Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Ceisteanna (112)

John Brady

Ceist:

112. Deputy John Brady asked the Taoiseach the criteria that determine an area as an unemployment blackspot; the areas listed as youth unemployment blackspots; and the rate of youth unemployment in each of these areas. [28644/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

In its Census 2016 Summary Results - Part 2, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) published an analysis of Electoral Divisions (EDs) where the unemployment rate in April 2016 was highest relative to the State overall. For this analysis, unemployment blackspots were defined as EDs which contained at least 200 persons in the labour force and which had an unemployment rate of at least 27 per cent, as defined on the basis of the Principal Economic Status question asked in the Census.

The Principal Economic Status question in the Census asked persons how they would describe their present principal status; the response options included the categories “at work” and “unemployed”. This is different from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) classification of unemployment used in the quarterly Labour Force Survey, in which unemployment is measured as persons who, in the week before the survey, were without work and available for work within the next two weeks, and had taken specific steps in the preceding four weeks to find work.

This analysis of unemployment blackspots is only available from the Census of Population; the CSO has no corresponding small-area statistics for more recent periods.

The CSO did not define or publish statistics on youth unemployment blackspots from the 2016 Census.

Therefore, the unemployment rates for the Electoral Divisions listed as unemployment blackspots in the Census 2016 results which are set out in the following table include all those aged 15 years and above.

Electoral Division

Unemployment rate 2016 (based on Principal Economic Status)

John's A, Limerick City

58.3%

Galvone B, Limerick City

45.0%

Ballynanty, Limerick City

43.6%

Abbey C, Limerick City

41.9%

Prospect B, Limerick City

40.7%

Glentworth C, Limerick City

40.2%

Longford No. 1 Urban, County Longford

39.7%

St. Laurence, Limerick City

39.2%

Killeely A, Limerick City

38.8%

Larchville, Waterford City

37.6%

Priorswood B, Dublin City

36.2%

Cavan Urban, County Cavan

35.8%

Mín an Chladaigh, County Donegal

35.3%

Athy West Urban, County Kildare

35.0%

Scainimh, County Galway

34.3%

Tipperary East Urban, County Tipperary

34.0%

Rathbane, Limerick City

33.8%

Glentworth A, Limerick City

33.7%

Singland A, Limerick City

33.6%

Knocknaheeny, Cork City

33.5%

Belturbet Urban, County Cavan

33.5%

Mullingar North Urban, County Westmeath

33.4%

Mayfield, Cork City

33.2%

Prospect A, Limerick City

33.1%

The Glen A, Cork City

33.1%

Tallaght-Killinardan, South Dublin

32.9%

Morrisson's Road, Waterford City

32.6%

Newport's Square, Waterford City

32.3%

Clondalkin-Cappaghmore, South Dublin

32.2%

Enniscorthy Urban, County Wexford

32.1%

Ballymun D, Dublin City

32.1%

Garmna, County Galway

31.8%

Ballymun B, Dublin City

31.8%

Lisduggan, Waterford City

31.5%

John's B, Limerick City

31.4%

Ardnaree South Urban, County Mayo

31.4%

Killeely B, Limerick City

31.1%

Rathkeale Urban, County Limerick

31.1%

Ballybeg North, Waterford City

30.9%

Clonleigh South, County Donegal

30.9%

The Glen, Waterford City

30.9%

Rosbercon Urban, County Wexford

30.8%

Roanmore, Waterford City

30.8%

Dock A, Limerick City

30.7%

Gort an Choirce, County Donegal

30.4%

Mount Sion, Waterford City

30.0%

An Geata Mór Theas, County Mayo

29.9%

Kilmore C, Dublin City

29.9%

Fair Hill B, Cork City

29.7%

Ceannanas Mór (Kells) Urban, County Meath

29.7%

Kilrush Urban, County Clare

29.7%

Cnoc na Lobhar, County Mayo

29.6%

Kingsmeadow, Waterford City

29.3%

Raphoe, County Donegal

29.2%

Carrick-on-Suir Urban, County Tipperary

29.2%

Ennis No. 2 Urban, County Clare

29.1%

Finglas North A, Dublin City

28.9%

Finglas South C, Dublin City

28.7%

Farranferris B, Cork City

28.6%

Blanchardstown-Tyrrelstown, Fingal

28.1%

Kilkee, County Clare

28.1%

Tallaght-Fettercairn, South Dublin

28.0%

Dundalk Urban No. 2, County Louth

28.0%

Ballymun C, Dublin City

28.0%

Meathas Troim, County Longford

27.7%

Ballina Urban, County Mayo

27.7%

Castleblayney Urban, County Monaghan

27.7%

Shannon B, Limerick City

27.5%

Urlingford, County Kilkenny

27.5%

Longford Rural, County Longford

27.4%

Letterkenny Urban, County Donegal

27.4%

Custom House, Limerick City

27.3%

Tralee Urban, County Kerry

27.2%

Clondalkin-Rowlagh, South Dublin

27.2%

Rathmichael (Bray), County Wicklow

27.2%

Killincooly, County Wexford

27.2%

Leitir Mhic an Bhaird, County Donegal

27.1%

Boyle Urban, County Roscommon

27.1%

Cnoc na Ráithe, County Mayo

27.0%