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Settlement Athlone Legal Town And Its Environs (CSO Area Code ST 35010)

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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
0 198 166 364
1 171 177 348
2 202 159 361
3 152 160 312
4 163 150 313
5 152 127 279
6 150 129 279
7 134 127 261
8 114 125 239
9 131 127 258
10 122 114 236
11 116 113 229
12 113 96 209
13 108 90 198
14 105 123 228
15 105 137 242
16 110 96 206
17 97 105 202
18 134 131 265
19 145 157 302
20-24 924 927 1,851
25-29 1,103 1,160 2,263
30-34 1,081 1,033 2,114
35-39 749 778 1,527
40-44 629 609 1,238
45-49 537 535 1,072
50-54 488 487 975
55-59 440 447 887
60-64 398 419 817
65-69 309 355 664
70-74 245 274 519
75-79 174 200 374
80-84 87 183 270
85+ 75 176 251
Total 9,961 10,192 20,153
Population by sex and marital status
Status Males Females
Single 6,083 5,715
Married 3,251 3,208
Separated 253 374
Divorced 203 266
Widowed 171 629
Total 9,961 10,192
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Theme 2: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion

Usually resident population by place of birth and nationality
Location Birthplace Nationality
Ireland 14,866 15,319
UK 943 320
Poland 1,177 1,279
Lithuania 216 228
Other EU 27 738 745
Rest of World 1,797 1,651
Not stated 0 195
Total 19,737 19,737
Usually resident population by ethnic or cultural background
White Irish 14,477
White Irish Traveller 297
Other White 2,728
Black or Black Irish 705
Asian or Asian Irish 799
Other 334
Not stated 397
Total 19,737
Usually resident population aged 1 and over by usual residence 1 year before Census Day
Same Address 16,939
Elsewhere in County 1,100
Elsewhere in Ireland 852
Outside Ireland 484
Total 19,375
Population by religion
Catholic 16,226
Other stated religion 2,495
No religion 1,045
Not stated 387
Total 20,153
Speakers of foreign languages by language spoken
Language Persons
Polish 1,227
French 251
Lithuanian 192
Other 2,501
Total 4,171
Speakers of foreign languages by ability to speak English
Ability Persons
Very well 1,703
Well 1,533
Not well 653
Not at all 154
Not stated 128
Total 4,171
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Theme 3: Irish Language

Population aged 3 or over by ability to speak Irish
Ability Persons
Yes 6,590
No 12,063
Not stated 427
Total 19,080
Irish speakers aged 3 or over by frequency of speaking Irish
Speaks Irish Daily, within education system only 1,820
Speaks Irish Daily, within and also outside education system 113
Outside education system, Daily 129
Outside education system, Weekly 327
Outside education system, Less often 2,457
Outside education system, Never 1,672
Outside education system, Not stated 72
Total 6,590
Irish speakers within education aged 3+, by frequency of speaking Irish outside education
Frequency Persons Males Females
Daily 44 20 24
Weekly 27 13 14
Less often 24 7 17
Never 18 10 8
Total 113 50 63
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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 2,244 4,488 680
3 persons 1,241 3,723 1,506
4 persons 897 3,588 1,919
5 persons 360 1,800 1,116
6 or more persons 163 1,039 729
Total 4,905 14,638 5,950
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 1,564
1 child 905 751 0 1,656
2 children 606 260 171 1,037
3 children 222 76 151 449
4 children 66 17 67 150
5 or more children 21 2 26 49
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 1,290 492 38
All children aged fifteen or over 668 343 95
Other 261 145 9
Total number of family units 2,219 980 142
Number of children
All children aged under fifteen 2,341 771 51
All children aged fifteen or over 1,016 442 119
Other 772 412 26
Total number of children 4,129 1,625 196
Families by age of youngest child
Number of families Number of family members
0-4 years 1,236 4,568
5-9 years 560 2,067
10-14 years 439 1,524
15-19 years 374 1,246
20+ years 732 2,105
Total 3,341 11,510
Families by family cycle
Family cycle Number of families Number of family members
Pre-family 732 1,464
Empty nest 468 936
Retired 364 728
Pre-school 739 2,289
Early school 553 1,979
Pre-Adolescent 528 2,005
Adolescent 538 1,985
Adult 983 3,252
Total 4,905 14,638
Females aged 20 years or over by number of children born alive
Number of children born Number of females
0 2,649
1 1,103
2 1,331
3 928
4 or more 1,245
Total 7,256
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Theme 5: Private Households

