Ballydonoghue

Local Profile Update

Socio-Economic Profile

Data Source: CSO Census Data for 2011 and 2016

Population

A total of 353 persons were living in Ballydonoghue in 2016, no difference from 2011.

Ballydonoghue had an average age of 45.3 years in 2016, a decrease from 43.4 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 24.1% of the total population in 2016. Those aged 14 years or younger accounted for 12.7% of the total population in 2016. The working age population (15-64 years) accounted for 63.2% of the population in 2016, which is higher than the regional average of 62.5%.

Age 2016
0 - 9 24
10 - 19 53
20 - 29 29
30 - 39 28
40 - 49 46
50 - 59 60
60 - 69 56
70 - 79 36
80+ 21
Total 353
Sex Average Age
Male 45.8
Female 44.8
Overall 45.3
Age 2016
No.
2016
%
0 - 14 45 12.7%
15 - 64 223 63.2%
65+ 85 24.1%

The total number of non-nationals living in Ballydonoghue was 6.1% 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 95% of all non-nationals in Ballydonoghue in 2016. 

Those living in Ballydonoghue with a disability accounted for 14.4% of the total population, below the regional average of 17%. There was a total of 26 carers in Ballydonoghue in 2016.

Household Composition

‘Married couple and children’ households comprised 26.7% of all households in 2016. All households with children comprised 41.5% 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 21.5% of all households in 2016. ‘Married couple’ households had the largest percentage share of all households in 2016, comprising 31.1% of all households.

‘Adult’ families comprised 26% of all families in 2016, with ‘Adolescent’ families comprising 15%. Families with younger children (i.e. Pre-adolescent’, ‘Early school’ and ‘Pre-school’ comprised 14% of families. ‘Retired’ and ‘Empty Nest’ families comprised 39% of all families. This is higher than the regional average of 24.8%.

All ‘Owner occupied’ households comprised 88.1% of all households in 2016. This is higher than the regional average of 75%. All ‘Rented’ households comprised 6.7% of all households. This is lower than the regional average of 19.9%. ‘Occupied’ dwellings accounted for 78% of all dwellings in 2016. This is below the regional average of 86%. ‘Vacant’ dwellings accounted for 22% of all dwellings in 2016. This is greater than the regional average of 14%.

Education

The number of those aged 15 years or older with ‘Up to Leaving Cert’ education was 52.1% in 2016. This is higher 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 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 higher than the regional average of 24.5%.

Economy

The unemployment rate was 4.2% in Ballydonoghue in 2016, a decrease from 8.2% in 2011. This is lower than the regional average of 8.4% and the national average of 6.3%. Those ‘At work’ accounted for 43.8% of those aged 15 years or older in 2016, which is below the regional average of 48.5%. Those ‘retired’ comprised 23.4% 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 24.2% of those employed in 2016. This is marginally higher than the regional average of 24%. Those in ‘Non-Manual’, ‘Manual Skilled’, ‘Semi-Skilled’, ‘Unskilled’ and ‘Own Account’ comprised 42.5% of those employed, lower than the regional average of 46.6%. ‘Farmers’, ‘Agricultural workers’ and ‘Others gainfully occupied/unknown’ comprised 33.3% of those employed, higher than the regional average of 29.5%.

Socio-Economic Group % Persons 2016 Summary
A Employers and managers 11% 24.2%
B Higher professional 4%
C Lower professional 10%
D Non-manual 11% 42.5%
E Manual skilled 9%
F Semi-skilled 10%
G Unskilled 2%
H Own account workers 12%
I Farmers 13% 33.3%
J Agricultural workers 1%
Z Others gainfully occupied/unknown 19%
Total 100%

Transport

Travel as a ‘car driver’ or ‘car passenger’ accounted for 66% of all work-related journeys and 66% of all education-related journeys in 2016. This is lower than the regional average of 69% for work-related journeys and higher for the regional average of 61% for education-related journeys. ‘Green Transport’ (includes travelling on foot, by bus, minibus, coach, train, or tram) accounted for 8% of all work-related journeys and 31% of all education-related journeys.

Overall, travel by car, lorry or other private motor vehicles accounted for 73.2% of all trave journeys, while ‘Green Transport’ accounted for 15.6%.

Overall, 64.9% of travel was undertaken for work and 35.1% was undertaken for education. 

Average commute time for Ballydonoghue was 27 minutes in 2016, higher than the regional average of 25.2 minutes. 56.5% of all travel was undertaken in 30 minutes of less, lower than the regional average of 65.1%. In terms of car ownership, 92.6% of households had one or more cars in 2016, higher than the regional average of 85.8%. 3.7% of households have no car(s), lower than the regional average of 12.4%.

Connectivity

63% of households had a personal computer in 2016, higher than the regional average of 61.4%. 33.3% of households had no personal computer, lower than the regional average of 36.1%.

50.4% of households had access to Broadband in 2016, lower than the regional average of 57.2%. 26.7% of households had no access to Broadband, 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).

Ballydonoghue* had a HP Deprivation score of -0.53 in 2016, an increase from -2.08 in 2011. This is higher than the regional average HP Deprivation score of -4.39 in 2016. Ballydonoghue can be described as having a ‘marginally below average’ HP Deprivation score.

*Weighted average based on population in each respective year