Principal Limerick Statistics:
- Limerick’s population: The population of Limerick continues to increase. From 2006 to 2011, the population increased by 4.2% to 191,809 persons. The new Limerick Metropolitan Area has a population of 95,242.
- Age Structure: Limerick has a very favourable age structure with 35% of the population aged under 25 years.
- Limerick’s labour force: Limerick’s labour force was recorded at 89,578 in 2011, an increase of over 1% since 2006.
- Key employment Sectors: The major employment sectors in Limerick include wholesale and retail trade (accounting for 15.3% of employment), manufacturing (14.3%), education (10.1%), health and social work (11.5%) and real estate and business activities (8.4%).
Source: Central Statistics Office, Census of Population 2011
- Gross Value Added (GVA): At 81 per cent of the national average, the Mid West Region has the 4th highest GVA across the Irish regions.
- Disposable Income: At €19,247, Limerick recorded the 4th highest disposable income across all Irish counties in 2011, higher than the State average of €19,055.
Source: Central Statistics Office, County Incomes and Regional GDP 2011