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Latest census results show that Cork city has seen the biggest increase in workforce of all the Irish cities

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald has welcomed the latest census results which showed that Cork city has seen the biggest increase in workforce of all the Irish cities.

The workforce in Cork city and suburbs has risen by a remarkable 10.8% in five years. Cork city and county provides employment to 102,139 people.

In Dublin city and suburbs, the workforce, excluding mobile workers,  increased by 9% since 2011 while the workforce increased by 7.8% in Limerick city and suburbs, 4.5% in Waterford city and suburbs and in Galway by 9.7%.

The Lord Mayor said: “It is fantastic to see how strategic planning and hard work by Cork City Council, the Cork Business Association (CBA),  the Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Ireland, the Cork City Local Enterprise Office (LEO) and the IDA  are paying off”.

“However, if we are to continue our work as a World Health Organisation (WHO) designated Healthy City, more must be done to get people using sustainable transport as public transport usage in Cork city and county is half the national average. Up to 9.3% of workers  across the country use public transport to get to work but in Cork city and county that figure stands at just  4.5%,” he said.

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