Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (189)

Peadar Tóibín

Question:

189. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Taoiseach if he will detail the levels of employment for each year from 2007 to 2012 in respect of each of the following sectors: agrifoods, digital gaming, ICT, medical devices, financial services, manufacturing, tourism and industry. [7742/13]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The exact information requested by the deputy is not available. The Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) is the official source of estimates of employment in the State. In line with EU requirements the QNHS collects sector of employment according to the standard EU classification (NACE). The table below shows the number of persons employed in quarter 2 of each year from 2007 to 2012 classified by each detailed NACE sector as published by the CSO.

Those sectors requested by the deputy which can be directly identified within the NACE classification are included in the table. Others, such as tourism and agrifoods, are spread across different sectors within the classification and therefore no direct estimates can be provided.

Persons aged 15 years and over in employment (ILO) classified by NACE Rev. 2 Economic Sector,

Quarter 2 2007 - Quarter 2 2012.

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 '000

Economic sector

Apr-

Apr-

Apr-

Apr-

Apr-

Apr-

All persons

(NACE Rev. 2)

Jun07

Jun08

Jun09

Jun10

Jun11

Jun12

A

Agriculture, forestry and fishing

108.7

116.0

97.5

85.1

85.7

87.1

B-E

Industry

301.7

291.4

263.1

244.7

239.5

231.7

                 of which: Manufacturing

264.6

255.9

231.5

213.5

212.2

205.8

F

Construction

273.9

246.1

158.2

126.5

106.4

99.6

G

Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

301.8

314.8

285.9

278.4

274.5

268.2

H

Transportation and storage 

94.2

94.0

96.0

90.8

95.7

90.9

I

Accommodation and food service activities

133.1

128.7

127.0

127.2

114.4

120.0

J

Information and communication

71.2

72.3

74.5

76.6

77.9

81.2

K-L

Financial, insurance and real estate activities

102.1

107.1

109.8

104.2

105.1

99.3

                of which: Financial services

62.7

63.9

69.4

63.8

63.1

63.2

M

Professional, scientific and technical activities

110.9

118.3

103.6

101.9

103.8

102.6

N

Administrative and support service activities

79.2

77.8

68.2

63.8

69.3

63.0

O

Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

102.7

103.5

107.5

106.7

99.1

99.6

P

Education

142.1

147.4

151.0

149.4

146.1

146.3

Q

Human health and social work activities

211.7

222.8

230.5

237.1

243.3

244.4

R-U

Other NACE activities

98.2

99.6

95.2

92.4

96.3

100.6

Not stated

4.5

7.4

6.0

8.6

4.0

..

Total persons

2,136.1

2,147.3

1,974.0

1,893.6

1,861.3

1,836.2

Data may be subject to future revision.

Data may be subject to sampling or other survey errors, which are greater in respect of smaller values or estimates of change.

Reference period: q1=Jan-Mar, q2=Apr-Jun, q3=Jul-Sep, q4=Oct-Dec.

Source: Quarterly National Household Survey, Central Statistics Office.