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Sunday 18 August 2019

Wexford men more likely to remarry than women

ALMOST 50% OF COUNTY'S POPULATION ARE MARRIED

MEN are more likely than women to remarry in County Wexford, latest census statistics reveal.

A total of 1,819 people in the county were re-married following dissolution of their marriage. While 42% of divorced men in Wexford have remarried, only 31.8% of divorced women have taken the plunge again.

The figures are contained in the latest publication of Census 2011 results from the Central Statistics Office which show that there were 39,189 families in the county on census night last year.

The share of the County Wexford population aged 15 and over who were single was 38% (42,710 people) compared to 41.7% for the State as a whole. The married population at 55,723 accounted for 49.6% of people in the county.

The proportion of the population aged 15 years and over who were divorced was 2.8% (3,132 people) in 2011 compared to 2.4% for the State, while 6,386 people (5.7%) were widowed in the county.

There were 12,210 people living alone, representing 8.5% of all people living in private households in the county at the time of the census. Of these 4,500 were aged 65 and over, the majority women who accounted for 62% of those living alone in the county in this age group.

According to Deirdre Cullen, Senior Statistician at the CSO, the latest report 'provides an in-depth picture of households and living arrangements in Ireland'.

' The living arrangements of families and households in Ireland is constantly changing and this report provides important new information on this intriguing aspect of Irish life,' she said.

The full report is available on the CSO website at www.cso.ie/census.

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