Written answers

Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Department of An Taoiseach

Live Register

Photo of Cathal CroweCathal Crowe (Clare, Fianna Fail)
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53. To ask the Taoiseach the number of persons on the live register in County Clare in November of each year from 2016 to 2021 by age, gender, occupation, nationality and duration. [1470/22]

Photo of Michael McNamaraMichael McNamara (Clare, Independent)
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54. To ask the Taoiseach the number of persons on the live register in County Clare in November of each year from 2016 to 2021, by age, gender, occupation, nationality and duration in tabular form. [1504/22]

Photo of Violet WynneViolet Wynne (Clare, Sinn Fein)
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64. To ask the Taoiseach the number of persons on the live register in County Clare in November of each year from 2016 to 2021 inclusive by age, gender, occupation, nationality, and duration in tabular form. [1653/22]

Photo of Jack ChambersJack Chambers (Dublin West, Fianna Fail)
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I propose to take Questions Nos. 53, 54 and 64 together.

The Live Register series provides a monthly breakdown of the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Benefit, Jobseeker's Allowance and other registrants as registered with the Department of Social Protection.

Table 1 below shows the number of persons on the Live Register for County Clare classified by gender for Nov 2016 to 2021. This information is also available online on the CSO Px Stat (Series code LRM07). See link to CSO website below.

www.cso.ie/en/index.html

Table 2 below shows the number of persons on Live Register for County Clare classified by age group for Nov 2016 to 2021. This information is also available online on the CSO Px Stat (Series code LRM07). See link to CSO website below.

www.cso.ie/en/index.html

Table 3 below shows the number of persons on Live Register for County Clare classified by last held occupation for Nov 2016 to 2021.

Table 4 below shows the number of persons on Live Register for County Clare classified by nationality grouping for Nov 2016 to 2021.

Table 5 below shows the number of persons on Live Register for County Clare classified by duration of continuous registration for Nov 2016 to 2021.

It should be noted that the Live Register is not a definitive measure of unemployment as it includes part-time workers, and seasonal and casual workers entitled to Jobseeker's Benefit or Allowance.

Table 1 Number of persons on the Live Register in County Clare classified by gender, Nov 2016 - 2021

Nov 2016 Nov 2017 Nov 2018 Nov 2019 Nov 2020 Nov 2021
Male 3,599 3,130 2,598 2,463 2,704 2,069
Female 2,854 2,574 2,216 2,065 2,222 1,793
All persons 6,453 5,704 4,814 4,528 4,926 3,862

Source: Live Register, CSO

Table 2 Number of persons on the Live Register in County Clare classified by age group, Nov 2016 - 2021

Nov 2016 Nov 2017 Nov 2018 Nov 2019 Nov 2020 Nov 2021
Under 25 years 748 628 484 510 550 361
Over 25 years  5,705 5,076 4,330 4,018 4,376 3,501
Total 6,453 5,704 4,814 4,528 4,926 3,862

Source: Live Register, CSO

Table 3 Number of persons on the Live Register in County Clare classified by last held occupation, Nov 2016 - 2021

Nov 2016 Nov 2017 Nov 2018 Nov 2019 Nov 2020 Nov 2021
Managers and administrators 209 194 179 179 197 158
Professional 389 352 328 290 341 229
Associate professional and technical  194 185 152 120 152 107
Clerical and secretarial 856 748 622 618 579 429
Craft and related  1,351 1,125 898 858 890 679
Personal and protective service 1,291 1,200 1,024 987 960 702
Sales 693 608 523 504 488 337
Plant and machine operatives 647 536 483 450 490 331
Other occupation 745 688 554 469 513 377
No occupation¹ 78 68 51 53 316 513
Total  6,453 5,704 4,814 4,528 4,926 3,862

1Includes those who have no stated occupation

Source: Live Register, CSO

Table 4 Number of persons on the Live Register in County Clare classified by nationality grouping, Nov 2016 - 2021

Nov 2016 Nov 2017 Nov 2018 Nov 2019 Nov 2020 Nov 2021
Irish nationals 5,269 4,671 3,896 3,694 3,996 3,106
Non-Irish nationals 1,184 1,033 918 834 930 756
of which:
United Kingdom 346 289 254 237 268 221
EU14 (excluding Ireland)1 110 108 103 83 83 76
EU15 to EU271 590 487 429 379 432 321
Other 138 149 132 135 147 138
All persons 6,453 5,704 4,814 4,528 4,926 3,862

1In light of the United Kingdom (UK) leaving the European Union with effect from 1 February 2020, the EU classification has been updated.

Source: Live Register, CSO

Table 5 Number of persons on the Live Register in County Clare classified by duration of continuous registration, Nov 2016 - 2021

Nov 2016 Nov 2017 Nov 2018 Nov 2019 Nov 2020 Nov 2021
Less than one year 3,536 3,256 2,759 2,760 2,960 1,971
One year or more 2,917 2,448 2,055 1,768 1,966 1,891
Total 6,453 5,704 4,814 4,528 4,926 3,862

Source: Live Register, CSO

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