3.1.2 Age Cohorts

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3.1.2 Age Cohorts

Over the intercensal period 2011-2016 there was noticeable change in the age cohorts in County Kilkenny.  In accordance with trends in the State, the slight reduction in cohorts in the 0-4 age bracket may be an indication of a lower birth rate whereas the increase in the cohorts 45-64 and 65+ may be indicative of the ageing of the County’s population.  The cohorts of 18-24 and 25-44 have also reduced accordingly, which may be indicative of emigration from both the County and State.  This seems to be indicative of the slow erosion of the working population which may over time lead to concerns for sustained economic growth.  The tables below compare the Age cohorts in the County against those in the State.  Decreases in cohorts are highlighted in red. 

Table 3.4         Percentage of Population in various Age Cohorts in the State

 

Age Group

Year

0-4

5-12

13-17

18-24

25-44

45-64

65+

2011

7.77

10.99

6.28

8.96

31.61

22.73

11.67

2016

6.96

11.52

6.52

8.24

29.53

23.84

13.39

Table 3.5         Percentage of Population in various Age Cohorts in County Kilkenny

 

Age Group

Year

0-4

5-12

13-17

18-24

25-44

45-64

65+

2011

7.86

11.49

6.68

7.8

29.84

23.89

12.25

2016

7.17

11.86

7.11

7.09

27.67

24.93

14.16

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