SILC

 

At Risk Of Poverty Rate


 

At risk of poverty rate by demographic characteristics and year

% of individuals
 At risk of poverty rate
 
2008
2009
 
%
%
State
14.4
14.1
Sex 

Male

14.0
14.1

Female

14.9
14.1
Age Group  

0-17

18.0
18.6

18-64

13.5
13.0

65-74

12.1
8.9

65+

11.1
9.6

75+

9.9
10.6
Principal Economic Status (aged 16 and over)

At work

6.7
5.5

Unemployed

23.0
24.8

Student

23.4
25.9

Home duties

21.7
19.1

Retired

10.8
9.6

Not at work due to illness or disability

25.5
21.7
Highest educational level attained (aged 16 and over)1  

Primary or below

22.3
18.6

Lower secondary

16.7
19.7

Higher secondary

12.6
12.8

Post leaving cert

10.7
9.1

Third level non degree

4.9
4.9

Third level degree or above

5.5
4.8
Household composition  

1 adult aged 65+

11.0
9.5
1 adult aged <65
25.7
23.2
2 adults, at least 1 aged 65+
10.0
9.6
2 adults, both aged <65
14.2
10.0
3 or more adults
8.7
10.1
1 adult with children aged under 18
36.4
35.5
2 adults with 1-3 children aged under 18
11.0
11.4
Other households with children aged under 18
16.0
16.1
Number of persons at work in the household  
0
32.7
31.4
1
15.7
12.2
2
5.1
3.8
3+
4.2
1.1
Tenure Status

Owner-ocupied

11.4
10.1

Rented at the market rate

17.7
16.5

Rented at below the market rate or rent free

29.6
31.7
Urban/Rural Location
Urban areas
11.9
11.8
Rural areas
18.7
17.8
Region
Border
16.5
14.1
Midland
23.5
23.5
West
17.2
14.1
Dublin
9.8
8.3
Mid-East
10.2
14.6
Mid-West
22.0
18.9
South-East
15.5
18.3
South-West
14.0
14.7
 
1 There was a change in the composition of the three highest eduational attainment categories between 2008 and 2009 due to an update to the question
Source: CSO