Written answers

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Department of Trade, Enterprise and Employment

Enterprise Data

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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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]

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Dublin West, Fine Gael)
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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

Sector 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Manufacturing 14,010 13,942 13,623 13,667 13,918
Services 4,434 4,475 3,914 4,294 4,255
Grand Total 18,444 18,417 17,537 17,961 18,173

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%.

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