Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Census 2011

All time
Polish named as Britain's second most widely-spoken language
About 1 per cent of the entire population of England and Wales speaks Polish – more than Punjabi or Urdu.
Numbers taking buses and trains to work down since 2006
New Census figures show that the numbers in cars and on bikes is up, but mass transit options are less popular than before.
NI census: Catholic population growing as Protestant numbers decline
Northern Irish figures show for the first time that the question of national identity cannot be directly related to religion.
Non-Chinese Asians are the fastest growing ethnic group in Ireland – CSO
The vast majority of people in Ireland remain “white Irish”, who at 3,821,995 people represents 85.8 per cent of the population.
The Evening Fix... now with added ballerinas on the Grand Canal
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
Number of Catholics at record high, despite lowest percentage ever - CSO
3.86 million people describe themselves as Catholic (84.2 per cent) while 277,237 people say that they have no religion.
Carers Association slams government failure to honour commitments
Easier to get €700 for nursing home care than €100 for carers in the home, says Carers Association
Expenses, insurance and fire engines: The week in numbers
Which Irish county has the fewest same-sex civil partners? And how many times could Facebook fill Croke Park?
Debates, weights and Damien Duff: The week in numbers
Plus – which Irish area has been keeping all the single people to itself? And how little confidence is ‘confidence’?
Marriage in Ireland rose by nearly 10 per cent in just 5 years - CSO
The latest release from the Central Statistics Office delves into how Ireland’s households and families have changed since 2006.
The Evening Fix... now with added superheroes
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
CSO's first detailed count reveals 3,808 homeless people
New census data published today includes the first full detailed nationwide count of Ireland’s homeless population.
Home ownership drops as number of people renting increases
Almost half a million households rent their accommodation, according to the April 2011 Census.
Confirmed: Dáil to lose 8 TDs with confirmation of boundary changes
Ministers have agreed to table new laws enforcing cuts to the size of the Dáil, in line with independent recommendations.
Constituency report: Dáil loses 8 TDs in radical boundary shake-up
The report of the Constituency Commission cuts the number of TDs, with significant boundary reforms.
Young men around twice as likely to emigrate as women - report
An ESRI analysis of the Census 2011 data suggests that more than one in ten men aged in their 20s have left Ireland.
Census results reveal Ireland's aging population
The number of young adults in the country has fallen by 10 per cent, according to the results of Ireland’s latest Census.
2016 Census may be delayed in government spending review
The government may decide to delay the next census, after the CSO suggested it could be considered for spending cutbacks.
A TD wants to know: How many Jedi Knights are there in Ireland?
The Public Accounts Committee asks for figures on how many people signed last year’s Census as ‘Jedi Knights’.
Census 2011 reveals Ireland's fastest-growing towns and counties
We already knew that there were 4,588,252 people living in Ireland last year – but the latest batch of CSO Census data means that now we literally know where you live.
Census and celsius: the week in statistics
How many of us are there in Ireland? How hot was it here last week? And how much is Will Ferrell’s next film going to make?
7 sexy graphs and maps from Census 2011
Yes, we said sexy. And we said it about statistics.
Bad news for the environment: 4 out of 5 use fossil fuels to heat homes
Census 2011 found a clear urban-rural split between people using oil and natural gas to heat their homes.
All the single ladies: those in urban areas more likely to be unmarried
Altogether, there are 1.5 million single people living in Ireland.
The Daily Fix: Thursday
All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as any of the bits and pieces you may have missed.
Coming home: almost 20,000 Irish people returned before Census
The majority of those came home from the UK, Australia and the US.
Polish families reuniting in Ireland as they become largest non-Irish group
Polish people have overtaken those from the UK as Ireland’s largest non-Irish group.
Census 2011: Fall in number of Travellers living in mobile homes
The Census 2011 gives a fascinating snapshot into the life of Travellers in Ireland. It shows they are younger as a population, and are more likely to be married between the ages of 15 -24 than the rest of the population.
Census shows family sizes are still declining - but at a slower pace
New data shows the average number of children in an Irish family is today 1.38.
Census 2011: Surge in non-religious – but 84 per cent remain Catholic
The number of people who define themselves as being of no religion increased by 44 per cent since the 2006 census.
Census 2011: 1.77m say they are able to speak Irish
In the latest census, people were asked if they were able to speak Irish and, if so, how frequently they did.
How much has weekly rent average fallen since 2006? ONE per cent.
Also in Census 2011 housing stats: The number of permanent housing units has increased by 13 per cent since 2006.
Census 2011: Half a million people speak a language other than English at home
Polish was by far the most common foreign language spoken in the home, followed by French, Lithuanian and German.
14.5 per cent of dwellings in Ireland vacant in Census 2011
Over one in five vacant properties were holiday homes, while the majority of the remainder were concentrated on rural areas in the west.
Census reveals continued increase in number of divorces
Newly-released data shows number of divorced people in Ireland increased by more than 150 per cent between 2002 and 2011.
Census 2011: Over half the population lives in Leinster
Co Laois boasts the largest increase in population, while the highest growth of any constituency was recorded in Dublin North.
Here are the highlights of Census 2011
Divorce is up, as is the number of people in rented property – here’s a snapshot of the nation on one night in April 2011.
Running the numbers: First results of Census 2011
The CSO has released the preliminary findings of April’s census – and they show Ireland’s population is edging towards five million.
Poll: How many TDs should be in the next Dail?
A Boundary Commission is set to redraw constituency lines and lead to a reduction in the number of TDs in the next Dail. But how many should we lose – if any at all?