Derry Area Plan 2011
Part 7: Industry and Employment
Over 33,000 people are employed in the Derry District. Sixty-nine per cent of them work in the service sector embracing shops, public and private offices, financial and professional services, hotels, catering and tourism. The service sector has grown by about 5,000 jobs over the past decade. The continuing importance of manufacturing in the District’s economy is underlined by the fact that jobs increased by around 1,500 over the decade.
These successes are indicative of the District’s inherent attractions as an industrial centre and its enthusiastic and educated work force. There is every hope that additional industrial development will occur encompassing expansion of existing operations and the arrival of firms new to the area.
Regional Planning Policy in relation to Industrial Development is contained within Planning Policy Statement 4.