More people living in the Western Region now leave the Region for work – analysis of Census data by the WDC shows
- 7 out of every 10 workers (71.5%) living in the Western Region, work within the Region a decline since 2011 when 73.2% of workers in the Western Region found work in the Region.
- Over 4,200 Western Region residents travel to work in Dublin, up by 16.9% since 2011.
- In 2016 there was a net loss of 17,565 workers who leave the Region to work elsewhere.
- Compared to 2011, this is an increase in the number of workers leaving the Region to work, when there was a net loss of -14,939 residents working outside of the Region.
Of the workplace destinations outside the Western Region, the five counties of Limerick (7,948), Westmeath (4,500), Dublin (4,258), Derry (2,986) and Longford (1,730) are the most significant workplaces.
Over 4,500 workers living in the Western Region work abroad (4,661).
View some specific county findings: HERE
For more information or to arrange interviews, contact Deirdre Frost, Policy Analyst, 086 605 3317