Map of Mayo

Map of Mayo

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Mayo County Council

Land Mass 558,831 ha
% of Ireland 8.0%
Population Density (2011) 23.36 persons per sq km

Human Resource

County Population 2011 130,638
Population Change (2006-2011) 5.5%

Key Centres with Population over 1,000 (2011)

Castlebar 12,318
Ballina 11,086
Westport 6,063
Claremorris 3,412
Ballinrobe 2,704
Ballyhaunis 2,312
Swinford 1,435
Foxford 1,326
Kiltimagh 1,127
Belmullet 1,089


Employed (2011) 49,076
Employment Change (2006-2011) -6.1%
Labour Force Participation on Rate (2011) 59.0%

Natural Resources

Average Farm Size (2010) 22.4 ha
Farming, Fishing & Forestry workers (2011) 5,354

Numbers Employed by Sector (2011)

Total 49,076
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing 5,354 (10.9%)
Industry & Construction 9,398 (19.1%)
Services 32,414 (65.5%)

Most Important Industrial Sectors 2009

Top three industrial sectors account for 62% of total industrial employment
1. Other manufacturing*
2. Manufacture of food products
3. Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products

* Other manufacturing includes the manufacture of medical instruments.

Agency Assisted Employment (2013)

Employment in Agency Assisted Irish Owned Companies 3,962
Employment in Agency Assisted Foreign Owned Companies 3,358

Download a 4-page report on agency assisted employment in county Mayo Trends in Agency Assisted Employment Mayo WDC Report January 2015 PDF 630KB

Income & Output

Net Output per Person Engaged, (Mayo-Roscommon, 2012)* €730,200*
Avg. Wage in Industry (Mayo-Roscommon, 2012) €38,587
Avg. Disposable Income per Capita (2012) €17,774

* 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 218,000
Revenue Generated by Overseas tourists €60m

Enterprise (2012)

Number of Active Enterprises 4,734
Percentage of Micro-Enterprises (10 or fewer employees) 91.4%
Percentage Change in Number of Enterprises (2011-2012) -3.3%

Labour Catchments in county Mayo (2006)*

Castlebar labour catchment 13,757
Westport labour catchment 4,854
Claremorris labour catchment 2,553
Ballyhaunis labour catchment 2,227
Belmullet labour catchment 1,924
Ballinrobe labour catchment 1,593
Charlestown labour catchment 1,100
Swinford labour catchment 1,085

* 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: