Map of Leitrim

Map of Leitrim

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Leitrim County Council

Land Mass 158,885 ha
% of Ireland 2.26%
Population Density (2016) 20.17 persons per sq km

Human Resource

County Population 2016 32,044
Population Change (2011-2016) 0.8%

Key Centres with Population over 600 (2016)

Carrick-on-Shannon (Leitrim and Roscommon) 4,062
Manorhamilton 1,466
Kinlough 1,032
Ballinamore 914
Drumshanbo 902
Mohill 855
Dromahair 808

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 (15.7%)
Secondary (46.6%)
Third Level (37.7%)

Source: CSO Census of Population 2016

Natural Resources

Average Farm Size (2010) 25.1 ha
Farming, Fishing & Forestry workers (2016) 1,091


Employed (2016) 12,728
Employment Change (2011-2016) 6.3%
Labour Force Participation Rate (2016) 59.3%

Numbers Employed by Sector (2016)

Total 12,728
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing 1,091 (8.6%)
Industry & Construction 2,154 (16.9%)
Services 8,810 (69.2%)

Source: CSO Census of Population 2016

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

Agency Assisted Employment (2015)

Employment in Agency Assisted Irish Owned Companies 720
Employment in Agency Assisted Foreign Owned Companies 423

Download a 4-page report on agency assisted employment in county Leitrim Trends in Agency Assisted Employment-Leitrim-WDC Report-January 2015 PDF 618KB

Income & Output

Net Output per Person Engaged (2012) €99,473*
Avg. Wage in Industry (2012) €36,168
Avg. Disposable Income per Capita (2015) €18,285

* There are some limitations associated with Net Output figures which relate to the ownership of companies and transfer pricing arrangements which may be applied.

Tourism (2015)

Number of Overseas Tourists 57,000
Revenue Generated by Overseas tourists €15m

Source: Fáilte Ireland, Regional tourism performance in 2015

Enterprise (2015)

Number of Active Enterprises 1,819
Percentage of Micro-Enterprises (10 or fewer employees) 94.7%
Percentage Change in Number of Enterprises (2011-2015) -0.9%

Source: CSO Business Demography 2015

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

Carrick-on-Shannon labour catchment 7,785 (2016),    6,632 (2006)
Manorhamilton labour catchment 1,270 (2016),    1,234 (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 available at: