Carndonagh is the fastest growing town in County Donegal according to census figure information published today by the CSO.
The CSO published two further reports in its series of Census 2011 reports setting out details of the population by geographic area.
The 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.
The Census offers fascinating information about the county - for example:
The population of Donegal is mainly rural with 27.5% of people living in urban areas of the county.
* Towns and Cities
Letterkenny is the largest town in the county and in the province with
19,588 persons. The fastest growing town in percentage terms was Carndonagh which experienced 31.8% population growth between 2006 and 2011.
* Who moved?
Just over 6,100 usual Donegal residents moved in the year to April 2011, with most of these (4,940) moving to elsewhere within the county.
360 of the 2,756 Donegal households who moved in the year preceding the census bought their new home with a mortgage or loan, while 2,033 rented their accommodation.
Deirdre Cullen, Senior Statistician at the CSO: “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 full reports are available on the CSO website at www.cso.ie/census along with all the data which is available in a range of interactive web tables, allowing users to build their own tables by selecting the data they are interested in and downloading them in an easy to use format for their own analysis.
In co-operation with the All Ireland Research Observatory (AIRO) at NUI Maynooth, summary census data is now available in thematic maps for Electoral Districts and all Small Areas on the AIRO website. Just follow the link from the CSO website.
Other topics will be covered in further profile reports to be released throughout 2012 and in two summary publications, “This is Ireland – Highlights from Census 2011, Part 1” (published in March 2012), dealing with demographic factors and “This is Ireland – Highlights from Census 2011, Part 2” (due in June 2012) which will cover socio-economic themes. A complete list of planned publications can be found in the appendices of both reports. To view and download the publication and search the interactive tables visit the CSO website at www.cso.ie/census.