Map of Sligo

Map of Sligo

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Link to Local Authority:
Sligo County Council

Land Mass 183,746 ha
% of Ireland 2.6%
Population Density (2016) 35.67 persons per sq km

Human Resource

County Population 2016 65,535
Population Change (2011-2016) 0.2%

Top 5 Centres of Population (2016)

Sligo 19,199
Tubbercurry 1,986
Strandhill 1,753
Collooney

Ballymote

1,610

1,549

Employment

Employed (2011) 25,434
Employment Change (2006-2011) -6.9%
Labour Force Participation Rate (2011) 59.4%
Source: CSO Census of Population 2011

 

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%)
Source: CSO Census of Population 2011

 

Most Important Business Enterprise Sectors for Employment (2014)

Top three sectors account for 69% of people engaged in business enterprises
1. Manufacturing
2. Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
3. Accommodation and Food Service Activities
Source: CSO Business Demography 2014

 

Agency Assisted Employment (2015)

Employment in Agency Assisted Irish Owned Companies 1,723
Employment in Agency Assisted Foreign Owned Companies 2,029

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 (2014) €17,868

Tourism (2015)

Number of Overseas Tourists 186,000
Revenue Generated by Overseas tourists €51m

Enterprise (2014)

Number of Active Enterprises 3,063
Percentage of Micro-Enterprises (10 or fewer employees) 93%
Percentage Change in Number of Enterprises (2013-2014) -3.95%

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.

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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/