Private households by type
Type of Household Households Persons
One person 2,051 2,051
Husband and wife 988 1,976
Cohabiting couple 408 816
Husband, wife and children 1,743 6,830
Cohabiting couple and children 319 1,162
Father and children 112 273
Mother and children 835 2,251
Couple and others 133 466
Couple, children and others 133 658
Father, children and others 17 61
Mother, children and others 94 345
Two or more family units 60 305
Non-family households and relations 220 561
Two or more non-related persons 516 1,383
Total 7,629 19,138
Private households by size
Size of family Households Persons
1 person 2,051 2,051
2 persons 2,369 4,738
3 persons 1,473 4,419
4 persons 1,063 4,252
5 persons 456 2,280
6 persons 158 948
7 persons 36 252
8 or more persons 23 198
Total 7,629 19,138
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Theme 6: Housing

Private households by type of accommodation
Type of accommodation Households Persons
House/Bungalow 6,324 16,634
Flat/Apartment 1,111 2,004
Bed-sit 17 27
Caravan/Mobile Home 26 88
Not stated 151 385
Total 7,629 19,138
Permanent private households by year built
Year Built Households Persons
Pre 1919 265 534
1919 to 1945 540 1,164
1946 to 1960 678 1,604
1961 to 1970 501 1,195
1971 to 1980 911 2,305
1981 to 1990 779 2,071
1991 to 2000 1,018 2,694
2001 to 2005 1,491 3,961
2006 or later 861 2,119
Not stated 559 1,403
Total 7,603 19,050
Permanent private households by type of occupancy
Type of occupancy Households Persons
Owner occupied with mortgage 2,166 6,007
Owner occupied no mortgage 1,986 4,284
Rented from Private Landlord 2,418 6,019
Rented from Local Authority 784 2,181
Rented from Voluntary Body 42 103
Occupied free of rent 92 185
Not stated 115 271
Total 7,603 19,050
Permanent private households by number of rooms
Number of rooms Households Persons
1 room 111 187
2 rooms 456 856
3 rooms 992 2,166
4 rooms 850 2,017
5 rooms 1,907 4,881
6 rooms 1,335 3,522
7 rooms 929 2,554
8 or more rooms 674 2,052
Not stated 349 815
Total 7,603 19,050
Permanent private households by central heating
No central heating 96
Oil 3,651
Natural Gas 1,517
Electricity 969
Coal (including anthracite) 614
Peat (including turf) 537
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) 43
Wood (including wood pellets) 48
Other 23
Not stated 105
Total 7,603
Permanent private households by water supply
Public main 6,902
Group scheme with local authority source 392
Group scheme with private source 10
Other private source 19
None 2
Not stated 278
Total 7,603
Permanent private households by sewerage facility
Public scheme 6,852
Individual septic tank 341
Other individual treatment 32
Other 31
No sewerage facility 7
Not stated 340
Total 7,603
Occupancy status of permanent dwellings on Census night
Occupied 7,775
Unoccupied 1,765
Total 9,540
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Theme 7: Communal Establishments

Persons in Communal Establishments
Number of establishments 25
Number of persons 893
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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 4,042 3,628 7,670
Looking for first regular job 104 83 187
Unemployed having lost or given up previous job 1,119 775 1,894
Student 1,096 1,092 2,188
Looking after home/family 81 1,275 1,356
Retired 1,025 899 1,924
Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability 329 379 708
Other 34 78 112
Total 7,830 8,209 16,039
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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 667 528 1,195
Managerial and technical 2,157 2,300 4,457
Non-manual 1,614 2,052 3,666
Skilled manual 1,609 904 2,513
Semi-skilled 1,218 1,106 2,324
Unskilled 369 396 765
All others gainfully occupied and unknown 2,327 2,906 5,233
Total 9,961 10,192 20,153
Persons in private households by socio-economic group of reference person
Socio-economic group of reference person Households Persons
A Employers and managers 902 2,328
B Higher professional 420 1,107
C Lower professional 873 2,020
D Non-manual 1,773 4,462
E Manual skilled 561 1,504
F Semi-skilled 718 1,914
G Unskilled 283 715
H Own account workers 254 690
I Farmers 27 61
J Agricultural workers 12 29
Z All others gainfully occupied and unknown 1,806 4,308
Total 7,629 19,138
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Theme 10: Education

