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

  2. Layout of presentation • Population size and change • Population by age group • Household composition • Employment and education • Usual Residents and Nationality • Travel patterns • Housing characteristics

  3. Total population 3,917,203 • 1996/2002 increase • 291,116 • 8 per cent • Highest population since 1871 • annual change % • 1996/2002 1.3 • 1991/1996 0.6

  4. Population change 1926-2002

  5. Highlights 1996/2002 • Dublin +6.1% - less than State (+8%) • Meath (+22%) and Kildare (+21%) main growth areas • Also strong growth in other Leinster counties • Urban +10.7%; rural +4.3%

  6. Geographic distribution • Leinster +9.4% • Munster +6.5% • Connacht +7.2% • Ulster (part of) +5.3% • Leinster’s population over 2 million

  7. Urban/Rural population

  8. Urban/Rural population 2002: Urban 2.3million (60%), Rural 1.6 million (40%)

  9. Age and sex breakdown, 2002

  10. Average age per county

  11. Age dependency ratios

  12. Marital status 2002 and % change since 1996

  13. Separated & divorced by sex

  14. Private households 1996-2002

  15. Family units by number of children 1981-2002

  16. Labour force participation rates, 1926-2002 • Male rates historically higher • Max difference 56% in 1946 • Increase in female rate since 1981 • Female home duties: • 62% in 1971 • 27% in 2002 Female labour force participation rate 2002 EU-15: 47.6%, Ireland: 48.8%

  17. Sectoral employment shares, 1926-2002 • Agriculture • 50% in 1926 • 6% in 2002 • Industry • 13% in 1926 • 32% in 1981 • 25% in 2002 • Services • 34% in 1926 • 69% in 2002

  18. Highest level of education

  19. Usual residents by place of birth (%)

  20. Usual residents by nationality

  21. 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

  22. Labour force participation & unemployment (PES), 2002 Persons aged 15-64 years

  23. Educational attainment - Irish and non-Irish nationals, 2002 Persons aged 20-44

  24. Means of travel to work

  25. Longer journeys to work

  26. Percentage of workers travelling 20+ miles to work, 2002 12% of workers travelled 20 miles and over to work each day

  27. 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

  28. Housing characteristics, 2002 • Persons per room • 1.2 in 1926; 0.5 in 2002 • 408,000 (32%) housing units with septic tank in 2002; 345,000 (34%) in 1991 • One in four housing units built since 1991 were one-off houses in rural areas • Galway 63%, Monaghan 54%, Roscommon 53%, Cavan 52%, Leitrim 53%

  29. Vacant Dwellings • Habitable dwellings Total % • All habitable dwellings 1,458,112 100.0 • Occupied 1,287,958 88.3 • Vacant Holiday Homes 39,383 2.7 • Other Vacant dwellings (approx) 80,000 5.5 • Other (absent etc.) 50,771 3.3 • Holiday homes highest (%) in Donegal, Cork, Kerry, and Wexford • Reasons for other vacant dwellings are ‘new’ dwellings, for sale, owner deceased or in hospital, second dwelling not identified as holiday home • Other vacant dwellings highest % in Leitrim, Donegal, Cork, Kerry, Mayo, Galway