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Census Figures Show Minor Changes In Roscrea & County Tipperary

Thursday, 13 April 2017

THE results of the 2016 Census were released by the Central Statistics Office this week and show that nationally the population has increased 4.7-million people and that County Tipperary has the lowest number of non-Catholic people in the country.

Roscrea, in contrast with the national increase, has fallen in population by 13 people since 2011, a decrease of -0.21% from 6,318 to 6,305 people.

The population of the Municipal District which covers the Roscrea, Thurles and Templemore areas has also fallen - from 35,367 in 2011 to 35,292 - a fall of 75 people, or the exact same percentage fall as Roscrea of -0.21%.

However County Tipperary's population as a whole has grown, from 158,754 people in 2011 to 159,553 in 2016, an increase of 799 people, or 0.50%.

In the Nenagh West Urban CSO area there was an increase of 370 people (7.24%) from 5,111 to 5,481 people, while in Nenagh East Urban area there also was an increase from 2,912 people in 2011 to 3,175 in 2016, an increase of 263 people (9.03%).

In the Borrisokane region there was a fall in population of 50 people (-3.09%) from 1,294 people in 2011 to 1,254 in 2016.

In the Nenagh Municipal District area, which also covers Killaloe, Newport and Borrisokane, there was an increase of 970 people (2.59%) in the five years covered, from 37,442 people to a population of 38,412.

In County Tipperary the ratio of males to females is one to one, while women in Tipperary are living longer than men, with 77 men for every 100 women aged over 75.

Figures for the South East portion of the country show an increase of 13,715 (2.42%) to 581,615 people and nationally there has been an increase in population of 173,613 (3.78%) to 4,761,865 people.

Interestingly, County Tipperary has been singled out as the county with the least number of people describing their religion as non-Catholic. 12.9% of people in County Tipperary are non-religious or practice a different religion, in stark contrast with Dublin and Galway where one in three people are non-Catholic.

468,421 people around the country recorded themselves as having no religion.

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