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CSO statistical release, 19 October 2017, 11am

Quarterly National Household Survey

QNHS Households and Family Units Quarter 2 2011 - Quarter 2 2017

IndicatorQ2 11Q2 12Q2 13Q2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Change Q2 16 to Q2 17
Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless households20.1%20.1%18.0%16.2%14.9%13.3%12.0% - 1.3 percentage points
Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households15.2%15.9%14.9%13.7%12.4%11.8%10.5%- 1.3 percentage points
Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households16.7%17.2%15.8%14.5%13.2%12.3%11.0% - 1.3 percentage points

11.0% of persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households in Q2 2017

Figure 1 Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households
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The proportion of persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households in the second quarter of 2017 was 11.0%. This compares with 12.3% in the second quarter of 2016. The proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households in Q2 2017 was 10.5% compared with 11.8% in Q2 2016. The proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless households in Q2 2017 was 12.0% compared with 13.3% in Q2 2016.

In Q2 2017, the Mid-East region had the lowest proportion of persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households (8.4%), while the Midland region had the highest proportion (14.3%). In Q2 2011 the Mid-East region again had the lowest proportion of persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households (13.9%) while the South-East region had the highest proportion (21.2%). See Table 1.

Household Composition

One and two person households together accounted for more than half (52.8%) of all the households in the State in Q2 2017, while 13% of households contained five or more persons. See Tables 2 and 3.

The proportion of households in the State that did not contain a person aged less than 18 in Q2 2017 was 63.0%. The Mid-East region had the lowest proportion of households without a person aged less than 18 at 55.4%, while the West region had the highest proportion of households without a person aged less than 18 at 65.1%. See Tables 4 and 5.

Household Composition and Family Unit Type

There were 410,600 single person households in the State in the second quarter of 2017. The number of households consisting of a couple without children was 369,300, while the number of family units consisting of a couple with children was 648,000. There were 200,600 lone parent family households  in Q2 2017. See Table 6.

Family Units and ILO Status

There were 2,346,400 adult members of family units in the second quarter of 2017 of whom 1,470,800 were classified as employed, 66,100 as unemployed and 809,400 as not in the labour force. See Tables 7 and 8.

Family Units and Employment Rate

The employment rate for all persons aged 15-64 was 65.7% in Q2 2017. This compares with 64.7% in Q2 2016 and 59.2% in Q2 2011. In Q2 2017, the employment rate of lone parents (aged 15-64) was 58.5%. This compares with 73.9% for the adult members of couples without children and 76.0% for the adult members of couples with children. See Tables 9 and 10.

The employment rate of lone parents (aged 15-64) whose youngest child was aged 0 to 5 years was 46.6% in Q2 2017 compared to 59.8% where the youngest child was aged 6 to 11 and 65.8% where the youngest child was aged 12 to 17. See Tables 9 and 10.

Family Units and Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate for all persons aged 15-74 was 6.4% in Q2 2017. The adult members (aged 15-74) of couples without children had a 3.7% unemployment rate, while the adult members of couples with children had an unemployment rate of 3.9% in Q2 2017. The unemployment rate of lone parents was 9.6% in the same period. See Tables 11 and 12.

Family Units and Participation Rate

The participation rates for all males and females aged 15 and over in Q2 2017 were 66.9% and 53.1% respectively. The participation rate of males in couples with children was 87.1% in Q2 2017, while the corresponding participation rate for females was 64.2%. The participation rate of the adult members of couples without children was 50.5% in Q2 2017, compared to a participation rate of 75.8% for the adult members of couples with children and 55.3% for lone parents. See Tables 13 and 14.

Family Units and Duration of Unemployment

There were 7,100 adult members of couples without children classified as long-term unemployed in Q2 2017, while there were 22,400 adult members of couples with children classified as long-term unemployed in the same period. In addition, there were 6,400 lone parents classified as long-term unemployed in Q2 2017. In total, there were 35,900 adult members of family units classified as long-term unemployed in Q2 2017, compared with 53,100 in Q2 2016 and 70,500 in Q2 2015. See Table 15.

