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Labour Force Survey Households and Family Units

Quarter 2 2012 - Quarter 2 2018

IndicatorQ2 12Q2 13Q2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Q2 18Change Q2 17 to Q2 18
Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless households20.1%18.0%16.1%14.7%13.2%11.9%11.8% - 0.1 percentage points
Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households15.7%14.6%13.1%11.8%11.1%9.9%9.5%- 0.4 percentage points
Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households17.0%15.7%14.0%12.7%11.7%10.5%10.2% - 0.3 percentage points

10.2% of persons under 60 living in jobless households in Q2 2018

Figure 1 Proportion of Persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households
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The proportion of persons aged 0-59 years of age living in jobless households in the second quarter of 2018 was 10.2%. This compares with 10.5% in the second quarter of 2017. The proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households in Q2 2018 was 9.5% compared with 9.9% in Q2 2017. The proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless households in Q2 2018 was 11.8% compared with 11.9% in Q2 2017.

In Q2 2018, the Mid-East region had the lowest proportion of persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households (8.5%), while the Midland region had the highest proportion (17.2%). In Q2 2012 the Mid-East region again had the lowest proportion of persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households (15.2%), while the Midland region also had the highest proportion (22.0%). See Table 1.

Household Composition

One and two person households together accounted for more than half (55.6%) of all the households in the State in Q2 2018, while 12.2% 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 2018 was 65.1%. The Mid-East region had the lowest proportion of households without a person aged less than 18 at 58.1%, while the Dublin region had the highest proportion of households without a person aged less than 18 at 67.4%. See Tables 4 and 5.

Household Composition and Family Unit Type

There were 490,200 single person households in the State in the second quarter of 2018. The number of households consisting of a couple without children was 401,500, while the number of family units consisting of a couple with children was 639,100. There were 211,900 lone parent family households in Q2 2018. See Table 6.

Family Units and ILO Status

There were 2,388,800 adult members of family units in the second quarter of 2018 of whom 1,552,600 were classified as employed, 65,400 as unemployed and 770,800 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 68.5% in Q2 2018. This compares with 67.4% in Q2 2017 and 59.8% in Q2 2012. In Q2 2018, the employment rate of lone parents (aged 15-64) was 63.0%. This compares with 75.7% for the adult members of couples without children and 78.5% 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 55.8% in Q2 2018 compared to 67.7% where the youngest child was aged 6 to 11 and 69.1% 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 6.0% in Q2 2018. The adult members (aged 15-74) of couples without children had a 3.8% unemployment rate, while the adult members of couples with children had an unemployment rate of 3.6% in Q2 2018. The unemployment rate of lone parents was 8.2% 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 2018 were 68.6% and 56.4% respectively. The participation rate of males in couples with children was 87.9% in Q2 2018, while the corresponding participation rate for females was 69.1%. The participation rate of the adult members of couples without children was 52.2% in Q2 2018, compared to a participation rate of 78.6% for the adult members of couples with children and 62.1% for lone parents. See Tables 13 and 14.

Family Units and Duration of Unemployment

65,400 adult members of all family units were unemployed in Q2 2018 compared to 186,400 in Q2 2012. Where the duration of unemployment was stated, the number of persons unemployed for less than a year was 38,100 (60.7%) in Q2 2018 compared to 67,300 (39.3%) for the same period in 2012. On the other hand, 24,700 (36.4%) of members were unemployed for a year or more in Q2 2018 compared to 117,800 (63.6%) in Q2 2012. See Table 15.

