Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (142)

Michael McGrath

Question:

142. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Taoiseach the number of persons employed in County Galway at the end of 2011, 2012 and 2013, respectively, both full-time and part-time; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15096/14]

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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. Estimates of employment are produced at NUTS 3 Region level. Due to methodology and sample size it is not possible to produce reliable county level estimates from the QNHS. County Galway is part of the West NUTS3 Region.

The Q4 2013 estimates are the most recent QNHS figures available. The following table shows the number of employed (ILO) persons aged 15 years and over classified by the West NUTS3 Region and full-time and part-time employment for Q4 2011, 2012 and 2013. Persons aged 15 years and over in employment (ILO) classified by NUTS3 region (West) and full-time/part-time employment.

NUTS3 Region (West)

Q4 2011

Q4 2012

Q4 2013

Full-time employment

135.1

134.5

138.8

Part-time employment

43.7

46.4

47.1

Total employment

178.8

180.9

185.9

Source: Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS), Central Statistics Office, Ireland. 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: q4=Oct-Dec.