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 (2016) 42.04 persons per sq km

Human Resource

County Population 2016 258,552
Population Change (2011-2016) 3.0%

Key Centres with Population over 1,400 (2016)

Galway City 79,934
Tuam 8,767
Ballinasloe 6,662
Loughrea 5,556
Oranmore 4,990
Athenry 4,445
Gort 2,994
Bearna 1,998
Moycullen 1,704
Clifden 1,597
Portumna 1,450

Employment

Employed (2011) 100,764
Employment Change (2006-2011) -3.6%
Labour Force Participation Rate (2011) 62.1%
Source: CSO Census of Population 2011

 

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%)
Source: CSO Census of Population 2011

 

Most Important Business Enterprise Sectors for Employment (2014)

Top three sectors account for 56% of people engaged in business enterprises
1. Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
2. Manufacturing
3. Accommodation and food service activities
Source: CSO Business Demography 2014

 

Agency Assisted Employment (2015)

Employment in Agency Assisted
Irish Owned Companies
7,278
Employment in Agency Assisted Foreign Owned
Companies
14,297

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 (2012) €36,548
Avg. Disposable Income per Capita (2014) €17,929

Tourism (2015)

Number of Overseas Tourists 1,354,000
Revenue Generated by Overseas tourists €475m

Enterprise (2014)

Number of Active Enterprises 13,049
Percentage of Micro-Enterprises (10 or fewer employees) 92.8%
Percentage Change in Number of Enterprises (2013-2014) -3.24%

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/