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At risk of poverty rate demographic characteristics and year

At risk of poverty rate %


Description2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
State 16.0 17.3 16.5 17.2 16.9
Sex
Male 16.3 17.1 16.3 17.0 16.9
Female 15.6 17.5 16.8 17.4 16.9
Age Group
0 - 17 years 18.8 19.8 19.6 20.3 19.5
18 - 64 years 15.9 17.1 16.6 17.2 17.1
65 years and over 9.7 12.9 9.8 10.9 10.7
Principal Economic Status (aged 16 years and over)
At work 6.5 5.9 5.3 6.0 5.8
Unemployed 30.6 36.0 39.8 38.0 43.5
Student 31.4 30.6 28.9 35.1 32.0
Engaged on home duties 21.6 23.8 23.1 26.4 24.9
Retired from employment 8.9 12.3 11.0 11.4 12.7
Unable to work due to permanent sickness/disability 22.8 33.6 22.1 25.2 34.8
Highest education level attained (aged 16 years and over)
Primary or below 18.6 22.5 19.7 21.7 23.1
Lower secondary 21.9 23.0 24.6 23.5 23.7
Upper secondary 18.9 18.9 17.1 20.5 19.4
Post leaving certificate 14.5 17.0 18.7 16.7 16.0
Third level non-degree 10.8 12.4 8.9 8.6 9.4
Third level degree or higher 5.4 7.2 5.1 6.1 5.6
Household composition
1 adult aged 65 years and over 9.1 13.8 13.6 14.7 14.7
1 adult aged less than 65 years 24.3 29.0 29.6 26.6 34.8
2 adults, at least 1 aged 65 years and over 8.9 14.0 9.2 11.0 9.6
2 adults, both aged less than 65 years 12.5 12.1 12.5 11.0 11.7
3 or more adults 11.7 13.5 11.8 15.5 14.1
1 adult, with children under 18 years 28.4 32.6 35.0 36.5 36.2
2 adults, with 1-3 children under 18 years 14.6 14.1 12.4 13.8 14.5
Other households with children under 18 years 21.2 23.5 26.1 24.8 21.9
Number of person at work in the household
No person 33.2 38.7 38.0 38.2 39.6
1 person 14.1 14.3 13.6 16.9 19.1
2 persons 3.9 4.0 3.0 2.9 2.7
3 or more persons 0.0 1.1 0.5 4.3 0.5
Tenure Status
Owner-occupied 10.6 12.9 12.1 11.7 11.0
Rented at market rate 20.6 19.3 16.8 20.4 22.2
Rented at below the market rate or rent free 36.4 35.8 38.8 38.5 39.0
Urban/Rural Location
Urban areas 14.2 15.8 13.7 15.9 16.3
Rural areas 18.8 19.6 20.9 19.5 18.2
Region
Border 19.8 24.2 29.3 24.1 22.9
Midland 22.3 23.9 19.3 17.7 16.8
West 19.9 18.6 19.7 22.5 21.2
Dublin 9.5 10.8 9.9 11.1 12.7
Mid-East 13.5 14.5 12.1 15.5 14.8
Mid-West 13.7 18.7 17.5 21.8 14.2
South-East 19.5 21.0 19.7 18.1 20.3
South-West 20.6 19.8 17.3 18.6 18.8



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