This is where you will find the most single people in Ireland 4 years ago

This is where you will find the most single people in Ireland

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They say there's plenty of fish in the sea, but the sea is a vast expanse and you could be a long time searching its many nooks and crannies.

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The latest batch of 2016 Census figures have been published and delve into households and families in Ireland.

The CSO have produced this interactive map where you can check the numbers of single people in each town around the country.

According to the Census, there are 1,544,862 single people aged 15 and over, and they account for 41.1% of the population in Ireland.

You can look at the interactive map here.

The highest proportions of single people, aged 15 years or over, were in the cities. Galway had the highest at 53.3%, followed by Dublin (53.2%) and Cork (51.9%). The counties with the lowest proportion of single people were Leitrim (35.8%), Roscommon (36%) and Meath (36.3%).

It must be noted that these percentages depend heavily on the underlying age structure of each county. Younger counties tend to have more single people, while older counties have more married and widowed people.

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The full report is available on the CSO website but below are some stats from the Census.

  • 33 - The age at which women were more likely to be married than single
  • 35 - The age at which men were more likely to be married than single
  • 53 - The peak age for separation and divorce
  • 32,225 - more separated and divorced women than men
  • 79 - The age at which women were more likely to be widowed than married.