Land Mass158,885 ha
% of Ireland2.26%
Population Density (2016)20.17 persons per sq km




Human Resource

County Population 201632,044
Population Change (2011-2016)0.8%

Key Centres with Population over 600 (2016)

Carrick-on-Shannon (Leitrim and Roscommon)4,062

Source: CSO Census of Population 2016

Highest level of education completed by persons whose education has ceased (%)

No Formal/Primary(15.7%)
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)

Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing1,091 (8.6%)
Industry & Construction2,154 (16.9%)
Services8,810 (69.2%)

Source: CSO Census of Population 2016

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


Agency Assisted Employment (2019)

Permanent Full Time Employment in Agency Assisted Companies1,415

Source: DBEI, Annual Employment Survey 2019


Local Sustainability

Fertility Rate (2019)*13.2
Proportion of seats held by women in the 2019 local election**16.7%
Domestic Building Energy Rating (BER) % Grade B and above (2020)***3%

* Births per year per 1,000 population. Source: CSO Vital Statistics Yearly Summary

**Source: Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, Local Elections 2019 Results, Transfer of Votes and Statistics

** Source: CSO Domestic Buildings Energy Ratings



Income and Earnings

Avg. Disposable Income per Person (2017)*€18,115
Mean Annual Earnings 2018**€37,238

* Source: CSO County Incomes and Regional GDP

**Source: CSO Ireland, Earnings Analysis using Administrative Data Sources

Enterprise (2018)

Number of Active Enterprises*2,449
Percentage of Micro-Enterprises (10 or fewer employees)^94.2%
Percentage Change in Number of Enterprises (2015-2018)*6.9%

Source: CSO Business Demography 2018

* Total enterprises includes all ‘business economy’ enterprises (NACE Rev 2 B to N(-642)) plus Health & Social Work, Education, Arts/Entertainment/Recreation and Other Services.

^ Data on enterprise size only includes ‘business economy’ enterprises which account for 80% of Total Enterprises in Leitrim.


Labour Catchments in County Leitrim (2016)*

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

Carrick-on-Shannon labour catchment7,785 (2016),    6,632 (2006)
Manorhamilton labour catchment1,270 (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.