Map of Galway

Map of Galway

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Link to Local Authorities:
Galway City Council
Galway County Council

Land Mass 615,052 ha
% of Ireland 8.8%
Population Density (2011) 40.73 persons per sq km

Human Resource

County Population 2011 250,653
Population Change (2006-2011) 8.2%

Key Centres with Population over 1,500 (2011)

Galway City 76,778
Tuam 8,242
Ballinasloe 6,659
Loughrea 5,062
Oranmore 4,799
Athenry 3,950
Gort 2,644
Clifden 2,056
Bearna 1,878
Moycullen 1,559
Portumna 1,530

Employment

Employed (2011) 100,764
Employment Change (2006-2011) -3.6%
Labour Force Participation Rate (2011) 62.1%

Natural Resources

Average Farm Size (2010) 25.8 ha
Farming, Fishing & Forestry workers (2011) 6,076

Numbers Employed by Sector (2011)

Total 100,764
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing 6,076 (6.0%)
Industry & Construction 19,745 (19.6%)
Services 68,769 (68.2%)

Most Important Industrial Sectors 2009

Top three industrial sectors account for 58% of total industrial employment
1. Other manufacturing*
2. Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
3. Manufacture of food products

* Other manufacturing includes the manufacture of medical instruments.

Agency Assisted Employment (2013)

Employment in Agency Assisted
Irish Owned Companies
8,148
Employment in Agency Assisted Foreign Owned
Companies
11,919

Download a report on agency assisted employment in county Galway Trends in Agency Assisted Employment-Galway-WDC Report-January 2015 PDF 631KB

Income & Output

Net Output per Person Engaged
(2012)
€88,859
Avg. Industrial Wage (2009) €36,548
Avg. Disposable Income per Capita (2012) €18,890

Tourism (2013)

Number of Overseas Tourists 1,028,000
Revenue Generated by Overseas tourists €308m

Enterprise (2012)

Number of Active Enterprises 9,550
Percentage of Micro-Enterprises (10 or fewer employees) 90.7%
Percentage Change in Number of Enterprises (2011-2012) -2.8%

Labour Catchments in county Galway (2006)*

Galway city labour catchment 64,455
Ballinasloe labour catchment 5,135
Tuam labour catchment 3,015
Loughrea labour catchment 2,311
Clifden labour catchment 1,845
Gort labour catchment 1,505

* 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/