South Dublin County Council

Data and 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. See


Global Education Toolbox
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. See

South Dublin County Census Results 2011 

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
Persons with a disability  15-24 years    2,688
Population Profile  
Irish 85% 
Catholic 81% 
Has 3rd level education 43%
Ceased full time at 18 years or older 66% 
Good or fair general health 96% 
With a disability ( 32,678 people ) 12% 
Aged over 15 unemployed 12.8%


Household Profile  
Total no. of households  90,019
Local Authority rented accommodation 11%
Owner occupied accommodation (23% with no mortgage) 66%
Housing units 97,298 
Built since 1970 76% 
vacant 7.5% 
Non-vacant dwellings owner occupied 70% 
Households have at least one car 86%
Households have internet access 81% 
Households have broadband 76%
Regional comparisons  
Traveller 0.8%
Polish speakers in Dublin region 20%
6+ family units in Dublin region  14%
Families with 5 or more children 1.5%

Second youngest age profile in Dublin region Only county in region to experience net out migration

Equal lowest % one person households in Dublin region

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