Ballyhahill

Local Profile Update

Socio-Economic Profile

Data Source: CSO Census Data for 2011 and 2016

Population

A total of 204 persons were living in Ballyhahill in 2016, a decrease of 7.4% from 2011.

Ballyhahill had an average age of 37.4 years in 2016, an increase from 34.9 years in 2011. This average age is in line with the national average of 37.4 years but lower than the regional average of 39.7 years.

Those aged 65 years or older accounted for 12.7% of the total population in 2016. Those aged 14 years or younger accounted for 20.1% of the total population in 2016. The working age population (15-64 years) accounted for 67.2% of the population in 2016, which is higher than the regional average of 62.5%.

Age 2016
0 - 9 24
10 - 19 33
20 - 29 18
30 - 39 31
40 - 49 32
50 - 59 27
60 - 69 27
70 - 79 9
80+ 3
Total 204
Sex Average Age
Male 36.2
Female 38.7
Overall 37.4
Age 2016
No.
2016
%
0 - 14 41 20.1%
15 - 64 137 67.2%
65+ 26 12.7%

The total number of non-nationals living in Ballyhahill was 5.9% 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 50% of all non-nationals in Ballyhahill in 2016

Those living in Ballyhahill with a disability accounted for 13.7% of the total population, below the regional average of 17%. There was a total of 14 carers in Ballyhahill in 2016.

Household Composition

‘Married couple and children’ households comprised 21.5% of all households in 2016. All households with children comprised 48.1% of all households in 2016. This is above the regional average of 46.7% but marginally below the national average of 48.7%. ‘One person’ households comprised 25.3% of all households in 2016. ‘One person’ households had the largest percentage share of all households in 2016.

‘Adult’ families comprised 29% of all families in 2016, with ‘Adolescent’ families comprising 19%. Families with younger children (i.e. Pre-adolescent’, ‘Early school’ and ‘Pre-school’ comprised 20% of families. ‘Retired’ and ‘Empty Nest’ families comprised 22% of all families. This is below the regional average of 24.8%.

All ‘Owner occupied’ households comprised 57% of all households in 2016. This is less than the regional average of 75%. All ‘Rented’ households comprised 39.2% of all households. This is greater than the regional average of 19.9%.  ‘Occupied’ dwellings accounted for 81% of all dwellings in 2016. This is below the regional average of 86%. ‘Vacant’ dwellings accounted for 19% 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 58.7% in 2016. This is higher than the regional average of 43.2%. Those with ‘No formal education’ accounted for 2.1% of all those aged 15 years or older in 2016. This is marginally higher than the regional average of 2%.

Those with ‘Third Level’ or higher (Level 6 or higher) education accounted for 29.4% 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 14.7% in Ballyhahill in 2016, a decrease from 16% in 2011. This is higher than the regional average of 8.4% and the national average of 6.3%. Those ‘At work’ accounted for 44.8% of those aged 15 years or older in 2016, which is below the regional average of 48.5%. Those ‘retired’ comprised 12.9% of those aged 15 years or older in 2016. This is less than the regional average of 18.6%.

Those in ‘Professional’ and ‘Employer and Manager’ roles comprised 22.6% of those employed in 2016. This is lower than the regional average of 24%. Those in ‘Non-Manual’, ‘Manual Skilled’, ‘Semi-Skilled’, ‘Unskilled’ and ‘Own Account’ comprised 50% of those employed, higher than the regional average of 46.6%. ‘Farmers’, ‘Agricultural workers’ and ‘Others gainfully occupied/unknown’ comprised 27.4% of those employed, lower than the regional average of 29.5%.

Socio-Economic Group % Persons 2016 Summary
A Employers and managers 4% 22.6%
B Higher professional 3%
C Lower professional 12%
D Non-manual 14% 50.0%
E Manual skilled 13%
F Semi-skilled 12%
G Unskilled 5%
H Own account workers 9%
I Farmers 15% 27.4%
J Agricultural workers 1%
Z Others gainfully occupied/unknown 12%
Total 100%

Transport

Travel as a ‘car driver’ or ‘car passenger’ accounted for 80% of all work-related journeys and 35% of all education-related journeys in 2016. This is higher than the regional average of 69% for work-related journeys but lower than the regional average of 61% for education-related journeys respectively. ‘Green Transport’ (includes travelling on foot, by bus, minibus, coach, train, or tram) accounted for 5.5% of all work-related journeys and 63.3% of all education-related journeys. 

Overall, travel by car, lorry or other private motor vehicles accounted for 66.4% of all travel journeys, while ‘Green Transport’ accounted for 28.7%.

Overall, 59.8% of travel was undertaken for work and 40.2% was undertaken for education. 

Average journey time for Ballyhahill was 33.5 minutes in 2016, higher than the regional average of 25.2 minutes. 47.1% of all travel was undertaken in 30 minutes of less, lower than the regional average of 65.1%.

89.9% of households had one or more cars in 2016, higher than the regional average of 85.8%. 8.9% of households have no car(s), lower than the regional average of 12.4%.

Connectivity

59.5% of households had a personal computer in 2016, lower than the regional average of 61.4%. 35.4% of households had no personal computer, lower than the regional average of 36.1%.

63.3% of households had access to Broadband in 2016, higher than the regional average of 57.2%. 21.5% 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).

Ballyhahill* had a HP Deprivation score of -10.48 in 2016, a decrease from -9.10 in 2011. This is lower than the regional average HP Deprivation score of -4.39 in 2016. Ballyhahill can be described as having a ‘marginally below average’ HP Deprivation score.

*Weighted average based on population in each respective year