census findings show that Newport is the fastest growing town in County Tipperary and Clonmel is the largest.
Two publications, “Profile 1 Town and Country – Population Distribution and Movements” and the “Population by Area” volume examine topics including the geographic distribution of the population, population density and internal migration.
Deirdre Cullen, Senior Statistician at the CSO, said: “This profile report is the first of ten profile reports examining the definitive results of Census 2011 in more detail. This continues our publishing approach of presenting more interpretation and analysis of the data accompanied by illustrative presentations, thematic maps and easy to read commentary”.
The majority of the population of Tipperary live in rural areas with 40.5% of people in North Tipperary and 42.3% of people in South Tipperary living in urban areas of the county.
Clonmel is the largest town in County Tipperary with 17,908 persons.
Nenagh, with 8,439 is the largest town in North Tipperary. The fastest growing town in percentage terms in North Tipperary was Newport which experienced 40.4% population growth and in Cashel in South Tipperary with 38% population growth between 2006 and 2011.
Just over 7,500 usual Tipperary residents moved in the year to April 2011, with most of these (5,441) moving to elsewhere within the county.
385 of the 2,795 Tipperary households who moved in the year preceding the census bought their new home with a mortgage or loan, while 2,153 rented their accommodation.