Table 1 Proportion of persons in jobless households by NUTS2 and NUTS3 regions, age and gender
%
Region/Jobless householdsQ2 11Q2 12Q2 13Q2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17
Border, Midland and Western
 Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household21.621.119.518.215.313.414.1
 Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household17.218.916.716.312.912.811.8
 Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household17.719.517.017.114.713.814.3
 Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households17.519.216.816.713.813.313.1
 Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households18.819.817.717.214.313.313.4
Border
 Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household23.424.623.119.215.813.313.7
 Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household19.321.719.018.813.513.812.6
 Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household19.722.120.118.115.615.115.3
 Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households19.521.919.518.514.614.514.0
 Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households20.722.820.718.715.014.113.9
Midland
 Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household23.921.818.517.415.413.514.7
 Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household16.819.617.915.715.013.413.1
 Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household18.421.116.117.215.113.915.0
 Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households17.620.317.016.415.013.714.0
 Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households19.720.817.516.715.213.614.3
West
 Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household17.616.215.717.714.513.314.1
 Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household15.215.113.213.810.911.210.2
 Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household14.915.514.116.013.512.312.5
 Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households15.115.313.614.912.211.811.4
 Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households15.815.614.315.812.912.312.3
Southern and Eastern
 Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household19.519.817.415.414.713.311.2
 Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household13.914.013.611.611.410.79.1
 Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household15.015.414.813.712.511.910.1
 Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households14.414.714.212.711.911.39.6
 Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households15.916.215.213.512.811.910.1
Dublin
 Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household20.920.217.816.216.015.012.6
 Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household12.312.612.810.210.49.88.9
 Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household14.114.413.811.811.311.610.0
 Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households13.213.613.311.010.910.79.5
 Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households15.315.414.612.512.312.010.4
Mid-East
 Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household17.118.017.113.512.511.49.0
 Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household12.111.211.510.19.98.97.1
 Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household12.713.714.312.811.310.19.0
 Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households12.412.513.011.510.69.58.1
 Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households13.914.314.412.211.310.28.4
Mid-West
 Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household15.717.214.915.913.311.712.5
 Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household14.416.113.713.012.611.910.0
 Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household13.616.413.813.714.111.710.3
 Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households14.016.313.713.313.311.810.2
 Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households14.516.614.114.213.311.810.9
South-East
 Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household24.924.021.715.714.311.512.4
 Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household18.218.920.014.313.113.512.6
 Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household20.720.119.717.415.412.913.0
 Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households19.419.519.815.914.313.212.8
 Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households21.220.920.415.814.312.712.7
South-West
 Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household17.318.715.115.215.614.19.2
 Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household15.014.212.013.012.711.38.4
 Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household15.414.614.115.613.013.28.6
 Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households15.214.413.014.312.812.38.5
 Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households15.815.713.714.613.712.88.7
State
 Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household20.120.118.016.214.913.312.0
 Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household14.715.314.412.811.811.29.8
 Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household15.716.415.414.613.112.411.1
 Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households15.215.914.913.712.411.810.5
 Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households16.717.215.814.513.212.311.0
Note: Households consisting entirely of persons aged 18-24, all of whom have indicated that their Principal Economic Status is Student, are excluded from the above calculations
Table 2 Number of households classified by NUTS2 and NUTS3 regions and Size of Household
'000
Region/Household size Q2 11Q2 12Q2 13Q2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17
Border, Midland and Western
 1 person 108.4113.1114.7110.6105.5116.5118.9
 2 persons 138.3139.9137.5135.6131.8137.8141.0
 3 persons 79.577.080.077.478.377.078.9
 4 persons 71.270.070.473.571.970.669.4
 5 persons 39.940.739.938.040.840.540.2
 6 or more persons 20.719.819.420.520.218.619.6
 Total households 457.9460.6461.9455.6448.5461.0468.0
Border
 1 person 47.252.451.647.043.447.153.6
 2 persons 57.856.855.955.753.757.657.6
 3 persons 33.228.830.831.329.629.833.5
 4 persons 27.326.928.329.129.926.226.1
 5 persons 16.217.117.415.817.417.514.5
 6 or more persons 9.810.08.28.67.98.18.6
 Total households 191.4192.0192.2187.4181.8186.3193.9
Midland
 1 person 21.221.824.022.023.828.227.6
 2 persons 31.031.130.231.331.529.529.4
 3 persons 17.719.619.720.521.119.119.6
 4 persons 17.517.617.617.216.218.618.9
 5 persons 9.59.99.79.68.99.09.3
 6 or more persons 4.73.84.14.35.3[4.4][4.7]
 Total households 101.7103.7105.4105.0106.7108.7109.5
West
 1 person 40.039.039.241.638.341.237.8
 2 persons 49.552.051.448.546.750.654.0
 3 persons 28.528.729.425.627.628.125.8
 4 persons 26.425.524.527.325.825.824.4
 5 persons 14.213.712.812.714.614.016.3
 6 or more persons 6.26.07.07.57.16.16.3
 Total households 164.8164.8164.4163.2159.9165.9164.7
Southern and Eastern
 1 person 254.4253.2266.4268.2278.9296.2291.7
 2 persons 357.7364.1374.0375.5361.6355.8365.5
 3 persons 229.5216.9223.1220.0226.8234.9215.9
 4 persons 207.0215.5214.7212.2214.6217.8230.5
 5 persons 108.1111.4102.8109.5107.1112.9113.8
 6 or more persons 48.146.747.147.151.947.250.8
 Total households 1,204.81,207.81,228.11,232.61,240.81,264.81,268.2
Dublin
 1 person 89.891.598.9105.5107.2117.9117.4
 2 persons 134.3137.3146.8145.2142.8144.7142.4
 3 persons 87.683.286.486.990.293.189.1
 4 persons 76.983.879.078.481.284.686.8
 5 persons 43.040.036.938.438.041.441.0
 6 or more persons 18.417.317.517.519.714.819.0
 Total households 450.0453.0465.5472.0479.0496.6495.9
Mid-East
 1 person 34.432.632.632.833.036.433.4
 2 persons 51.654.249.354.548.548.450.6
 3 persons 33.830.334.332.436.937.332.1
 4 persons 37.536.636.039.237.739.441.9
 5 persons 18.621.419.619.619.921.323.7
 6 or more persons 8.18.89.98.59.57.97.8
 Total households 184.0183.8181.7186.8185.5190.7189.4
Mid-West
 1 person 32.534.131.731.531.832.939.1
 2 persons 42.044.043.042.440.138.340.7
 3 persons 23.824.223.524.122.826.822.7
 4 persons 23.922.324.622.823.323.624.9
 5 persons 11.812.411.912.413.511.510.9
 6 or more persons 5.65.45.05.45.65.75.5
 Total households 139.6142.4139.7138.8137.3138.8143.8
South-East
 1 person 37.437.644.140.946.547.245.6
 2 persons 56.955.459.158.858.256.059.7
 3 persons 36.433.833.733.334.835.729.9
 4 persons 30.732.332.329.830.228.632.7
 5 persons 14.316.315.616.614.516.517.5
 6 or more persons 6.96.45.36.87.17.56.6
 Total households 182.5181.9190.2186.3191.4191.5192.0
South-West
 1 person 60.457.459.157.560.461.856.2
 2 persons 72.873.175.874.671.968.372.1
 3 persons 47.845.445.143.342.142.142.1
 4 persons 37.940.542.841.942.041.544.1
 5 persons 20.521.318.822.421.222.220.7
 6 or more persons 9.19.09.48.910.011.311.8
 Total households 248.6246.6250.9248.7247.6247.2247.0
State
 1 person 362.7366.3381.1378.9384.4412.6410.6
 2 persons 496.0504.0511.5511.1493.4493.5506.5
 3 persons 309.0294.0303.1297.4305.1312.0294.8
 4 persons 278.2285.5285.2285.7286.5288.4299.9
 5 persons 148.0152.1142.7147.5147.9153.4153.9
 6 or more persons 68.866.566.567.672.065.870.4
 Total households 1,662.71,668.31,690.11,688.21,689.31,725.81,736.2
Note: The average grossing factor of all members of a household is used to calculate the number of households. The number of households should be treated as indicative only.
Table 3 Share of households classified by NUTS2 and NUTS3 regions and Size of Household
%
Region/Household size Q2 11Q2 12Q2 13Q2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17
Border, Midland and Western
 1 person 23.724.624.824.323.525.325.4
 2 persons 30.230.429.829.829.429.930.1
 3 persons 17.416.717.317.017.516.716.9
 4 persons 15.615.215.216.116.015.314.8
 5 persons 8.78.88.68.39.18.88.6
 6 or more persons 4.54.34.24.54.54.04.2
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
Border
 1 person 24.627.326.825.123.925.327.6
 2 persons 30.229.629.129.729.530.929.7
 3 persons 17.415.016.016.716.316.017.3
 4 persons 14.314.014.715.516.414.113.4
 5 persons 8.48.99.08.49.69.47.5
 6 or more persons 5.15.24.34.64.34.44.4
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
Midland
 1 person 20.921.022.721.022.326.025.2
 2 persons 30.530.028.629.929.527.126.8
 3 persons 17.418.918.719.519.817.617.9
 4 persons 17.316.916.716.415.217.117.3
 5 persons 9.49.69.29.18.38.38.5
 6 or more persons 4.63.63.94.14.94.04.3
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
West
 1 person 24.323.723.825.523.924.823.0
 2 persons 30.031.631.329.729.230.532.8
 3 persons 17.317.417.915.717.317.015.7
 4 persons 16.015.514.916.716.115.514.8
 5 persons 8.68.37.87.89.18.59.9
 6 or more persons 3.83.64.34.64.43.73.8
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
Southern and Eastern
 1 person 21.121.021.721.822.523.423.0
 2 persons 29.730.130.430.529.128.128.8
 3 persons 19.118.018.217.918.318.617.0
 4 persons 17.217.817.517.217.317.218.2
 5 persons 9.09.28.48.98.68.99.0
 6 or more persons 4.03.93.83.84.23.74.0
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
Dublin
 1 person 19.920.221.322.422.423.723.7
 2 persons 29.930.331.530.829.829.128.7
 3 persons 19.518.418.618.418.818.818.0
 4 persons 17.118.517.016.617.017.017.5
 5 persons 9.68.87.98.17.98.38.3
 6 or more persons 4.13.83.83.74.13.03.8
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
Mid-East
 1 person 18.717.717.917.517.819.117.6
 2 persons 28.029.527.129.126.125.426.7
 3 persons 18.416.518.917.319.919.616.9
 4 persons 20.419.919.821.020.420.722.1
 5 persons 10.111.610.810.510.711.212.5
 6 or more persons 4.44.85.54.65.14.14.1
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
Mid-West
 1 person 23.324.022.722.723.223.727.2
 2 persons 30.130.930.830.629.227.628.3
 3 persons 17.117.016.817.416.619.315.8
 4 persons 17.115.617.616.517.017.017.3
 5 persons 8.48.78.59.09.98.37.6
 6 or more persons 4.03.83.63.94.14.13.9
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
South-East
 1 person 20.520.723.222.024.324.623.8
 2 persons 31.230.531.131.630.429.231.1
 3 persons 19.918.617.717.918.218.615.6
 4 persons 16.817.817.016.015.815.017.0
 5 persons 7.88.98.28.97.68.69.1
 6 or more persons 3.83.52.83.63.73.93.5
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
South-West
 1 person 24.323.323.523.124.425.022.7
 2 persons 29.329.730.230.029.027.629.2
 3 persons 19.218.418.017.417.017.017.0
 4 persons 15.316.417.116.917.016.817.9
 5 persons 8.38.67.59.08.69.08.4
 6 or more persons 3.73.63.73.64.04.64.8
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
State
 1 person 21.822.022.622.422.823.923.6
 2 persons 29.830.230.330.329.228.629.2
 3 persons 18.617.617.917.618.118.117.0
 4 persons 16.717.116.916.917.016.717.3
 5 persons 8.99.18.48.78.88.98.9
 6 or more persons 4.14.03.94.04.33.84.1
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
Note: The average grossing factor of all members of a household is used to calculate the number of households. The number of households should be treated as indicative only.
Table 4 Number of households with or without person aged less than 18 by NUTS2 and NUTS3 regions
'000
Region/Household by age of personsQ2 11Q2 12Q2 13Q2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17
Border, Midland and Western
 Household without person aged less than 18284.3287.3287.4284.2275.8292.3297.6
 Household with person aged less than 18173.6173.3174.6171.4172.7168.6170.4
 Total households 457.9460.6461.9455.6448.5461.0468.0
Border
 Household without person aged less than 18118.4120.3120.8117.1111.3118.1124.8
 Household with person aged less than 1873.071.771.470.370.468.269.1
 Total households 191.4192.0192.2187.4181.8186.3193.9
Midland
 Household without person aged less than 1860.861.262.461.064.866.265.6
 Household with person aged less than 1840.842.543.044.042.042.543.9
 Total households 101.7103.7105.4105.0106.7108.7109.5
West
 Household without person aged less than 18105.1105.8104.2106.199.7108.0107.2
 Household with person aged less than 1859.859.160.257.160.257.957.5
 Total households 164.8164.8164.4163.2159.9165.9164.7
Southern and Eastern
 Household without person aged less than 18749.7742.0762.2771.1777.1804.8796.6
 Household with person aged less than 18455.1465.8465.9461.5463.7460.1471.5
 Total households 1,204.81,207.81,228.11,232.61,240.81,264.81,268.2
Dublin
 Household without person aged less than 18288.5286.2299.9307.9307.7329.0320.8
 Household with person aged less than 18161.5166.8165.7164.2171.4167.6175.0
 Total households 450.0453.0465.5472.0479.0496.6495.9
Mid-East
 Household without person aged less than 18103.1101.397.8102.7103.0108.3104.9
 Household with person aged less than 1880.982.584.084.182.582.484.5
 Total households 184.0183.8181.7186.8185.5190.7189.4
Mid-West
 Household without person aged less than 1887.890.688.287.886.488.593.3
 Household with person aged less than 1851.851.851.551.050.850.250.5
 Total households 139.6142.4139.7138.8137.3138.8143.8
South-East
 Household without person aged less than 18111.9109.0117.1115.4120.5122.0119.9
 Household with person aged less than 1870.672.973.170.970.969.672.1
 Total households 182.5181.9190.2186.3191.4191.5192.0
South-West
 Household without person aged less than 18158.3154.9159.2157.4159.5157.0157.7
 Household with person aged less than 1890.291.791.791.388.290.289.3
 Total households 248.6246.6250.9248.7247.6247.2247.0
State
 Household without person aged less than 181,034.01,029.31,049.61,055.41,052.91,097.11,094.2
 Household with person aged less than 18628.7639.0640.5632.8636.4628.7641.9
 Total households 1,662.71,668.31,690.11,688.21,689.31,725.81,736.2
Note: The average grossing factor of all members of a household is used to calculate the number of households. The number of households should be treated as indicative only.
Table 5 Share of households with or without person aged less than 18 by NUTS2 and NUTS3 regions
%
Region/Household by age of personsQ2 11Q2 12Q2 13Q2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17
Border, Midland and Western
 Household without person aged less than 1862.162.462.262.461.563.463.6
 Household with person aged less than 1837.937.637.837.638.536.636.4
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
Border
 Household without person aged less than 1861.962.662.862.561.363.464.4
 Household with person aged less than 1838.137.437.237.538.736.635.6
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
Midland
 Household without person aged less than 1859.859.059.258.160.760.959.9
 Household with person aged less than 1840.241.040.841.939.339.140.1
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
West
 Household without person aged less than 1863.764.263.465.062.365.165.1
 Household with person aged less than 1836.335.836.635.037.734.934.9
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
Southern and Eastern
 Household without person aged less than 1862.261.462.162.662.663.662.8
 Household with person aged less than 1837.838.637.937.437.436.437.2
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
Dublin
 Household without person aged less than 1864.163.264.465.264.266.264.7
 Household with person aged less than 1835.936.835.634.835.833.835.3
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
Mid-East
 Household without person aged less than 1856.055.153.855.055.656.855.4
 Household with person aged less than 1844.044.946.245.044.443.244.6
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
Mid-West
 Household without person aged less than 1862.963.663.163.263.063.864.9
 Household with person aged less than 1837.136.436.936.837.036.235.1
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
South-East
 Household without person aged less than 1861.359.961.661.962.963.762.4
 Household with person aged less than 1838.740.138.438.137.136.337.6
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
South-West
 Household without person aged less than 1863.762.863.563.364.463.563.8
 Household with person aged less than 1836.337.236.536.735.636.536.2
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
State
 Household without person aged less than 1862.261.762.162.562.363.663.0
 Household with person aged less than 1837.838.337.937.537.736.437.0
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
Note: The average grossing factor of all members of a household is used to calculate the number of households. The number of households should be treated as indicative only.
Table 6 Number of households classified by NUTS2 and NUTS3 regions and family units
'000
Region/Household type Q2 11Q2 12Q2 13Q2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17
Border, Midland and Western
 Single person household108.4113.1114.7110.6105.5116.5118.9
 Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)100.6101.6101.4100.997.4103.7102.1
 Couple with children household (with/without other persons)174.1168.7172.0172.7176.7171.2170.0
 Lone parent household (with/without other persons)54.453.652.450.751.050.656.0
 Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)4.54.5[3.6][4.3][4.3][4.6][4.4]
 All other households16.019.017.916.413.614.516.7
 Total households 457.9460.6461.9455.6448.5461.0468.0
Border
 Single person household47.252.451.647.043.447.153.6
 Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)39.440.040.841.637.643.242.5
 Couple with children household (with/without other persons)70.265.870.969.569.368.367.0
 Lone parent household (with/without other persons)25.124.721.921.923.920.723.9
 Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)*[2.7]*****
 All other households7.46.55.95.45.55.15.2
 Total households 191.4192.0192.2187.4181.8186.3193.9
Midland
 Single person household21.221.824.022.023.828.227.6
 Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)22.822.023.523.124.422.218.9
 Couple with children household (with/without other persons)41.643.141.943.642.943.043.6
 Lone parent household (with/without other persons)12.112.012.012.411.512.515.3
 Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)*******
 All other households[2.5]4.0[3.2][3.3][3.0]**
 Total households 101.7103.7105.4105.0106.7108.7109.5
West
 Single person household40.039.039.241.638.341.237.8
 Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)38.539.637.136.335.438.340.7
 Couple with children household (with/without other persons)62.359.959.159.664.559.859.4
 Lone parent household (with/without other persons)17.216.918.516.415.717.416.7
 Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)*******
 All other households6.18.58.87.75.17.68.5
 Total households 164.8164.8164.4163.2159.9165.9164.7
Southern and Eastern
 Single person household254.4253.2266.4268.2278.9296.2291.7
 Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)259.8261.7268.9265.6267.9267.1267.3
 Couple with children household (with/without other persons)464.2463.5470.4468.4468.6473.0478.0
 Lone parent household (with/without other persons)148.2149.1143.2142.7140.0144.7144.7
 Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)16.017.515.916.519.921.923.3
 All other households62.262.763.371.165.561.963.3
 Total households 1,204.81,207.81,228.11,232.61,240.81,264.81,268.2
Dublin
 Single person household89.891.598.9105.5107.2117.9117.4
 Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)97.292.899.199.5101.5105.099.8
 Couple with children household (with/without other persons)165.7164.8166.7165.3165.9163.2166.4
 Lone parent household (with/without other persons)59.562.459.755.357.160.363.5
 Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)8.18.97.98.410.512.113.0
 All other households29.932.533.138.036.838.135.8
 Total households 450.0453.0465.5472.0479.0496.6495.9
Mid-East
 Single person household34.432.632.632.833.036.433.4
 Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)37.841.738.540.238.038.535.9
 Couple with children household (with/without other persons)81.581.885.084.685.786.988.9
 Lone parent household (with/without other persons)23.019.118.421.620.720.820.1
 Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)*[2.5]*****
 All other households5.66.1[4.8]5.7[5.1][4.8]7.7
 Total households 184.0183.8181.7186.8185.5190.7189.4
Mid-West
 Single person household32.534.131.731.531.832.939.1
 Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)31.333.932.631.730.430.729.5
 Couple with children household (with/without other persons)54.053.153.051.954.655.653.4
 Lone parent household (with/without other persons)14.514.714.415.212.414.115.4
 Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)*******
 All other households6.05.26.46.76.1[3.8][5.4]
 Total households 139.6142.4139.7138.8137.3138.8143.8
South-East
 Single person household37.437.644.140.946.547.245.6
 Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)41.341.145.042.743.141.746.9
 Couple with children household (with/without other persons)68.871.971.172.770.471.471.6
 Lone parent household (with/without other persons)24.022.821.621.423.222.520.6
 Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)[2.7][2.2]*****
 All other households8.46.36.66.76.36.5[4.8]
 Total households 182.5181.9190.2186.3191.4191.5192.0
South-West
 Single person household60.457.459.157.560.461.856.2
 Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)52.252.153.751.454.851.355.2
 Couple with children household (with/without other persons)94.291.894.593.992.195.997.7
 Lone parent household (with/without other persons)27.330.029.229.326.627.025.1
 Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)[2.2][2.5]*[2.6][2.7]**
 All other households12.412.712.414.011.18.89.6
 Total households 248.6246.6250.9248.7247.6247.2247.0
State
 Single person household362.7366.3381.1378.9384.4412.6410.6
 Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)360.4363.3370.3366.5365.3370.8369.3
 Couple with children household (with/without other persons)638.2632.2642.3641.1645.3644.2648.0
 Lone parent household (with/without other persons)202.6202.7195.7193.4191.1195.3200.6
 Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)20.522.019.520.824.126.527.7
 All other households78.281.781.287.579.176.480.0
 Total households 1,662.71,668.31,690.11,688.21,689.31,725.81,736.2
Note: The average grossing factor of all members of a household is used to calculate the number of households. The number of households should be treated as indicative only.
Table 7 Adult members of family units classified by NUTS2 and NUTS3 regions, composition of family unit, ILO Economic Status and sex
'000
Region/Family unit type/ILO Economic Status/SexQ2 11Q2 12Q2 13Q2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17
Border, Midland and Western
Couple without children
In employment
  Male 50.750.051.852.650.753.254.0
  Female 47.244.942.141.540.645.541.6
  Total 97.994.993.994.191.398.795.6
Unemployed
  Male 7.27.16.05.3[3.9][3.5]*
  Female [4.1]4.7[3.4]****
  Total 11.311.89.47.75.76.1[4.5]
Not in the labour force
  Male 46.148.345.244.445.449.249.3
  Female 50.554.356.958.156.958.760.0
  Total 96.5102.6102.1102.5102.3107.9109.3
Total
  Male 103.9105.4103.0102.299.9105.9105.4
  Female 101.8103.8102.4102.099.3106.8103.9
  Total 205.7209.3205.4204.3199.2212.7209.4
Couple with children
In employment
  Male 131.0126.2135.8139.5147.7142.5144.1
  Female 100.294.796.599.2106.9102.1104.4
  Total 231.2220.9232.3238.8254.6244.6248.6
Unemployed
  Male 24.725.319.917.315.110.99.2
  Female 9.411.010.98.36.55.9*
  Total 34.136.330.825.621.616.911.9
Not in the labour force
  Male 28.528.324.823.820.721.326.0
  Female 68.567.466.966.863.862.962.1
  Total 97.095.791.790.584.584.288.1
Total
  Male 184.1179.8180.6180.6183.6174.8179.3
  Female 178.1173.0174.2174.3177.2170.9169.2
  Total 362.2352.8354.8354.9360.8345.6348.6
Lone parent
In employment
  Male [2.4][2.6][2.9][3.2]*[4.1][4.8]
  Female 22.322.422.921.119.520.924.7
  Total 24.725.025.724.321.825.029.5
Unemployed
  Male *******
  Female 4.24.45.5[4.4][3.3]**
  Total 5.05.05.95.1[4.2][3.6]*
Not in the labour force
  Male [2.9][3.2][3.2][3.4]4.8[2.7]*
  Female 26.224.921.923.525.123.024.5
  Total 29.028.125.126.929.925.726.6
Total
  Male 6.16.46.57.38.07.37.3
  Female 52.651.750.349.147.946.951.9
  Total 58.758.156.756.455.954.259.3
All family units
In employment
  Male 184.1178.8190.6195.3200.7199.8202.9
  Female 169.7162.0161.4161.9167.0168.5170.7
  Total 353.7340.8352.0357.2367.7368.3373.7
Unemployed
  Male 32.733.026.223.319.915.011.8
  Female 17.720.019.815.111.611.57.7
  Total 50.453.046.138.431.526.519.5
Not in the labour force
  Male 77.479.873.371.570.973.177.3
  Female 145.1146.5145.6148.4145.8144.6146.6
  Total 222.5226.3218.9220.0216.7217.7224.0
Total
  Male 294.2291.6290.1290.1291.5287.9292.0
  Female 332.5328.5326.9325.4324.4324.6325.1
  Total 626.7620.2616.9615.5615.9612.5617.2
Border
Couple without children
In employment
  Male 19.217.119.519.318.322.221.1
  Female 16.716.215.515.714.018.116.6
  Total 35.933.435.035.032.340.337.7
Unemployed
  Male *[3.4]*****
  Female *******
  Total [3.6]5.6[2.9]****
Not in the labour force
  Male 19.721.120.020.719.120.821.2
  Female 21.422.924.325.423.925.326.2
  Total 41.144.044.246.143.046.147.4
Total
  Male 41.241.641.341.838.844.343.4
  Female 39.441.340.942.038.644.243.6
  Total 80.683.082.283.977.488.587.0
Couple with children
In employment
  Male 53.148.753.354.056.754.756.7
  Female 38.735.037.539.142.842.540.2
  Total 91.883.890.893.199.597.296.8
Unemployed
  Male 8.29.87.96.45.8[4.6]*
  Female [3.8][3.8][4.5][3.5]***
  Total 12.013.712.49.97.66.6*
Not in the labour force
  Male 13.514.212.512.010.410.111.5
  Female 29.028.830.328.226.024.125.2
  Total 42.543.142.840.136.434.236.7
Total
  Male 74.872.873.772.472.969.470.7
  Female 71.567.772.270.870.768.666.0
  Total 146.3140.5145.9143.1143.6138.0136.7
Lone parent
In employment
  Male *******
  Female 10.510.59.18.89.78.19.8
  Total 11.311.79.810.210.89.811.8
Unemployed
  Male *******
  Female **[2.9]****
  Total **[2.9]****
Not in the labour force
  Male ****[2.6]**
  Female 12.812.09.711.411.810.211.6
  Total 14.213.611.112.714.411.712.3
Total
  Male *[3.2]*[3.1][4.2][3.3]*
  Female 24.923.921.721.723.119.022.6
  Total 27.527.123.924.927.222.325.3
All family units
In employment
  Male 73.167.173.674.776.278.679.7
  Female 65.961.762.163.566.468.766.6
  Total 139.1128.8135.6138.2142.7147.2146.4
Unemployed
  Male 10.713.69.78.67.56.1[3.6]
  Female 6.77.48.56.1[4.1][3.5]*
  Total 17.421.118.214.711.69.76.1
Not in the labour force
  Male 34.736.934.034.032.132.333.4
  Female 63.263.764.264.961.859.763.0
  Total 97.9100.698.298.993.992.096.4
Total
  Male 118.5117.7117.3117.3115.8117.0116.7
  Female 135.8132.9134.7134.5132.3131.8132.2
  Total 254.3250.5252.0251.8248.2248.9248.9
Midland
Couple without children
In employment
  Male 12.711.311.713.413.610.710.1
  Female 11.89.19.710.611.49.67.5
  Total 24.520.421.324.025.020.317.6
Unemployed
  Male *******
  Female *******
  Total [3.4][2.8]*****
Not in the labour force
  Male 9.210.010.29.410.111.510.0
  Female 10.212.313.211.913.012.311.5
  Total 19.422.323.521.323.223.821.4
Total
  Male 23.923.023.723.824.823.020.2
  Female 23.422.423.922.824.922.319.2
  Total 47.345.547.646.649.845.339.4
Couple with children
In employment
  Male 30.230.732.334.935.337.137.4
  Female 22.723.323.423.923.123.125.8
  Total 52.954.055.758.858.460.163.2
Unemployed
  Male 6.96.55.85.1[4.4]**
  Female *[3.2][3.0]****
  Total 8.79.78.77.06.1[4.0]*
Not in the labour force
  Male 7.46.45.84.8[3.9][4.7]6.7
  Female 18.118.416.217.416.217.316.5
  Total 25.424.822.022.220.022.023.2
Total
  Male 44.543.543.844.743.544.047.3
  Female 42.644.942.543.341.042.142.8
  Total 87.188.586.488.084.586.190.0
Lone parent
In employment
  Male *******
  Female 4.55.04.75.04.45.97.3
  Total 5.15.55.85.84.87.09.0
Unemployed
  Male *******
  Female *******
  Total *******
Not in the labour force
  Male *******
  Female 6.65.55.15.24.94.95.6
  Total 7.06.26.05.96.15.46.0
Total
  Male *******
  Female 11.811.610.811.610.311.713.9
  Total 13.113.013.013.112.213.316.1
All family units
In employment
  Male 43.642.545.049.049.448.949.2
  Female 38.937.437.839.538.838.540.6
  Total 82.579.982.888.688.287.489.7
Unemployed
  Male 9.18.47.86.25.6**
  Female [4.1]5.44.9[3.6][3.3]**
  Total 13.213.812.79.89.06.2[5.2]
Not in the labour force
  Male 16.917.016.914.815.216.817.1
  Female 34.936.334.534.634.134.433.5
  Total 51.853.351.449.449.351.250.6
Total
  Male 69.667.969.770.170.268.669.7
  Female 77.979.077.277.776.276.175.9
  Total 147.5146.9146.9147.8146.5144.7145.6
West
Couple without children
In employment
  Male 18.821.520.619.918.720.322.9
  Female 18.719.616.915.215.317.817.5
  Total 37.541.137.635.134.038.140.3
Unemployed
  Male [2.9]******
  Female *******
  Total 4.3[3.4][3.7][3.6]***
Not in the labour force
  Male 17.217.315.014.316.216.818.1
  Female 18.919.019.420.819.921.222.4
  Total 36.036.334.435.136.138.040.4
Total
  Male 38.940.838.036.636.338.641.8
  Female 38.940.137.737.235.740.241.2
  Total 77.880.875.773.872.078.883.0
Couple with children
In employment
  Male 47.746.850.350.755.750.850.0
  Female 38.836.335.636.241.036.638.5
  Total 86.483.185.986.996.787.388.6
Unemployed
  Male 9.69.06.25.8[5.0][4.1][3.6]
  Female [3.7]3.9[3.5][2.8]***
  Total 13.412.99.78.67.96.3[5.1]
Not in the labour force
  Male 7.67.76.57.06.56.57.7
  Female 21.420.220.421.221.621.520.4
  Total 29.027.826.928.228.128.028.1
Total
  Male 64.963.563.063.567.261.461.4
  Female 64.060.459.560.265.560.260.4
  Total 128.8123.9122.5123.7132.7121.5121.8
Lone parent
In employment
  Male *******
  Female 7.37.09.17.45.56.97.5
  Total 8.27.810.18.36.18.38.7
Unemployed
  Male *******
  Female *******
  Total *******
Not in the labour force
  Male *******
  Female 6.87.47.16.98.47.97.3
  Total 7.88.38.08.49.38.68.3
Total
  Male ***[2.6]***
  Female 15.916.217.815.714.616.215.5
  Total 18.218.019.918.316.518.617.9
All family units
In employment
  Male 67.369.272.071.575.172.474.1
  Female 64.862.961.658.861.761.363.5
  Total 132.2132.1133.5130.4136.8133.7137.6
Unemployed
  Male 12.911.08.78.56.85.9[4.7]
  Female 6.97.26.55.4[4.2][4.8]*
  Total 19.818.215.213.910.910.78.2
Not in the labour force
  Male 25.825.922.422.723.624.026.8
  Female 47.146.646.948.949.950.650.0
  Total 72.872.469.371.773.574.676.9
Total
  Male 106.0106.0103.1102.7105.4102.3105.6
  Female 118.8116.7114.9113.1115.8116.6117.0
  Total 224.8222.7218.0215.9221.2219.0222.7
Southern and Eastern
Couple without children
In employment
  Male 144.0140.2139.7141.8146.5151.6147.1
  Female 127.6122.5124.9126.1126.7132.4132.8
  Total 271.6262.7264.6267.9273.2284.0279.9
Unemployed
  Male 16.115.214.512.911.48.0[5.8]
  Female 9.07.97.77.87.16.7*
  Total 25.123.122.220.718.514.79.6
Not in the labour force
  Male 111.1119.2126.0122.8123.1120.6126.8
  Female 129.0137.7144.1138.2140.0139.3145.8
  Total 240.1256.9270.1260.9263.1259.8272.6
Total 
  Male 271.2274.6280.1277.4280.9280.1279.7
  Female 265.6268.1276.8272.0273.9278.4282.4
  Total 536.8542.7556.9549.5554.8558.6562.2
Couple with children
In employment
  Male 369.2377.3384.4393.1404.4402.3420.7
  Female 272.2276.1281.4288.2297.5300.0312.5
  Total 641.4653.4665.9681.3701.9702.3733.2
Unemployed
  Male 55.958.251.640.533.329.619.4
  Female 24.225.327.921.418.917.18.8
  Total 80.183.579.561.852.246.728.2
Not in the labour force
  Male 68.565.260.659.960.859.961.6
  Female 184.9179.8177.2173.2169.4172.2176.3
  Total 253.4245.0237.7233.1230.2232.2237.9
Total
  Male 493.6500.6496.6493.5498.5491.8501.6
  Female 481.2481.2486.5482.7485.8489.3497.6
  Total 974.8981.8983.1976.2984.3981.1999.3
Lone parent
In employment
  Male 9.07.88.99.79.810.29.6
  Female 63.764.564.661.366.471.474.5
  Total 72.772.373.571.076.281.684.1
Unemployed
  Male [2.9][2.6][2.9]****
  Female 13.113.814.910.310.97.78.0
  Total 16.016.417.813.112.69.38.8
Not in the labour force
  Male 9.09.68.59.67.28.88.5
  Female 69.572.762.467.667.066.866.4
  Total 78.582.370.877.374.275.674.9
Total
  Male 20.920.020.322.118.820.618.9
  Female 146.2151.0141.8139.2144.3145.9148.9
  Total 167.1171.0162.1161.3163.1166.5167.8
All family units
In employment
  Male 522.2525.2533.0544.6560.7564.1577.3
  Female 463.5463.2470.9475.5490.6503.8519.8
  Total 985.6988.41,003.91,020.21,051.31,067.81,097.1
Unemployed
  Male 74.976.068.956.146.339.126.0
  Female 46.247.150.539.437.031.520.6
  Total 121.1123.0119.595.683.370.646.6
Not in the labour force
  Male 188.6194.0195.0192.3191.1189.3196.9
  Female 383.4390.1383.6379.0376.4378.3388.5
  Total 572.0584.1578.7571.3567.6567.6585.5
Total
  Male 785.7795.2797.0793.1798.2792.5800.3
  Female 893.0900.4905.1893.9904.0913.6928.9
  Total 1,678.71,695.61,702.01,687.01,702.21,706.11,729.2
Dublin
Couple without children
In employment
  Male 57.452.256.261.358.766.163.5
  Female 51.447.450.055.651.756.755.3
  Total 108.799.6106.1116.9110.5122.8118.8
Unemployed
  Male [5.2][4.8][5.2][3.9][4.1]**
  Female *******
  Total 8.27.37.76.05.8[6.6]*
Not in the labour force
  Male 38.841.043.640.846.843.243.1
  Female 46.347.550.944.549.551.749.1
  Total 85.188.594.485.396.394.992.2
Total
  Male 101.398.0105.0106.0109.7112.4108.5
  Female 100.797.4103.2102.2103.0111.9105.4
  Total 202.1195.4208.2208.2212.6224.3213.9
Couple with children
In employment
  Male 134.9134.4137.0141.4147.4137.5153.7
  Female 99.4100.6103.7102.0106.8109.1112.2
  Total 234.3235.1240.6243.4254.2246.6266.0
Unemployed
  Male 14.717.516.512.810.111.37.4
  Female 6.68.38.58.16.5[6.1][4.2]
  Total 21.325.825.020.916.717.511.6
Not in the labour force
  Male 27.326.824.724.724.721.023.5
  Female 67.264.965.763.363.056.763.6
  Total 94.591.790.588.087.777.887.1
Total
  Male 176.8178.7178.2178.9182.2169.9184.5
  Female 173.2173.8177.9173.4176.3172.0180.0
  Total 350.0352.5356.1352.3358.6341.8364.6
Lone parent
In employment
  Male [3.3][2.9][3.8][3.3][3.8][5.2][4.5]
  Female 26.428.928.226.729.329.935.6
  Total 29.631.932.030.033.135.140.1
Unemployed
  Male *******
  Female 5.4[4.2]6.0[3.7][3.1]*[3.9]
  Total 6.65.27.04.9[3.8][3.5][4.3]
Not in the labour force
  Male [2.6]4.8[3.9][3.9]*[3.8][4.1]
  Female 29.931.126.526.629.929.829.1
  Total 32.535.930.430.532.633.633.3
Total
  Male 7.18.78.78.47.39.49.1
  Female 61.764.260.757.062.262.868.6
  Total 68.872.969.465.469.572.277.7
All family units
In employment
  Male 195.5189.5197.0206.0209.9208.8221.7
  Female 177.1177.0181.8184.3187.9195.8203.1
  Total 372.7366.5378.8390.3397.8404.5424.8
Unemployed
  Male 21.123.322.717.915.014.99.7
  Female 15.115.017.013.911.312.79.1
  Total 36.238.339.731.826.427.518.9
Not in the labour force
  Male 68.772.672.269.374.268.070.7
  Female 143.4143.5143.1134.4142.3138.2141.8
  Total 212.1216.0215.3203.7216.6206.2212.6
Total
  Male 285.3285.4291.9293.3299.2291.6302.2
  Female 335.6335.4341.8332.6341.5346.7354.1
  Total 620.9620.9633.7625.9640.7638.3656.2
Mid-East
Couple without children
In employment
  Male 23.425.321.421.320.822.520.1
  Female 19.920.818.818.418.121.620.0
  Total 43.446.140.239.739.044.140.1
Unemployed
  Male *[2.8]*****
  Female *******
  Total 4.24.4*[3.7]***
Not in the labour force
  Male 14.216.416.817.917.118.318.2
  Female 16.220.520.221.519.918.317.5
  Total 30.436.937.039.437.036.635.7
Total
  Male 40.044.540.041.638.841.738.7
  Female 37.942.939.941.239.540.838.2
  Total 78.087.479.982.878.382.576.9
Couple with children
In employment
  Male 70.169.973.073.174.475.176.2
  Female 48.148.148.651.653.851.658.0
  Total 118.2118.0121.6124.7128.2126.7134.1
Unemployed
  Male 9.810.010.66.6[4.8][4.2]*
  Female [2.9]4.56.0[3.4][3.2]**
  Total 12.714.516.510.08.07.9[4.3]
Not in the labour force
  Male 8.99.58.28.311.511.111.3
  Female 33.933.334.433.131.331.932.1
  Total 42.942.842.641.342.843.043.3
Total
  Male 88.989.491.888.090.790.490.2
  Female 84.986.089.088.088.387.291.6
  Total 173.8175.3180.8176.0179.0177.6181.8
Lone parent
In employment
  Male *******
  Female 10.48.08.99.610.512.18.8
  Total 11.79.09.711.211.912.610.1
Unemployed
  Male *******
  Female *[2.4]*****
  Total [2.3][2.9][2.8]****
Not in the labour force
  Male *******
  Female 9.610.08.59.89.38.910.4
  Total 11.111.19.311.010.49.711.1
Total
  Male [3.2]**[3.2]***
  Female 21.920.519.620.821.221.720.1
  Total 25.122.921.824.124.023.122.5
All family units
In employment
  Male 94.996.195.196.196.798.197.6
  Female 78.477.076.479.682.485.386.8
  Total 173.3173.0171.5175.7179.0183.4184.4
Unemployed
  Male 12.713.213.09.45.8[5.3]*
  Female 6.68.59.06.06.1[5.1]*
  Total 19.321.822.115.412.010.4[6.8]
Not in the labour force
  Male 24.627.025.827.429.830.130.1
  Female 59.763.863.164.460.559.260.0
  Total 84.390.888.991.890.389.390.1
Total
  Male 132.1136.3134.0132.8132.3133.5131.3
  Female 144.8149.3148.5150.1149.0149.7149.9
  Total 276.9285.6282.5282.9281.3283.2281.3
Mid-West
Couple without children
In employment
  Male 17.318.016.014.515.515.314.9
  Female 15.315.314.212.513.915.312.6
  Total 32.633.330.227.029.430.627.5
Unemployed
  Male [2.4][2.2]*****
  Female *******
  Total 3.83.5[2.8]****
Not in the labour force
  Male 13.214.817.216.715.214.713.3
  Female 15.317.217.219.316.516.217.3
  Total 28.432.034.436.031.731.030.6
Total
  Male 32.935.034.932.032.731.029.1
  Female 32.033.832.632.931.332.230.6
  Total 64.968.867.464.964.063.159.7
Couple with children 
In employment
  Male 42.541.842.942.847.746.546.1
  Female 32.631.232.431.834.635.035.4
  Total 75.172.975.474.682.381.481.5
Unemployed
  Male 6.96.86.75.4[3.7]**
  Female 4.53.13.8[3.4][3.0]**
  Total 11.410.010.58.86.8[4.7]*
Not in the labour force
  Male 6.86.36.16.07.67.56.4
  Female 17.918.616.817.918.920.618.5
  Total 24.724.922.923.926.528.125.0
Total
  Male 56.154.955.854.359.056.654.8
  Female 55.052.953.053.156.557.754.5
  Total 111.1107.8108.8107.4115.5114.3109.3
Lone parent
In employment
  Male *******
  Female 5.85.25.75.35.85.87.1
  Total 7.06.06.87.07.07.18.0
Unemployed
  Male *******
  Female *******
  Total [1.9][2.2]*****
Not in the labour force
  Male *******
  Female 5.97.25.96.7[5.0]6.46.3
  Total 7.08.17.07.95.77.27.4
Total
  Male [2.6][2.1][2.4][3.2]***
  Female 13.314.213.513.412.713.214.8
  Total 15.916.315.816.614.815.716.7
All family units
In employment
  Male 61.060.660.059.064.563.061.8
  Female 53.751.752.449.654.256.155.1
  Total 114.7112.3112.4108.6118.7119.1117.0
Unemployed
  Male 9.79.38.66.75.8[4.0]*
  Female 7.46.36.85.95.9[3.7]*
  Total 17.115.715.412.511.77.7[5.8]
Not in the labour force
  Male 21.022.024.323.923.523.020.8
  Female 39.143.039.943.940.443.342.2
  Total 60.165.064.367.864.066.363.0
Total
  Male 91.692.093.089.593.890.085.9
  Female 100.3101.099.199.4100.5103.199.8
  Total 191.9193.0192.1188.9194.4193.1185.7
South-East
Couple without children
In employment
  Male 19.519.920.820.121.021.422.4
  Female 16.917.219.518.118.217.220.5
  Total 36.537.140.338.239.238.643.0
Unemployed
  Male [2.6]*[3.1]****
  Female *******
  Total 4.1[3.2]4.9[3.7][3.9]**
Not in the labour force
  Male 20.820.521.520.920.119.823.2
  Female 24.023.425.624.324.422.628.7
  Total 44.743.947.145.244.542.351.9
Total
  Male 43.042.245.443.443.742.946.8
  Female 42.342.046.943.643.941.049.9
  Total 85.384.292.387.187.683.996.7
Couple with children
In employment
  Male 50.454.952.756.257.058.858.7
  Female 37.640.639.345.545.744.446.0
  Total 88.095.592.0101.7102.8103.1104.7
Unemployed
  Male 12.211.910.18.07.26.3[4.2]
  Female 5.95.35.8****
  Total 18.217.215.910.79.69.2[5.3]
Not in the labour force
  Male 11.210.19.99.55.97.79.5
  Female 26.327.525.324.122.025.726.0
  Total 37.537.535.233.627.933.335.5
Total
  Male 73.876.972.673.770.172.772.4
  Female 69.873.470.472.270.272.973.1
  Total 143.7150.3143.0145.9140.3145.7145.5
Lone parent
In employment
  Male *******
  Female 9.58.59.48.49.011.79.8
  Total 10.99.910.29.411.013.011.3
Unemployed
  Male *******
  Female [2.3][2.5]*****
  Total [3.0][3.0][2.7]****
Not in the labour force
  Male [2.2]******
  Female 11.011.69.311.010.18.88.9
  Total 13.213.010.512.311.410.410.6
Total
  Male 4.3[3.2][2.5][2.5][3.7][3.5][3.2]
  Female 22.822.620.921.121.321.419.7
  Total 27.125.923.423.625.024.822.9
All family units
In employment
  Male 71.476.274.277.380.181.582.6
  Female 64.066.368.272.072.873.276.4
  Total 135.4142.5142.4149.3153.0154.8159.0
Unemployed
  Male 15.514.213.710.610.08.5[5.4]
  Female 9.79.29.85.66.1[5.0]*
  Total 25.223.523.516.216.113.58.2
Not in the labour force
  Male 34.231.932.631.727.329.034.4
  Female 61.362.560.259.456.557.163.6
  Total 95.594.492.891.183.886.198.1
Total          
  Male 121.1122.3120.5119.6117.4119.1122.4
  Female 135.0138.0138.2137.0135.4135.3142.8
  Total 256.1260.4258.7256.6252.9254.4265.2
South-West
Couple without children
In employment
  Male 26.424.925.424.630.326.226.3
  Female 24.021.822.421.524.821.624.3
  Total 50.446.647.746.155.147.950.6
Unemployed
  Male 3.43.5[2.6][3.3]***
  Female *******
  Total 4.74.64.15.3[3.6]**
Not in the labour force
  Male 24.226.426.926.523.824.629.1
  Female 27.329.230.228.629.730.433.2
  Total 51.555.657.255.153.555.062.2
Total
  Male 54.054.854.954.356.152.156.6
  Female 52.652.054.252.156.152.658.3
  Total 106.5106.9109.1106.4112.2104.8114.9
Couple with children
In employment
  Male 71.376.378.979.677.984.586.1
  Female 54.555.657.457.356.659.960.8
  Total 125.8131.9136.2136.9134.4144.4146.9
Unemployed
  Male 12.311.97.87.67.4[5.1]*
  Female 4.24.13.8[3.9][3.8]**
  Total 16.616.011.611.511.27.4[4.1]
Not in the labour force
  Male 14.312.511.611.511.112.610.9
  Female 39.535.534.934.834.237.236.1
  Total 53.848.046.646.345.349.947.0
Total
  Male 97.9100.798.298.696.4102.299.7
  Female 98.395.196.196.094.599.498.3
  Total 196.2195.9194.3194.6190.9201.7198.0
Lone parent
In employment
  Male **[2.5]****
  Female 11.613.912.311.311.911.813.2
  Total 13.415.614.813.313.213.714.5
Unemployed
  Male *******
  Female *[2.8][2.6]****
  Total [2.1]3.2[3.1]*[2.5]**
Not in the labour force
  Male *******
  Female 13.112.812.213.412.812.911.7
  Total 14.714.313.715.514.114.812.5
Total
  Male 3.73.64.54.9[2.9][3.9]*
  Female 26.529.527.226.826.826.825.7
  Total 30.233.031.731.729.830.727.8
All family units
In employment
  Male 99.4102.8106.7106.3109.5112.6113.6
  Female 90.191.392.090.093.293.398.3
  Total 189.6194.1198.8196.3202.8205.9212.0
Unemployed
  Male 16.015.810.911.59.76.5*
  Female 7.38.08.08.17.6[5.0]*
  Total 23.423.818.919.617.211.57.0
Not in the labour force
  Male 40.240.540.140.136.339.240.9
  Female 79.977.477.476.876.680.580.9
  Total 120.0117.9117.4116.9112.9119.7121.7
Total
  Male 155.6159.1157.7157.8155.5158.3158.5
  Female 177.3176.6177.4175.0177.5178.8182.3
  Total 332.9335.8335.1332.8332.9337.1340.7
State
Couple without children
In employment
  Male 194.7190.2191.5194.4197.1204.7201.1
  Female 174.8167.4167.0167.6167.3177.9174.4
  Total 369.4357.6358.5362.0364.4382.7375.5
Unemployed
  Male 23.322.320.418.215.211.57.9
  Female 13.112.611.210.28.99.3[6.2]
  Total 36.334.931.628.424.220.814.1
Not in the labour force
  Male 157.2167.5171.2167.1168.5169.8176.1
  Female 179.5191.9201.0196.3196.9198.0205.8
  Total 336.7359.5372.2363.4365.4367.8381.9
Total
  Male 375.1380.0383.1379.7380.9386.0385.2
  Female 367.4372.0379.1374.1373.1385.2386.3
  Total 742.5752.0762.3753.7754.0771.2771.5
Couple with children
In employment
  Male 500.1503.5520.3532.7552.1544.8564.8
  Female 372.4370.8377.9387.4404.4402.0417.0
  Total 872.5874.3898.1920.1956.5946.9981.8
Unemployed
  Male 80.683.571.557.748.440.528.6
  Female 33.636.338.829.725.423.011.5
  Total 114.2119.8110.387.473.863.540.0
Not in the labour force
  Male 97.093.585.483.781.581.287.6
  Female 253.4247.2244.1240.0233.2235.1238.4
  Total 350.3340.7329.4323.6314.7316.3326.0
Total
  Male 677.8680.4677.2674.1682.1666.6681.0
  Female 659.3654.2660.7657.1663.0660.2666.9
  Total 1,337.11,334.71,337.91,331.11,345.11,326.71,347.8
Lone parent
In employment
  Male 11.510.411.812.912.114.314.3
  Female 85.987.087.482.485.992.399.2
  Total 97.497.499.295.398.0106.6113.5
Unemployed
  Male [3.8][3.2][3.3][3.5]***
  Female 17.318.220.414.714.310.810.7
  Total 21.021.423.718.216.812.912.0
Not in the labour force
  Male 11.812.811.713.112.011.510.6
  Female 95.797.584.291.192.189.890.9
  Total 107.5110.395.9104.2104.2101.3101.5
Total
  Male 27.026.426.729.426.727.926.2
  Female 198.8202.7192.1188.3192.3192.8200.8
  Total 225.9229.1218.8217.7219.0220.7227.0
All family units
In employment
  Male 706.2704.0723.6739.9761.4763.8780.3
  Female 633.1625.2632.3637.4657.6672.3690.5
  Total 1,339.31,329.21,355.91,377.31,419.01,436.11,470.8
Unemployed
  Male 107.7109.095.279.466.254.137.8
  Female 63.967.170.454.548.643.028.4
  Total 171.6176.1165.5134.0114.897.266.1
Not in the labour force
  Male 266.0273.8268.3263.8262.0262.5274.3
  Female 528.5536.7529.3527.4522.2522.9535.1
  Total 794.5810.4797.6791.2784.3785.4809.4
Total
  Male 1,079.91,086.81,087.01,083.21,089.71,080.41,092.3
  Female 1,225.51,228.91,231.91,219.41,228.41,238.21,254.0
  Total 2,305.42,315.72,319.02,302.52,318.12,318.62,346.4
Note: For the purpose of this table, an adult member of a family unit is either a lone parent or a member of a couple. Never married persons (regardless of age) living with a parent or parents are defined as children provided those persons are themselves not part of a separate family unit. In addition users should note that the grossing factors assigned to each spouse within a family unit may differ.
Table 8 Adult members of family units classified by composition of detailed family unit, ILO Economic Status and sex
'000
Family unit type/ILO Economic Status/SexQ2 11Q2 12Q2 13Q2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17
Couple without children
At least one partner aged under 45
In employment
  Male 97.991.889.088.484.988.786.9
  Female 94.486.584.180.478.483.778.9
  Total 192.4178.3173.1168.9163.3172.4165.8
Unemployed
  Male 11.811.08.36.2[5.0][5.1]*
  Female 8.36.4[4.6][4.7][3.4][5.5]*
  Total 20.117.412.910.88.310.7[6.4]
Not in the labour force
  Male 5.25.25.4[3.3][3.9][5.7][5.3]
  Female 7.79.28.67.58.08.19.1
  Total 12.914.414.010.912.013.814.5
Total
  Male 115.0108.0102.797.993.899.695.4
  Female 110.4102.197.392.689.897.391.3
  Total 225.4210.1200.0190.6183.6196.9186.7
Both partners aged 45 to 64
In employment
  Male 87.087.389.592.895.699.297.5
  Female 74.776.276.880.781.685.286.7
  Total 161.7163.5166.3173.4177.2184.4184.2
Unemployed
  Male 11.311.211.912.010.36.2[4.7]
  Female 4.76.16.45.45.4[3.7]*
  Total 16.117.418.317.415.79.97.5
Not in the labour force
  Male 59.461.758.158.954.956.052.8
  Female 73.775.775.576.471.069.366.4
  Total 133.1137.5133.6135.2126.0125.2119.2
Total          
  Male 157.7160.3159.5163.6160.8161.4155.0
  Female 153.2158.0158.7162.5158.1158.2156.0
  Total 310.9318.3318.2326.1318.9319.6311.0
At least one partner aged 65 or more
In employment
  Male 9.711.113.013.216.616.916.7
  Female 5.74.86.26.57.39.08.7
  Total 15.415.919.119.723.925.925.5
Unemployed
  Male *******
  Female *******
  Total *******
Not in the labour force
  Male 92.5100.6107.7104.9109.6108.1118.0
  Female 98.1106.9116.8112.4117.8120.7130.3
  Total 190.7207.5224.6217.3227.5228.7248.2
Total
  Male 102.4111.7121.0118.1126.2125.1134.8
  Female 103.8111.9123.1119.0125.3129.7139.1
  Total 206.2223.6244.1237.1251.5254.7273.9
Total all couples without children
In employment
  Male 194.7190.2191.5194.4197.1204.7201.1
  Female 174.8167.4167.0167.6167.3177.9174.4
  Total 369.4357.6358.5362.0364.4382.7375.5
Unemployed
  Male 23.322.320.418.215.211.57.9
  Female 13.112.611.210.28.99.3[6.2]
  Total 36.334.931.628.424.220.814.1
Not in the labour force
  Male 157.2167.5171.2167.1168.5169.8176.1
  Female 179.5191.9201.0196.3196.9198.0205.8
  Total 336.7359.5372.2363.4365.4367.8381.9
Total
  Male 375.1380.0383.1379.7380.9386.0385.2
  Female 367.4372.0379.1374.1373.1385.2386.3
  Total 742.5752.0762.3753.7754.0771.2771.5
 
