In order to prepare for the establishment of the LCDCs and the Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP), Kildare County Council (KCC) commissioned the All-Island Research Observatory (AIRO) at NUI Maynooth to develop an in-depth county profile. The intention is that this report offers an insight into Census 2011 that can be built upon going forward in conjunction with Kildare Local Authorities, the LCDC and other partners. With the backup of the AIRO website, the LCDC can now build a comprehensive profile that will provide an evidence-based approach to the work of the committee in the coming years with a focus on the three main LECP theme: (1) Employment and Economic Activity, Education, Training and Skills, and (3) Poverty and Social Exclusion.

Each indicator within the report has a multi page spread including a high definition map, graphs and table including both raw numbers (showing the true scale of number across the county) and percentage rates (useful for comparative analysis). Information is also provided for the five Municipal Districts (MDs) in Kildare.