Thursday, 15 October 2020
Department of Trade, Enterprise and Employment
93. To ask the Minister for Trade, Enterprise and Employment the number of people employed in the manufacturing and servicing sectors in County Kildare, respectively; the degree to which this number has fluctuated in the past five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30886/20]
The table below shows employment by broad sector in County Kildare in agency client (IDA Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and Údarás na Gaeltachta) companies over the period 2015-2019.
Table 1: Kildare, Agency Client Employment by Broad Sector, 2015-2019
Over the five year period 2015-2019 employment in manufacturing in Kildare decreased by 0.7%, while employment in services grew by 4.0%. This continues a long-run trend, mirrored internationally, of a shift towards services. However, manufacturing is still the major component of agency client employment in Kildare at 76.6%.