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Some data about the province of Agrigento

Population and territory

The province of Agrigento counts 474.493 inhabitants. Its surface covers 3041.169 squared kilometers, the population density is therefore 156 inhabitants for square kilometer.

Infrastructures
The street network consists of state roads for approximately 540 kilometers, provincial roads for 1.000 kilometers, communal roads for 260 kilometers and regional roads for 56 kilometers. The railway connection consists of a single railroad, 55% of which is equipped for electric trains.This unavoidably involves long times of distance. Equally devoid it is the situation of the ports: the services for the lack the goodses lack, al well as taken of fuel and of drinkable water, no shuttle buses are available for the traffic of the tourists who use the ferries.

Tourism


The tourist flows towards the province is increasinge since some years. Administration politics aim to increase the tourist incoming in season different from spring and summer, taking advantage of the favourable climatic conditions of Sicily. There are 73 hotels with 6,048 tourist places, 14 camping and villages and 14 houses and apartments conducted by enterprises enrolled to the R.E.C. The distribution on the territory turns out however somewhat unequal, with a strong concentration in the zones of Sciacca and Lampedusa.

Labor market


The provincial data show a total unemployment rate reaching 17% of the total labour force. Great part of the workers pertain to the young classes which turns out to be occupied with social funded jobs, or temporary workers emplyed with several agencies and structures. Consoling is signaled however also wants of enterprise, as they demonstrate the hundreds of request for funding made from unemployed young people in order to approach the so-called Loan of Honor, managed from the Society for the Youth People Labour, which allows to obtain a contribution to lost thirty million Italian liras and and additional 20 million Italian liras funding with a reduced banking rate and 10 million contribution for management expenses during the first year.

Enterprises

A global overview of the enterprises in the province of Agrigento is reported in the following table:

Table of enterprises, independent workers, employees and total.

Town Enterprises Independent workers Employees Total
Agrigento 3.327 4.076 5.552 9.628
Alessandria della Rocca 174 219 26 245
Aragona 501 597 608 1.205
Bivona 193 233 42 275
Burgio 139 170 16 186
Calamonaci 52 64 11 75
Caltabellotta 160 197 37 234
Camastra 75 87 43 130
Cammarata 312 391 291 682
Campobello di Licata 479 632 337 969
Canicattì 1.886 2.364 1.659 4.023
Casteltermini 341 426 356 782
Castrofilippo 107 126 79 205
Cattolica Eraclea 172 220 47 267
Cianciana 171 203 102 305
Comitini 19 24 6 30
Favara 1.389 1.667 1.916 3.583
Grotte 414 512 171 683
Joppolo Giancaxio 47 59 47 106
Lampedusa e Linosa 402 509 428 937
Licata 1.557 1.961 1.329 3.290
Lucca Sicula 46 54 14 68
Menfi 582 767 369 1.136
Montallegro 113 131 20 151
Montevago 107 122 104 226
Naro 347 427 194 621
Palma di Montechiaro 671 824 310 1.134
Porto Empedocle 655 786 1.094 1.880
Racalmuto 425 521 196 717
Raffadali 493 662 421 1.083
Ravanusa 580 710 297 1.007
Realmonte 203 249 152 401
Ribera 932 1.138 710 1.848
Sambuca di Sicilia 335 436 232 668
San Biagio Platani 149 184 82 266
San Giovanni Gemini 465 587 467 1.054
Santa Elisabetta 134 157 15 172
Santa Margherita di Belice 302 374 93 467
Sant'Angelo Muxaro 51 60 7 67
Santo Stefano Quisquina 250 307 173 480
Sciacca 2.138 2.717 2.677 5.394
Siculiana 202 227 146 373
Villafranca Sicula 52 60 42 102
Total 21.149 26.237 20.918 47.155

Source: 2001 ISTAT census

Data: 1996 Intermediate ISTAT census - Data: ISTAT 2001-1996 data comparison

Table of enterprises classified by number of employees.

Town 1 2 3 to 5 6 to 9 10 to 15 16 to 19 20 to 49 50 to 99 100 to 199 200 to 249 250 to 499 Total
Agrigento 2.022 507 498 166 73 19 29 10 1 0 2 3.327
Alessandria della Rocca 131 27 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 174
Aragona 349 59 62 11 7 5 7 1 0 0 0 501
Bivona 147 32 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 193
Burgio 112 15 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 139
Calamonaci 36 12 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 52
Caltabellotta 129 15 13 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 160
Camastra 53 12 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 75
Cammarata 199 48 45 11 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 312
Campobello di Licata 298 89 65 17 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 479
Canicattì 1.229 296 232 85 31 6 6 0 1 0 0 1.886
Casteltermini 223 62 37 8 5 2 3 1 0 0 0 341
Castrofilippo 84 8 10 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 107
Cattolica Eraclea 124 27 18 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 172
Cianciana 129 24 14 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 171
Comitini 15 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19
Favara 902 187 173 61 43 10 10 2 1 0 0 1.389
Grotte 294 71 41 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 414
Joppolo Giancaxio 27 10 6 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 47
Lampedusa e Linosa 220 68 85 21 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 402
Licata 1.033 257 195 44 15 3 8 1 1 0 0 1.557
Lucca Sicula 35 7 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 46
Menfi 368 115 73 14 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 582
Montallegro 91 15 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 113
Montevago 76 18 6 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 107
Naro 245 56 32 10 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 347
Palma di Montechiaro 493 84 74 14 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 671
Porto Empedocle 381 107 102 37 14 4 7 3 0 0 0 655
Racalmuto 314 64 35 7 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 425
Raffadali 321 83 56 18 9 1 5 0 0 0 0 493
Ravanusa 424 76 52 22 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 580
Realmonte 145 28 22 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 203
Ribera 647 132 112 22 12 2 4 1 0 0 0 932
Sambuca di Sicilia 217 53 42 17 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 335
San Biagio Platani 106 25 12 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 149
San Giovanni Gemini 284 91 55 21 8 3 2 1 0 0 0 465
Santa Elisabetta 113 12 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 134
Santa Margherita di Belice 215 45 37 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 302
Sant'Angelo Muxaro 42 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 51
Santo Stefano Quisquina 177 39 27 4 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 250
Sciacca 1.283 368 339 78 41 8 16 3 2 0 0 2.138
Siculiana 140 32 22 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 202
Villafranca Sicula 37 9 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 52
Total 13.910 3.292 2.666 738 313 80 119 23 6 0 2 21.149

Source: 2001 ISTAT census

Data: 1996 Intermediate ISTAT census - Data: ISTAT 2001-1996 data comparison

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