02 Jul 2022

Offaly men more likely to re-marry than Offaly women

Offaly men are more likely to re-marry than their female counterparts.

Offaly men are more likely to re-marry than their female counterparts.

35.1% of ever-divorced men re-married compared with only 27.5% of women.

Census 2011 showed that a total of 604 people in the county were re-married following dissolution of their marriage.

The proportion of the population (aged 15 years and over) who were divorced was 2.3% (1,340 people) in 2011 compared to 2.4% for the State, while 3,314 people (5.6%) were widowed in the county.

There were 20,310 families in Offaly on Census Night and 29,754 or 50.7% of people (aged 15 and over) in the county were married.

The share of the population who were single was 37.9% (22,266 people) compared to 41.7% for the State as a whole.

There were 5,792 people living alone, representing 7.6% of all people living in private households in the county at the time of the census.

Of these 2,108 were aged 65 and over, the majority women who accounted for 62.4% of those living alone in the county in this age group.

Deirdre Cullen, CSO Senior Statistician, said the report ‘Households and Families – Living Arrangements in Ireland’ provides an in-depth picture of households and living arrangements in Offaly at the time of the last census.

The full report is available on the CSO website at

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