Ballina – North Tipperary came 3rd in our top twenty best towns in Ireland. This was the highest placed town outside the Dublin commuter belt. (Not to be confused with Ballina in Mayo – which came out as the 19th worst town.)Ballina in Tipperary is in 3rd place in the towns-ireland.com top twenty towns in Ireland. Analysis of the 2006 census data found that Ballina in Tipperary had a population of just 1861.
Only 2.74% of the workforce were unemployed – the average unemployment rate for Ireland was 5.89% Ballina (North Tipp) had the sixth lowest unemployment rate in Ireland at the time of the 2006 census.
Just 2.22% of the workforce in Ballina (Tipp) could not work because of poor health or disability – this is 50% lower than the national average.
Computers: 71% of households own personal computers in Portmarnock ) and 26.68% have broadband – slightly higher than the Irish average of 20.18%
Lone Parents: 11.96% of Ballina household units are lone parent households – which is almost half the average for Ireland of 19.3%.
Local Authority rental accommodation make up just 3.96% of the total homes in Ballina (N.Tipp) – this compares to a 9.06% average for the country.
Homes with no central heating make up just 4.12% of the dwellings in Ballina The average for Ireland is more than double the figure for Ballina at 10.22%.
About one in five homes in Ballina (Tipp) (19.8%) are owned and paid for with no mortgage outstanding. This is lower than the national average of 28% – reflecting the younger age profile of the town. (38% of Ballina resients are aged between 24 and 44 – the average for the country is 34%)
Of the Ballina (Tipperary) residents that have completed their education – 8.3% went no further than primary school. The national average is more than double that at 16.72%
Graduates (third level degree or a higher) make up 34.59% of the Ballina workforce – the 4th highest in the country.
Ballina (Tipp) people are above average when it comes to being involved in voluntary work: 20.97 % of the over 15s said they did some sort of voluntary or charitable work compared to the national average of 15.42% – This is the 4th highest percentage of voluntary workers in Ireland.