Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?

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dave123
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The official population of Castletroy is around 23,000 at present, I got it from online sources,

How does this fit into 87,000 persons living in Limerick city and environs (2002)
Raheen & Dooradoyle is also close to 30,000 people

An artcle that might e of interest on demography in the Limerick city area
Population Distribution and Change

The population of Limerick City and its suburbs stood at 86,988 in 2002, having grown by almost 10 per cent in the preceding 6 years. The rate of growth exceeded both the national average and the average for the countrys 5 largest urban centres. Population growth varied considerably throughout the urban area, but one of the most significant contrasts is that between the administrative city and the suburban Electoral Districts, with the latter showing a rate that was almost 5 times higher. This differential has been established for some time, and the result is that the suburbs now contain over two-fifths of the population. As a consequence, Limerick is a significantly under-bounded city, in which the administrative boundaries come nowhere close to encompassing all of the city’s population, built-up area or economic activity. Within the City itself there are huge variations of change. At one end of the spectrum the city centre has shown exceptionally high rates of increase, while at the other end, population levels declined quite precipitately. In general, however, decline was widespread in the City with two-thirds of City Electoral Districts losing population in this period. ( Ref: Limerick Profile Of A Changing City, Limerick City Development Board).

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