5 things we didn't know before Census 2011
The Census shows 30% of homes in Co. Leitrim were vacant - giving it the highest overall vacancy rate
in the country. Across Ireland on census night, almost 290,000 houses were vacant.
There was a 45% increase in the number of people who described themselves as having no religion.
However 84% of respondents indicated they are Catholic - making it the predominant religion.
For the first time people were asked questions about how they heat their homes. The figures showed that
in rural areas 70% of households use oil, while in urban parts of the country 52% use natural gas.
The percentage of population who were married stayed stable at around 37%. In April 2011, there were
4,042 same-sex couples living together. 2,321 of the couples were male and 1,721 female.
There has been an increase in people in younger and older age groups who migrated.
People over 65 increased by almost 27% to 19,200, up from 15,100, while children under 14 increased by 49.7%,
up to 78,000 from 52,500.