Working Population

Working age population and employment status (census results): 1980, 1988 & 1999

Employment Status1980 1988 1999 
 NumberPercentNumberPercentNumberPercent
Working age pop (15+ years )            
Total 15,294 - 21,244 - 28,698 -
Male 7,696 - 10,819 - 14,595 -
Female 7,598 - 10,425 - 14,103 -
Economically Active            
Total 7,309 47.8 11,488 54.1 14,677 51.2
Male 5,042 65.5 8,353 77.2 9,679 66.3
Female 2,267 29.8 3,135 30.1 4,998 35.4
Employed            
Total 6,598 90.3 10,056 87.5 10,141 69.1
Male 4,587 91 7,335 87.8 7,008 72.4
Female 2,011 88.7 2,721 86.8 3,133 62.7
Unemployed            
Total 711 9.7 1,432 12.5 4,536 30.9
Male 455 9 1,018 12.2 2,671 27.6
Female 256 11.3 414 13.2 1,865 37.3
Economically Not Active            
Total 7,985 52.2 9,546 44.9 14,015 48.8
Male 2,654 34.5 2,328 21.5 4,913 33.7
Female 5,331 70.2 7,218 69.2 9,102 64.6
Not Stated            
Total - - 210 1 6 0.02
Male - - 138 1.3 3 0.02
Female - - 72 0.7 3 0.02

Source: 1980,1988 and 1999 Census of Population and Housing, EPPSO

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