Category Archives: Regional Statistics

Census 2016: The Western Region’s Labour Market – in pictures!

As the final Census 2016 Profile ‘Employment, Occupations and Industry’ was published by the CSO last week, we now have a pretty good picture of the Western Region’s labour market in 2016.  The Western Development Commission (WDC) has today published … Continue reading

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Measuring Rural Employment

Much has been said and written about rural decline in Ireland particularly in the last few years. However despite this there are very few measures which capture ‘rural’ change in a statistical sense. To date rural decline is often described … Continue reading

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Employment by economic sector in western counties: what’s happening?

A few weeks ago, the WDC published eight new WDC Insights publications.  Each examined the labour market of a Western Region county, with Galway City and County examined separately. The analysis is based on data from Census 2016. Each of … Continue reading

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County labour markets in the Western Region: what’s happening?

Last week, the WDC published eight new WDC Insights publications.  Each of these two-page publications examines the labour market of a Western Region county, with Galway City and County examined separately. The analysis is based on data from Census 2016. … Continue reading

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WDC submission to Ireland 2040-Our Plan, the Draft National Planning Framework

Below is a summary of the key comments contained in the Western Development Commission (WDC) submission on Ireland 2040-Our Plan, the Draft National Planning Framework, the closing date for submissions is today Friday 10th November. In general, the WDC would … Continue reading

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NPF and Rethinking Irish Economic Development

For all of us interested in the future of Ireland and its economic and social development, the preparation of the National Planning Framework is an important exercise.  The Final draft will be prepared in the next few months following a … Continue reading

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What is Rural?

Many of us probably feel we know what rural means.  Perhaps when we hear the word we think of green fields, or wild mountains, or deserted beaches.  Or maybe we think of small villages, modern bungalows or just anywhere beyond … Continue reading

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