Dáil Éireann - Volume 446 - 02 November, 1994

Written Answers. - County Wexford Employment Statistics.

60. Mr. H. Byrne asked the Taoiseach the size of the labour force in the district in County Wexford comprising Duncannon, Ramsgrange, Fethard, Clongeen and Tintern; if information is not available for the exact areas as requested, if he will give the figure for the nearest approximate area and precise details of the areas for which the figure is available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2502/94]

61. Mr. H. Byrne asked the Taoiseach the number of persons dependent on agriculture, fisheries, services and tourism in the district of County Wexford comprising Duncannon, Ramsgrange, Fethard, Clongeen and Tintern; if information is not available for the exact areas as requested, if he will give the figure for the nearest approximate area and details of the area for which the figures are available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2504/94]

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 60 and 61 together.

The following table provides information on sectoral employment and labour force from the 1986 Census of Population for the district electoral divisions of Ballyhack, Rathroe, Fethard, Clongeen and Tintern.

The relevant 1991 census details are being finalised at present.

Census 1986

Employment and Labour Force in selected District Electoral Divisions in County Wexford.

Economic Activity

District Electoral Division

Total

Ballyhack¹

Rathroe²

Fethard

Clongeen

Tintern

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

87

79

76

67

145

454

Mining

Manufacturing Industries

25

15

21

32

34

127

Building and Construction

45

19

23

24

38

149

Electricity, Gas and Water

33

2

2

2

7

46

[1499][1500]Commerce

64

9

26

29

29

157

Transport

23

13

12

9

10

67

Public Administration

11

3

6

4

12

36

Professional Services

37

31

20

15

29

132

Other

22 10

18

13

13

76

Total Employment

347

181

204

195

317

1,244

Labour Force

456

225

264

247

414

1,606

¹Includes the Townland of Duncannon.

²Includes the Townland of Ramsgrange.

³Includes Tourism.