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QUIZ: How much do you know about the average Irish family?

From the cost of running a home to the least popular baby names.

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AS THE AVERAGE age of both getting married and having babies in Ireland rises steadily, we test your knowledge of what the average Irish family now looks like.

Can you guess the most popular girl’s name or how much the average family home will cost in 2017? What about how many two-person households there are?

Put your knowledge to the test in our gruelling average Irish family quiz, below.

1. What is the average age of marriage for men and women, respectively?
30 years and 28 years
33 years and 31 years

32 years and 30 years
35 years and 33 years
2. What is the average age of first-time mothers in Ireland?
30.5 years
32 years

33.5 years
34 years
3. How many same-sex marriages took place in 2015, the year the Marriage Equality Act was passed?
120
91

45
73
4. Dublin and Cork currently have the highest birth rates, but which county has the lowest?
5. What percentage of mothers in 2016 had already had two babies?
27%
10%

13%
35%
6. What is the most common size of household in Ireland, taking up 52% of all households?
Five-person households
Three-person households

Four-person households
One or two-person households
7. James was the most popular boy's name in 2016, but which boy's name did no one in Ireland choose for their baby last year?
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Enda
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Brody

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Milo
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Bruno
8. Emily was the most popular girl's name for babies born in 2016, but what were the second and third most popular?
Emma and Anna
Aoife and Sophie

Grace and Anna
Amelia and Olivia
9. What is the annual average cost of running a home in Ireland?
€23,310
€16,611

€18,478
€34,900
10. What is the average value of a second-hand home in Ireland for families looking to buy one?
€120,000
€160,000

€180,000
€215,000
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
Oops, do you even go here?
You may need to brush up on your knowledge of Irish families. The sizes, shapes and needs of the modern Irish family are changing fast - and it can be hard to keep up. We hope your family is getting the peace of mind it deserves.
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You scored out of !
Good effort, we can tell you know a good bit about Irish families.
You can pick out what's what when it comes to growing up in Ireland, congratulations. The sizes, shapes and needs of the modern Irish family are changing fast - and it can be hard to keep up. We hope your family is getting the peace of mind it deserves.
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Top marks, you're an Irish family whizz!
You weren't born yesterday, you know your family household info inside out. The sizes, shapes and needs of the modern Irish family are changing fast - and it can be hard to keep up. We hope your family is getting the peace of mind it deserves.
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