Dáil Éireann - Volume 611 - 07 December, 2005

Written Answers. - Unemployment Levels.

  118. Mr. Curran asked the Taoiseach the latest [1638] unemployment figures for the Clondalkin and Lucan areas. [38311/05]

  Mr. Kitt: The exact information requested by the Deputy is not available. Statistics on employment and unemployment are compiled, at a regional level, from the Quarterly National Household Survey. The latest statistics show that there were 28,800 people classified as unemployed in the Dublin region in the June-August quarter of 2005. Sub-regional statistics of the kind requested by the Deputy are not available from the survey.

[1639] The live register series gives a monthly breakdown of the number of people claiming unemployment assistance or unemployment benefit and other registrants as registered with the Department of Social and Family Affairs. Figures are published for each county and each local social welfare office.

The most recent information available is for November 2005 and this indicates there are 38,959 persons on the register in the Dublin offices, including 3,416 in the Clondalkin office. There is no office in Lucan. It should be noted [1640] that the live register is not a definitive measure of unemployment as it includes part-time workers and seasonal and casual workers entitled to unemployment assistance or benefit. Statistics on unemployment are measured at regional level by the quarterly national household survey. It should also be noted that the exact area covered by each local office is not limited to the immediate locality of the particular office. For instance, in the Tallaght local office, persons from the Blessington area may be registered.

The November live register figures for the Dublin region, which include the Clondalkin office figures, are set out in the following table.

Persons on the November live register in the Dublin region classified by sex, age group and local office of registration.

Males

Females

November 2005

Under 25 years

25 years and over

Total

Under 25 years

25 years and over

Total

Dublin

38,959

4,959

20,098

25,057

2,859

11,043

13,902

Bishop Square

3,308

350

1,863

2,213

201

894

1,095

Cumberland Street

5,126

669

2,640

3,309

361

1,456

1,817

Navan Road

2,559

310

1,473

1,783

178

598

776

Blanchardstown

3,419

414

1,610

2,024

283

1,112

1,395

Thomas Street

2,166

249

1,277

1,526

146

494

640

Tara Street

1,142

113

658

771

50

321

371

Tallaght

3,176

552

1,553

2,105

316

755

1,071

Ballymun

1,498

263

746

1,009

146

343

489

Clondalkin

3,416

491

1,596

2,087

361

968

1,329

Rathfarnham

1,704

152

843

995

60

649

709

Kilbarrack

2,197

219

1,156

1,375

100

722

822

Dún Laoghaire

2,316

180

1,231

1,411

69

836

905

Balbriggan

1,251

101

630

731

70

450

520

Ballyfermot

1,258

226

598

824

160

274

434

Finglas

2,184

343

1,080

1,423

168

593

761

Coolock

2,239

327

1,144

1,471

190

578

768

Source: live register analysis, Central Statistics Office.