Ballybunion

Local Profile Update

Socio-Economic Profile

Data Source: CSO Census Data for 2011 and 2016

Population

A total of 1,413 persons were living in Ballybunion in 2016, an increase of 4.2% from 2011.

Ballybunion had an average age of 42.5 years in 2016, an increase from 41.5 years in 2011. This average age is higher than the national average of 37.4 years and the regional average of 39.7 years.

Those aged 65 years or older accounted for 21.8% of the total population in 2016. Those aged 14 years or younger accounted for 16.8% of the total population in 2016. The working age population (15-64 years) accounted for 61.4% of the population in 2016, which is lower than the regional average of 62.5%.

Age 2016
0 - 9 163
10 - 19 145
20 - 29 142
30 - 39 192
40 - 49 152
50 - 59 215
60 - 69 201
70 - 79 133
80+ 70
Total 1,413
Sex Average Age
Male 41.7
Female 43.2
Overall 42.5
Age 2016
No.
2016
%
0 - 14 237 16.8%
15 - 64 868 61.4%
65+ 308 21.8%

The total number of non-nationals living in Ballybunion was 8% of the total population in 2016. This is below both the regional average of 8.2% and national average of 11.6%. Non-nationals from the UK comprised the largest percentage of non-nationals, accounting for 44.3% of all non-nationals in Ballybunion in 2016.  Non-nationals from Poland comprised the second largest percentage of non-nationals, accounting for 22.6% of all non-nationals.

Those living in Ballybunion with a disability accounted for 17.6% of the total population, marginally above the regional average of 17%. There was a total of 80 carers in Ballybunnion in 2016.

Household Composition

‘Married couple and children’ households comprised 20.7% of all households in 2016. All households with children comprised 39.2% of all households in 2016. This is below both the regional average of 46.7% and national average of 48.7%. ‘One person’ households comprised 37.5% of all households in 2016. ‘One person’ households had the largest percentage share of all households in 2016.

‘Adult’ families comprised 30% of all families in 2016, with ‘Adolescent’ families comprising 11%. Families with younger children (i.e. Pre-adolescent’, ‘Early school’ and ‘Pre-school’ comprised 27% of families. ‘Retired’ and ‘Empty Nest’ families comprised 28% of all families. This is higher than the regional average of 24.8%.

All ‘Owner occupied’ households comprised 61.2% of all households in 2016. This is lower than the regional average of 75%. All ‘Rented’ households comprised 28.7% of all households. This is higher than the regional average of 19.9%. ‘Occupied’ dwellings accounted for 90% of all dwellings in 2016. This is above the regional average of 86%. ‘Vacant’ dwellings accounted for 10% of all dwellings in 2016. This is less than the regional average of 14%.

Education

The number of those aged 15 years or older with ‘Up to Leaving Cert’ education was 52.8% in 2016. This is lower than the regional average of 43.2%. Those with ‘No formal education’ accounted for 1.5% of all those aged 15 years or older in 2016. This is marginally lower than the regional average of 2%.

Those with ‘Third Level’ or higher (Level 6 or higher) education accounted for 32% of all those aged 15 years or older in 2016. This is marginally higher than the regional average of 24.5%.

Economy

The unemployment rate was 12% in Ballybunion in 2016, a decrease from 16.6% in 2011. This is higher than the regional average of 8.4% and the national average of 6.3%. Those ‘At work’ accounted for 39.5% of those aged 15 years or older in 2016, which is below the regional average of 48.5%. Those ‘retired’ comprised 24.1% of those aged 15 years or older in 2016. This is higher than the regional average of 18.6%.

Those in ‘Professional’ and ‘Employer and Manager’ roles comprised 29.2% of those employed in 2016. This is higher than the regional average of 24%. Those in ‘Non-Manual’, ‘Manual Skilled’, ‘Semi-Skilled’, ‘Unskilled’ and ‘Own Account’ comprised 44.7% of those employed, lower than the regional average of 46.6%. ‘Farmers’, ‘Agricultural workers’ and ‘Others gainfully occupied/unknown’ comprised 26% of those employed, lower than the regional average of 29.5%.

Socio-Economic Group % Persons 2016 Summary
A Employers and managers 14% 29.2%
B Higher professional 5%
C Lower professional 10%
D Non-manual 19% 44.7%
E Manual skilled 7%
F Semi-skilled 9%
G Unskilled 5%
H Own account workers 5%
I Farmers 4% 26%
J Agricultural workers 0%
Z Others gainfully occupied/unknown 22%
Total 100%

Transport

Travel as a ‘car driver’ or ‘car passenger’ accounted for 65% of all work-related journeys and 63% of all education-related journeys in 2016. This is lower than the regional average of 69% for work-related journeys and higher than the regional average 61% for education-related journeys. ‘Green Transport’ (includes travelling on foot, by bus, minibus, coach, train, or tram) accounted for 13.7% of all work-related journeys and 28.7% of all education-related journeys. 

Overall, travel by car, lorry or other private motor vehicles accounted for 69.5% of all travel journeys, while ‘Green Transport’ accounted for 19%.

Overall, 65% of travel was undertaken for work and 35% was undertaken for education. 

Average commute time for Ballybunion was 24.5 minutes in 2016, lower than the regional average of 25.2 minutes. 63.3% of all travel was undertaken in 30 minutes of less, lower than the regional average of 65.1%.

78% of households had one or more cars in 2016, lower than the regional average of 85.8%. 20% of households have no car(s), higher than the regional average of 12.4%.

Connectivity

56.9% of households had a personal computer in 2016, lower than the regional average of 61.4%. 38.9% of households had no personal computer, higher than the regional average of 36.1%.

58.2% of households had access to Broadband in 2016, marginally higher than the regional average of 57.2%. 29.2% of households had no access to Broadband, marginally lower than the regional average of 28.9%. 

Deprivation

The 2016 Pobal HP Deprivation Index shows the level of overall affluence and deprivation at small area level throughout Ireland.

The index is created through local analysis of relevant metrics (i.e. the proportion of skilled professionals, education levels, employment levels, and single-parent households found in an area).

Ballybunion* had a HP Deprivation score of -0.52 in 2016, an increase from -0.62 in 2011. This is higher than the regional average HP Deprivation score of -4.39 in 2016. Ballybunion can be described as having a ‘marginally below average’ HP Deprivation score.

*Weighted average based on population in each respective year