Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Ceisteanna (99)

Billy Kelleher

Ceist:

99. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Taoiseach the number of persons that co-work or work from home weekly that have broadband access and are employed in companies based in the local authorities of each city (details supplied) in tabular form. [21327/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

The exact information that the Deputy has requested is not available.

The Census of Population provides information on the numbers of persons who reported working from home as well as the type of internet connection in the household. The CSO’s quarterly Labour Force Survey (LFS) collects information from those persons in employment relating to how frequently they work from home.

From the results of Census 2016, we can ascertain that 94,955 persons stated that they worked mainly from home. Table 1 below shows their type of internet connection for the 5 requested cities.

Table 1 – Home workers by internet access in Cities listed, 2016

All Home workers

Of which, broadband internet access

Of which, internet access other than broadband

No internet access

Internet access not stated

State

94,955

72,622

9,482

10,590

2,261

Of which

Dublin City and suburbs

12,006

11,310

199

175

322

Cork City and suburbs

1,970

1,802

56

52

60

Limerick City and suburbs

816

726

37

36

17

Galway City and suburbs

948

845

31

28

44

Waterford City and suburbs

514

480

13

9

12

The most recent LFS results relate to Q1 2019. In Q1 2019 19.6% of persons in employment indicated that they either usually or sometimes work from home. Due to methodological and sample size constraints it is not possible to produce reliable city estimates from the LFS. However, estimates are available at the level of NUTS3 Regions.

Table 2 below presents data for Q1 2019 in respect of frequency of work from home at the requested NUTS3 regional level.

The NUTS3 West region includes Galway city, counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.

The NUTS3 Mid-West region includes Limerick city, counties Limerick, Clare and Tipperary.

The NUTS3 South-East region includes Waterford city, counties Waterford, Carlow, Kilkenny and Wexford.

The NUTS3 South-West region includes Cork city and counties Cork and Kerry.

The NUTS3 Dublin region includes Dublin city, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal and South Dublin.

Table 2 Percentage of persons aged 15 years and over in employment

(ILO) classified by requested NUTS 3 Region of employment and home working

-

%

NUTS 3 Region of employment and home working

Q1 2019

State

Person usually works at home

7.0

Person sometimes works at home

12.6

Person never works at home

80.3

Not stated

*

All persons

100.0

of which:

West

Person usually works at home

7.5

Person sometimes works at home

10.5

Person never works at home

81.8

Not stated

*

All persons

100.0

Mid-West

Person usually works at home

6.6

Person sometimes works at home

11.4

Person never works at home

82.0

All persons

100.0

South-East

Person usually works at home

8.0

Person sometimes works at home

12.7

Person never works at home

79.3

All persons

100.0

South-West

Person usually works at home

7.6

Person sometimes works at home

10.4

Person never works at home

81.6

Not stated

*

All persons

100.0

Dublin

Person usually works at home

5.7

Person sometimes works at home

17.0

Person never works at home

77.3

Not stated

*

All persons

100.0

Source: Labour Force Survey (LFS), Central Statistics Office, Ireland.*

Estimates for numbers of persons or averages where there are less than 30 persons in a cell are not produced as estimates are too small to be considered reliable.

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: January - March.