Social sciences, Business and Law 1,077 1,920 2,997
Science, Mathematics and Computing 545 406 951
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 2,011 209 2,220
Agriculture and Veterinary 96 56 152
Health and Welfare 258 1,388 1,646
Services 488 737 1,225
Other subjects 6 15 21
Not Stated (including unknown) 6,825 6,799 13,624
Total 11,867 12,605 24,472
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 139 141 280
Primary Education 1,896 2,306 4,202
Lower Secondary 2,314 1,927 4,241
Upper Secondary 2,341 2,502 4,843
Technical or Vocational qualification 1,098 1,351 2,449
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 944 471 1,415
Higher Certificate 510 647 1,157
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 718 885 1,603
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 746 1,036 1,782
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 602 779 1,381
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 50 34 84
Not stated 509 526 1,035
Total 11,867 12,605 24,472
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 4,970
Bicycle 280
Bus, minibus or coach 2,319
Train, DART or LUAS 859
Motorcycle or scooter 56
Car driver 8,533
Car passenger 3,972
Van 618
Other 318
Not stated 663
Total 22,588
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 1,664
06:30-07:00 1,861
07:01-07:30 1,887
07:31-08:00 2,562
08:01-08:30 3,944
08:31-09:00 6,555
09:01-09:30 1,232
After 09:30 1,800
Not stated 808
Total 22,313
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 7,495
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 6,424
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 3,163
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 1,375
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 1,732
1 1/2 hours and over 856
Not stated 1,268
Total 22,313
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 471
15-24 350
25-44 1,222
45-64 1,653
65+ 1,603
Total 5,299
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 237 374
15-28 64 112
29-42 34 61
43+ 101 180
Not stated 101 109
Total 537 836
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very good 10,967 11,173 22,140
Good 5,471 5,878 11,349
Fair 1,618 1,880 3,498
Bad 279 317 596
Very bad 64 65 129
Not stated 455 411 866
Total 18,854 19,724 38,578
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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 803 481 1,284
Professional Occupations 994 1,370 2,364
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 1,152 690 1,842
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 343 1,378 1,721
Skilled Trades Occupations 2,111 215 2,326
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 269 1,130 1,399
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 571 1,142 1,713
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 1,376 340 1,716
Elementary Occupations 1,359 825 2,184
Not stated 1,038 865 1,903
Total 10,016 8,436 18,452
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 71 8
Building and construction 502 50
Manufacturing industries 1,277 475
Commerce and trade 1,849 2,050
Transport and communications 1,022 322
Public administration 493 342
Professional services 1,039 2,485
Other 1,083 1,156
Total 7,336 6,888
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 3,366
One motor car 6,232
Two motor cars 3,857
Three motor cars 467
Four or more motor cars 92
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 10,148
No 3,487
Not stated 379
Total 14,014
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 9,117
Other 870
No 3,650
Not stated 377
Total 14,014
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