Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Questions (183)

Sean Fleming

Question:

186 Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government in respect of 2011 the best estimate for 2012 of the number of persons in local authorities, the following salary ranges: less than €40,000; between €40,001 to €50,000, between €50,001 to €60,000, between €60,001 to €70,000, between €70,001 to €80,000, between €80,001 to €90,000, between €90,001 to €100,000 and more than €100,001; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32733/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government)

The numbers of persons employed in local authorities in 2011 (as at 30 June 2011) on a whole time equivalent basis (WTE) is set out in the table.

Salary Range

€ 0-€40,000

€40,001-€50,000

€50,001-€60,000

€60,001-€70,000

€70,001-€80,000

€80,001-€90,000

€90,001-€100,000

€100,001-Upwards

Total

No. of WTE’s

18,246

5,924

3,339

1,755

866

520

50

219

30,919

%

59%

19.2%

10.8%

5.7%

2.8%

1.7%

0.1%

0.7%

100%

The overall staff numbers in local authorities have decreased by a further 2,154 WTE since June 2011 to 28,765 WTE.