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


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.


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: