Map of Roscommon

Map of Roscommon

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Link to Local Authority:
Roscommon County Council

Land Mass 254,804 ha
% of Ireland 3.6%
Population Density (2016) 25.33 persons per sq km

Human Resource

County Population 2016 64,544
Population Change (2011-2016) 0.7%

Key Centres of Population in Co. Roscommon* (2016)

Roscommon 5,876
Boyle 2,568
Castlerea 1,992
Ballaghaderreen 1,808
Strokestown 825

*Part of Athlone (Monksland) is in Co. Roscommon (4,350 of 21,349 population total) and part of Carrick on Shannon (640 of 4,062 population total)


Employed (2011) 24,390
Employment Change (2006-2011) -5.6%
Labour Force Participation Rate (2011) 59.9%
Source: CSO Census of Population 2011


Natural Resources

Average Farm Size (2010) 27.1 ha
Farming, Fishing & Forestry workers (2011) 2,405

Numbers Employed by Sector (2011)

Total 24,390
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing 2,405 (9.9%)
Industry & Construction 4,206 (17.2%)
Services 16,478 (67.6%)
Source: CSO Census of Population 2011


Most Important Business Enterprise Sectors for Employment (2014)

Top three sectors account for 62% of people engaged in business enterprises
1. Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
2. Accommodation and food service activities
3. Manufacturing
Source: CSO Business Demography 2014


Agency Assisted Employment (2015)

Employment in Agency Assisted Irish Owned Companies 1,686
Employment in Agency Assisted Foreign Owned Companies 936

Download a 4-page report on agency assisted employment in county Roscommon Trends in Agency Assisted Employment-Roscommon-WDC Report-January 2015 PDF 625KB

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 (2014) €16,281

Tourism (2015)

Number of Overseas Tourists 50,000
Revenue Generated by Overseas tourists €20m

Enterprise (2014)

Number of Active Enterprises 2,908
Percentage of Micro-Enterprises (10 or fewer employees) 94.7%
Percentage Change in Number of Enterprises (2013-2014) -4.09%

Labour Catchments in County Roscommon (2006)*

Roscommon labour catchment 7,306
Boyle labour catchment 1,964
Castlerea labour catchment 1,587

* 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: