Friday 15 December 2017

Vital statistics

Northern Ireland Republic

Population 1.8 million 4.6 million

Average age 37 34

Married 47pc 47pc

Single 37pc 42pc

Divorced/separated 9.3pc 5.7pc

Lone parents 30pc 24pc

(% of all parents)

Catholics 41pc 84pc

Protestant/ 42pc 6.9pc

Other Christian

Cross-border 6,500 8,300

Commuters

Unemployment 7.5pc 16pc

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