Population aged 15 years and over by age education ceased
Age Males Females Total
Under 15 years 432 426 858
15 264 251 515
16 466 463 929
17 421 521 942
18 766 758 1,524
19 255 277 532
20 228 250 478
21 and over 1,443 1,530 2,973
Not stated 1,834 2,031 3,865
Total 6,109 6,507 12,616
Population aged 15 years and over whose education has not ceased
Education Males Females Total
Still at school 1,096 1,092 2,188
Other 625 610 1,235
Population aged 15 years and over by field of study
Qualification Males Females Total
Education and teacher training 110 393 503
Arts 81 81 162
Humanities 89 135 224
Social sciences, Business and Law 514 959 1,473
Science, Mathematics and Computing 487 338 825
Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction 1,045 121 1,166
Agriculture and Veterinary 65 28 93
Health and Welfare 102 629 731
Services 280 369 649
Other subjects 6 5 11
Not Stated (including unknown) 3,330 3,449 6,779
Total 6,109 6,507 12,616
Population aged 15 years and over by sex and highest level of education completed
Education Level Males Females Total
No Formal Education 87 91 178
Primary Education 833 851 1,684
Lower Secondary 924 944 1,868
Upper Secondary 1,313 1,411 2,724
Technical or Vocational qualification 528 556 1,084
Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship 377 202 579
Higher Certificate 255 313 568
Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma 434 499 933
Honours Bachelor Degree, Professional qualification or both 543 654 1,197
Postgraduate Diploma or Degree 444 585 1,029
Doctorate(Ph.D) or higher 42 24 66
Not stated 329 377 706
Total 6,109 6,507 12,616
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Theme 11: Commuting

Population aged 5 years and over by means of travel to work, school or college
On foot 2,353
Bicycle 291
Bus, minibus or coach 1,168
Train, DART or LUAS 89
Motorcycle or scooter 29
Car driver 4,904
Car passenger 2,190
Van 331
Other 240
Not stated 337
Total 11,932
Population aged 5 years and over by time leaving home to travel to work, school or college
Before 06:30 345
06:30-07:00 503
07:01-07:30 535
07:31-08:00 1,160
08:01-08:30 2,003
08:31-09:00 3,626
09:01-09:30 1,888
After 09:30 1,252
Not stated 407
Total 11,719
Population aged 5 years and over by journey time to work, school or college
Under 15 mins 6,101
1/4 hour - under 1/2 hour 3,305
1/2 hour - under 3/4 hour 875
3/4 hour - under 1 hour 252
1 hour - under 1 1/2 hours 273
1 1/2 hours and over 221
Not stated 692
Total 11,719
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Theme 12: Disability, Carers and General Health

Persons with disability by age group
00-14 238
15-24 266
25-44 638
45-64 795
65+ 845
Total 2,782
Carers by sex and number of unpaid hours per week
Number of hours Males Females
1-14 103 187
15-28 46 82
29-42 31 35
43+ 65 123
Not stated 51 61
Total 296 488
Population by general health and sex
Health Males Females Total
Very good 5,855 5,800 11,655
Good 2,942 3,011 5,953
Fair 761 952 1,713
Bad 142 163 305
Very bad 32 51 83
Not stated 229 215 444
Total 9,961 10,192 20,153
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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 403 271 674
Professional Occupations 845 763 1,608
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 755 373 1,128
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 150 547 697
Skilled Trades Occupations 893 106 999
Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations 98 454 552
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 297 589 886
Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 538 205 743
Elementary Occupations 621 554 1,175
Not stated 561 541 1,102
Total 5,161 4,403 9,564
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Theme 14: Industries

Persons at work by industry and sex
Industry Males Females
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 30 5
Building and construction 190 22
Manufacturing industries 916 419
Commerce and trade 778 942
Transport and communications 531 148
Public administration 491 252
Professional services 405 1,076
Other 701 764
Total 4,042 3,628
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Theme 15: PC and Internet Access

Number of households with cars
No motor car 1,909
One motor car 3,508
Two motor cars 1,831
Three motor cars 275
Four or more motor cars 80
Number of households with a personal computer
Yes 5,331
No 2,094
Not stated 178
Total 7,603
Number of households with internet access
Broadband 4,667
Other 724
No 2,004
Not stated 208
Total 7,603
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