Couple with children
At least 1 child aged under 5 and no child aged 15 or over
In employment
  Male 214.2218.1221.5220.5227.9216.2218.6
  Female 157.4157.5162.0160.6167.2159.9161.5
  Total 371.6375.6383.5381.1395.1376.0380.2
Unemployed
  Male 40.338.433.623.518.014.911.2
  Female 16.218.018.312.310.28.7[3.8]
  Total 56.556.452.035.828.223.615.0
Not in the labour force
  Male 18.215.616.912.112.99.513.8
  Female 91.383.681.974.373.669.272.2
  Total 109.599.298.886.486.578.786.0
Total
  Male 272.8272.1272.0256.0258.7240.6243.6
  Female 264.9259.1262.1247.2251.1237.8237.5
  Total 537.6531.2534.2503.3509.8478.4481.2
At least 1 child aged under 5 and at least 1 child aged 15 or over
In employment
  Male 12.612.513.914.014.015.613.2
  Female 7.47.07.97.58.910.09.0
  Total 20.019.521.821.522.925.522.1
Unemployed
  Male 3.93.9[4.1][4.2]***
  Female *******
  Total 4.75.55.25.1[3.6]**
Not in the labour force
  Male [3.0][2.5]*[3.2]***
  Female 10.69.310.111.98.28.58.1
  Total 13.511.811.815.010.510.311.0
Total
  Male 19.518.919.621.319.119.817.7
  Female 18.717.919.120.317.919.117.9
  Total 38.236.938.841.637.039.035.6
All children aged 5 to 14
In employment
  Male 79.187.990.995.897.9100.2110.5
  Female 60.267.265.272.072.677.984.2
  Total 139.3155.1156.1167.8170.5178.2194.7
Unemployed
  Male 13.114.28.410.59.17.8[4.4]
  Female 6.16.68.35.75.4[5.0]*
  Total 19.220.816.716.214.512.86.4
Not in the labour force
  Male 7.99.27.56.97.58.17.2
  Female 30.031.829.832.133.032.232.7
  Total 37.941.037.339.040.540.339.9
Total
  Male 100.1111.2106.7113.2114.4116.1122.1
  Female 96.4105.7103.3109.8111.0115.1118.9
  Total 196.5216.9210.1223.0225.4231.2241.0
No child aged under 5, at least 1 child aged 5 to 14 and at least 1 child aged 15 or over
In employment
  Male 66.865.868.872.575.671.781.7
  Female 48.645.446.450.552.750.455.9
  Total 115.4111.3115.2123.0128.3122.1137.6
Unemployed
  Male 9.311.210.96.38.86.4[5.8]
  Female [3.7]4.74.8[3.9][3.9][4.0]*
  Total 12.915.915.710.212.710.48.2
Not in the labour force
  Male 8.29.57.87.86.58.48.7
  Female 30.233.033.030.331.431.934.5
  Total 38.442.540.838.137.940.343.1
Total
  Male 84.386.587.686.690.986.596.1
  Female 82.483.284.284.788.086.392.8
  Total 166.7169.6171.7171.3178.9172.8188.9
All children aged 15 or over
In employment
  Male 127.5119.1125.1129.9136.8141.1140.8
  Female 98.893.696.496.8103.0103.9106.4
  Total 226.3212.7221.6226.7239.8245.0247.2
Unemployed
  Male 14.015.814.513.39.99.0[5.5]
  Female 6.85.46.36.95.0[4.6]*
  Total 20.821.220.820.214.913.68.0
Not in the labour force
  Male 59.756.751.553.852.353.355.1
  Female 91.389.489.291.387.093.491.0
  Total 151.0146.1140.7145.1139.3146.7146.0
Total
  Male 201.2191.7191.2196.9199.0203.4201.4
  Female 196.9188.3191.9195.0195.0201.9199.8
  Total 398.1380.0383.1391.9394.0405.3401.2
Total couples with children
In employment
  Male 500.1503.5520.3532.7552.1544.8564.8
  Female 372.4370.8377.9387.4404.4402.0417.0
  Total 872.5874.3898.1920.1956.5946.9981.8
Unemployed
  Male 80.683.571.557.748.440.528.6
  Female 33.636.338.829.725.423.011.5
  Total 114.2119.8110.387.473.863.540.0
Not in the labour force
  Male 97.093.585.483.781.581.287.6
  Female 253.4247.2244.1240.0233.2235.1238.4
  Total 350.3340.7329.4323.6314.7316.3326.0
Total
  Male 677.8680.4677.2674.1682.1666.6681.0
  Female 659.3654.2660.7657.1663.0660.2666.9
  Total 1,337.11,334.71,337.91,331.11,345.11,326.71,347.8
 
