Edenderry fastest growing town in Offaly

EDENDERRY is the fastest growing town in Offaly according to two further reports published by the CSO in the wake of Census 2011.

EDENDERRY is the fastest growing town in Offaly according to two further reports published by the CSO in the wake of Census 2011.

The two publications, “Profile 1 Town and Country – Population Distribution and Movements” and the “Population by Area” volume examine topics including the geographic distribution of the population, population density and internal migration.

The majority of the population of Offaly live in rural areas with 43.8% of people living in urban areas of the county.

Tullamore is the largest town in the county with 14,361 persons. The fastest growing town in percentage terms was Edenderry which experienced 18.5% population growth between 2006 and 2011.

Just over 3,800 usual Offaly residents moved in the year to April 2011, with most of these (2,688) moving to elsewhere within the county.

Only 199 of the 1,372 Offaly households who moved in the year preceding the census bought their new home with a mortgage or loan, while 1,058 rented their accommodation.

A summary of some of the headline results from Census 2011 for Offaly, together with comparisons for Leinster and the State as a whole are on the attached table.

Deirdre Cullen, Senior Statistician at the CSO, “This profile report is the first of ten profile reports examining the definitive results of Census 2011 in more detail. This continues our publishing approach of presenting more interpretation and analysis of the data accompanied by illustrative presentations, thematic maps and easy to read commentary”.

The full reports are available on the CSO website at www.cso.ie/census along with all the data which is available in a range of interactive web tables, allowing users to build their own tables by selecting the data they are interested in and downloading them in an easy to use format for their own analysis.