Mountcollins

Local Profile Update

Socio-Economic Profile

Data Source: CSO Census Data for 2011 and 2016

Population

A total of 264 persons were living in Mountcollins in 2016, a decrease of 4% from 2011.

Mountcollins had an average age of 41.3 years in 2016, an increase from 39 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 15.2% of the total population in 2016. Those aged 29 years or younger accounted for 31.9% of the total population in 2016. The working age population (15-64 years) accounted for 65.2% of the population in 2016, which is higher than the regional average of 62.5%.

Age 2016
0 - 9 34
10 - 19 27
20 - 29 22
30 - 39 42
40 - 49 29
50 - 59 38
60 - 69 41
70 - 79 27
80+ 4
Total 264
Sex Average Age
Male 40.7
Female 41.8
Overall 41.3
Age 2016
No.
2016
%
0 - 14 52 19.7%
15 - 64 172 65.2%
65+ 40 15.2%

The total number of non-nationals living in Mountcollins was 4.2% in 2016. This is below both the regional average of 8.2% and national average of 11.6%. Non-nationals from the UK accounted for 90% of all non-nationals in Mountcollins in 2016

Those living in Mountcollins with a disability accounted for 20.5% of the total population, above the regional average of 17%. There was a total of 14 carers in Mountcollins in 2016.

Household Composition

‘Married couple and children’ households comprised 24.3% of all households in 2016. All households with children comprised 41.4% 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 30.6% of all households in 2016. ‘One person’ households had the largest percentage share of all household types in 2016.

‘Adult’ families comprised 26% of all families in 2016, with ‘Pre- Adolescent or younger’ families comprising 23.4%. ‘Retired’ and ‘Empty Nest’ families comprised 28.6% of all families. This is higher than the regional average of 24.8%.

All ‘Owner occupied’ households comprised 69.4% of all households in 2016. This is lower than the regional average of 75%. All ‘Rented’ households comprised 25.2% of all households. This is higher than the regional average of 19.9%. ‘Occupied’ dwellings accounted for 78.8% of all dwellings in 2016. This is below the regional average of 86%. ‘Vacant’ dwellings accounted for 21.2% 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 56.6% in 2016. This is higher than the regional average of 54.5%. Those with ‘No formal education’ accounted for 3.7% of all those aged 15 years or older in 2016. This is higher than the regional average of 2%.

Those with ‘Third Level’ or higher (Level 6 or higher)’ education accounted for 29.1% of all those aged 15 years or older in 2016. This is lower than the regional average of 30.9%.

Economy

The unemployment rate was 11.3% in Mountcollins in 2016, a decrease from 17.8% in 2011. This is higher than the regional average of 7.7% and the national average of 6.3%. Those ‘At work’ accounted for 48.6% of those aged 15 years or older in 2016, which is marginally above the regional average of 48.5%. Those ‘retired’ comprised 18.4% of those aged 15 years or older in 2016. This is marginally lower than the regional average of 18.6%.

Those in ‘Professional’ and ‘Employer and Manager’ roles comprised 19.2% 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 48.3% of those employed, higher than the regional average of 46.6%. ‘Farmers’, ‘Agricultural workers’ and ‘Others gainfully occupied/unknown’ comprised 32.5% of those employed, higher than the regional average of 29.5%.

Socio-Economic Group % Persons 2016 Summary
A Employers and managers 7% 19.2%
B Higher professional 3%
C Lower professional 10%
D Non-manual 13% 48.3%
E Manual skilled 18%
F Semi-skilled 4%
G Unskilled 9%
H Own account workers 5%
I Farmers 14% 32.5%
J Agricultural workers 0%
Z Others gainfully occupied/unknown 18%
Total 100%

Transport

Travel as a ‘car driver’ or ‘car passenger’ accounted for 76% of all work-related journeys and 70% of all education-related journeys in 2016. This is lower than the regional average of 69% for work-related journeys and 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 2% of all work-related journeys and 28% of all education-related journeys.

Overall, travel by car, lorry or other private motor vehicles accounted for 85.9% of all travel journeys, while ‘Green Transport’ accounted for 10.1%.

Overall, 68.5% of travel was undertaken for work and 31.5% was undertaken for education. 

Average commute time for Mountcollins was 28.8 minutes in 2016,  higher than the regional average. 53.8% of all travel was undertaken in 30 minutes of less, lower than the regional average of 65.1%. In terms of car ownership, 93.7% 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

55.9% of households had a personal computer in 2016, lower than the regional average of 61.4%.

42.3% of households had no personal computer, higher than the regional average of 36.1%.

38.7% of households had access to Broadband in 2016, lower than the regional average of 57.2%.

32.4% of households had no access to Broadband, higher 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).

Mountcollins* had a HP Deprivation score of -7.85 in 2016, a decrease from -9.40 in 2011. This is lower than the regional average HP Deprivation score of -4.39 in 2016. Mountcollins can be described as having a ‘marginally below average’ HP Deprivation score.            

*Weighted average based on population in each respective year