Map of Sligo

Map of Sligo

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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

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 (14.2%)
Secondary (45.1%)
Third Level (40.7%)

Source: CSO Census of Population 2016

Natural Resources

Average Farm Size (2010) 26.3 ha
Farming, Fishing & Forestry workers (2016) 1,868

Employment

Employed (2016) 26,002
Employment Change (2011-2016) 2.2%
Labour Force Participation Rate (2016) 57.9%

Numbers Employed by Sector (2016)

Total 26,002
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing 1,868 (7.2%)
Industry & Construction 4,427 (17.0%)
Services 18,650 (71.7%)

Source: CSO Census of Population 2016 

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

 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 (2015) €19,001

Tourism (2015)

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

Source: Fáilte Ireland, Regional tourism performance in 2015

Enterprise (2015)

Number of Active Enterprises 3,156
Percentage of Micro-Enterprises (10 or fewer employees) 93.3%
Percentage Change in Number of Enterprises (2011-2015) -1.3%

Source: CSO Business Demography 2015

Labour Catchments in County Sligo (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 Sligo’s Place of Residence and Place of Work 2011 and 2016

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/6