2011 Census Shows that 2% of the Irish Population is Deaf or has a Serious Hearing Impairment

The 2011 Census revealed that a total of 595,335 persons, accounting for 13% of the population, had a disability in April 2011. Limerick city had the highest rate of disability with 18.2% of persons disabled, followed by Cork at 17.7%. A total of 92,060 people -(2%) of the Irish population – were Deaf or had, what the Census termed, ‘a serious hearing impairment’. 10,769 of these people lived in Cork city and county.

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