Map of Donegal

Map of Donegal

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Donegal County Council

Land Mass 485,951 ha
% of Ireland 6.9%
Population Density (2016) 32.76 persons per sq km

Human Resource

County Population 2016 159,152
Population Change (2011-2016) -1.2%

Top 15 Centres of  Population (2016)

Letterkenny 19,274
Buncrana 6,785
Ballybofey-Stranorlar 4,852
Donegal 2,618
Carndonagh 2,471
Ballyshannon 2,299
Bundoran 1,963
Lifford 1,626
Convoy 1,526
Bunbeg-Derrybeg 1,491
Moville 1,480
Ramelton 1,266
Killybegs 1,236
Muff 1,226
Dungloe-An Clochán Liath 1,164

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 (21.9%)
Secondary (44.7%)
Third Level (33.4%)

Source: CSO Census of Population 2016

Natural Resources

Average Farm Size (2010) 27.9 ha
Farming, Fishing & Forestry workers (2016) 3,977

Employment

Employed (2016) 58,353
Employment Change (2011–2016) 9.5%
Labour Force Participation Rate (2016) 57.3%

Numbers Employed by Sector (2016)

Total 58,353
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing 3,977 (6.8%)
Industry & Construction 8,791 (15.1%)
Services 42,890 (73.5%)

Source: CSO Census of Population 2016

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

Agency Assisted Employment (2015)- Total Jobs

Employment in Agency Assisted Irish Owned Companies 3,567
Employment in Agency Assisted Foreign Owned Companies 2,918

Download a 4-page report on agency assisted employment in county Donegal Trends in Agency Assisted Employment-Donegal-WDC Report-January 2015 PDF 642KB

Income & Output

Net Output per Person Engaged (2012) €97,272
Avg. Wage in Industry (2012) €28,622
Avg. Disposable Income per Capita (2015) €15,705

Tourism (2015)

Number of Overseas Tourists 289,000
Revenue Generated by Overseas tourists €83m

Source: Fáilte Ireland, Regional tourism performance in 2015

Enterprise (2015)

Number of Active Enterprises 7,454
Percentage of Micro-Enterprises (10 or fewer employees) 91.8%
Percentage Change in Number of Enterprises (2011-2015) -0.7%

Source: CSO Business Demography 2015

Labour Catchments in County Donegal (2016)*

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

Letterkenny labour catchment 19,717 (2016),    17,886 (2006)
Derry labour catchment 5,056 (2016),    4,581 (2006)
Ballybofey-Stranorlar labour catchment 2,948 (2016),    3,520 (2006)
Donegal labour catchment 3,908 (2016),   3,487 (2006)
Buncrana labour catchment 2,969 (2016),   2,995 (2006)
Killybegs labour catchment 2,299 (2016),   2,653 (2006)
Bunbeg labour catchment 1,493 (2016),   1,939 (2006)
Carndonagh labour catchment 2,352 (2016),   1,737 (2006)

* 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Further detail is contained in the report Travel to Work and Labour Catchments in the Western Region: A Profile of Seven Town Labour Catchments (2018) available at: https://www.wdc.ie/publications/reports-and-papers/