County Carlow in Numbers
Statistics and figures given below are based on 2016 census as it is the most recent data available on regional population.
County Carlow population c 57,000.
47.7% of the population are under 34 years old
64.9% of the population are of working age.
3 key sectors employing c 13,000:
- 23% in Commerce & Trade
- 1% in Professional Services
- 4% in Manufacturing
50% population employment rate
10.2% unemployment rate.
ca. 2850 active enterprises in the county
- Providing 11,790 employee jobs.
- 95% are SME’s
Student body of c11,000 in 2 third level colleges
Additional 8k students in CIFE with key focus on apprenticeships and practical training.
21% of population at bachelor degree level or higher.
County Carlow has a geographical area of 346 square miles.
Irelands 2nd smallest county & 3rd least populated
Over 6,000 residents regularly commute out of the county for work.
Just over 1 hours drive to Dublin and Waterford.