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Profile 2 - Older and Younger


Central Statistics Office Ireland (CSO)

Subject Keywords: The age of Irelands population
Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland

The Central Statistics Office released its latest publication in its series of Census 2011 results called Profile 2 Older and Younger. The publication examines the age of Ireland’s population and the characteristics of different age groups by geographic area, accommodation, household composition and marital status.

Some highlights from the report:

 ·         The average age of the population of the state as a whole increased by half a year to 36.1 years since 2006.  The rural population was older than in urban areas by almost 2 years.

  • The number of pre-school children (aged 0-4) increased by 17.9 per cent compared to overall population growth of 8.2 per cent.
  • The number of pre-school children living in flats and apartments increased by 50.3 per cent since 2006
  • The number of young adults aged 19-24 has decreased by 12 per cent, the only age group to show a fall in numbers.
  • There was an increasing trend for people in the age group 25-64 to live in rented accommodation, an increase of 51.4 per cent since 2006.
  • The population of persons aged 65 or over, increased by 14.4 per cent while the number of persons aged 100 or over was recorded as 389 - an increase of 100 persons on 2006.



Rights: © Central Statistics Office (CSO)
Suggested citation:

Central Statistics Office Ireland (CSO). (2012) Profile 2 - Older and Younger [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 17th July 2019].


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