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 (2011) 25.08 persons per sq km

Human Resource

County Population 2011 64,065
Population Change (2006-2011) 9.0%

Key Centres with Population over 1,000 (2011)

Roscommon 5,693
Boyle 2,588
Castlerea 1,985
Ballaghaderreen 1,822
Athlone Town within Co. Roscommon 3,826 of a total town population of 20,153

Employment

Employed (2011) 24,390
Employment Change (2006-2011) -5.6%
Labour Force Participation Rate (2011) 59.9%

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%)

Most Important Industrial Sectors 2009

Top three industrial sectors account for 73% of total industrial employment
1. Manufacture of food products
2. Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and preparations
3. Other manufacturing*

* Other manufacturing includes the manufacture of medical instruments.

Agency Assisted Employment (2013)

Employment in Agency Assisted Irish Owned Companies 1,305
Employment in Agency Assisted Foreign Owned Companies 834

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 (2012) €16,827

Tourism (2013)

Number of Overseas Tourists 35,000
Revenue Generated by Overseas tourists €13m

Enterprise (2012)

Number of Active Enterprises 2,097
Percentage of Micro-Enterprises (10 or fewer employees) 93.3%
Percentage Change in Number of Enterprises (2011-2012) -4.7%

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.

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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/