Irish Population 2002 Presentation to Geography Teachers Rathmines, 2nd October 2004 Gerry O’Hanlon,

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  • Irish Population 2002 Presentation to Geography Teachers Rathmines, 2nd October 2004 Gerry OHanlon,
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  • Layout of presentation zPopulation size and change zPopulation by age group zHousehold composition zEmployment and education zUsual Residents and Nationality zTravel patterns zHousing characteristics
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  • Total population 3,917,203 z1996/2002 increase y291,116 y8 per cent zHighest population since 1871 zannual change % y1996/2002 1.3 y1991/1996 0.6
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  • Population change 1926-2002
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  • Highlights 1996/2002 zDublin +6.1% - less than State (+8%) zMeath (+22%) and Kildare (+21%) main growth areas zAlso strong growth in other Leinster counties zUrban +10.7%; rural +4.3%
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  • Geographic distribution zLeinster +9.4% zMunster +6.5% zConnacht +7.2% zUlster (part of) +5.3% zLeinsters population over 2 million
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  • Urban/Rural population
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  • 2002: Urban 2.3million (60%), Rural 1.6 million (40%)
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  • Age and sex breakdown, 2002
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  • Average age per county
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  • Age dependency ratios
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  • Marital status 2002 and % change since 1996
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  • Separated & divorced by sex
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  • Private households 1996-2002
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  • Family units by number of children 1981-2002
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  • Labour force participation rates, 1926-2002 zMale rates historically higher zMax difference 56% in 1946 zIncrease in female rate since 1981 zFemale home duties: y62% in 1971 y27% in 2002 Female labour force participation rate 2002 EU-15: 47.6%, Ireland: 48.8%
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  • Sectoral employment shares, 1926-2002 zAgriculture y50% in 1926 y6% in 2002 zIndustry y13% in 1926 y32% in 1981 y25% in 2002 zServices y34% in 1926 y69% in 2002
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  • Highest level of education
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  • Usual residents by place of birth (%)
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  • Usual residents by nationality
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  • Irish & Non-Irish nationals by age, 2002 Irish 3.6m Other EU 133,000 Rest of Europe 23,000 Africa 21,000 Asia 22,000 Other Stated 25,000
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  • Labour force participation & unemployment (PES), 2002 Persons aged 15-64 years
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  • Educational attainment - Irish and non-Irish nationals, 2002 Persons aged 20-44
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  • Means of travel to work
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  • Longer journeys to work
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  • Percentage of workers travelling 20+ miles to work, 2002 12% of workers travelled 20 miles and over to work each day
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  • House type by period built 53 per cent of housing stock built since 1971 23 per cent built since 1991 77 per cent of housing stock owner occupied One in five private rented dwellings built since 1996
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  • Housing characteristics, 2002 zPersons per room y1.2 in 1926; 0.5 in 2002 z408,000 (32%) housing units with septic tank in 2002; 345,000 (34%) in 1991 zOne in four housing units built since 1991 were one-off houses in rural areas yGalway 63%, Monaghan 54%, Roscommon 53%, Cavan 52%, Leitrim 53%
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  • Vacant Dwellings zHabitable dwellings Total % yAll habitable dwellings1,458,112100.0 yOccupied 1,287,958 88.3 yVacant Holiday Homes 39,383 2.7 yOther Vacant dwellings (approx) 80,000 5.5 yOther (absent etc.) 50,771 3.3 zHoliday homes highest (%) in Donegal, Cork, Kerry, and Wexford zReasons for other vacant dwellings are new dwellings, for sale, owner deceased or in hospital, second dwelling not identified as holiday home zOther vacant dwellings highest % in Leitrim, Donegal, Cork, Kerry, Mayo, Galway