Small Area Population Statistics are Census 2016 statistics produced for a range of geographical levels from state to small areas. There are three ways to view/download SAPS information.
The mapping tool facilitates access to SAPS through an interactive map search called SAPMAP. This allows users to navigate to their location of interest by using the address search facility or by pinpointing a location on the map. They can then select their chosen geographic boundary and access all of the 2016 census tables that have been produced for that area. There are options to download the tables in pdf or excel format also.
There are 45 Small Area Population Statistics (SAPS) tables organised in the following themes.
Saps tables are available to download for any of the geography levels below in csv format. In addition each geographical level has links to boundary files, ungeneralised and generalised (20m, 50m, 100m options).
|CSV Download||Ungeneralised Boundaries(UG)||Generalised 20M||Generalised 50M||Generalised 100M|
|Constituencies 2013 (40)||Constituencies UG||Constituencies 20M||Constituencies 50M||Constituencies 100M|
|Counties (31)||Counties UG||Counties 20M||Counties 50M||Counties 100M|
|Electoral Divisions (3,409)||Electoral Divisions UG||Electoral Divisions 20M||Electoral Divisions 50M||Electoral Divisions 100M|
|Gaeltachts (7)||Gaeltachts UG||Gaeltachts 20M||Gaeltachts 50M||Gaeltachts 100M|
|Limistéir Pleanála Teanga (26)||Limistéir Pleanála Teanga UG||Limistéir Pleanála Teanga 20M||Limistéir Pleanála Teanga 50M||Limistéir Pleanála Teanga 100M|
|Local Electoral Areas (137)||Local Electoral Areas UG||Local Electoral Areas 20M||Local Electoral Areas 50M||Local Electoral Areas 100M|
|Municipal Districts (95)||Not Available||Municipal Districts 20M||Municipal Districts 50M||Municipal Districts 100M|
|Provinces (4)||Provinces UG||Provinces 20M||Provinces 50M||Provinces 100M|
|NUTS3 Regions (8)||NUTS3 Regions||NUTS3 Regions 20M||NUTS3 Regions 50M||NUTS3 Regions 100M|
|Settlements (846)||Settlements UG||Settlements 20M||Settlements 50M||Settlements 100M|
|Small Areas (18,641) - (ZIP 13,463KB)||Small Areas UG||Small Areas 20M||Small Areas 50M||Small Areas 100M|
|Former Legal Towns & Cities (85)||Not Available||Not Available||Not Available||Not Available|
Following discussion with Ordnance Survey Ireland it was felt that a number of changes were needed in certain small areas to accommodate the publication of Census 2016 data. The changes consist of the following:
Census 2016 identified 183,312 dwellings as being vacant. This dataset investigates these dwellings looking at:
82,437 of the 183,312 vacant dwellings were occupied during Census 2011. This dataset also investigates these dwellings, looking at the data recorded in that census with regards to:
The data is presented for the 2017 version of the Small Areas (18,641 areas). Statistical disclosure control has been applied to some areas, resulting in total figures being present for these areas but no further information provided in the breakdown.
A glossary file is also available and provides a description of what each variable name in the dataset represents.
For the first time census data on the ‘daytime population’ of areas are being published. The daytime population includes everybody who indicated they worked or studied in the area, along with persons in that area who do not work or study (and so are there during the day).
This is a new level of geography for publishing demographic, socio-economic and commuting characteristics of workers.
The dataset includes a breakdown of persons in each area by age, social class, socio-economic group, nationality and level of education completed. There is also a breakdown of the persons who work or study in the area by means of travel, time leaving home and journey time. Data about workers and unemployed persons in the area is broken down by occupation and there is a breakdown of workers by industry.
Theses zones were created from amalgamating and/or splitting the Small Areas output from the census.
The reasons for their creation included the following:
General Rules for Workplace zone creation
Rules for Workplace zone creation
This data is available to download in Excel format.