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Report

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5.2 ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS, Demography, public administration, 5.7 SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY

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Economic Consultancy Report for South Dublin County Council, 2005.

Abstract

The main objective of this report is to provide an audit of the assets of South Dublin County with a view to assisting South Dublin County Development Board in the preparation of an economic strategy for the county. The recommendation to undertake such an audit was outlined as a key priority in South Dublin: A Place for People - An Integrated Strategy for the Economic, Social and Cultural Development of South Dublin County 2002-2012, a report of the South Dublin County Development Board.

The report is divided into seven main parts. Part 1 provides a contextual overview of the county, with particular attention to the underlying dynamics and impacts of the restructuring that has occurred since the 1990s. Issues of land use and zoning, demographic changes and the emergence of new centres of population growth are addressed in this opening part of the report. Part 2 focuses on the socio-economy, using small area census data to illustrate and analyse patterns of unemployment. This is followed by an overview of recent initiatives aimed at urban renewal and the re-development of disadvantaged areas. Part 3 examines the critical infrastructure within the county, focusing on the transport and telecommunications infrastructure, water supply and waste management systems, and the gas and electricity distribution and transmission networks. The characteristics of the local labour market and the educational infrastructure are examined in Part 4. Part 5 provides a profile of the local economy. This part of the report examines the sectoral breakdown of economic activities and employment within the county, the geographical distribution of industry, the role of FDI, and job creation and enterprise development. Part 6 addresses the issue of local governance and the final conclusion is presented in Part 7.

The report is divided into seven main parts. Part 1 provides a contextual overview of the county, with particular attention to the underlying dynamics and impacts of the restructuring that has occurred since the 1990s. Issues of land use and zoning, demographic changes and the emergence of new centres of population growth are addressed in this opening part of the report. Part 2 focuses on the socio-economy, using small area census data to illustrate and analyse patterns of unemployment. This is followed by an overview of recent initiatives aimed at urban renewal and the re-development of disadvantaged areas. Part 3 examines the critical infrastructure within the county, focusing on the transport and telecommunications infrastructure, water supply and waste management systems, and the gas and electricity distribution and transmission networks. The characteristics of the local labour market and the educational infrastructure are examined in Part 4. Part 5 provides a profile of the local economy. This part of the report examines the sectoral breakdown of economic activities and employment within the county, the geographical distribution of industry, the role of FDI, and job creation and enterprise development. Part 6 addresses the issue of local governance and the final conclusion is presented in Part 7.

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