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Nearly 20,000 Latvians were living in Ireland in spring 2016

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RU19,933 Latvian citizens were living in Ireland in spring 2016, according to census data from Ireland’s Central Statistical Bureau on the number of foreigners living in the country.

As reported by baltic-ireland.ie portal, Latvian community has declined 3% or 600 people since 2011. According to statistical data for that year, there were 20,593 Latvians living in Ireland at the time.

5,771 of them or 29% mentioned Dublin as their place of residence. Unlike people from Brazil, Spain, Italy, France and Germany, their homes were located in the city’s outskirts, not in the city centre. Aside from Dublin and its outlying territories, many Latvians also live in Dundalk, Navan, Tulum, Portlois and Monaghan.

35% of Latvians live in Irish cities populations of which do not exceed 10,000. 43% of Latvians living in Ireland are in the 25 to 39 age group. Only 22% of the population is in this group. The average age of Latvian citizens living in Ireland in April 2016 was 31.7 years, whereas the average age of all residents of this country was 37.3, the portal reports.

10,980 or 67% of Latvians living in the country had jobs and the number of unemployed people in the community had declined by 35% since the last population census. Approximately one-fifth of those people or 2,339 were employed in retail trade sector, with the most popular professions being cashiers and managers.29% of Latvians living in Ireland were employed as cleaners, housekeepers, kitchen workers and fishermen. Latvians with qualifications were more often employed as chefs or mechanics.

86% of Latvian in Ireland lived in rented houses. Comparatively speaking, only 28% of the country’s population rent houses, according to statistical data.

More than 535,000 foreigners lived in Ireland in April 2016. The total number of foreigners in Ireland has declined 1.6% since 2011. Polish residents make up the largest foreign community in Ireland, reaching a number of 122,515, whereas the smallest community was that of Germans – 11,531.

According to statistical data, Latvian community in Ireland was the fifth largest in 2016, behind only Polish, British, Lithuanian and Romanian communities.


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