Lone parent
At least 1 child aged under 5 and no child aged 15 or over
In employment
  Male *******
  Female 22.321.320.817.918.619.017.4
  Total 23.022.221.419.319.920.418.2
Unemployed
  Male *******
  Female 6.77.05.5[4.1][3.9][3.4][3.0]
  Total 7.58.36.2[4.5][4.3][3.6][3.0]
Not in the labour force
  Male *******
  Female 27.326.922.923.022.119.416.7
  Total 28.127.523.223.422.519.617.0
Total
  Male *[2.8]*****
  Female 56.355.249.144.944.641.837.1
  Total 58.658.050.847.246.743.738.2
At least 1 child aged under 5 and at least 1 child aged 15 or over
In employment
  Male *******
  Female *******
  Total *******
Unemployed
  Male *******
  Female *******
  Total *******
Not in the labour force
  Male *******
  Female [2.8][3.1][2.8][3.3][3.1]*[3.6]
  Total [2.8][3.1][2.8][3.4][3.3]*[3.6]
Total
  Male *******
  Female 4.25.64.85.05.6[4.9]5.9
  Total 4.35.65.05.36.1[5.1]6.2
All children aged 5 to 14
In employment
  Male *******
  Female 23.021.724.520.820.224.525.4
  Total 25.023.326.522.622.126.627.7
Unemployed
  Male *******
  Female 5.45.57.05.2[3.7]**
  Total 6.36.07.86.24.7[3.6]*
Not in the labour force
  Male *******
  Female 12.915.011.012.613.811.712.5
  Total 13.816.112.313.514.812.713.4
Total
  Male [3.7][3.3][4.0][3.8][3.7][3.9][3.6]
  Female 41.342.242.538.537.839.040.5
  Total 45.045.446.542.341.542.844.1
No child aged under 5, at least 1 child aged 5 to 14 and at least 1 child aged 15 or over
In employment
  Male *******
  Female 8.410.210.28.711.010.513.3
  Total 9.611.211.59.612.012.114.5
Unemployed
  Male *******
  Female **[2.9]****
  Total **[3.2]****
Not in the labour force
  Male *******
  Female 7.58.97.87.47.49.38.2
  Total 7.89.58.07.98.29.98.5
Total
  Male *******
  Female 17.620.921.017.520.320.923.8
  Total 19.222.822.719.422.223.125.2
All children aged 15 or over
In employment
  Male 7.56.87.88.77.89.09.8
  Female 30.931.730.533.834.136.440.8
  Total 38.438.538.342.541.845.550.5
Unemployed
  Male *******
  Female [3.4]3.5[4.4][3.6][4.2][3.2]*
  Total 5.34.65.95.15.2[4.3][3.8]
Not in the labour force
  Male 9.810.59.911.19.79.79.1
  Female 45.243.739.744.945.746.649.9
  Total 55.154.249.656.055.456.359.0
Total
  Male 19.218.319.221.218.519.819.8
  Female 79.578.974.682.383.986.293.5
  Total 98.897.393.8103.6102.5106.0113.3
Total lone parents
In employment
  Male 11.510.411.812.912.114.314.3
  Female 85.987.087.482.485.992.399.2
  Total 97.497.499.295.398.0106.6113.5
Unemployed
  Male [3.8][3.2][3.3][3.5]***
  Female 17.318.220.414.714.310.810.7
  Total 21.021.423.718.216.812.912.0
Not in the labour force
  Male 11.812.811.713.112.011.510.6
  Female 95.797.584.291.192.189.890.9
  Total 107.5110.395.9104.2104.2101.3101.5
Total
  Male 27.026.426.729.426.727.926.2
  Female 198.8202.7192.1188.3192.3192.8200.8
  Total 225.9229.1218.8217.7219.0220.7227.0
 
