Demographics

  • Limerick Cityscape

    Why Limerick?

    One of Ireland's Fastest Growing Cities

Limerick Map

½ Million

People living within a 60 min drive

Limerick is the mid-west capital and Ireland’s third largest city with a natural hinterland of half a million people living within an hour’s drive of the city centre. A thriving region Limerick is the commercial, administrative and cultural capital of Ireland’s mid-west.

Limerick - Top 10 City to Invest

3rd Largest City

Limerick is one of Ireland’s fastest growing cities with it's population to increase by 50-60% to over 141,000 by 2040.

Jobs

18,200+

New Jobs

Limerick has experienced a remarkable resurgence in recent years with over 18,200 new jobs created since 2013. New job announcements in Limerick continue to surpass 2,000 on an annual basis. Limerick’s economic renaissance is guided by its own visionary economic and spatial plan Limerick 2030, and further supported by key agencies such as IDA and Enterprise Ireland.

Unemployment Graph 2018

Low Unemployment

4.8%

The strong economic improvements in Limerick are best reflected in the continued decline in Live Register numbers in the city and county. Employment levels in the Mid-West Region have followed a strong upward trend over the past seven years. As of Q3 2019, 215,200 people were employed in the Region.

45%

 

45% of population

< 35 years

Limerick’s young workforce is young, skilled, educated and committed to achievement.

GMTA Manufacturing Limerick

 

73%

of population of working age

Three prestigious third level academic institutions ensure that Limerick's workforce has the skills to support the business growth taking place.

People

 

+150

Nationalities

Home to over 150 nationalities, Limerick offers a culturally diverse talent pool.

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Limerick City and County Council,
Civic Buildings, Merchant's Quay, Limerick