Tipperary population is 159,553, up .5% in five years

Nationally, the average age of the population was 37.4, up from 36.1 in April 2011. The number of males aged 65 and over increased by 22% to 296,837, while the number of females aged 65 and over increased by 16.7% to 340,730.

Numbers divorced/separated continues to increase

8,013 people were divorced/separated in Tipperary, a rate of 5.0%, compared to the national rate of 4.7%.

The number of divorced people in Ireland has increased to 103,895 (18%) since 2011.The number of separated people increased slightly to 118,178 (from 116,194 in 2011).

Irish language

65,391 people in Tipperary stated that they could speak Irish, compared to 67,338 in April 2011. Within this figure, 1,450 spoke Irish daily outside the education system, while 3,723 spoke Irish weekly outside the education system.

Nationally, 1,761,420 people stated that they were able to speak Irish, with 73,803 speaking Irish daily outside the education system and 111,473 doing so weekly.

Irish Travellers

1,228 Irish Travellers resided in County Tipperary in April 2016, an increase of 6.8% since 2011.

Nationally, the number of people enumerated as Irish Travellers increased by 5.1% to 30,987.

Broadband

35,813 dwellings in Tipperary had broadband access in April 2016, an increase of 16.7% since April 2011. 6,881 dwellings had non-broadband internet access, an increase of 2.2%, while the number of dwellings with no internet access fell by 23.4% to 14,912.

Nationally, 312,982 dwellings (18.4%) had no internet connection, down from more than 1 in 4 (25.8%) in 2011.

Broadband use in private households increased to 70.7% (from 63.8% in 2011) and 148,125 more households had a broadband connection.

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