Total family units
In employment
  Male 706.2704.0723.6739.9761.4763.8780.3
  Female 633.1625.2632.3637.4657.6672.3690.5
  Total 1,339.31,329.21,355.91,377.31,419.01,436.11,470.8
Unemployed
  Male 107.7109.095.279.466.254.137.8
  Female 63.967.170.454.548.643.028.4
  Total 171.6176.1165.5134.0114.897.266.1
Not in the labour force
  Male 266.0273.8268.3263.8262.0262.5274.3
  Female 528.5536.7529.3527.4522.2522.9535.1
  Total 794.5810.4797.6791.2784.3785.4809.4
Total
  Male 1,079.91,086.81,087.01,083.21,089.71,080.41,092.3
  Female 1,225.51,228.91,231.91,219.41,228.41,238.21,254.0
  Total 2,305.42,315.72,319.02,302.52,318.12,318.62,346.4
Note: For the purpose of this table, an adult member of a family unit is either a lone parent or a member of a couple. Never married persons (regardless of age) living with a parent or parents are defined as children provided those persons are themselves not part of a separate family unit. In addition users should note that the grossing factors assigned to each spouse within a family unit may differ.
Table 9 Employment rates1 of adult members of family units classified by composition of family unit and age of youngest child and employment rates of all other persons
%
Family unit and non-family unit type/SexQ2 11Q2 12Q2 13Q2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17
Adult members of family units without children
Couple without children
  Male73.572.473.875.477.278.780.2
  Female65.163.863.964.465.967.868.1
  Total69.267.968.769.771.473.073.9
 
