Loughill

Local Profile Update

Socio-Economic Profile

Data Source: CSO Census Data for 2011 and 2016

Population

A total of 469 persons were living in Loughill in 2016, a decrease of 9.8% from 2011.

Loughill had an average age of 40.4 years in 2016, an increase from 38.9 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 16.2% of the total population in 2016. Those aged 14 years or younger accounted for 16.4% of the total population in 2016. The working age population (15-64 years) accounted for 67.4% of the population in 2016, which is higher than the regional average of 62.5%.

Age 2016
0 - 9 45
10 - 19 62
20 - 29 61
30 - 39 56
40 - 49 67
50 - 59 75
60 - 69 49
70 - 79 33
80+ 21
Total 469
Sex Average Age
Male 38.9
Female 42.3
Overall 40.4
Age 2016
No.
2016
%
0 - 14 77 16.4%
15 - 64 316 67.4%
65+ 76 16.2%

The total number of non-nationals living in Loughill was 10.7% in 2016. This is above the regional average of 8.2% but below the national average of 11.6%. Non-nationals from the UK comprised the largest percentage of non-nationals, accounting for 18% of all non-nationals in Loughill in 2016

Those living in Loughill with a disability accounted for 15% of the total population,  below the regional average of 17%. There was a total of 16 carers in Loughill in 2016.

Household Composition

‘Married couple and children’ households comprised 36.4% of all households in 2016. All households with children comprised 51.2% of all households in 2016. This is above both the regional average of 46.7% and national average of 48.7%. ‘One person’ households comprised 24.7% of all households in 2016. ‘Married couple and children’ households had the largest percentage share of all households in 2016.

‘Adult’ families comprised 33% of all families in 2016, with ‘Adolescent’ families comprising 13%. Families with younger children (i.e. Pre-adolescent’, ‘Early school’ and ‘Pre-school’ comprised 24% of families. ‘Retired’ and ‘Empty Nest’ families comprised 25% of all families. This is below the regional average of 24.8%.

All ‘Owner occupied’ households comprised 87.5% of all households in 2016. This is above than the regional average of 75%. All ‘Rented’ households comprised 8.1% of all households. This is lower than the regional average of 19.9%.  ‘Occupied’ dwellings accounted for 83% of all dwellings in 2016. This is marginally below the regional average of 86%. ‘Vacant’ dwellings accounted for 17% of all dwellings in 2016. This is marginally higher than the regional average of 14%.

Education

The number of those aged 15 years or older with ‘Up to Leaving Cert’ education was 54.2% in 2016. This is higher than the regional average of 43.2%. Those with ‘No formal education’ accounted for 1.2% 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 31.7% of all those aged 15 years or older in 2016. This is greater than the regional average of 24.5%.

Economy

The unemployment rate was 7.9% in Loughill in 2016, a decrease from 10% in 2011. This is lower than the regional average of 8.4% and the national average of 6.3%. Those ‘At work’ accounted for 44.1% of those aged 15 years or older in 2016, which is below the regional average of 48.5%. Those ‘retired’ comprised 16.1% of those aged 15 years or older in 2016. This is lower than the regional average of 18.6%.

Those in ‘Professional’ and ‘Employer and Manager’ roles comprised 25.8% 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 43.7% of those employed, lower than the regional average of 46.6%. ‘Farmers’, ‘Agricultural workers’ and ‘Others gainfully occupied/unknown’ comprised 30.5% of those employed, higher than the regional average of 29.5%.

Socio-Economic Group % Persons 2016 Summary
A Employers and managers 9% 25.8%
B Higher professional 3%
C Lower professional 14%
D Non-manual 11% 43.7%
E Manual skilled 12%
F Semi-skilled 14%
G Unskilled 4%
H Own account workers 3%
I Farmers 15% 30.5%
J Agricultural workers 1%
Z Others gainfully occupied/unknown 15%
Total 100%

Transport

Travel as a ‘car driver’ or ‘car passenger’ accounted for 69% of all work-related journeys and 58% of all education-related journeys in 2016. This is higher than the regional average of 69% for work-related journeys but below the average of 61% for education-related journeys respectively. ‘Green Transport’ (includes travelling on foot, by bus, minibus, coach, train, or tram) accounted for 5.8% of all work-related journeys and 39.4% of all education-related journeys. 

Overall, travel by car, lorry or other private motor vehicles accounted for 73.8% of all travel journeys, while ‘Green Transport’ accounted for 18.1%.

Overall, 63.5% of travel was undertaken for work and 36.5% was undertaken for education. 

Average journey time for Loughill was 26.8 minutes in 2016, higher than the regional average of 25.2 minutes. 64.1% of all travel was undertaken in 30 minutes of less, lower than the regional average of 65.1%.

91.3% of households had one or more cars in 2016, higher than the regional average of 85.8%. 6.3% of households have no car(s), lower than the regional average of 12.4%.

Connectivity

65% of households had a personal computer in 2016, higher than the regional average of 61.4%.

32.5% of households had no personal computer, lower than the regional average of 36.1%.

55% of households had access to Broadband in 2016, lower than the regional average of 57.2%.

28.8% 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).

Loughill* had a HP Deprivation score of -1.90 in 2016, a decrease from -0.34 in 2011. This is higher than the regional average HP Deprivation score of -4.39 in 2016. Loughill can be described as having a ‘marginally below average’ HP Deprivation score.

*Weighted average based on population in each respective year