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Portmarnock – 2nd Best Place to Live

Portmarnock is in 2nd place in the Towns-Ireland.com chart of top twenty towns in Ireland. Using the most recent census data we found that Portmarnock had the following interesting statistics. (Top of the list was Malahaide)
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Total population of Portmarnock is 8979.
Only 2.58% of the workforce are classed as unemployed – the average unemployment rate for Ireland as a whole is over 100% higher than that at 5.89%. Portmarnock had the third lowest unemployment rate in Ireland at the 2006 census.
Just 2.23% of the workforce in Portmarnock stated that they cannot work because of health or disability – this is also 50% lower than the national average.
Eighty percent of homes have computers in Portmarnock (highest computer ownership in Ireland) and 45% have broadband.

Lone parent households make up 11.47% of family units in Portmarnock – which is almost 45% below the average for Ireland of 19.3%.
Council rented houses are only 1.35% of the total dwelling units in Portmarnock – compared to 9.06% average for the country.
Central Heating is commonplace in Portmarnock – with just 1% of all homes without it – this is 90% lower than the country as a whole (10.22%).
Over a third of homes in Portmarnock (35.41%) are owned outright – with no mortgage. This compares with 28% across Ireland as a whole

Of the people living in Portmarnock who have completed their education – 7.73% only went as far as primary school or had no formal education at all. The national average is more than double that at 16.72%
People with a third level degree or a higher qualification make up 30.51% of the Portmarnock workforce – the 7th highest in the country.

Community involvement: – more people are involved in voluntary work in Portmarnock than the national average. 19.57 % of the over 15s carry out some sort of voluntary work compared to the national average of 15.42% – which is about 20% more. This is the 8th highest in Ireland.

The population of Portmarnock has a slightly older age profile than the national average. 38.4% of Malahide residents are over 45 compared to 30.9% for the whole of Ireland. The percentage of retired people though – is below the average of 11.05% at 8.84%.