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Map of Clare

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Clare County Council

Land Mass 344,232 ha
% of Ireland 4.9%
Population Density (2016) 34.52 persons per sq km

Human Resource

County Population 2016 118,817
Population Change (2011-2016) 1.4%

Key Centres with Population over 1,000 (2016)

Ennis 25,276
Shannon 9,729
Kilrush 2,719
Sixmilebridge 2,625
Newmarket on Fergus 1,784
Killaloe 1,484
Ardnacrusha (Castlebank) 1,383
Ennistymon 1,045

Employment

Employed (2011) 45,606
Employment Change (2006-2011) -9.9%
Labour Force Participation Rate (2011) 61.6%
Source: CSO Census of Population 2011

 

Natural Resources

Average Farm Size (2010) 32.6 ha
Farming, Fishing & Forestry workers (2011) 3,751

Numbers Employed by Sector (2011)

Total 45,606
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing 3,751 (8.2%)
Industry & Construction 9,357 (20.5%)
Services 29,948 (65.7%)
Source: CSO Census of Population 2011

 

Most Important Business Enterprise Sectors for Employment (2014)

Top three sectors account for 57% of people engaged in business enterprises
1. Manufacturing
2. Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
3. Accommodation and food service activities
Source: CSO Business Demography 2014

 

Agency Assisted Employment (2015)

Employment in Agency Assisted Irish Owned Companies 3,255
Employment in Agency Assisted Foreign Owned Companies 6,599

Download a 4-page report on agency assisted employment in county Clare Trends in Agency Assisted Employment-Clare-WDC Report-January 2015 PDF 622KB

Income & Output

Net Output per Person Engaged (2012) €140,099
Avg. Industrial Wage (2012) €43,434
Avg. Disposable Income per Capita (2014) €17,201

Tourism (2015)

Number of Overseas Tourists 597,000
Revenue Generated by Overseas tourists €127m

Enterprise (2014)

Number of Active Enterprises 6,170
Percentage of Micro-Enterprises (10 or fewer employees) 93.9%
Percentage Change in Number of Enterprises (2013-2014) -2.96%

Labour Catchments in County Clare (2006)*

Ennis labour catchment 21,333
Shannon labour catchment 4,470
Kilrush labour catchment 1,911

* The labour catchment of a town is that area from which it draws most of its workforce. These figures are the number of workers living in the catchment areas of these towns.

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Further detail is contained in the report Travel to Work and Labour Catchments in the Western Region: A Profile of Seven Town Labour Catchments available at: http://www.wdc.ie/publications/reports-and-papers/