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Goal 1 No Poverty

Goal 1 No Poverty

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The CSO, through Ireland's Institute for SDGs (IIS), supports reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals.

Multidimensional poverty

People at risk of poverty or social inclusion

SDG_01_10 corresponds to the sum of persons who are at risk of poverty after social transfers, severely materially deprived or living in households with very low work intensity.

Persons are counted only once even if they are affected by more than one of these phenomena.

  • Persons are considered to be at risk of poverty after social transfers, if they have an equivalised disposable income below the risk-of-poverty threshold, which is set at 60% of the national median equivalised disposable income.
  • Severely materially or socially deprived persons have living conditions severely constrained by a lack of resources, they experience at least 7 out of 13 following deprivations items:

Cannot afford:

  • to pay rent or utility bills
  • keep home adequately warm
  • face unexpected expenses
  • eat meat, fish or a protein equivalent every second day
  • a week holiday away from home
  • have access to a car/van for personal use
  • replace worn out furniture
  • replace worn-out clothes with some new ones
  • have two pairs of properly fitting shoes
  • spend a small amount of money each week on him/herself (“pocket money”)
  • have regular leisure activities
  • get together with friends/family for a drink/meal at least once a month and
  • have an internet connection.
  • People living in households with very low work intensity are those aged 0-64 years living in households where the adults (aged 18-64 years) work 20% or less of their total work potential during the past year. In order to measure child poverty, the indicator is available for the age group 0-17 years.

See Table 1.1 and Figure 1.1.

Table 1.1 - SDG_01_10 People at risk of poverty or social exclusion, 2015-2022

X-axis labelEuropean UnionIreland
20152425.4
201623.723.8
201722.422.4
201821.720.8
201921.120.4
202021.620.1
202121.720
202221.620.7

People at risk of income poverty after social transfers

SDG_01_20 People at risk-of-poverty are persons with an equivalised disposable income below the risk-of-poverty threshold, which is set at 60% of the national median equivalised disposable income (after social transfers). The indicator is part of the multidimensional poverty index. See Table 1.2 and Figure 1.2.

Table 1.2 - SDG_01_20 Persons at risk of monetary poverty after social transfers - EU-SILC and ECHP surveys, 2014-2022

X-axis labelEuropean UnionIreland
201417.316.8
201517.416.2
201617.516.8
201716.915.6
201816.814.9
201916.513.1
202016.713.8
202116.812.9
202216.514

Severe material and social deprivation

SDG_01_31 Severely materially or socially deprived persons have living conditions severely constrained by a lack of resources, they experience at least 7 out of 13 following deprivations items:

Cannot afford:

  • to pay rent or utility bills
  • keep home adequately warm
  • face unexpected expenses
  • eat meat, fish or a protein equivalent every second day
  • a week holiday away from home
  • have access to a car/van for personal use
  • replace worn out furniture
  • replace worn-out clothes with some new ones
  • have two pairs of properly fitting shoes
  • spend a small amount of money each week on him/herself (“pocket money”)
  • have regular leisure activities
  • get together with friends/family for a drink/meal at least once a month and
  • have an internet connection.

The indicator is based on the EU-SILC (statistics on income, social inclusion and living conditions). See Table 1.3 and Figure 1.3.

Table 1.3 - SDG_01_31 Severe material and social deprivation rate by age group, 2015-2022

X-axis labelEuropean UnionIreland
201511.812.5
201611.111.3
20179.39.1
20188.29
20197.59.7
20208.37.2
20217.57.1
20228.47.4

People living in households with very low work intensity

SDG_01_40 People in the age of 0 to 64 years living in households where the adults worked a working time equal to or less than 20% of their total combined work-time potential during the previous year. Adults are people in the 18 to 64 years age group. Students aged 18 to 24 years; people who are retired according to their self-defined current economic status or who receive any pension (except survivor’s pension); and people in the age bracket 60 to 64 years who are inactive and living in a household where the main income is pensions, are not taken into account. See Table 1.4 and Figure 1.4.

Table 1.4 - SDG_01_40 People living in households with very low work intensity, by age group, 2014-2022

X-axis labelEuropean UnionIreland
20158.419.2
20168.619.2
20177.617.4
2018714.7
20196.414.8
20207.612.4
20218.313.6
20227.610.9

In work at-risk-of-poverty rate

SDG_01_41 measures the share of persons who are employed and have an equivalised disposable income below the risk-of-poverty threshold, which is set at 60% of the national median equivalised disposable income (after social transfers). For the purpose of this indicator, an individual is considered as being employed if he/she was employed for more than half of the reference year. The indicator is based on the EU-SILC (statistics on income, social inclusion and living conditions). See Table 1.5 and Figure 1.5.

Table 1.5 - SDG_01_41 In work at-risk-of-poverty rate, 2014-2022

X-axis labelEuropean UnionIreland
20149.65.6
20159.74.9
20169.85.1
20179.55.1
20189.34.8
201994.3
20208.86
20218.94.3
20228.55.3

Basic needs

Housing cost overburden rate

SDG_01_50 measures the share of population living in households that spend 40% or more of the household disposable income on housing ('net' of housing allowances). Housing costs include rental or mortgage interest payments but also the cost of utilities such as water, electricity, gas or heating. See Table 1.6 and Figure 1.6.

Table 1.6 - SDG_01_50 Housing cost overburden rate by poverty status, 2014-2022

X-axis labelEuropean UnionIreland
201411.56.4
201511.24.7
201610.94.6
201710.14.5
20189.63.4
20199.44.2
20207.84.5
20218.92.5
20229.13.9