This national mapping viewer displays the results from the Summary Results Part II publication

On the 15th of Jube 2017 the Central Statistics Office (CSO) launched the results from Census 2016 Summary Results - Part II.

Following the launch of the preliminary results a few months ago this is the fourth 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 – labour force and unemployment, industry, occupations, socio-economic group, education, travel patterns and disability. This release is essentialy what was formerly called the Principal Economic Results.

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 fourth mapping release for Census 2016 includes the following variables at ED level:

  • Principal Economic Status
    • At Work
    • Unemployed
    • Students
    • Retired
    • Unable to Work through sickness/disability
  • Education Attainment
    • No Formal or Primary
    • Lower Secondary
    • Higher Secondary
    • Technical/Apprenticeship
    • 3rd Level - Certificate, Degree, Postgrad, PhD
  • Departure time to Work
    • Before 7am
    • 7am to 8am
    • 8am to 9am
    • After 9am
  • Socio-Economic Group (SEG)
    • Professional Workers
    • Managerial and Technical
    • Non-Manual
    • Skilled Manual
    • Semi-skilled
    • Unskilled
  • Population with a disability

Figure 1: Labour Force Unemployment Rate, 2016

Figure 2: Pre 7am Commuters, 2016


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.