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Donegal population falls to 159,192 06.04.17

THE population of Co Donegal has fallen by 1.2% to 159,192 in the past five years, new Census figures show.
The results, published this morning, also show that Donegal has slightly more female inhabitants than male, at 80,170 and 79,022 respectively.
Donegal has a total of 58,505 households, the figures show.
Some 7,341 people were divorced or separated in Donegal in the last five years.
This is a rate of 4.6% compared to the national average of 4.7%, the Census data reveals.
The average age in Donegal is now 38.5 years, compared to 36.7 in 2011.
Nationally, the average age is 37.4, up from 36.1 years five years ago.
The figures show that Irelandís population now stands at 4,761,865 people - an increase of 173,613 since April 2011.
They also reveal a growing ageing population with the number of males over 65 increasing by 22% to 296,837 and the number of females over 65 increasing by 16.7% to 340,730.
The total number of non-nationals has fallen slightly to 535,475, or 11.6% of the population. This is the first decline since the introduction of this question in 2002.
Census 2016 Summary Results Part I was published today by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). The number crunchers have been collating the data since it was collected on April 24, 2016 by 4,663 enumerators across the State.
CSO senior statician Deirdre Cullen said the new data would provide a "comprehensive demographic and socio-economic profile of Ireland in April 2016".

Some other Donegal findings:
56,738 say they can speak Irish - a drop of more than 2,000 since 2011.
586 Travellers reside in Donegal - a drop of nearly 20%.
14,561 dwellings have no internet access - a drop of over a quarter.
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