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Consistent poverty rate demographic characteristics and year

Consistent poverty rate %


Description2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
State 6.9 8.5 9.1 8.8 8.7
Sex
Male 6.9 8.5 8.8 8.6 8.3
Female 6.9 8.4 9.5 9.0 9.1
Age Group
0 - 17 years 9.3 10.7 12.8 12.7 11.5
18 - 64 years 6.8 8.7 8.9 8.5 8.7
65 years and over 1.9 2.6 2.3 2.1 2.7
Principal Economic Status (aged 16 years and over)
At work 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.6 2.1
Unemployed 16.5 20.8 25.9 24.2 26.2
Student 10.5 12.0 15.3 13.6 16.8
Engaged on home duties 8.7 11.7 11.4 13.2 12.5
Retired from employment 1.5 2.6 2.2 2.5 3.2
Unable to work due to permanent sickness/disability 11.1 20.3 14.1 14.4 22.4
Highest education level attained (aged 16 years and over)
Primary or below 7.4 10.6 10.5 10.1 13.1
Lower secondary 9.5 11.3 15.0 12.9 12.2
Upper secondary 6.8 7.7 7.2 9.2 9.1
Post leaving certificate 5.5 9.5 10.5 8.8 8.3
Third level non-degree 5.7 5.8 4.7 4.1 4.5
Third level degree or higher 1.8 2.7 1.5 1.4 1.6
Household composition
1 adult aged 65 years and over 1.3 3.3 3.8 2.7 3.8
1 adult aged less than 65 years 11.0 17.3 15.9 14.9 17.7
2 adults, at least 1 aged 65 years and over 1.3 2.8 1.8 1.9 2.4
2 adults, both aged less than 65 years 5.3 5.7 5.0 5.0 5.5
3 or more adults 3.1 6.4 5.0 4.1 4.7
1 adult, with children under 18 years 16.4 19.9 26.2 25.0 26.2
2 adults, with 1-3 children under 18 years 6.9 6.8 7.5 8.9 7.7
Other households with children under 18 years 9.3 12.1 15.5 13.4 13.4
Number of person at work in the household
No person 15.9 20.3 22.7 20.5 23.6
1 person 5.2 7.3 6.9 9.1 7.6
2 persons 1.2 0.5 0.7 0.4 1.0
3 or more persons 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 0.2
Tenure Status
Owner-occupied 3.8 5.4 5.6 5.1 4.6
Rented at market rate 6.8 9.9 10.0 10.5 11.3
Rented at below the market rate or rent free 21.5 21.0 26.0 23.6 24.9
Urban/Rural Location
Urban areas 6.8 8.8 7.5 8.7 8.9
Rural areas 7.1 7.9 11.6 9.1 8.3
Region
Border 9.7 13.2 20.3 15.5 11.9
Midland 10.6 8.2 8.7 9.0 8.4
West 5.6 8.3 9.7 9.6 8.5
Dublin 4.0 6.4 5.6 5.9 7.4
Mid-East 7.9 5.9 6.3 6.7 6.0
Mid-West 4.2 7.4 8.9 10.3 6.8
South-East 7.3 11.4 12.0 10.4 10.1
South-West 9.9 9.7 7.6 8.5 11.4



Consistent poverty rate by age group for 2015
Consistent poverty rate by Principal Economic Status for 2015
Consistent poverty rate by highest educational level attained for 2015
Consistent poverty rate by household composition for 2015
Consistent poverty rate by region for 2015