Construction Workers in Ireland
The building and construction sector accounts for 8.69% of all the employment in Ireland – according to responses in the 2006 Census.
Some towns depend much more on construction for jobs than others – and could be harder hit if the slowdown in house building continues.
Gort – in Galway has a massive 23% of it’s workforce employed in building – almost one quarter of all jobs in the town.
These are the top ten towns (with populations over 1500) for construction-based work.
Ballaghaderreen 17.95 %
Dunmanway 16.66 %
The town with the least people occupied in the building industry is Annacotty – with just 3.16% of the workforce employed in the sector.
The towns of Malahide , Donabate , Portmarnock, Kinsealy-Drinan and Shannon all had less than 5% of their workforce in the building trade.
All figures calculated from the 2006 Census – taken in May 2006