February 27, 2021
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Four out of 10 Kilkenny people straying further than 10km during lockdown: report

Six out of every 10 Kilkenny residents did not travel further than 10km from their homes during the week ending January 15, new data reveals.

The Staying Local Indicator (SLI), issued by the Central Statistics Office reveals 60.7% of Kilkenny residents did not travel further than 10km at any point during that week. This was a drop of 1.4% on the previous week, when 62.1% of the county’s population adhered to the current Government Covid guidelines and restricted their movements.

The CSO data is gathered in conjunction with some of Ireland’s mobile phone operators and they do not have access to personal data or individuals’ movements.

Nationally, an estimated 66.2% of the population stayed local (within 10k of home) during the week ending 15 January 2021, down more than two percentage points on the previous week, when there was 68.6% adherence.

Dublin continues to be the county with the highest percentage of the population staying local (78.8%), while Mayo was at the bottom of the list at 53.4%.

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