Wex­ford has a pub for ev­ery 576 peo­ple

Wexford People - - NEWS -

DE­SPITE a drop in the num­ber of pubs, County Wex­ford is rea­son­ably well served by lo­cal hostel­ries.

Fig­ures from the Drinks and In­dus­try Group of Ire­land, com­bin­ing the num­ber of pub li­cences is­sued in Wex­ford last year with the lat­est cen­sus fig­ures, show that there are 576 peo­ple per pub in the county.

To put it an­other way, if ev­ery man, wo­man and child went to the pub in Co Wex­ford at the same time, there would be 576 peo­ple on each premises - if the pop­u­la­tion was dis­trib­uted evenly across all pubs.

The fig­ures put Wex­ford mid-ta­ble in the ‘peo­ple per pubs’ league where the na­tional av­er­age is around 600. As might be ex­pected, given the high pop­u­la­tion den­sity, Dublin has the low­est num­ber of pubs per capita (1,743 peo­ple per pub), while sparcely pop­u­lated Leitrim has the most (302 peo­ple per pub).

Ac­cord­ing to the fig­ures, 37 pubs closed in Co Wex­ford be­tween 2005 and 2017, the to­tal drop­ping from 297 to 260.

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