Adult members of family units with children
Couple with children
  Youngest child aged 0-5
  Male77.679.280.784.687.189.088.7
  Female58.159.460.462.965.566.166.8
  Total68.069.670.773.976.577.677.9
  Youngest child aged 6-11
  Male79.778.283.284.384.685.688.8
  Female58.857.958.862.061.063.967.9
  Total69.468.371.373.373.074.878.5
  Youngest child aged 12-17
  Male79.276.379.882.485.785.186.4
  Female64.864.262.264.067.164.564.1
  Total72.070.371.073.276.474.875.3
  Youngest child aged 18 or greater
  Male69.668.973.474.676.678.080.1
  Female53.651.952.352.856.055.658.9
  Total61.460.162.363.265.966.369.0
  All children
  Male76.876.879.982.584.585.686.8
  Female58.558.558.961.063.063.365.1
  Total67.767.769.471.873.874.476.0
Lone parent
  Youngest child aged 0-5
  Male[32.4][34.2]*****
  Female39.038.541.138.341.144.645.7
  Total38.738.341.239.342.046.046.6
  Youngest child aged 6-11
  Male[61.0][48.0][55.6][47.6][37.9][60.3]*
  Female51.047.153.451.450.856.958.8
  Total51.647.153.551.149.757.259.8
  Youngest child aged 12-17
  Male55.655.755.866.5[75.6][70.4][65.0]
  Female59.861.162.661.661.762.465.8
  Total59.260.661.762.263.263.465.8
  Youngest child aged 18 or greater
  Male58.353.261.154.563.063.369.7
  Female53.456.253.658.459.059.459.7
  Total54.355.755.057.659.760.161.5
  All children
  Male54.650.057.056.759.966.269.8
  Female48.948.851.351.052.055.257.3
  Total49.548.951.951.752.856.458.5
Total of all adult members of family units with children (couples with children and lone parents)
  Youngest child aged 0-5
  Male77.278.880.584.386.888.988.6
  Female54.755.657.359.061.662.863.7
  Total65.166.468.170.973.474.975.4
  Youngest child aged 6-11
  Male79.377.682.683.583.484.988.5
  Female56.855.257.559.758.762.465.8
  Total66.765.268.670.469.972.576.0
  Youngest child aged 12-17
  Male78.175.678.781.885.484.585.6
  Female63.663.462.363.465.864.064.5
  Total70.168.869.671.674.473.173.8
  Youngest child aged 18 or greater
  Male68.867.872.472.875.776.979.2
  Female53.652.952.654.256.856.659.1
  Total60.259.461.162.264.965.267.6
  All children
  Male76.276.079.281.783.885.086.4
  Female56.456.457.359.060.761.663.5
  Total65.365.367.269.371.272.173.7
 
Total of all adult members of all family units (couples without children, couples with children and lone parents)
  Male75.575.177.880.182.283.384.8
  Female58.558.158.960.361.963.164.5
  Total66.365.967.569.471.272.373.8
 
Other persons
 Child members of family units
  Male34.233.635.535.539.942.441.8
  Female35.735.636.435.537.942.940.7
  Total34.934.535.935.539.042.641.4
 Single person households
  Male55.654.756.159.661.163.663.1
  Female66.464.564.262.664.264.165.4
  Total60.459.259.761.062.663.864.2
 All other persons not otherwise classified
  Male63.562.562.163.564.363.768.7
  Female71.468.769.264.960.863.268.3
  Total66.865.265.264.162.763.568.5
 Total of all other persons
  Male44.443.645.246.348.951.051.8
  Female49.048.649.147.848.151.651.5
  Total46.445.846.946.948.551.351.7
 
Total of all persons
 Male62.862.464.666.368.769.971.1
 Female55.655.255.956.457.659.560.4
 Total59.258.860.261.363.164.765.7
1 Employment rates include persons aged 15-64 only
Note: For the purpose of this table, an adult member of a family unit is either a lone parent or a member of a couple. Never married persons (regardless of age) living with a parent or parents are defined as children provided those persons are themselves not part of a separate family unit. In addition users should note that the grossing factors assigned to each spouse within a family unit may differ.
Table 10 Employment rates1 of adult members of family units classified by composition of family unit and number of children and employment rates of all other persons
%
Family unit and non-family unit type/SexQ2 11Q2 12Q2 13Q2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17
Adult members of family units without children
Couple without children
  Male73.572.473.875.477.278.780.2
  Female65.163.863.964.465.967.868.1
  Total69.267.968.769.771.473.073.9
 
Adult members of family units with children
Couple with children
  1 child
  Male73.775.178.282.082.982.985.7
  Female62.861.963.062.766.665.065.1
  Total68.268.570.572.274.773.775.2
  2 children
  Male79.578.682.384.186.887.588.7
  Female60.962.962.264.965.166.568.6
  Total70.270.972.374.676.077.078.7
  3 or more children
  Male77.076.178.380.883.385.885.4
  Female50.248.949.754.256.157.460.1
  Total63.862.864.267.669.971.673.0
  All children
  Male76.876.879.982.584.585.686.8
  Female58.558.558.961.063.063.365.1
  Total67.767.769.471.873.874.476.0
Lone parent
  1 child
  Male47.047.052.955.258.865.364.3
  Female52.253.154.655.156.562.062.7
  Total51.652.454.455.256.862.462.9
  2 children
  Male65.553.460.464.267.261.3[75.8]
  Female50.146.051.150.650.954.155.5
  Total51.646.651.951.952.354.857.4
  3 or more children
  Male[65.3][59.4]**[52.5]**
  Female37.041.341.138.240.937.545.3
  Total39.042.543.439.242.041.247.5
  All children
  Male54.650.057.056.759.966.269.8
  Female48.948.851.351.052.055.257.3
  Total49.548.951.951.752.856.458.5
 
Total of all adult members of family units with children (couples with children and lone parents)
  1 child
  Male72.373.576.880.481.781.984.5
  Female59.659.160.460.463.764.164.3
  Total64.965.267.368.871.371.572.7
  2 children
  Male79.178.281.983.886.486.988.4
  Female59.060.060.362.762.764.266.4
  Total68.368.570.372.673.674.676.6
  3 or more children
  Male76.875.978.280.482.885.785.4
  Female48.347.848.552.254.154.857.9
  Total61.861.162.665.667.769.370.9
  All children
  Male76.276.079.281.783.885.086.4
  Female56.456.457.359.060.761.663.5
  Total65.365.367.269.371.272.173.7
 
Total of all adult members of all family units (couples without children, couples with children and lone parents)
  Male75.575.177.880.182.283.384.8
  Female58.558.158.960.361.963.164.5
  Total66.365.967.569.471.272.373.8
 
Other persons
Child members of family units
  Male34.233.635.535.539.942.441.8
  Female35.735.636.435.537.942.940.7
  Total34.934.535.935.539.042.641.4
Single person households
  Male55.654.756.159.661.163.663.1
  Female66.464.564.262.664.264.165.4
  Total60.459.259.761.062.663.864.2
All other persons not otherwise classified
  Male63.562.562.163.564.363.768.7
  Female71.468.769.264.960.863.268.3
  Total66.865.265.264.162.763.568.5
Total of all other persons
  Male44.443.645.246.348.951.051.8
  Female49.048.649.147.848.151.651.5
  Total46.445.846.946.948.551.351.7
 
Total of all persons
 Male62.862.464.666.368.769.971.1
 Female55.655.255.956.457.659.560.4
 Total59.258.860.261.363.164.765.7
1 Employment rates include persons aged 15-64 only
Note: For the purpose of this table, an adult member of a family unit is either a lone parent or a member of a couple. Never married persons (regardless of age) living with a parent or parents are defined as children provided those persons are themselves not part of a separate family unit. In addition users should note that the grossing factors assigned to each spouse within a family unit may differ.
Table 11 Unemployment rates1 of adult members of family units classified by composition of family unit and age of youngest child and unemployment rates of all other persons
%
Family unit and non-family unit type/SexQ2 11Q2 12Q2 13Q2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17
Adult members of family units without children
Couple without children
  Male10.810.69.88.77.35.43.8
  Female7.07.06.35.75.15.03.4
  Total9.09.08.27.36.35.23.7
 
Adult members of family units with children
Couple with children
  Youngest child aged 0-5
  Male16.315.513.810.57.97.05.3
  Female9.310.610.37.35.95.22.6
  Total13.513.512.49.27.16.24.2
  Youngest child aged 6-11
  Male13.714.810.59.39.78.05.2
  Female9.510.410.97.77.67.12.7
  Total12.013.010.78.68.97.64.1
  Youngest child aged 12-17
  Male11.013.111.19.17.16.14.5
  Female5.85.57.66.55.75.33.1
  Total8.89.89.78.06.55.73.9
  Youngest child aged 18 or greater
  Male10.110.910.49.07.16.33.6
  Female6.65.96.46.63.93.72.3
  Total8.68.88.78.05.85.23.0
  All children
  Male13.914.212.19.88.16.94.8
  Female8.38.99.37.15.95.42.7
  Total11.612.110.98.77.26.33.9
Lone parent
  Youngest child aged 0-5
  Male*******
  Female22.524.021.619.117.815.213.4
  Total24.026.422.919.518.114.912.8
  Youngest child aged 6-11
  Male*******
  Female20.021.523.619.316.612.59.5
  Total20.221.923.721.318.713.59.5
  Youngest child aged 12-17
  Male27.0[18.1][26.3][20.2][7.8][8.3]*
  Female13.112.415.512.813.68.312.0
  Total15.313.017.013.812.98.311.7
  Youngest child aged 18 or greater
  Male18.513.413.116.113.311.89.2
  Female9.19.113.19.89.36.55.0
  Total11.310.013.111.210.17.66.0
  All children
  Male24.823.822.122.117.712.98.5
  Female16.717.318.915.214.310.59.8
  Total17.818.019.316.214.710.89.6
Total of all adult members of family units with children (couples with children and lone parents)
  Youngest child aged 0-5
  Male16.515.814.010.68.07.05.2
  Female11.212.611.78.67.36.43.9
  Total14.214.413.09.87.76.74.6
  Youngest child aged 6-11
  Male13.914.910.89.910.38.35.2
  Female12.113.014.310.19.58.24.2
  Total13.114.012.410.09.98.24.7
  Youngest child aged 12-17
  Male11.713.311.79.57.26.24.6
  Female7.57.29.78.07.66.05.6
  Total9.610.310.78.87.46.15.1
  Youngest child aged 18 or greater
  Male10.711.110.59.67.56.74.0
  Female7.26.88.17.55.34.53.1
  Total9.09.09.48.66.45.63.6
  All children
  Male14.214.512.310.18.37.14.9
  Female10.010.611.38.67.56.44.1
  Total12.212.711.99.47.96.84.5
 
Total of all adult members of all family units (couples without children, couples with children and lone parents)
  Male13.313.511.79.88.06.74.6
  Female9.29.710.07.96.96.04.0
  Total11.411.710.98.97.56.44.3
 
