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This data was obtained from the Central Statistics Office’s 2011 Irish census. The Irish population datasets provided by eSpatial can be used to examine and analyse Irish population and population density. These datasets can be used in conjunction with the eSpatial mapping software to create reports which investigate population levels across Ireland. Reports can be generated which examine population and population density levels 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. Population levels across Ireland can also therefore be analysed in relation to your own data. Below is an example of a simple Irish population 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 eSpatial mapping software and the Irish counties dataset it provides. This report examines population and population density levels across Ireland.

Counties are colored and categorized according to their population density. 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 the yellow colored counties (e.g. Kerry) are the least densely populated areas with less than 34 people per Sq Km living in these. It is also apparent that the red colored counties (e.g. Kildare) are the most densely populated with more than 79 people per Sq Km living in these areas. It is also therefore easy to surmise that the population densities of the light orange (e.g. Sligo), orange (e.g. Cavan) and dark orange (e.g. Wicklow) colored counties lie somewhere between 34 and 79 people per Sq Km 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 Total Population 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 descending on Female Population to see which county has the most females). 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 Male Population so that counties with between 100,000 and 200,000 males are only displayed on the map).

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