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 (2011) 33.12 persons per sq km

Human Resource

County Population 2011 161,137
Population Change (2006-2011) 9.4%

Key Centres with Population over 1,000 (2011)

Letterkenny 19,588
Buncrana 6,839
Ballybofey-Stranorlar 4,852
Donegal 2,607
Carndonagh 2,534
Ballyshannon 2,503
Bundoran 2,140
Lifford 1,658
Bunbeg-Derrybeg 1,553
Moville 1,481
Convoy 1,438
Killybegs 1,297
Muff 1,271
Ramelton 1,212
Dungloe-An Clochán Liath 1,183

Employment

Employed (2011) 53,277
Employment Change (2006-2011) -6.0%
Labour Force Participation Rate (2011) 58.1%

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%)

Most Important Industrial Sectors 2009

Top three industrial sectors account for 51% of total industrial employment
1. Manufacture of food products
2. Other manufacturing*
3. Manufacture of electrical equipment

* Other manufacturing includes the manufacture of medical instruments.

Agency Assisted Employment (2013)

Employment in Agency Assisted Irish Owned Companies 4,193
Employment in Agency Assisted Foreign Owned Companies 2,586

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 (2012) €15,921

Tourism (2013)

Number of Overseas Tourists 199,000
Revenue Generated by Overseas tourists €63m

Enterprise (2009)

Number of Active Enterprises 6,047
Percentage of Micro-Enterprises (10 or fewer employees) 89.9%
Percentage Change in Number of Enterprises (2007-2009) -14.7%

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/