One in every ten people living in Tipperary today is a non-national. The Tipperary Star can reveal the startling statistic released this week by the Central Statistics Office on the basis of the Census 2011 results which shows that 15,331 non-Irish nationals were living in Tipperary at the time of the Census, accounting for 9.7% of the population of the county.
The 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. Tipperary has dsiplayed admirable welcome for non-nationals with the result that the local community is becoming increasingly more diverse.
Deirdre Cullen, Senior Statistician at the CSO: “This 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”.
The full report is available on the CSO website at www.cso.ie/census along with all the data which is available in a range of interactive web tables, allowing users to build their own tables by selecting the data they are interested in and downloading it in an easy to use format for their own analysis.
Ms Cullen concluded “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.”
There were a total of 15,331 non-Irish nationals living in County Tipperary in April 2011. These made up 9.7% of the total population of the county, compared to 12% for the State as a whole. Nationality
Of the 15,331 non-Irish nationals resident in the county, 4,713 were UK nationals – the largest non-irish nationality in the county, followed by Polish nationals with 4,193 persons.
The census results show that of the 53,267 persons who arrived in Ireland in the year prior to April 2011, 1,063 were living in County Tipperary. Of these 655 or 61.6 per cent were non-irish nationals.