Kilkenny has a much lower percentage of non-Irish national residents than Ireland as a whole, according to the latest set of results from Census 2011.
The data shows that 8.8% of the County Kilkenny population (8,367 people) is non-Irish nationals, compared to 12% for the state overall.
Of these 8,367 non-Irish nationals in Kiklenny, 2,412 were from the UK. There were 2,177 Polish nationals – the second largest category.
This latest census publication, ‘Profile 6 Migration and Diversity – A Profile of Diversity in Ireland’, presents a profile of the non-Irish nationals living in Ireland in April 2011, along with results on recent migration, foreign languages and ability to speak English.
Earlier data released showed that, while nationally, almost one in five unemployed people were non-Irish nationals, the rate for Kilkenny was much lower – with just 15.7% of unemployed recorded as foreign nationals.
Deirdre Cullen, senior statistician at the CSO said the report provides further analysis of the non-Irish population living in Ireland at the time of the last census.
“It examines aspects such as mixed nationality households, age structure and marital status, numbers by towns, as well as new data on ability to speak English by year of arrival into Ireland,” said Ms Cullen.
“Ireland has become an increasingly diverse society over the past decade and the different nationalities that make up the population of Ireland have an increasingly important impact on the economy and society. This report provides yet more analysis and results from Census 2011 on this important group.”
To view and download the publication and to search the interactive web tables, see www.cso.ie/census.