Transport
Travel and transport trends for Cork

Source:

CSO

Cork Airport Passengers

The seasonaly-adjusted figure for passengers using Cork airport had been on an upward trend for the past 5 years or so. The impact on international travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic can be seen in the first quarter of 2020, however.

Housing
Housing trends for Cork, highlighting affordability and housing supply

Source:

CSO

Mean Sale Prices for Housing

Over the past decade property prices initally fell following the financial crash of 2008, then exhibitied a period of recovery. This chart shows mean and median house prices nationally ("All") and across the Cork local authorities for each month since the beginning of 2010.

Source:

RTB/CSO

Monthly Rent Prices for Private Apartments

The chart shows the average monthly rent being paid for an apartment in Cork since 2008. This price fell in the wake of the financial crisis, before gradually climbing back to near pre-crash levels. The data shows a pair of adjustments in the city and county made in late 2013 and 2016 respectively.

Source:

CSO

Volume of Housing Sales

The numbers of properties sold in the city generally rose over the past decade, bouyed by aprtment sales. However 2020 saw a sharp contraction in market activity. The volume of sales in the county were more constant, but were still impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Economy
Economic trends for Cork, highlighting employment patterns.

Source:

CSO

Persons aged 15 and over in the labour force

Employment grew steadily throughout the Celtic Tiger period up until 2007, then fell in the wake of the financial crash. The rate recovered with the economy after 2012 but the trend for the South did not keep pace with the state.

Source:

CSO

Rates of participation & unemployment

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) measures the rate of participation in labour (effectively an employment rate) and the unemployment rate. The former has remained relatively static over the last decade at about 60% employment. The unemployemnt rate had seen a gradual reduction over the same time frame, until the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic began to take an effect in 2020.

Health
Health statistics for the city and county

Source:

CSO

Distance to Health Service Resource (2019)

This chart shows the average distance of residential dwellings to selected health services or infrastructure.

As might be expected, residences in county Cork tend to be further from resources than in urban areas. Homes in Cork city also tend to be further to a HSE hospital equipped for Accident and Emergency (A&E) and Maternity care than those in Dublin city.

Demographics
Statistical data relating to the population and particular groups within it

Source:

CSO

Population of Cork

The population of Cork has grown steadily in the past 100 years, as recorded in the censuses carried out every five years. This growth is a result of natural increase, but is driven in particular by internal national migration and international migration. The city has long had slightly more females than males, largely a function of a difference in average age of death.