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Central Statistics Office (CSO)
The number of persons by ability to speak Irish, frequency of speaking Irish, daily Irish speakers within the education system, by region and other geographic areas, age group, sex, place of birth, socio-economic group, social class, occupational group, age when fulltime education ceased, level of education, type of family unit, and ethnic or cultural group. Details are provided separately for areas in the Gaeltacht.
Information is supplied in the Small Area Population Statistics (SAPS) classified by Census Enumeration Areas, Dáil Constituencies, Electoral Divisions, Gaeltacht Areas, Garda Regions, Divisions and Districts, Health Service Executive Areas, Local Electoral Areas, Towns, Urban and Rural areas of each county.
Methods and Quality Report
is available for this statistic.
Links to web pages that lead to the statistics:
Census of Population
All persons aged 3 years and over
Every 5 years
A night in April of the relevant census year
About 18 months after the date of the census
People and Society - Population
ability census daonaireamh daonáireamh education educational frequency gaeilge gaeltacht ghaeilge irish language map maps non-irish population sap sapmap saps school schools speak speakers speaking speaks teanga
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