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06 Jul 2022

CSO reveals number of Ukrainian refugees accommodated in Waterford

CSO reveals number of Ukrainian refugees accommodated in Waterford

Just under 2% of the population of Waterford is made up of Ukrainian refugees. 

That's according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO), which today (Friday May 27) revealed data on the number of refugees per Local Electoral Area (LEA). 

Although the number of Ukrainian refugees arriving in Ireland has seen a slight fall as of late, a total of 33,151 have come so far (based on the number of Personal Public Service Numbers, or PPS numbers, issued under the Temporary Protection Directive). 

As of the week ending May 22 2022, Waterford is hosting a total of 951 Ukrainian refugees, amounting to 1.79% of the county's population. 

Tramore-Waterford has the highest concentration of refugees in Waterford with 529, or 2.36% of the LEA's population, while Portlaw-Kilmacthomas has just 7, or 0.04%. 

One hundred and seventy one people have arrived in Dungarvan (0.46%), with 175 (0.78%) in Waterford City South, 52 (0.23%) in Waterford City East and 17 (0.16%) in Lismore. 

Neighbouring Carlow is housing a total of 365 Ukrainian refugees, with 297 (1.31%) in Carlow Town, 53 (0.28%) in Tullow and 15 in Muinebeag (0.10%). 

Statistician, Karola Graupner, said, "[This] is the first publication by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) providing insights into Ireland’s response to the Ukrainian crisis. Our analysis also shows that the rate per 100 of the population ranges across all LEAs in the country from 0.03% to 6.81%." 

According to Ms Graupner, the LEA with the highest rate is Ennistimon in Clare (1,118) while the LEA of Drogheda Rural in Louth had the lowest rate in the country (6). 

Women aged 20 and over account for 48% of Ukrainian arrivals in Ireland to date, while individuals aged 0-19 (both male and female) account for 38%. 
 

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