2 Population

Information about the population of Clane was collected by the Irish Central Statistics Office during the 2016 Census (CSO 2016).

Census results have been summarised and published by the CSO for settlements with a population of more than 1500.

The entire country has also been divided into small zones called Small Areas. Each Small Area typically contains between 80 and 120 dwellings. Census results have also been summarised and published for each of these Small Areas (CSO 2017).

2.1 By Settlement

There is one CSO Settlement in this area. The outline of the settlement of Clane is illustrated below. Detailed information on the population within this settlement is available from the CSO here.

Figure 2.1: Settlements in the area

2.2 By Small Areas

Clane overlaps with 36 CSO Small Areas (CSO 2017). The following charts and maps are based on this collection of Clane Small Areas.

2.2.1 Total Population

The total population of the Clane Small Areas is 11,191 as per the 2016 Census.

Mouse-over a Small Area to see the population in that Small Area. Click a Small Area to see a breakdown of its population by age group. The layers button on the left has a Population Labels option that allows the population nubmers to be displayed.

Figure 2.2: Population of Small Areas

2.2.2 Population Density

The density of the population of Clane as per the 2016 Census is illustrated below.

Figure 2.3: Population Density

The following visualisation of population density converts each Small Area to a Hexagon. This alternative representation allows population densities for Small Areas that are particularly small in area to be just as visible as those for very large Small Areas.

Figure 2.4: Population Density - Hexagonal Bins

2.2.3 Population by Age Group

The age-profile of the population of the Clane Small Areas as per the 2016 Census is illustrated below.

Figure 2.5: Population by Age Group

The percentage of the population of the Clane Small Areas that are in each of the age groups is illustrated below. The percentage of the national population in these age groups (as per the 2016 Census) is also displayed.

Figure 2.6: Population Percentage by Age Group

The difference between the age profile of the Clane Small Areas and the age profile of the country is illustrated below, in terms of percentage points.

Figure 2.7: Variation with National Age-Profile in Percentage Points

The difference between the age profile of the Clane Small Areas and the age profile of the country is illustrated below, in terms of percentage of the local population in that age group. Values above zero indicate that the Clane Small Areas are that percentage higher than that age group in the national population. Values below zero indicate that the Clane Small Areas are that percentage lower than that age group in the national population.

Figure 2.8: Variation with National Age-Profile as a Percentage

The following maps illustrate the distribution of these age groups around the Clane Small Areas.