17 December 2019
Go to release: A Profile of Ireland's Border Population
The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today (17 December 2019), published ‘A Profile of Ireland's Border Population’. The report includes population and housing characteristics from the 2011 and 2016 censuses of those who live a short driving distance (less than 10km) from Northern Ireland.
Commenting on the report, Dermot Corcoran, Statistician, said: “On 27 November, the CSO released a publication titled “Measuring Distance to Everyday Services in Ireland" which measured how close or far away people in Ireland lived from everyday facilities (such as schools, hospitals, public transport and post offices). We are now publishing a report which examines the proximity of residential dwellings and towns to the official border crossings into Northern Ireland.
The results show the closest town or village to Northern Ireland is Pettigo in Donegal where the average distance to the border from each dwelling in the settlement is 423 metres, followed by Kildrum, Donegal (526 metres), Blacklion, Cavan (540 metres) and Muff, Donegal (934 metres).”
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