Fewer Catholics in Wick­low

Bray People - - News Focus -

WICK­LOW HAS fewer Catholics than the na­tional av­er­age and peo­ple from the county seem more comfortable say­ing they have no de­fin­i­tive re­li­gion than in other parts of Ire­land.

86.8 per cent of peo­ple in Ire­land con­sider them­selves catholic, but only 82.1 per cent in Wick­low. 5.6 per cent don’t con­sider them­selves hav­ing any re­li­gion, com­pared to 4.4 per cent na­tion­ally.

Peo­ple in Wick­low are more likely to travel to work or school by car, wither as a passenger or driver. 42.5 per cent drive a car and 16.9 per cent get a lift. Na­tion wide 40.7 per cent drive and 16.7 per cent grab a lift.

County-wide a to­tal of 84.8 per cent of pri­vate home­own­ers own one or more cars. We have a higher rate of com­muters us­ing the train or dart too (5.4 per cent against 2.6 per cent). But if you live in Wick­low you are less likely to walk to work or school or to get a bus or coach.

There are more Ir­ish na­tion­als liv­ing in the county than the state av­er­age. 90.5 per cent are Ir­ish while it aver­ages 88.8 per cent else­where. Of the other na­tion­al­i­ties liv­ing in Wick­low, 3.1 per cent are from the UK, 1 per cent from Poland, 0.5 per cent from Lithua­nia, 1.6 per cent from other EU coun­tries and 3.4 per cent are from non EU coun­tries or didn’t state where they are from.

89.1 per cent of our pop­u­la­tion is white Ir­ish, 0.4 per cent Trav­ellers, 6.6 per cent other white na­tion­al­i­ties, 0.3 per cent black or black Ir­ish and 1 per cent Asian or Ir­ish Asian. The re­main­ing 2.6 per cent have an­other eth­nic­ity.

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