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This data was obtained from the Central Statistics Office’s 2011 Irish census. The Irish age/sex datasets provided by eSpatial can be used to examine and analyse the Irish population in relation to different age and sex categories. These datasets can be used in conjunction with the eSpatial mapping software to create reports which investigate the age and sex structure of Ireland. Reports can be generated which examine the age structure of the total population, male population and female population within Ireland at the Irish province and county geographical levels. You can also link and connect your own personal or commercial data to these datasets. The age and sex structure of Ireland can also therefore be analysed in relation to your own data. Below is an example of a simple Irish age/sex report. This report was designed by eSpatial to illustrate how to get the most out of the eSpatial mapping software and the data it provides.

A simple report was created using the eSpatial mapping software and the Age/Sex (Irish Counties) dataset it provides. This report examines the Irish population in relation to people aged between 30 and 39. The Irish age/sex datasets provided by eSpatial offer a number of different age categories which can be reported on but for the purpose of this report the 30 to 39 age category was chosen as an example.

Counties are coloured and categorized according to the number of people aged between 30 and 39 within them. The graduated color scheme adopted by eSpatial mapping software allows for a quick and easy analysis of this data. It is evident from the map that yellow colored counties (e.g. Roscommon) have the lowest number of people aged between 30 to 39 living within them, less than 9,500 people while red colored counties (e.g. Meath) have the most people in this age category with more than 22,500 people. It is also therefore easy to surmise that the amount of people aged between 30 and 39 living in the light orange (e.g. Waterford), orange (e.g. Mayo) and dark orange (e.g. Limerick) colored counties lies somewhere between 9,000 and 22,500 people respectively.

Firstly the topic reflected in the map can be changed quickly and easily simply by selecting the map this field option. Once this option has been selected the map will change to reflect the values in this topic (e.g. select the map this field option on Males 30 to 39 Years to see these values mapped in relation to Ireland). Secondly the report can be sorted in ascending or descending order. This is useful when trying to decipher quickly which areas have the highest/lowest values (e.g. select sort ascending on % Females 30 to 39 Years to see which county has the lowest proportion of females aged between 30 and 39). Finally the report can also be filtered by specific values. This is useful when trying to quickly search for areas with specific values (e.g. select filter results on 30 to 39 Years so that counties which have between 30,000 and 60,000 people aged between 30 and 39 are only displayed on the map).

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