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The Youngest And Oldest Towns In Ireland Have Been Revealed

By katedemolder

July 6, 2017 at 11:11am


It's becoming more apparent that Ireland's population is getting older, with the average age now standing at 37.4 years. 

Senior statistician, Deirdre Cullen, spoke about the ‘Age Profile in Ireland’ report, which was published this morning, providing an in-depth look at all age ranges across the country.

"This profile report examines the age breakdown of Ireland’s population and the characteristics of different age groups by geographic area, accommodation and household composition."

The data shows that Killarney, County Kerry has the highest average age at 40.9 years, with Balbriggan, County Dublin having the youngest at 30.8 years.

Members of the population aged 65 years and older saw the largest increase, rising by 102,000 to 637,000 or 19.1%. 

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) added:

“The census recorded 456 centenarians, an increase of 17.2pc on 2011. “Over half a million or 577,171 in this older age group (over 65 years) lived in private households, an increase of 19.6pc, while those in nursing homes increased by 1,960 to 22,762.”

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