Laois has one of the fastest growing population figures in the Country, results of the Census 2016 have confirmed.
The population of County Laois is 84,697 according to the 2016 Census of Population, and this represents an increase of 5.1 per cent since 2011.
Census 2016 figures also reveal that while there are 14,489 Laois residents working in the County, a further 11,477 people commuted to work outside Laois.
Laois County Council are looking for your help in identifying the profile and skills of those 11,477 people leaving Laois on a daily basis.
“If you are one of those 11,477 we are inviting you to take a few minutes to complete the Laois Commuter Survey, if you know somebody commuting, we are asking you to encourage them to do so,” said a spokesperson from the Laois Business Support Unit.
The purpose of the survey is to help Laois County Council gather useful information on the skills and educational qualifications of Laois Commuters which can be used as a marketing tool when promoting Laois as a place to do business.
Speaking about the survey, Chief Executive John Mulholland said: “While we know the numbers commuting outside the County for work, we now want to assess the profile and skills of those Laois commuters.
“Building up a database of the skills and educational qualifications of Laois Commuters will enhance our efforts to attract business to the County.
“The Business Support Unit of Laois County Council is very committed to getting more companies to do business in Laois and if we can give Companies information on the skills and qualifications Laois People have to offer, it should enhance our efforts in marketing Laois as a place to do business.”
“This is a county-wide survey. We want as many Laois commuters as possible to take part. Have your say and be in with a chance to win a voucher for the Midlands Park Hotel.”
All completed survey forms will be entered in a draw for three €250 vouchers for the Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise.
Complete the Laois Commuter Survey 2018 by clicking here.