Fewer Catholics in Wicklow
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.