Other persons
Child members of family units
  Male35.236.532.129.322.520.416.9
  Female22.221.822.920.516.513.311.5
  Total30.130.728.425.820.117.514.7
Single person households
  Male21.321.420.915.814.713.511.5
  Female8.28.89.110.98.06.66.9
  Total15.515.615.713.611.610.69.5
All other persons not otherwise classified
  Male16.918.815.915.011.510.58.5
  Female6.68.07.27.56.76.75.4
  Total12.614.112.111.89.48.97.2
Total of all other persons
  Male27.328.425.322.117.916.313.3
  Female14.414.515.014.211.79.98.7
  Total22.022.620.918.815.313.611.4
 
Total of all persons
 Male17.818.215.913.611.19.87.4
 Female10.611.111.49.78.27.15.3
 Total14.615.013.911.99.88.66.4
1 Unemployment rates include persons aged 15-74 only
Note: For the purpose of this table, an adult member of a family unit is either a lone parent or a member of a couple. Never married persons (regardless of age) living with a parent or parents are defined as children provided those persons are themselves not part of a separate family unit. In addition users should note that the grossing factors assigned to each spouse within a family unit may differ.
Table 12 Unemployment rates1 of adult members of family units classified by composition of family unit and number of children and unemployment rates of all other persons
%
Family unit and non-family unit type/SexQ2 11Q2 12Q2 13Q2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17
Adult members of family units without children
Couple without children
  Male10.810.69.88.77.35.43.8
  Female7.07.06.35.75.15.03.4
  Total9.09.08.27.36.35.23.7
 
Adult members of family units with children
Couple with children
  1 child
  Male14.713.211.69.28.17.04.3
  Female8.88.89.76.85.85.23.0
  Total12.111.210.78.27.16.23.7
  2 children
  Male12.813.811.68.86.46.64.6
  Female7.78.68.37.35.75.22.7
  Total10.711.610.38.26.16.03.8
  3 or more children
  Male14.416.013.311.810.27.35.7
  Female8.29.710.47.26.35.92.3
  Total12.113.712.210.08.76.74.4
  All children
  Male13.914.212.19.88.16.94.8
  Female8.38.99.37.15.95.42.7
  Total11.612.110.98.77.26.33.9
Lone parent household
  1 child
  Male31.227.725.724.923.812.812.5
  Female17.618.018.415.314.28.38.7
  Total19.319.219.416.715.59.09.2
  2 children
  Male17.9[19.5][17.0][9.7][7.6][19.3][2.8]
  Female15.216.918.115.314.915.111.6
  Total15.617.118.014.714.115.610.5
  3 or more children
  Male*******
  Female16.415.522.814.713.67.19.9
  Total16.015.221.916.913.15.99.1
  All children
  Male24.823.822.122.117.712.98.5
  Female16.717.318.915.214.310.59.8
  Total17.818.019.316.214.710.89.6
Total of all adult members of family units with children (couples with children and lone parents)
  1 child
  Male15.513.812.210.08.87.34.7
  Female11.411.612.39.38.16.14.8
  Total13.412.712.39.78.56.74.8
  2 children
  Male12.913.811.78.86.56.94.6
  Female8.99.89.98.47.16.94.0
  Total11.112.010.98.66.76.94.3
  3 or more children
  Male14.415.913.412.010.27.25.7
  Female9.210.512.08.07.16.03.2
  Total12.313.812.810.38.96.74.6
  All children
  Male14.214.512.310.18.37.14.9
  Female10.010.611.38.67.56.44.1
  Total12.212.711.99.47.96.84.5
 
Total of all adult members of all family units (couples without children, couples with children and lone parents)
  Male13.313.511.79.88.06.74.6
  Female9.29.710.07.96.96.04.0
  Total11.411.710.98.97.56.44.3
 
Other persons
Child members of family units
  Male35.236.532.129.322.520.416.9
  Female22.221.822.920.516.513.311.5
  Total30.130.728.425.820.117.514.7
Single person households
  Male21.321.420.915.814.713.511.5
  Female8.28.89.110.98.06.66.9
  Total15.515.615.713.611.610.69.5
All other persons not otherwise classified
  Male16.918.815.915.011.510.58.5
  Female6.68.07.27.56.76.75.4
  Total12.614.112.111.89.48.97.2
Total of all other persons
  Male27.328.425.322.117.916.313.3
  Female14.414.515.014.211.79.98.7
  Total22.022.620.918.815.313.611.4
 
Total of all persons
 Male17.818.215.913.611.19.87.4
 Female10.611.111.49.78.27.15.3
 Total14.615.013.911.99.88.66.4
1 Unemployment rates include persons aged 15-74 only
Note: For the purpose of this table, an adult member of a family unit is either a lone parent or a member of a couple. Never married persons (regardless of age) living with a parent or parents are defined as children provided those persons are themselves not part of a separate family unit. In addition users should note that the grossing factors assigned to each spouse within a family unit may differ.
Table 13 Participation rates of adult members of family units classified by composition of family unit and age of youngest child and participation rates of all other persons
%
Family unit and non-family unit type/SexQ2 11Q2 12Q2 13Q2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17
Adult members of family units without children
Couple without children
  Male58.155.955.356.055.856.054.3
  Female51.148.447.047.547.248.646.7
  Total54.752.251.251.851.552.350.5
 
Adult members of family units with children
Couple with children
  Youngest child aged 0-5
  Male92.793.893.694.594.595.693.6
  Female64.166.567.367.869.669.868.6
  Total78.680.580.781.482.382.881.2
  Youngest child aged 6-11
  Male92.391.592.992.893.492.993.7
  Female64.964.666.167.166.068.869.9
  Total78.878.479.780.280.080.981.9
  Youngest child aged 12-17
  Male88.287.388.690.391.289.990.0
  Female68.767.867.268.371.168.066.1
  Total78.677.778.079.481.379.078.2
  Youngest child aged 18 or greater
  Male64.664.967.966.667.968.166.9
  Female48.947.348.647.950.148.349.8
  Total56.856.258.257.359.058.258.4
  All children
  Male85.786.387.487.688.087.887.1
  Female61.662.263.163.564.864.464.2
  Total73.874.575.475.776.676.275.8
Lone parent household
  Youngest child aged 0-5
  Male[66.7][80.3]*****
  Female50.350.752.447.349.952.652.8
  Total50.952.053.448.951.254.153.6
  Youngest child aged 6-11
  Male[78.1][65.3][73.0][76.7][63.0][77.9]*
  Female63.860.069.963.760.964.964.9
  Total64.760.370.164.861.166.166.0
  Youngest child aged 12-17
  Male74.168.374.278.6[80.5][73.8][70.9]
  Female68.769.874.170.471.468.074.8
  Total69.569.774.171.472.468.874.4
  Youngest child aged 18 or greater
  Male45.539.444.042.343.046.051.7
  Female37.737.639.138.338.541.039.2
  Total39.238.040.239.139.442.041.6
  All children
  Male56.351.556.355.655.158.759.7
  Female51.951.956.151.652.153.454.7
  Total52.451.856.252.152.454.155.3
Total of all adult members of family units with children (couples with children and lone parents)
  Youngest child aged 0-5
  Male92.593.793.694.494.395.693.5
  Female61.763.664.964.666.567.166.3
  Total75.977.678.378.579.580.379.0
  Youngest child aged 6-11
  Male92.091.092.492.492.792.593.4
  Female64.663.467.066.464.968.068.7
  Total76.775.878.378.277.578.979.8
  Youngest child aged 12-17
  Male87.686.587.989.890.889.289.3
  Female68.768.368.868.871.268.068.3
  Total77.276.477.478.280.077.477.6
  Youngest child aged 18 or greater
  Male62.762.265.463.865.465.965.3
  Female45.444.345.844.846.445.946.3
  Total53.052.154.453.154.754.554.4
  All children
  Male84.685.086.286.286.886.686.1
  Female59.359.861.560.862.061.962.0
  Total70.771.272.772.473.273.072.9
 
Total of all adult members of all family units (couples without children, couples with children and lone parents)
  Male75.474.875.375.676.075.774.9
  Female56.956.357.056.757.557.857.3
  Total65.565.065.665.666.266.165.5
 
Other persons
Child members of family units
  Male52.952.952.350.251.453.350.3
  Female45.845.547.244.745.349.446.0
  Total49.949.750.147.848.851.648.5
Single person households
  Male52.951.453.452.052.252.551.0
  Female35.135.835.535.134.634.234.5
  Total43.242.943.842.742.642.742.3
All other persons not otherwise classified
  Male71.671.368.769.366.965.969.9
  Female62.060.960.458.353.856.059.2
  Total67.266.464.864.260.661.365.1
Total of all other persons
  Male56.956.456.054.954.855.654.6
  Female45.645.545.944.443.445.244.7
  Total51.651.351.249.949.450.850.0
 
Total of all persons
 Male68.167.867.967.767.967.866.9
 Female53.252.853.452.652.853.653.1
 Total60.560.160.560.060.260.659.9
Note: For the purpose of this table, an adult member of a family unit is either a lone parent or a member of a couple. Never married persons (regardless of age) living with a parent or parents are defined as children provided those persons are themselves not part of a separate family unit. In addition users should note that the grossing factors assigned to each spouse within a family unit may differ.
Table 14 Participation rates of adult members of family units classified by composition of family unit and number of children and participation rates of all other persons
%
Family unit and non-family unit type/SexQ2 11Q2 12Q2 13Q2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17
Adult members of family units without children
Couple without children
  Male58.155.955.356.055.856.054.3
  Female51.148.447.047.547.248.646.7
  Total54.752.251.251.851.552.350.5
 
Adult members of family units with children
Couple with children
  1 child
  Male78.978.780.581.481.479.779.7
  Female63.462.664.861.965.262.060.3
  Total71.370.872.771.773.470.970.0
  2 children
  Male89.390.291.690.890.991.891.0
  Female65.168.167.268.968.369.269.5
  Total77.379.379.680.079.880.680.4
  3 or more children
  Male89.489.889.990.692.292.390.3
  Female54.654.055.258.159.760.961.4
  Total72.372.372.874.676.276.776.1
  All children
  Male85.786.387.487.688.087.887.1
  Female61.662.263.163.564.864.464.2
  Total73.874.575.475.776.676.275.8
Lone parent household
  1 child
  Male48.948.451.253.452.854.354.4
  Female52.052.955.551.951.653.753.5
  Total51.652.354.952.151.853.853.6
  2 children
  Male70.455.461.858.060.962.567.7
  Female56.252.159.255.655.959.760.3
  Total57.852.559.455.856.460.161.1
  3 or more children
  Male[69.3][63.8][79.5][65.2][55.8]**
  Female43.748.252.843.446.839.749.4
  Total45.849.355.045.547.843.051.1
  All children
  Male56.351.556.355.655.158.759.7
  Female51.951.956.151.652.153.454.7
  Total52.451.856.252.152.454.155.3
Total of all adult members of family units with children (couples with children and lone parents)
  1 child
  Male76.876.578.379.179.477.977.8
  Female59.759.361.858.560.859.358.0
  Total67.066.668.867.368.767.266.2
  2 children
  Male88.889.491.090.090.291.090.5
  Female63.565.265.866.866.167.467.9
  Total75.276.577.577.777.378.278.4
  3 or more children
  Male89.289.489.790.291.592.090.2
  Female53.053.154.956.257.958.159.6
  Total70.170.371.572.473.974.174.0
  All children
  Male84.685.086.286.286.886.686.1
  Female59.359.861.560.862.061.962.0
  Total70.771.272.772.473.273.072.9
 
Total of all adult members of all family units (couples without children, couples with children and lone parents)
  Male75.474.875.375.676.075.774.9
  Female56.956.357.056.757.557.857.3
  Total65.565.065.665.666.266.165.5
 
Other persons
Child members of family units
  Male52.952.952.350.251.453.350.3
  Female45.845.547.244.745.349.446.0
  Total49.949.750.147.848.851.648.5
Single person households
  Male52.951.453.452.052.252.551.0
  Female35.135.835.535.134.634.234.5
  Total43.242.943.842.742.642.742.3
All other persons not otherwise classified
  Male71.671.368.769.366.965.969.9
  Female62.060.960.458.353.856.059.2
  Total67.266.464.864.260.661.365.1
Total of all other persons
  Male56.956.456.054.954.855.654.6
  Female45.645.545.944.443.445.244.7
  Total51.651.351.249.949.450.850.0
 
Total of all persons
 Male68.167.867.967.767.967.866.9
 Female53.252.853.452.652.853.653.1
 Total60.560.160.560.060.260.659.9
Note: For the purpose of this table, an adult member of a family unit is either a lone parent or a member of a couple. Never married persons (regardless of age) living with a parent or parents are defined as children provided those persons are themselves not part of a separate family unit. In addition users should note that the grossing factors assigned to each spouse within a family unit may differ.
Table 15 Duration of unemployment of adult members of family units classified by composition of family unit and sex
'000
Family unit type/Duration of unemployment/SexQ2 11Q2 12Q2 13Q2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17
Couple without children
Less than 1 year
  Male 9.68.37.05.95.1[4.3]*
  Female 7.06.05.45.1[3.8][4.5]*
  Total 16.614.412.411.08.98.86.7
1 year or over
  Male 13.213.813.412.110.16.9[4.6]
  Female 6.06.45.74.95.1[4.3]*
  Total 19.220.319.117.015.211.27.1
Not stated
  Male *******
  Female *******
  Total *******
Total
  Male 23.322.320.418.215.211.57.9
  Female 13.112.611.210.28.99.3[6.2]
  Total 36.334.931.628.424.220.814.1
Couple with children
Less than 1 year
  Male 28.221.920.518.314.213.49.5
  Female 15.316.118.413.512.614.26.6
  Total 43.538.039.031.726.927.616.2
1 year or over
  Male 52.161.250.338.933.025.717.8
  Female 18.019.820.216.112.88.7[4.6]
  Total 70.181.170.555.045.834.422.4
Not stated
  Male *******
  Female *******
  Total *******
Total
  Male 80.683.571.557.748.440.528.6
  Female 33.636.338.829.725.423.011.5
  Total 114.2119.8110.387.473.863.540.0
Lone parent
Less than 1 year
  Male *******
  Female 8.18.39.36.36.6[4.4][4.9]
  Total 8.99.69.87.17.2[5.0]5.4
1 year or over
  Male [3.0]*[2.7]****
  Female 8.99.711.18.27.66.15.5
  Total 11.911.713.910.79.67.56.4
Not stated
  Male *******
  Female *******
  Total *******
Total
  Male [3.8][3.2][3.3][3.5]***
  Female 17.318.220.414.714.310.810.7
  Total 21.021.423.718.216.812.912.0
All family units
Less than 1 year
  Male 38.631.528.125.119.918.313.1
  Female 30.430.433.124.823.023.115.1
  Total 69.061.961.249.942.941.428.2
1 year or over
  Male 68.377.066.453.445.034.023.3
  Female 32.936.037.029.225.519.112.6
  Total 101.2113.0103.582.670.553.135.9
Not stated
  Male *******
  Female *******
  Total *******
Total
  Male 107.7109.095.279.466.254.137.8
  Female 63.967.170.454.548.643.028.4
  Total 171.6176.1165.5134.0114.897.266.1
Note: For the purpose of this table, an adult member of a family unit is either a lone parent or a member of a couple. Never married persons (regardless of age) living with a parent or parents are defined as children provided those persons are themselves not part of a separate family unit. In addition users should note that the grossing factors assigned to each spouse within a family unit may differ.

