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)

Source: CSO Census of Population 2016

Highest Level of Education (2016)

Highest level of education completed by persons whose education has ceased (%)
No Formal/Primary (15.5%)
Secondary (48.8%)
Third Level (35.7%)

Source: CSO Census of Population 2016

Natural Resources

Average Farm Size (2010) 27.1 ha
Farming, Fishing & Forestry workers (2016) 2,311

Employment

Employed (2016) 25,819
Employment Change (2011-2016) 5.9%
Labour Force Participation Rate (2016) 58.3%

Numbers Employed by Sector (2016)

Total 25,819
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing 2,311 (9.0%)
Industry & Construction 4,809 (18.6%)
Services  17,819 (69.0%)

Source: CSO Census of Population 2016

Download the 2-page WDC Insights County Roscommon’s Labour Market – Census 2016

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 (2015) €16,582

Tourism (2015)

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

Source: Fáilte Ireland, Regional tourism performance in 2015

Enterprise (2015)

Number of Active Enterprises 2,956
Percentage of Micro-Enterprises (10 or fewer employees) 94.8%
Percentage Change in Number of Enterprises (2011-2015) -4.0%

Source: CSO Business Demography 2015

Labour Catchments in County Roscommon (2006)*

An updated detailed analysis of Labour Catchments based on Census 2016 data will be published in April 2018.

Download the 2-page county profile of County Roscommon’s Place of Residence and Place of Work, 2011 and 2016

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/