Euro Labour Costs Per Hour

Country Cost Per Hour 2014
Ireland 29.80
Germany 31.40
Austria 31.50
Finland 32.30
Netherlands 34.00
France 34.60
Luxembourg 35.90
Sweden 37.40
Belgium 39.00
Denmark 40.30
Norway 54.00

Source: Eurostat, 2014

Ireland’s Tax wedge is one of the lowest in Europe

Country Income Tax Employee Employer Total Tax
Ireland 14.90 3.60 9.70 28.2
Germany 16.00 17.10 16.20 49.3
Austria 16.00 17.10 16.20 49.3
Austria 12.80 14.00 22.60 49.4
Finland 18.30 6.50 19.10 43.9
Netherlands 14.60 13.90 9.20 37.7
France 10.60 10.20 27.70 48.5
Luxembourg 15.70 11.00 11.00 37.70
Sweden 13.20 5.30 23.90 42.4
Belgium 21.80 10.80 23.00 55.6
Denmark 35.60 2.80 0.00 38.4
Norway 18.30 7.30 11.50 37.1
UK 13.00 8.40 9.70 31.1

Source: Eurostat, 2014

Utilities – Electricity, oil and gas

Fuel Form Unit of Supply Avg. Price per Unit
OIL GAS OIL LITRE €0.8660
LIGH FUEL OIL LITRE €0.8160
MEDIUM FUEL OIL LITRE €0.7640
HEAVY FUEL OIL LITRE €0.7210
COMMERCIAL CYLINDERS KG €1.9530
L.P.G BULK L.P.G (0-3 TONNES) LITRE €0.6410
BULK L.P.G (3.1-40 TONNES) LITRE €0.5660
NATURAL GAS BAND I1:KWH€ 0.0651 KWH € 0.0651
BAND I2 :>=278<2,778 MWH PER ANNUM KWH € 0.0519
BAND I3:>= 2,778<27,778 MWH PER ANNUM KWH € 0.0459
BAND I4:<= 27,778<277,778MWH PER ANNUM KWH € 0.0318
ELECTRICITY BAND IA:< 20 MWH PER ANNUM KWH € 0.2238
BAND IB:> =20 < 500 MWH PER ANNUM KWH € 0.1806
BAND IC:> =500 < 2,000 MWH PER ANNUM KWH € 0.1488
BAND ID:>= 2,000 <20,000 MWH PER ANNUM KWH € 0.1223
BAND IE:>= 20,000 < 70,000 MWH PER ANNUM KWH € 0.1012
BAND IF:> =70,000 < 150,000 MWH PER ANNUM KWH € 0.0962

Source: SEAI 2015

International Road Freight Costs (Door to Door)

From Destination Average Price per Trailer
Ireland -> London € 1,000
Ireland -> Amsterdam € 1,650
Ireland -> Brussels € 1,650
Ireland -> Paris € 1,700
Ireland -> Berlin € 2,250
Ireland -> Vienna € 2,600
Ireland -> Milan € 2,800
Ireland -> Warsaw € 3,300
Ireland -> Prague € 3,175

Source: FreightFox 2015

Water Rates Per Cubic Metre

Type Price
Water Supply M3 €1.21
Waste Water Services M3 €1.45
Combined M3 €2.66

Source: Irish Water 2015

What employer’s must spend to pay each net Euro to an employee €1

Country Rate
UK €1.46
Sweden €1.75
Spain €1.68
Poland €1.69
Italy €1.84
Ireland €1.36
Germany €1.97
France €2.18
EU Average €1.73
Belgium €2.31

Population Profiles

County Population Census 2016 Population Census 2011
Wexford 149,605 145,320
Waterford 116,401 113,795
Kilkenny 99,118 95,419
Carlow 56,875 54,612
South Tipperary 89,071 88,432
North Tipperary 71,370 70,322
Total South East Region 582,440 567,900
State 4,757,976 4,239,848

Source: Census 2016 & 2011

Industry Employment

Industrial Category Number of Business address points March 2014 % of Business Address points
Agriculture, forestry fishing 3397 35.3%
Wholesale and Retail Trade 1640 17.1%
Other Services 1008 10.5%
Accomodation and Food 1008 8.7%
Construction 503 5.2%
Human Health and Social work activities 424 4.4%
Professional, Scientific, Technical 385 4%
Manufacturing 321 3.3%
Education 287 3%
Admin and Support service activities 228 2.4%
Transport and Storage 198 2.1%
Public admin, defence 95 1%
Financial and Insurance activities 94 1%
Information and communication 73 0.8%
Real Estate activities 68 0.7%
Other Industry 29 0.3%
Mining 18 0.2%
Quarrying 10 0.1%

Source: Census 2016 & 2011

Population in Wexford Municipal Districts 2011

Municipal Districts Population
Enniscorthy MD 34,202
Gorey MD 34,202
New Ross MD 32,122
Wexford MD 44,593

Source: Census 2016 & 2011

Weekly flight schedule from Dublin Airport

From Destination No of Scheduled Flights
Dublin Africa 3
Dublin Austria 8
Dublin Belgium 38
Dublin Bulgaria 7
Dublin Canada 29
Dublin Croatia 12
Dublin Czech Republic 11
Dublin Denmark 17
Dublin Estonia 2
Dublin Germany 133
Dublin Greece 18
Dublin Hungary 13
Dublin Iceland 5
Dublin Israel 1
Dublin Italy 98
Dublin Lithuania 7
Dublin Latvia 6
Dublin Luxembourg 6
Dublin Malta 5
Dublin Netherlands 63
Dublin Norway 12
Dublin Moldova 2
Dublin Morocco 2
Dublin Poland 49
Dublin Portugal 58
Dublin Romania 13
Dublin Russia 1
Dublin Slovakia 7
Dublin Spain 231
Dublin Switzerland 29
Dublin Turkey 17
Dublin UAE 28
Dublin UK 893
Dublin USA 141

Source: DAA, June 2016 Summer Schedule

Ferry Services from Wexford to the UK & France

From Destination Number of Ferry Crossings
Rosslare Europort, Wexford Cherbourg, France 7
Rosslare Europort, Wexford Roscoff, France 1
Rosslare Europort, Wexford Fishguard, Wales 14
Rosslare Europort, Wexford Pembroke, Wales 14
Rosslare Europort, Wexford St Nazaire, Gijon, France 1

Source: DAA, June 2016 Summer Schedule