On the 6th of April 2017 the Central Statistics Office (CSO) launched the results from their Summary Part I output. Following the launch of the preliminary results a few months ago this is the first in a long schedule of Census releases between now and December. You can download the full schedule here.
Today’s release is similar to what was launched for Census 2011 and provides a comprehensive overview of numerous census topics – population, age, marriage, households, families, nationality, foreign languages, the Irish language, religion and housing.
As with previous releases the CSO are now providing a lot more interpretation and analysis of results by incorporating illustrative presentations, thematic maps and easy to read commentary. For anyone involved in research, planning, policy making or indeed those just interested in demographics these are really excellent reference documents to use.
Full results and summary descriptions are available to download on the CSO website – here.
As part of this release, and for all other scheduled releases, the team at AIRO have been working in collaboration with the CSO to develop accompanying mapping toolkits. This first mapping release for Census 2016 includes the following variables:
- Total Population and Change (2006, 2011 and 2016)
- Age Profiles
- Pre-school (0-4)
- Primary school (5-12)
- Secondary school (13-18)
- Elderly Population (65+) (residence based)
- Change in Catholics (relative and absolute)
- Other Internet
- No Internet
Note: There has recently been some slight adjustments made to ED boundaries and the mapping file used here will be revised in coming weeks.
In a major advancement from previous mapping tools we have now introduced a unique ‘geographical hierarchy’ information tool that allows users to click on any area on the map to receive a complete and relevant profile through the entire planning geographical hierarchy.
For instance, clicking on the map will provide a data overview (count and rates) available at SA, ED, Municipal District, Local Authority, Spatial Planning Area, Regional Assembly and State. From our experience working with local authorities, LECP/LCDC teams and other evidence based research groups this will prove to be extremely useful and an excellent way of comparing and contrasting local areas with appropriate geographical scales. Where possible we have also included as much time series data as possible.
You can access the viewer here
Later today we will be posting some commentary on the initial results.