Local analysis shows
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-