People moving beyond 10km from home increased slightly in recent weeks

People Moving Beyond 10Km From Home Increased Slightly In Recent Weeks
People on Bull Island in Dublin on Sunday morning. Photo: PA
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By Cate McCurry, PA

The number of people moving beyond 10km from their home increased slightly in the last few weeks, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

The CSO’s Staying Local Indicator (SLI) provides daily estimated percentages of county populations that have stayed within 10km of their homes, averaged over the preceding seven days.


Recent figures show that an estimated 66.2 per cent of the population stayed local during the second week of January.

It also shows that the SLI increased each day from an annual low on Christmas Eve of 51.7 per cent, to 68.6 per cent on January 7th, before appearing to stabilise at or around January 15th at 66.2 per cent.

Dublin continues to be the county with the highest percentage of the population staying local with 78.8 per cent, on the week ending January 15th.


The CSO said this reflects its urbanised nature with respect to other counties.

With the exception of Mayo, which showed no week-on-week change, all counties saw modest decreases in the number of people staying local in the first couple of weeks in January.

It ranged from 0.2 percentage points in Co Clare to 2.3 percentage points in Monaghan, indicating some relaxation of mobility behaviour.

This is the second in an insight series on mobility produced by the CSO.


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