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Clare County Council

Land Mass 344,232 ha
% of Ireland 4.9%
Population Density (2016) 34.52 persons per sq km

Human Resource

County Population 2016 118,817
Population Change (2011-2016) 1.4%

Key Centres with Population over 1,000 (2016)

Ennis 25,276
Shannon 9,729
Kilrush 2,719
Sixmilebridge 2,625
Newmarket on Fergus 1,784
Killaloe 1,484
Ardnacrusha (Castlebank) 1,383
Ennistymon 1,045

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 (12.1%)
Secondary (47.0%)
Third Level (40.9%)

Source: CSO Census of Population 2016

Natural Resources

Average Farm Size (2010) 32.6 ha
Farming, Fishing & Forestry workers (2016) 3,423

Employment

Employed (2016) 49,511
Employment Change (2011-2016) 8.6%
Labour Force Participation Rate (2016) 60.6%

Numbers Employed by Sector (2016)

Total 49,511
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing 3,423 (6.9%)
Industry & Construction 10,217 (20.6%)
Services 33,613 (67.9%)

Source: CSO Census of Population 2016

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

Agency Assisted Employment (2015)

Employment in Agency Assisted Irish Owned Companies 3,255
Employment in Agency Assisted Foreign Owned Companies 6,599

Download a 4-page report on agency assisted employment in county Clare Trends in Agency Assisted Employment-Clare-WDC Report-January 2015 PDF 622KB

Income & Output

Net Output per Person Engaged (2012) €140,099
Avg. Industrial Wage (2012) €43,434
Avg. Disposable Income per Capita (2015) €18,082

Tourism (2015)

Number of Overseas Tourists 597,000
Revenue Generated by Overseas tourists €127m

Source: Fáilte Ireland, Regional tourism performance in 2015

Enterprise (2015)

Number of Active Enterprises 6,562
Percentage of Micro-Enterprises (10 or fewer employees) 93.8%
Percentage Change in Number of Enterprises (2011-2015) 3.1%

Source: CSO Business Demography 2015

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

Ennis labour catchment 21,333
Shannon labour catchment 4,470
Kilrush labour catchment 1,911

* 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: https://www.wdc.ie/publications/reports-and-papers/