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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 (2011) 33.96 persons per sq km

Human Resource

County Population 2011 117,196
Population Change (2006-2011) 5.6%

Key Centres with Population over 1,000 (2011)

Ennis 25,360
Shannon 9,673
Kilrush 2,695
Sixmilebridge 2,507
Newmarket on Fergus 1,773
Ardnacrusha (Castlebank) 1,414
Killaloe 1,292
Kilkee 1,139

Employment

Employed (2011) 45,606
Employment Change (2006-2011) -9.9%
Labour Force Participation Rate (2011) 61.6%

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%)

Most Important Industrial Sectors 2009

Top three industrial sectors account for 38% of total industrial employment
1. Other manufacturing*
2. Manufacture of electrical equipment
3. Manufacture of other transport equipment

* Other manufacturing includes the manufacture of medical instruments.

Agency Assisted Employment (2013)

Employment in Agency Assisted Irish Owned Companies 4,851
Employment in Agency Assisted Foreign Owned Companies 3,453

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 (2012) €17,724

Tourism (2013)

Number of Overseas Tourists 485,000
Revenue Generated by Overseas tourists €94m

Enterprise (2012)

Number of Active Enterprises 4,708
Percentage of Micro-Enterprises (10 or fewer employees) 92.1%
Percentage Change in Number of Enterprises (2011-2012) -3.8%

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/