Lo­cal anal­y­sis shows pock­ets of dis­ad­van­taged ar­eas

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS -

AMONG the ‘most dis­ad­van­taged’ ar­eas in County Wex­ford is Tagh­mon where there has been a pop­u­la­tion drop of 0.5 per cent to 1,026 peo­ple since the 2011 Cen­sus and there is cur­rently an age de­pen­dency ra­tio of 37.20 per cent.

The lone par­ent ra­tio in the elec­toral area is 36.75 per cent while 29.75 per cent of peo­ple liv­ing in the dis­trict only have pri­mary level ed­u­ca­tion.

Just 13,36 per cent of the pop­u­la­tion have a third level ed­u­ca­tion.

17.86 per cent of peo­ple are rent­ing a lo­cal au­thor­ity house. The un­em­ploy­ment rate for men and women in the dis­trict is al­most the same with 27.75 per cent of men and 27.38 per cent of women un­em­ployed.

The ur­ban elec­toral dis­trict of New Ross has a deprivation in­dex of -14.43 mak­ing it the sec­ond worst in the county.

The town has seen a pop­u­la­tion de­crease of 0.03 per cent be­tween 2011 and 2016 with a pop­u­la­tion of 3,768 in 2016.

The age de­pen­dency ra­tio in the area is 35.32 per cent and the lone par­ent ra­tio is 35.44 per cent. 22.89 per cent of peo­ple have only been ed­u­cated to pri­mary level while 16.59 per cent of peo­ple have a third level ed­u­ca­tion.

24.60 per cent of peo­ple area liv­ing in rented lo­cal au­thor­ity homes.

The un­em­ploy­ment rate is higher for men with a rate of 29.50 per cent com­pared to 25.44 per cent for women.

With a deprivation in­dex of -13.17 per cent New­town­barry is the third most dis­ad­van­taged area in the county. With a pop­u­la­tion of 2,284 the area has seen no change in pop­u­la­tion since the 2011 Cen­sus.

There is an age de­pen­dency ra­tio of 38.35 per cent while there is a lone par­ent ra­tio of 19.78 per cent.

24.56 per cent of the pop­u­la­tion are ed­u­cated to pri­mary school level only while 18.60 per cent of the pop­u­la­tion have a third level ed­u­ca­tion.

15.85 per cent of the pop­u­la­tion are liv­ing in rented lo­cal au­thor­ity homes.

The un­em­ploy­ment rate for men in the area is 26.52 per cent while it is 28.32 per cent for women.

In 2016 Clon­roche had a pop­u­la­tion of 1,252 peo­ple and a deprivation in­dex of -11.70 per cent. wThere was a pop­u­la­tion drop of 0.02 per cent be­tween 2011 and 2016. The age de­pen­dency ra­tio is 36.93 per cent and the lone par­ent ra­tio is 17.60 per cent.

27.20 per cent of the pop­ula-

tion is ed­u­cated to pri­mary level only wile 15.57 per cent of peo­ple have a third level ed­u­ca­tion. 14.86 per cent of peo­ple are liv­ing in rented lo­cal au­thor­ity homes.

The un­em­ploy­ment rate be­tween men and women is very sim­i­lar with 23.91 per cent of men and 23.54 per cent of women un­em­ployed.

The elec­toral dis­trict of Kilmokea is the fi­nal area in the county which is classed as dis­ad­van­taged with a deprivation in­dex of -10.35. The area ex­pe­ri­enced a 0.05 per cent in­crease in pop­u­la­tion since the 2011 Cen­sus leav­ing it with a pop­u­la­tion of 853 in 2016.

The age de­pen­dency ra­tion is 39.87 per cent while the lone par­ent ra­tio is 28.25 per cent.

A quar­ter of the pop­u­la­tion are ed­u­cated to pri­mary level while 18.14 per cent have a third level ed­u­ca­tion.

21.55 per cent of peo­ple live in lo­cal au­thor­ity homes which are rented.

There is a slight dif­fer­ence be­tween the un­em­ploy­ment rate be­tween men and women with a to­tal of 23.27 per cent of men and 19.51 per cent of women un­em­ployed.

Of the 20 ar­eas within the county classed as marginally above av­er­age Car­rick fares the best with a deprivation in­dex of 7.20 per cent.

The area ex­pe­ri­enced a drop of 0.02 per cent in pop­u­la­tion since 2011 leav­ing it with a pop­u­la­tion of 1,779.

The age de­pen­dency ra­tio is 37 per cent while the lone par­ent ra­tio is 13.67 per cent.

Less than ten per cent (9.67) of the pop­u­la­tion only have a pri­mary level ed­u­ca­tion while 44 per cent of the pop­u­la­tion has a third level ed­u­ca­tion.

1.21 per cent of the pop­u­la­tion live in a rented lo­cal au­thor­ity home.

More women are in em­ploy­ment than men in the area with an un­em­ploy­ment rate of 3.7 per cent for women and 7.47 for men. This con­trasts sharply with Tagh­mon, the most dis­ad­van­taged area in the county, where the un­em­ploy­ment rate is 27.75 per cent for men and 27.38 per cent for women.

Bal­lynes­tragh in North Wex­ford has a deprivation in­dex of 5.05 per cent mak­ing it the sec­ond most af­flu­ent area in the county fol­lowed by Old­court (4.5 per cent), Kil­patrick (3.42 per cent) and Glynn (3.26 per cent).

Marked dif­fer­ences in Gorey and dis­trict (guide to colours top of page).

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