Census focus on South Tipp

The Central Statistics Office has published the Small Area Population Statistics, (SAPS) - the latest instalment in its series of Census 2011 results.

The Central Statistics Office has published the Small Area Population Statistics, (SAPS) - the latest instalment in its series of Census 2011 results.

The results are available online on the CSO website at www.cso.ie, using a new interactive mapping and search tool – SAPMAP. The data consists of a collection of 46 tables organised in a range of themes such as education, occupation, industries, ethnicity, nationality and housing and will be available for ten different layers of geography from the State down to Electoral Division and Small Areas.

Users of the SAPMAP web tool will be able to click on their area on the map and instantly access the full set of census statistics relating to that area.

Recent figures released from the Central Statistics Office shed light on some interesting facts about South Tipperary:

* 35,740 people say they can speak Irish, but 47,337 say they can not.

* There are 7,418 speakers of other languages in South Tipp - 2,408 Polish, 718 French, 554 Lithuanian and 3,738 ‘other’ languages.

* 80,031 people say they are Catholic, 4,606 claim other religions and 2,901 say they have ‘no religion.’

* Of 88,432 respondents 50,999 say their health is ‘very good ‘ and only 267 say it is ‘very bad.’

* The highest proportion of men are employed in ‘agriculture forestry and fishing’ while the highest proportion of women are employed in the ‘professional services.’

*Of 32,664 households only 17,238 have access to broadband internet.

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