Map of Donegal

Map of Donegal

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Link to Local Authority:
Donegal County Council

Land Mass 485,951 ha
% of Ireland 6.9%
Population Density (2016) 32.76 persons per sq km

Human Resource

County Population 2016 159,152
Population Change (2011-2016) -1.2%

Top 15 Centres of  Population (2016)

Letterkenny 19,274
Buncrana 6,785
Ballybofey-Stranorlar 4,852
Donegal 2,618
Carndonagh 2,471
Ballyshannon 2,299
Bundoran 1,963
Lifford 1,626
Convoy 1,526
Bunbeg-Derrybeg 1,491
Moville 1,480
Ramelton 1,266
Killybegs 1,236
Muff 1,226
Dungloe-An Clochán Liath 1,164

Employment

Employed (2011) 53,277
Employment Change (2006-2011) -6.0%
Labour Force Participation Rate (2011) 58.1%
Source: CSO Census of Population 2011

 

Natural Resources

Average Farm Size (2010) 27.9 ha
Farming, Fishing & Forestry workers (2011) 3,947

Numbers Employed by Sector (2011)

Total 53,277
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing 3,947 (7.4%)
Industry & Construction 8,106 (15.2%)
Services 38,430 (72.1%)
Source: CSO Census of Population 2011

 

 

Most Important Business Enterprise Sectors for Employment (2014)

Top three sectors account for 60% of people engaged in business enterprises
1. Manufacturing
2. Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
3. Accomodation and food service activities
Source: CSO Business Demography 2014

 

Agency Assisted Employment (2015)- Total Jobs

Employment in Agency Assisted Irish Owned Companies 3,567
Employment in Agency Assisted Foreign Owned Companies 2,918

Download a 4-page report on agency assisted employment in county Donegal Trends in Agency Assisted Employment-Donegal-WDC Report-January 2015 PDF 642KB

Income & Output

Net Output per Person Engaged (2012) €97,272
Avg. Wage in Industry (2012) €28,622
Avg. Disposable Income per Capita (2014) €15,061

Tourism (2015)

Number of Overseas Tourists 289,000
Revenue Generated by Overseas tourists €83m

Enterprise (2014)

Number of Active Enterprises 7,189
Percentage of Micro-Enterprises (10 or fewer employees) 91.8%
Percentage Change in Number of Enterprises (2013-2014) -1.56%

Labour Catchments in County Donegal (2006)*

Letterkenny labour catchment 17,886
Derry labour catchment 4,581
Ballybofey-Stranorlar labour catchment 3,520
Donegal labour catchment 3,487
Buncrana labour catchment 2,995
Killybegs labour catchment 2,653
Bunbeg labour catchment 1,939
Carndonagh labour catchment 1,737

* 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/