Written Answers. - Census of Population.

Dan Boyle

Ceist:

58 Mr. Boyle asked the Taoiseach the population according to the most recent census of population of each island, contrasting these figures with the levels found at the previous census. [14430/03]

There were 9,280 persons enumerated on offshore islands according to the 1996 Census of Population. The population of each island is set out, together with the corresponding population for 1991, in a table which I propose to circulate in the Official Report. The corresponding information from the 2002 census will be available on 3 July.

Table A Population of inhabited islands off the coast, 1991 and 1996

County

Island

Persons 1991

Persons 1996

Clare

Inishmore (or Deer)

1

1

Cork

Ballycottin

4

27

Bear

216

212

Clear

132

145

Dursey

20

9

Garinish

1

1

Haulbowline

307

110

Inchydoney

109

102

Inishbeg

17

19

Inishodriscol (or Hare)

22

16

Long

11

9

Ringarogy

71

76

Sherkin

93

98

Spike

113

103

Whiddy

34

34

Donegal

Aran

596

602

Aughnish

6

3

Cruit

77

70

Inishbofin

3

24

Inishfree Upper

19

15

Island Roy

13

15

Tory

119

169

Dublin Co. Borough

North Bull

26

22

Fingal

Lambay

8

8

Galway

Annaghvaan

103

104

Furnace

56

59

Gorumna

1082

1057

Illaunmore

2

1

Inchaghaun

1

3

Inishbarra

1

1

Inishbofin

181

200

Inisheer

270

274

Inisheltia

3

0

Inishmaan

216

191

Inishmore

836

838

Inishnee

47

33

Inishtravin

4

3

Lettermore

508

503

Lettermullan

196

204

Mweenish

149

150

Omey

12

4

Rossroe

28

23

Rusheennacholla

4

3

County

Island

Persons 1991

Persons 1996

Kerry

Beginish

5

2

Carrig

8

13

Dinish

5

0

Great Blasket

4

0

Skellig Rock Great

0

4

Rossmore

7

8

Tarbert

17

13

Valencia

680

676

Mayo

Achill

2802

2718

Clare

137

136

Clynish

5

5

Collan More

5

0

Inishbiggle

51

48

Inishcottle

10

7

Inishgort

2

2

Inishlyre

6

7

Inishnakillew

7

6

Inishturk

78

83

Sligo

Inishmulclohy (or Coney Island)

5

6

Wexford

Bannow

7

5

Saltee Island Great

6

0

Tuskar Rock

5

0

Total

9569

9280