the makeup of the Irish economy 2002-9

Following on from the CSO value added by sector, a brief blogpost on the sectoral composition of the economy

In tabular form – oh, look, public administration is sooooo large…

Sector 2002 2009
 agriculture, forestry and fishing 2% 2%
 arts, entertainment and recreation activities and other services 2% 2%
 financial and insurance activities 8% 11%
 information and communication 9% 11%
 manufacturing industries 34% 28%
 professional, scientific and technical activities; administrative and support service activities 7% 8%
 transportation and storage 3% 4%
 wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 7% 8%
Accommodation; food and beverage service activities 3% 2%
Construction 10% 6%
Education 2% 3%
Human health activities; Social work activities 5% 6%
Mining and quarrying 0% 0%
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security 3% 2%
Real estate activities 5% 4%
other 1% 3%


and in pretty picture format


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