Tuesday, 25 May 2021
Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
258. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of outdoor staff employed by each local authority in each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27613/21]
My Department oversees workforce planning for the local government sector, including the monitoring of local government sector employment levels. To this end, my Department gathers aggregate quarterly data on staff numbers in each local authority on a whole time equivalent basis.
However, granular data, in terms of the detailed breakdown of the number of outdoor staff employed by local authorities, is not collected and consequently is not available in my Department. The relevant information would be available from individual local authorities.