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Census 2011 Results

Small Area Population Statistics



The Central Statistics Office today published the latest instalment in its series of Census 2011 results, with the publication of the Small Area Population Statistics, (SAPS).


Today’s results are published online on the CSO website at, and are available to access using a new interactive mapping and search tool – SAPMAP. The data consists of a collection of 46 tables organised in a range of themes such as education, occupation, industries, ethnicity, nationality and housing available for ten different layers of geography from the State down to Electoral division and Small Areas.


Deirdre Cullen, Senior Statistician at the CSO: “For the first time ever, Census 2011 data is available for approximately 18,500 Small Areas across the country – each of which consists of a small pocket of the population (approximately 80-100 households on average) and so provides the most detailed layer of population data ever available for Ireland.


Users of the SAPMAP web tool can now click on their area on the map and instantly access the full set of census statistics relating to that area. This greatly improves the method of finding statistics for small local areas around the country and will be of immense use to local communities”.


SAPS data for individual towns, counties or communities can be accessed online at the CSO website at using the SAPMAP tool and are available to download in a number of formats free of charge. Alternatively the complete set of tables for a particular geographic layer can be downloaded as a single file.


In co-operation with the All Ireland Research Observatory (AIRO) at NUI Maynooth, summary census data is also available in thematic maps on the AIRO website and can be accessed directly from the SAPMAP application by following a link from the CSO tables.


Ms Cullen concluded “This new application aims to ensure that census data is readily available to all -  and for all areas right across the country - and is an important step in bringing the data alive in a fresh and exciting way making it easier to access for all.”


To access the Small Area Population Statistics :

To view the SAPMAP application and download the statistics, visit the CSO website at Census 2011 Small Area Population Statistics (SAPS).

For further information contact:


Shaun McLaughlin on 01 895 1474

Central Statistics Office, Swords Business Campus, Balheary Road, Swords, Co. Dublin.

Census Enquiries: (01) 895 1460

Fax: 01 895 1399





Central Statistics Office                                                                   31 July 2012

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