Map of Roscommon

Map of Roscommon

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Link to Local Authority:
Roscommon County Council

Land Mass 254,804 ha
% of Ireland 3.6%
Population Density (2016) 25.33 persons per sq km

Human Resource

County Population 2016 64,544
Population Change (2011-2016) 0.7%

Key Centres of Population in Co. Roscommon* (2016)

Roscommon 5,876
Boyle 2,568
Castlerea 1,992
Ballaghaderreen 1,808
Strokestown 825

*Part of Athlone (Monksland) is in Co. Roscommon (4,350 of 21,349 population total) and part of Carrick on Shannon (640 of 4,062 population total)

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 (15.5%)
Secondary (48.8%)
Third Level (35.7%)

Source: CSO Census of Population 2016

Natural Resources

Average Farm Size (2010) 27.1 ha
Farming, Fishing & Forestry workers (2016) 2,311


Employed (2016) 25,819
Employment Change (2011-2016) 5.9%
Labour Force Participation Rate (2016) 58.3%

Numbers Employed by Sector (2016)

Total 25,819
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing 2,311 (9.0%)
Industry & Construction 4,809 (18.6%)
Services  17,819 (69.0%)

Source: CSO Census of Population 2016

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

Agency Assisted Employment (2015)

Employment in Agency Assisted Irish Owned Companies 1,686
Employment in Agency Assisted Foreign Owned Companies 936

Download a 4-page report on agency assisted employment in county Roscommon Trends in Agency Assisted Employment-Roscommon-WDC Report-January 2015 PDF 625KB

Income & Output

Net Output per Person Engaged (Mayo-Roscommon, 2012) €730,200
Avg. Wage in Industry (Mayo-Roscommon, 2012) €38,587
Avg. Disposable Income per Capita (2015) €16,582

Tourism (2015)

Number of Overseas Tourists 50,000
Revenue Generated by Overseas tourists €20m

Source: Fáilte Ireland, Regional tourism performance in 2015

Enterprise (2015)

Number of Active Enterprises 2,956
Percentage of Micro-Enterprises (10 or fewer employees) 94.8%
Percentage Change in Number of Enterprises (2011-2015) -4.0%

Source: CSO Business Demography 2015

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

Roscommon labour catchment 7,306
Boyle labour catchment 1,964
Castlerea labour catchment 1,587

* 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: