Individuals in each county are travelling additional than 10km from their dwelling regardless of Covid-19 restrictions, in accordance with new statistics.
Carlow, Roscommon and Mayo had been the counties with the bottom share of individuals remaining inside 10km of their dwelling in the course of the first week of this month.
New knowledge from the Central Statistics Workplace (CSO) exhibits that folks residing in additional city areas, the place providers are accessible, had been extra prone to stay of their locality.
The CSO’s sixth Staying Native Indicator (SLI) report used aggregated and anonymised cell phone data to calculate the general public’s actions throughout a one-week interval.
The figures present that, whereas the vast majority of individuals have been adhering to present public well being restrictions, vital numbers of individuals are nonetheless travelling exterior their locality.
Nationally, 64% of the inhabitants stayed near dwelling from February 26 to March 5 – the identical degree recorded one week perviously.
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9 counties – Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Kerry, Mayo, Galway, Dublin, Limerick and Louth noticed SLI will increase, with extra individuals staying near dwelling.
Dublin continues to be the county with the very best adherence (77.6%).
Carlow (1.85%) and Kilkenny (1.four%) noticed the largest SLI decreases, which means extra individuals had been travelling additional than 10km from their properties in these counties.
Will increase had been additionally recorded in Tipperary, Wicklow, Waterford, Meath, Kildare, Laois, Monaghan, Cavan, Longford, Cork, Wexford and Offaly.
Westmeath, Donegal and Clare noticed no vital SLI improve or lower that week.
A CSO spokesperson mentioned propensity to remain inside 10km of residence tends to vary by county.
“Motion is impacted by native circumstances and situations, equivalent to entry to providers and ranges of urbanisation,” the spokesperson mentioned.
“For instance, Dublin, with a excessive degree of urbanisation, persistently exhibits the very best share of individuals staying native, whereas Carlow and Roscommon, with comparatively decrease ranges of urbanisation, are among the many counties with the bottom share of individuals staying inside 10km of dwelling.”