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Donegal men more likely to marry again 27.07.17

DONEGAL men are more likely to remarry after divorce than their female counterparts, new census data shows.
The report also show a slight fall in the number of families living in Donegal and a figure of 59 same-sex civil partnerships out of a national total of 4,226.
There were 41,134 families recorded in Donegal on census night last year - a drop of 220 families on the 2011 figure.
The data released by the Central Statistics Office today shows there are currently some 1,866 remarried persons living in the county.
"(Donegal) males were much more likely to remarry after divorce, with 42.2% doing so, compared to just 30.2% of females," the CSO said.
Family life in Donegal.
The number of divorcees increased by 413 to 3,362 since the last census and accounted for 2.7% of those aged 15 and over.
Nationally, there were 1,218,370 families in the State on Census Night, April 24, 2016 - an increase of 3.3% since 2011.
The number of children per family nationally remained unchanged at 1.38 children.
In Donegal, the number of people living alone increased by 714 to 15,604 or 9.9% of all those living private households.
More than 4-in-10 (6,576) of those living alone were aged 65 and over with women accounting for 58.3% of these. Census 2016 recorded a total national population of 4,761,865.
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