Background Notes

Purpose of Survey

The Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) began in September 1997, replacing the annual April Labour Force Survey (LFS). The purpose of the survey is the production of quarterly labour force estimates and occasional reports on special social topics. The survey meets the requirements of Council Regulation (EC) No. 577/98, adopted in March 1998, which requires the introduction of quarterly labour force surveys in EU member states.

Reference Period

Information is collected continuously throughout the year from households surveyed each week in each quarter.   Up to and including the fourth quarter of 2008 the QNHS operated on a seasonal quarter basis since its establishment in Q4 1997.  As of the first quarter of 2009 the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) is now undertaken on a calendar quarter basis.

 The reference quarters for survey results are:

Q1 - January to March, Q2 - April to June, Q3 - July to September and Q4 - October to December.

Data Collection

Information is collected on tablet computers, using computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI) software.

Sample Design

A two-stage sample design is used. A new sample was introduced in Q4 2012 following the 2011 Census of Population and an additional new sample also based on the 2011 Census of Population will be introduced incrementally from Q3 2016. The sample frame of households is clustered into blocks (small areas) with each block containing a minimum of 60 occupied households on the night of the 2011 Census of Population. In the case of the sample introduced in 2012 the sample frame is stratified using administrative county and population density while the sample introduced in 2016 is stratified using administrative county and the Pobal HP (Haase and Pratschke) Deprivation Index. In the first stage 1,300 blocks are selected using Probability Proportional to Size (PPS) sampling and in the second stage 20 households are selected using Simple Random Sampling (SRS). This ensures that each household in the sample frame has an equal probability of selection and results in a total quarterly sample of 26,000 households. The actual achieved sample varies over time depending on the level of response.

The number of valid responding households in Q2 2017 was 15,287.

Households are asked to take part in the survey for five consecutive quarters and are then replaced by other households in the same block. Thus, one fifth of the households in the survey are replaced each quarter and the QNHS sample involves an overlap of 80% between consecutive quarters and 20% between the same quarter in consecutive years. As the new sample based on the 2011 Census of Population was introduced incrementally across each quarter from Q4 2012 to Q4 2013, the new sample is fully effective from Q4 2013.

The survey results are weighted to agree with population estimates broken down by age, sex and region and are also calibrated to nationality control totals. The population estimates for April of each year are published in a separate release.

Estimated number of households

The average grossing factor of all members of a household is used to calculate the number of households. As a result, the number of households should be treated as indicative only.

Family unit coding

For the purpose of the data in this release it can be noted that an adult member of a family unit is either a lone parent or a member of a couple. Never married persons (regardless of age) living with a parent or parents are defined as children provided those persons are themselves not part of a separate family unit. In addition users should note that the adjustment factors assigned to each spouse within a family unit may differ.

 A family unit itself consists of either:

1. a married couple, or

2. a married couple and one or more of their never-married children, or

3. one parent and one or more of his or her never-married children, or

4. a couple living together (with never-married children, if any) who are not married to each other, where it is clear that the couple form a “de facto” family unit.

Households may contain more than one family unit or may contain a family together with other persons not in a family unit as defined above.

Jobless Households

The Quarterly National Household Survey is the official source of data for the jobless household indicator.

The indicator "People aged 18 - 59 years living in jobless households" is calculated as the share of persons aged 18 - 59 who are living in households where no one is in employment. Students aged 18 - 24 who live in households composed solely of students (persons who have indicated that their Principal Economic Status is Student) of the same age class are not included. The indicator "People aged 0 - 17 years living in jobless households" is calculated as the share of persons aged 0 - 17 who are living in households where no one is in employment.

Comparison to Census of Population results

The data in this release is not directly comparable to the results from the Census of Population. Both sources are collected in different ways and this can lead to differences in estimates between the two sources. In addition, as noted above, the QNHS is a voluntary sample survey, while the Census of Population is a mandatory survey of the entire population. In addition, the Census of Population is a self-completed paper questionnaire whereas a face to face interviewer asks the QNHS questions using computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI) and that may lead to differences in understanding and interpreting the questions.

Statistical significance

All estimates based on sample surveys are subject to error, some of which is measurable. Where an estimate is statistically significantly different from another estimate it means that we can be 95% confident that differences between those two estimates are not due to sampling error.

Usual residence and de facto population concepts

Up to and including Q1 2006 the annual population estimates were calculated using the de facto definition of population (i.e. all persons present in the State). From Q2 2006 onwards a new concept of usual residence has been used, i.e. all persons usually resident and present in the state plus absent persons who are usually resident in Ireland but are temporarily away from home and outside the State.

ILO Labour Force Classification

The primary classification used for the QNHS results is the ILO (International Labour Office) labour force classification.  Labour Force Survey data on this basis have been published since 1988.  The ILO classification distinguishes the following main subgroups of the population aged 15 or over:

In Employment: Persons who worked in the week before the survey for one hour or more for payment or profit, including work on the family farm or business and all persons who had a job but were not at work because of illness, holidays etc. in the week.

Unemployed: Persons aged 15 to 74 who, in the week before the survey, were without work and available for work within the next two weeks, and had taken specific steps, in the preceding four weeks, to find work.

Inactive Population (not in labour force): All other persons.

The labour force comprises persons employed plus unemployed.

Participation, Employment and Unemployment Rates

The rates given in this release are based on the ILO classification.  The Participation Rate is the number of persons in the labour force expressed as a percentage of the total population aged 15 or over. The Employment Rate is the number of employed persons aged 15 to 64 expressed as a percentage of the total population aged 15 to 64.  The Unemployment Rate is the number of unemployed persons aged 15 to 74 expressed as a percentage of the total labour force aged 15-74.

Duration of Unemployment

The duration of unemployment is the length of time since a person last had a job or began looking for work, whichever is more recent.  The long-term unemployment rate is the number of persons unemployed for one year or more expressed as a percentage of the total labour force aged 15 to 74 years.

NUTS2 and NUTS3 regions

The regional classifications in this release are based on the NUTS (Nomenclature of Territorial Units) classification used by Eurostat.  The NUTS3 regions correspond to the eight Regional Authorities established under the Local Government Act, 1991 (Regional Authorities) (Establishment) Order, 1993, which came into operation on 1 January 1994. The NUTS2 regions, which were proposed by Government and agreed by Eurostat in 1999, are groupings of the NUTS3 regions. The composition of the regions is set out below.

Border, Midland and Western NUTS2 Region      Southern and Eastern NUTS2 Region          
Border Cavan Dublin Dublin City
  Donegal   Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown
  Leitrim   Fingal
  Louth   South Dublin
  Monaghan    
  Sligo Mid-East Kildare
      Meath
Midland Laois   Wicklow
  Longford Mid-West Clare
  Offaly   Limerick City
  Westmeath   Limerick County
      North Tipperary
West Galway City    
  Galway County South-East Carlow
  Mayo   Kilkenny
  Roscommon   South Tipperary
      Waterford City
      Waterford County
      Wexford
       
    South-West Cork City
      Cork County
      Kerry

Reliability of Estimates Presented

Estimates for number of persons where there are less than 30 persons in a cell are too small to be considered reliable. These estimates are presented with an asterisk (*) in the relevant tables.

Where there are 30-49 persons in a cell, estimates are considered to have a wider margin of error and should be treated with caution. These cells are presented with parentheses [ ].

In the case of rates, these limits apply to the denominator used in generating the rate. In the case of annual changes, both the current year and the preceding year are taken into account when deciding whether the estimate should be suppressed or flagged as having a wider margin of error.

Calculation of Rates and Estimates of Change

Rates and estimates of change presented in this release are calculated from whole unrounded numbers. Due to rounding, these may differ from the rates and estimates of change calculated from the rounded volumes presented in the tables.

Interpretation of volume and rate changes

The overall change in the number of people employed, unemployed, in the labour force and not in the labour force is a function both of changes in the population as well as changes in the proportion of people with that status. Therefore, in interpreting changes in the volume of persons who are employed, unemployed etc, both changes in population and changes in the relevant rates should be considered.

In recent years there has been a natural decline in the number of people in younger age groups arising from the falling number of births through the 1980’s until 1994 when a low of 48,255 births was recorded (compared with 74,278 in 2009). For example there were 326,030 people born in Ireland between 1982 and 1986 and, all other things being equal, these people would have been in the 20-24 age group in 2006. However between 1986 and 1990 there were nearly 50,000 fewer births which would create a natural decrease in the 20-24 age group of close to 50,000 between 2006 and 2010.

In addition to natural changes in population, net migration has been a significant feature of population change in Ireland in recent years and net migration has also been most heavily concentrated in younger age groups. Evidence shows that migration is also most heavily concentrated in the 20-24 and 25-34 age groups. As a result of both natural decrease and net outward migration, the population of persons in the younger age groups has fallen and this should be borne in mind when considering the changes in the number of people in these age groups who are employed, unemployed and in the labour force.

Main QNHS release and data series

The quarterly QNHS release can be accessed through the CSO website and is available, along with other additional series, at the link below:

http://www.cso.ie/shorturl.aspx/435

Labour market data can also be accessed from Statbank, the CSO’s main data dissemination service which can be accessed through the CSO website at the link below:

http://www.cso.ie/shorturl.aspx/78

Implications of Census 2016 Final Results            

The QNHS results are weighted using population estimates which are generated on anongoing basis. Historically every 5 years the Census of Population results have been used to revise these population estimates, and QNHS results are revised as a consequence.

The population concept of usual residence is used for the QNHS, i.e. all persons usually resident and present in the State plus absent persons who are usually resident in Ireland but are temporarily away from home and outside the State.

The final Census count was published on April 6 2017. The total for this usually resident population concept which was enumerated on Census Night, April 24 2016, was 4,739,597 persons, while the existing estimate for the usually resident population for April 2016 is 4,673,700 as detailed in the 2016 Population and Migration Estimates release. There is a difference, therefore, of just over 65,900 or 1.4% between the two figures.

The CSO is in the process of revising the population estimates for 2012 to 2016 based on this final Census count. Estimates of persons employed and unemployed will then be revised in line with the higher population totals when available. However, in terms of trends, the impacts would be expected to be relatively low as the population difference is introduced incrementally over the period.  In  the  case  of  rates (unemployment rate, employment rate, participation rate) these are likely to have a lower level of  difference  as  the  population  increase  would  be  reflected  both  in  the  denominator  and  the numerator.  In  the  case  of  the  unemployment  rate  for  example,  changes  in  both  the  numbers unemployed  and  the  numbers  in  the  labour  force  could  leave  unemployment  rates  relatively unchanged.

Once the revision work has been completed the CSO will issue an explanatory note on the subject along with the revised labour market estimates.

Changes to CSO Labour Market Statistics

Effective from Q3 2017, the QNHS is being replaced by a new Labour Force Survey (LFS).This is part of a major Household Survey Development (HSD) project that the CSO has been engaged in over the past number of years with the aim of expanding the range of social statistics to meet new needs for information on households and persons. This new survey includes the introduction of Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI), a redesigned questionnaire and enhancements to the survey methodology.

The introduction of such large scale changes will inevitably lead to discontinuity in some series and this is in line with international experience of introducing such large scale changes. However the CSO will seek to limit such discontinuities by back-casting of existing QNHS data using the results from the new survey.

The first results from this new survey, which will be for Q3 2017, will be published before the end of January 2018. These will incorporate the revision of population estimates arising from the 2016 Census of Population along with a back-cast series of the existing data for the QNHS.

Participating Households

The Central Statistics Office wishes to thank the participating households for their co-operation in agreeing to take part in the survey and for facilitating the collection of the relevant data.

 

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