South Dublin County Council

Data & Planning

Data and Planning



The data and planning subgroup acts as the research resource of the SDCSC working closely with SDCC  in the collection of data to establish baseline data to inform its action plans. SDCC has undertaken the process of geo-coding data sets and this has facilitated the collection and mapping of some data sets for the CSC.

The subgroup also developed a ‘Data Sharing Protocol’ to enable the sharing of data between organisations.





The Cooperation and Working Together organisation (CAWT) is a cross border initiative which has, since 2004, actively encouraged policy makers and practitioners to analyse the state of well-being of children and families to proactively plan with other agencies  and service users for better outcomes.




One of the projects for 2013 is to reduce Census 2011 and see if South Dublin was a village of only 100 people what proportion of the population are children, in school, working, unemployed etc.




South Dublin County


Population:                          265,205 ( +7.4% since 2006 )

Children and young people:     77,765

Family units with children:       52,706

Persons with a disability

       0-14 years                        3,429

      15-24 years                       2,688


Population Profile

85% Irish

81% Catholic

43% has 3rd level education

66% ceased full time at 18 years or older

96% good or fair general health

12% with a disability ( 32,678 people )

12.8% aged over 15 unemployed


Household profile

Total no. of households 90,019

11% in Local Authority rented accommodation

66% in owner occupied accommodation (23% with no mortgage)

97,298 housing units

76% built since 1970

7.5% vacant

70% of non-vacant dwellings owner occupied

86% of households have at least one car

81% of households have internet access

76% of households have broadband


Regional comparisons

Second youngest age profile in Dublin region

Only county in region to experience net out migration

Highest % ‘Traveller’ (0.8%)

Highest % Polish speakers in Dublin region (20%)

Highest % 6+ family units in Dublin region (14%)

Highest % of families with 5 or more children (1.5%)

Equal lowest % one person households in Dublin region

Highest % houses (86%) and lowest % (12%)  apartments in Dublin region