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CSO statistical publication, , 11am

The following audio files contain quotes from CSO Statistician Tracy Clegg about Census 2022 Profile 7 - Employment, Occupations and Commuting.

Media outlets have permission to use the clips as long as they credit the CSO.

At Work

When it comes to employment, census results show there were 2.3 million people in work in April 2022, up 16% since the previous census in 2016.

Interestingly, the number of retired people grew by 21% to 658,000 people, which was a higher rate of increase than the growth in numbers at work.

It is worth noting that there has been a significant fall of 34% in those unemployed since 2016 to 176,000 people.

Working from Home

A new question in Census 2022 provided detailed information on people working from home. In April 2022, one in three people were working from home at least one day a week, or about 750,000 workers. Of these, 32% worked at home for one or two days while 33% were at home for five or more days per week.

Workers in Dún Laoighre-Rathdown were the most likely to work from home with 57% doing so at least one day a week while just 21% of workers in Monaghan and Longford worked from home.


The car remains the most popular means of travelling to work with 1.3 million workers, or about 63% of commuters travelling by car at the time of the census in April 2022.

Walking was the next most popular mode of transport at 9%, followed by 6% of people using the bus. A smaller percentage of people cycled to work at just 3%, with a further 3% using the train.