Map of Sligo

Map of Sligo

WDC-AIRO-MAPPING-TOOLFor more detailed mapping data visit the
WDC-AIRO Mapping Tool page here »

Link to Local Authority:
Sligo County Council

Land Mass 183,746 ha
% of Ireland 2.6%
Population Density (2011) 35.52 persons per sq km

Human Resource

County Population 2011 65,393
Population Change (2006-2011) 7.4%

Key Centres with Population over 1,500 (2011)

Sligo 19,452
Tubbercurry 1,747
Strandhill 1,596
Ballymote 1,539

Employment

Employed (2011) 25,434
Employment Change (2006-2011) -6.9%
Labour Force Participation Rate (2011) 59.4%

Natural Resources

Average Farm Size (2010) 26.3 ha
Farming, Fishing & Forestry workers (2011) 1,721

Numbers Employed by Sector (2011)

Total 25,434
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing 1,795 (6.8%)
Industry & Construction 4,422 (17.4%)
Services 17,697 (69.6%)

Most Important Industrial Sectors 2009

Top three industrial sectors account for 63% of total industrial employment
1. Other manufacturing*
2. Manufacture of rubber and plastic products
3. Manufacture of food products

* Other manufacturing includes the manufacture of medical instruments.

Agency Assisted Employment (2013)

Employment in Agency Assisted Irish Owned Companies 1,508
Employment in Agency Assisted Foreign Owned Companies 1,888

Download a 4-page report on agency assisted employment in county Sligo Trends in Agency Assisted Employment-Sligo-WDC Report-January 2015 PDF 629KB

Income & Output

Net Output per Person Engaged (2012) €135,789
Avg. Wage in Industry (2012) €37,977
Avg. Disposable Income per Capita (2012) €18,456

Tourism (2013)

Number of Overseas Tourists 133,000
Revenue Generated by Overseas tourists €44m

Enterprise (2012)

Number of Active Enterprises 2,294
Percentage of Micro-Enterprises (10 or fewer employees) 91.3%
Percentage Change in Number of Enterprises (2011-2012) -2.2%

Labour Catchments in county Sligo (2006)*

Sligo borough labour catchment 20,321
Tubbercurry labour catchment 1,327

* 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.

crop-map-sligo

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/