Map of Leitrim

Map of Leitrim

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Leitrim County Council

Land Mass 158,885 ha
% of Ireland 2.26%
Population Density (2011) 20 persons per sq km

Human Resource

County Population 2011 31,798
Population Change (2006-2011) 9.8%

Key Centres with Population over 500 (2011)

Carrick-on-Shannon (Leitrim and Roscommon) 3,980
Manorhamilton 1,336
Mohill 928
Ballinamore 889
Kinlough 1,018
Drumshanbo 857
Dromahair 748


Employed (2011) 11,972
Employment Change (2006-2011) -5.5%
Labour Force Participation Rate (2011) 60.3%

Natural Resources

Average Farm Size (2010) 25.1 ha
Farming, Fishing & Forestry workers (2011) 1,194

Numbers Employed by Sector (2011)

Total 11,972
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing 1,194 (10%)
Industry & Construction 1,853 (15.5%)
Services 8,222 (68.7%)

Most Important Industrial Sectors 2009

Top three industrial sectors account for 63% of total industrial employment
1. Manufacture of wood and products of wood and cork, etc furniture
2. Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c
3. Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and preparations

Agency Assisted Employment (2013)

Employment in Agency Assisted Irish Owned Companies 450
Employment in Agency Assisted Foreign Owned Companies 762

Download a 4-page report on agency assisted employment in county Leitrim Trends in Agency Assisted Employment-Leitrim-WDC Report-January 2015 PDF 618KB

Income & Output

Net Output per Person Engaged (2012) €99,473*
Avg. Wage in Industry (2012) €36,168
Avg. Disposable Income per Capita (2012) €18,096

* There are some limitations associated with Net Output figures which relate to the ownership of companies and transfer pricing arrangements which may be applied.

Tourism (2013)

Number of Overseas Tourists 39,000
Revenue Generated by Overseas tourists €14m

Enterprise (2012)

Number of Active Enterprises 1,246
Percentage of Micro-Enterprises (10 or fewer employees) 93.4%
Percentage Change in Number of Enterprises (2011-2012) -3.1%

Labour Catchments in county Leitrim (2006)*

Carrick-on-Shannon labour catchment 6,632
Manorhamilton labour catchment 1,234

* 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.


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: