Future employment growth (in %) in Ireland in 2016-2030 across sectors

In 2017 the employment rate in Ireland was 72.99% compared to 72.08% in EU

During the period 2012-2017 the size of employment in EU changed by 5.41% compared to 16.71% in Ireland .

Sectors with the largest share in employment in Ireland in 2017 

  • Wholesale & retail trade 13.80%
  • Health & social care 12.75%
  • Manufacturing 11.48% 
  • Accommodation & food 7.47%
  • Education 7.33% 

Occupations with the largest share in employment in Ireland in 2017:  

  • Sales workers 7.71%
  • Care workers 5.53%
  • Office professionals 5.23% 
  • Personal service workers 5.17%
  • Office associate professionals 5.12%

Sectors expected to have the strongest employment change over the period 2016-2030 in Ireland:

  • Transport & storage 47.76%
  • Arts & recreation 43.25%
  • Professional services 38.27% 
  • Health & social care 33.05% 
  • ICT services 29.87% 

Occupations expected to have the largest numbers of job openings in Ireland over the period 2016-2030:

  • Care workers 114,639
  • Business managers 108,305
  • Drivers & vehicle operators 99,550
  • Farmworkers and gardeners 99,309
  • Office associate professionals 98,064

Employment share of occupations (%) in Ireland in 2017

Education profile (%) of the working age population for educational level possessed in Ireland

Age profile (%) of the working age population in Ireland

Usual range of monthly gross income in Ireland in 2016

Future employment growth (% change) across occupations in Ireland in 2016-2030

Future needs (total job openings) by occupation in Ireland in 2016-2030