Employment in the Agri-Food Sector in Ireland

Year Agriculture Food Beverages Wood processing Forestry Fishing Total Notes
2014 109,900 48,500 5,400 4,500 - - 168,300 [1]
2013 103,400 64,100 5,500 5,400 - - - [2]
2012 82,400 44,200 5,800 4,000 2,800 1,900 - [3]
2011 77,600 40,600 5,400 6,300 3,000 2,700 - [4]
2010 110,300 45,800 6,100 9,000 2,400 2,100 - [5]
2009 94,100 42,200 5,300 6,700 1,600 1,600 - [6]
2008 109,100 - - - - - 155,500 [7]


Year Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries (%) Food, Drinks and Tobacco (%) Total Notes
2007 110,400 5.5% 49,600 2.5% - [8]
2006 110,900 5.7% 53,700 2.8% - [8]
2005 110,000 5.9% 53,000 2.9% - [8]
2004 113,800 6.4% 53,700 3.0% - [8]
2003 110,000 6.4% 52,800 3.1% - [8]
2002 118,400 7.0% 51,700 3.0% - [8]
2001 115,600 7.0% 53,200 3.2% - [8]
2000 124,500 7.8% 52,500 3.3% - [8]
1999 127,500 8.4% 52,600 3.5% - [8]
1998 127,200 8.9% 51,900 3.6% - [8]
1997 134,200 10.0% 51,700 3.9% - [8]
1996 138,000 10.6% 44,200 3.4% - [8]
1995 143,000 11.5% 50,800 4.1% - [8]
1994 141,700 11.9% 46,800 3.9% - [8]
1993 144,200 12.5% 50,600 4.4% - [8]
1992 154,000 13.4% 46,200 4.0% - [8]
1991 154,700 13.6% 43,200 3.8% - [8]
1990 169,300 14.9% 43,100 3.8% - [8]
1989 162,500 14.9% 42,900 3.9% - [8]
1988 165,000 15.1% 48,800 4.5% - [8]
1987 163,900 15.0% 47,300 4.3% - [8]
1986 167,500 15.5% 47,900 4.4% - [8]
1985 168,500 15.6% 45,300 4.2% - [8]
1984 181,000 16.4% - - - [8]
1983 189,000 16.8% - - - [8]
1982 193,000 16.8% - - - [8]
1981 196,000 17.1% - - - [8]
1980 209,000 18.1% - - - [8]
1979 221,000 19.3% - - - [8]
1978 226,000 20.4% - - - [8]
1977 228,000 21.1% - - - [8]
1976 232,000 21.8% - - - [8]
1975 238,000 22.2% - - - [8]
1974 244,000 22.6% - - - [8]
1973 255,000 23.9% - - - [8]

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