KINSALE has been named as the town that statistically best represents us as a nation.
During a live broadcast when radio station Newstalk visited on Tuesday of this week, the town was named as the most typical Irish town.
The special broadcast was held to mark one week from Budget 2018 and asked the people of Kinsale – and by extension the nation – what they wanted from Budget 2018.
The title of ‘Ireland’s Town’ was awarded following a detailed analysis of Census 2016, which took 29 different data measurements into account, across an array of strands including economic, family, age, gender and education.
The detailed research examined all towns with a population of 5,000 or more and found that Kinsale bore a striking resemblance to the national average in almost every one of the criteria.
As such, Newstalk Breakfast determined that the picturesque harbour town of Kinsale best encapsulates the country.
Newstalk’s statistician Odran Flynn, said: ‘Looking at the 29 criteria, Kinsale was the only town that was at, or near, the national average in each case.’