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#Census 2011

# census-2011 - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

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.

# census-2011 - Thursday 13 December, 2012

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.

# census-2011 - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

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.

# census-2011 - Friday 19 October, 2012

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.

# census-2011 - Thursday 18 October, 2012

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.

# census-2011 - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

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

# census-2011 - Saturday 6 October, 2012

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?

# census-2011 - Saturday 22 September, 2012

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’?

# census-2011 - Thursday 20 September, 2012

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.

# census-2011 - Thursday 6 September, 2012

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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.

# census-2011 - Thursday 30 August, 2012

Home ownership drops as number of people renting increases

Almost half a million households rent their accommodation, according to the April 2011 Census.

# census-2011 - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

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.

# census-2011 - Thursday 21 June, 2012

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.

# census-2011 - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

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-2011 - Saturday 26 May, 2012

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.

# census-2011 - Friday 18 May, 2012

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.

# census-2011 - Thursday 3 May, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From The Daily Edge A TD wants to know: How many Jedi Knights are there in Ireland? Use The Force! This post contains videos

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 - Thursday 26 April, 2012

Census 2011 reveals Ireland's fastest-growing towns and counties Where You Live This post contains images

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-2011 - Saturday 31 March, 2012

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?

# census-2011 - Friday 30 March, 2012

7 sexy graphs and maps from Census 2011

Yes, we said sexy. And we said it about statistics.

# census-2011 - Thursday 29 March, 2012

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.

# census-2011 - Thursday 30 June, 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? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

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