Annacotty came fourth in our league table of the BEST towns in Ireland .
Our chart is based on census figures from 2006 and was compiled using statistics on Education, Housing, Lone Parents, IT, Unemployment . Only towns with populations over 1500 were included.At the 2006 census – the population of Annacotty was 1839 .The unemployment rate in Annacotty was just 2%- well below the national average in Ireland of 5.89%
In Annacotty – 8.53% of the workforce are unable to work because of disability or ill health – which is almost double the national average of 4.71% .
Most workers in Annacotty are are employed in professional or technical jobs (33.14% of the workforce).
Lone parents- make up only 8.27% of all households in Annacotty – this is under half of the national average which is 19.29%
Housing: Local Authority rented homes make up only 1.1% of the dwelling units in Annacotty the third lowest in the country and way below the average of 9.06% of Council houses.Rented homes in Annacotty make up 22.92% of all homes in the town – which is 20% below the national average of 28.1%.
Just 15.2% of houses in Annacotty are owned outright – with no mortgage outstanding – well below the average for Ireland as a whole which is 28%.
Central Heating is installed in 98.6% of all dwellings in Annacotty – which is higher than the national average of 89.8%.
Information Technology. : 73% of households own personal computers in Annacotty – compared to 53.3% nationally. Broadband connections were at 35% in Annacotty in 2006 about 75% above the national avearge which was a poor 20.18% .
37.665% of homes had no internet access at all in Annacotty – compared to the national average of 51%
Education : Annacotty residents are quite well educated – 13.3% of the people living in Annacotty – were only educated to primary school level or had no formal education at all. This is better than the national average of 16.72%. People with a third level degree or a higher qualification – make up 37% of the Annacotty workforce – which is more than double the national average of 16.57%.
Community involvement in Annacotty is average for the country – 15.4% of the over 15s said they carried out some sort of voluntary work.The percentage of people with a disability in Annacotty is above the national average of 9.8% at 12.9%.