Census Figures Show 10% of the Population Living in Overcrowded Accommodation with More People Than Rooms

Source: Barnardos

A recentĀ CSO report on Housing in Ireland, based on the 2016 census data, highlights an escalation in the numbers living in overcrowded conditions in Ireland. This confirms what Barnardos sees on the ground nationwide, with the numbers of children living in overcrowded conditions rising by the month. The CSO report shows that close to 1 in every 10 people now live in accommodation with more people than rooms. This is a rise of a staggering 28% since the 2011 census.

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