Map of Donegal

Map of Donegal

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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

Source: CSO Census of Population 2016

Highest Level of Education (2016)

Highest level of education completed by persons whose education has ceased (%)
No Formal/Primary (21.9%)
Secondary (44.7%)
Third Level (33.4%)

Source: CSO Census of Population 2016

Natural Resources

Average Farm Size (2010) 27.9 ha
Farming, Fishing & Forestry workers (2016) 3,977

Employment

Employed (2016) 58,353
Employment Change (2011–2016) 9.5%
Labour Force Participation Rate (2016) 57.3%

Numbers Employed by Sector (2016)

Total 58,353
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing 3,977 (6.8%)
Industry & Construction 8,791 (15.1%)
Services 42,890 (73.5%)

Source: CSO Census of Population 2016

Download the 2-page WDC Insights County Donegal’s Labour Market – Census 2016

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 (2015) €15,705

Tourism (2015)

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

Source: Fáilte Ireland, Regional tourism performance in 2015

Enterprise (2015)

Number of Active Enterprises 7,454
Percentage of Micro-Enterprises (10 or fewer employees) 91.8%
Percentage Change in Number of Enterprises (2011-2015) -0.7%

Source: CSO Business Demography 2015

Labour Catchments in County Donegal (2006)*

An updated detailed analysis of Labour Catchments based on Census 2016 data will be published in April 2018.

Download the 2-page county profile of County Donegal’s Place of Residence and Place of Work, 2011 and 2016

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/