This July the CSO released the numbers from Small Area Populations, giving a good overview of how Stamullen is shaping up.
The full document for Stamullen can be viewed here: Census 2016 Stamullen
Anaylysing the information is always interesting and an important tool on how we develop policy and planning in local area’s. Stamullen has grown significantly over the years but with the estates that were built, few facilities followed. Important items for communities such as community centres, playgrounds, youth club are not present at the moment and, reading the Census 2016 results, have a clear requirement to be there.
Click on the images below to see more details and implications on policy and planning.
Census details for other towns in Meath East can be consulted below.
The majority of the population in Stamullen is Irish and Irish born. Polish is the second largest nationality in Stamullen.
Polish is the primary other language spoken in Stamullen and French comes surprisingly second!
About half of people in Stamullen have some Irish.
The largest group of children are between 0-4 and 5-9, confirming the requirement for more facilities like playgrounds, community centres and youth clubs as these children grow up.
The majority of houses in Stamullen are owner occupied with mortage, followed by rented from private landlord. Only 15 out of 1018 households are rented from Local Authorities.
A large proportion of people in Stamullen are employed, students or homemakers. For future planning we should put measures in place now for an aging (young) population that will have specific age-related needs over the next decades.
The census took place before the TFI bus was introduced to Stamullen and, not surprisingly, out of 1479 people commuting 1091 travel by car as their primary means. A large number of children walk to school (350) however 422 children travel to school as a car passenger. Questions should be asked do these children live and go to school in Stamullen, and if so, what measures can be brought in to encourage them and their parents to walk to school instead?
A large proportion of the village traffic takes place between 08:01 and 09:00
813 children and adults are lucky to have a commute to school/work of under 15 minutes. The second largest group has to travel between 1/2 and 3/4 hour to their place of work.
The majority of people living in Stamullen indicate to be in very good general health which is great to see. With only one doctor’s practice in the locality it’s important to note however that those in bad health do not have easy access to health facilities close-by.
Census 2016 Dunshaughlin
Census 2016 Duleek
Census 2016 Dunboyne
Census 2016 Rotaoth
Census 2016 Ashbourne
Census 2016 Gormanston
Census 2016 Kentstown