Table 1 Proportion of persons in jobless households by NUTS2 and NUTS3 regions, age and gender
%
Region/Jobless householdsQ2 12Q2 13Q2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Q2 18
Northern and Western
Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household20.218.817.114.512.413.911.9
Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household17.914.914.210.710.910.210.2
Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household18.315.915.012.812.112.911.2
Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households18.115.414.611.811.511.510.7
Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households18.716.515.412.611.812.311.1
Border
Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household24.422.316.814.611.713.78.4
Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household20.216.215.010.510.89.99.3
Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household20.617.314.212.712.313.29.6
Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households20.416.714.611.611.611.69.5
Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households21.718.515.312.611.612.39.1
West
Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household16.115.617.414.413.014.015.1
Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household15.813.813.510.811.010.411.0
Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household16.214.715.713.011.812.512.6
Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households16.014.314.611.911.411.511.8
Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households16.014.715.512.711.912.312.8
Southern
Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household20.117.115.414.412.410.711.4
Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household15.614.512.511.711.49.48.8
Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household16.515.415.013.211.79.511.4
Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households16.115.013.812.511.59.510.1
Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households17.315.614.313.011.89.910.5
Mid-West
Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household18.716.615.812.611.713.111.5
Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household16.914.612.312.012.19.78.2
Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household16.814.913.813.111.411.611.8
Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households16.914.713.112.611.810.710.0
Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households17.415.313.912.611.711.410.5
South-East
Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household23.921.115.714.711.011.011.5
Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household16.819.113.611.912.212.210.8
Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household20.019.216.915.311.610.814.6
Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households18.419.215.313.611.911.512.7
Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households20.219.815.414.011.611.312.3
South-West
Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household18.614.914.815.313.88.911.2
Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household14.011.612.011.510.47.58.0
Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household14.113.614.711.911.97.49.3
Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households14.012.613.311.711.27.58.7
Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households15.413.313.812.812.07.99.5
Eastern and Midland
Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household20.218.216.115.114.011.912.0
Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household13.813.711.010.810.19.08.2
Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household15.314.613.211.811.310.19.3
Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households14.614.212.111.310.79.68.8
Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households16.215.413.312.411.710.39.7
Dublin
Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household20.317.916.316.115.212.711.5
Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household12.812.79.69.89.38.57.3
Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household14.513.811.711.011.19.68.0
Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households13.613.310.610.410.29.17.7
Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households15.414.512.212.011.610.18.7
Mid-East
Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household19.318.615.513.512.59.79.5
Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household12.512.911.310.49.57.57.5
Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household14.115.013.811.610.28.98.5
Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households13.314.012.611.09.88.28.0
Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households15.215.513.511.810.78.78.5
Midland
 Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household21.818.517.215.113.314.320.0
 Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household21.719.917.216.715.214.514.0
 Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household22.617.719.116.715.415.817.8
 Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households22.218.818.116.715.315.115.9
 Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households22.018.717.816.114.614.917.2
State
Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household20.118.016.114.713.211.911.8
Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household15.114.212.111.110.79.38.7
Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household16.215.114.112.411.610.410.3
Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households15.714.613.111.811.19.99.5
 Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households17.015.714.012.711.710.510.2
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
Note: A new Labour Force Survey (LFS) replaced the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) in Q3 2017 and, as a result, care should be taken when comparing data from before and after this period. Please see background notes of the LFS release for additional information.
Note: The composition of the NUTS regions changed in 2016 and took effect in the LFS from Q1 2018. Data from Q1 2012 to Q4 2017 has also been revised to reflect these changes. Please see background notes of the Q1 2018 LFS release for additional information.
Table 2 Number of households classified by NUTS2 and NUTS3 regions and Size of Household
'000
Region/Household size Q2 12Q2 13Q2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Q2 18
Northern and Western
 1 person 81.781.777.872.578.180.194.7
 2 persons 96.895.392.689.7100.4102.595.8
 3 persons 50.153.550.251.352.451.452.7
 4 persons 44.344.349.449.145.945.546.6
 5 persons 27.026.626.029.027.728.928.9
 6 or more persons 14.614.014.013.512.913.113.3
 Total households 314.4315.5310.0305.2317.4321.7331.9
Border
 1 person 42.041.835.933.935.942.145.6
 2 persons 44.643.243.641.848.346.243.4
 3 persons 21.223.724.223.623.725.425.2
 4 persons 18.719.821.922.919.720.920.6
 5 persons 13.413.913.214.113.412.314.7
 6 or more persons 8.56.96.56.46.96.7[6.1]
 Total households 148.4149.2145.3142.8147.9153.6155.5
West
 1 person 39.739.941.938.642.238.049.2
 2 persons 52.252.149.147.952.156.452.4
 3 persons 28.929.826.027.728.726.027.5
 4 persons 25.524.527.526.226.224.625.9
 5 persons 13.612.812.814.914.316.614.3
 6 or more persons 6.07.17.57.16.16.57.1
 Total households 166.0166.2164.7162.4169.5168.1176.4
Southern
 1 person 129.7135.9130.0140.1144.9141.3166.5
 2 persons 173.7179.2178.6174.0166.1178.1178.9
 3 persons 103.7102.7101.9100.7105.796.795.6
 4 persons 94.9100.094.996.093.9102.595.0
 5 persons 49.746.151.649.250.348.954.1
 6 or more persons 20.919.720.822.824.524.023.4
 Total households 572.6583.5577.7582.9585.6591.5613.5
Mid-West
 1 person 40.839.440.440.841.148.650.3
 2 persons 54.753.153.551.349.553.652.8
 3 persons 31.130.631.029.933.828.526.7
 4 persons 28.130.228.229.629.031.027.7
 5 persons 15.314.915.115.613.813.918.2
 6 or more persons 6.06.06.56.87.06.57.0
 Total households 176.0174.1174.7174.0174.2182.2182.7
South-East
 1 person 31.137.032.238.440.236.641.2
 2 persons 45.549.649.048.746.350.250.1
 3 persons 27.226.726.927.828.524.825.9
 4 persons 26.326.824.224.023.226.725.0
 5 persons 13.312.513.912.414.214.412.2
 6 or more persons 5.84.35.75.96.25.67.9
 Total households 149.2157.0151.8157.3158.6158.3162.3
South-West
 1 person 57.859.557.460.963.756.274.9
 2 persons 73.476.576.174.070.474.276.0
 3 persons 45.445.444.043.043.543.443.0
 4 persons 40.542.942.442.441.744.842.3
 5 persons 21.218.722.621.222.320.523.8
 6 or more persons 9.09.48.610.211.311.98.5
 Total households 247.4252.4251.1251.7252.9251.0268.4
Eastern and Midland
 1 person 158.5167.7172.4177.4196.6191.8229.1
 2 persons 236.6241.7249.4241.2239.7243.9260.0
 3 persons 141.0148.9147.9155.8157.5150.4156.2
 4 persons 145.8141.4142.0143.3152.1156.0150.2
 5 persons 74.769.971.670.876.476.373.1
 6 or more persons 31.332.832.436.028.433.132.2
 Total households 787.8802.3815.7824.4850.7851.4900.7
Dublin
 1 person 92.499.5106.4110.6119.1118.7152.0
 2 persons 137.7147.9149.2146.2147.9147.7154.7
 3 persons 83.086.486.889.492.988.293.1
 4 persons 83.279.278.181.085.486.981.8
 5 persons 39.936.939.338.541.240.541.5
 6 or more persons 17.117.517.619.714.818.815.4
 Total households 453.3467.3477.4485.4501.2500.9538.5
Mid-East
 1 person 44.043.944.042.547.945.448.5
 2 persons 67.863.468.963.361.866.570.6
 3 persons 38.442.840.645.746.042.443.8
 4 persons 44.944.646.746.248.050.049.2
 5 persons 24.923.322.923.426.326.623.8
 6 or more persons 10.411.210.511.29.19.712.2
 Total households 230.4229.1233.6232.3239.1240.6248.0
Midland
 1 person 22.124.221.924.329.527.728.6
 2 persons 31.230.431.331.630.029.734.7
 3 persons 19.619.720.520.718.719.819.3
 4 persons 17.617.617.216.118.719.019.2
 5 persons 9.89.79.58.88.99.27.7
 6 or more persons 3.84.14.35.1[4.4][4.6][4.7]
 Total households 104.1105.8104.7106.7110.3109.9114.2
State
 1 person 369.9385.3380.2390.0419.6413.2490.2
 2 persons 507.1516.2520.6504.9506.3524.5534.7
 3 persons 294.8305.0300.0307.8315.7298.5304.4
 4 persons 285.0285.7286.3288.4291.9304.0291.7
 5 persons 151.4142.7149.2149.0154.4154.0156.1
 6 or more persons 66.766.567.272.365.970.368.9
 Total households 1,674.91,701.31,703.41,712.51,753.61,764.51,846.1
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.
Note: A new Labour Force Survey (LFS) replaced the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) in Q3 2017 and, as a result, care should be taken when comparing data from before and after this period. Please see background notes of the LFS release for additional information.
Note: The composition of the NUTS regions changed in 2016 and took effect in the LFS from Q1 2018. Data from Q1 2012 to Q4 2017 has also been revised to reflect these changes. Please see background notes of the Q1 2018 LFS release for additional information.
Table 3 Share of households classified by NUTS2 and NUTS3 regions and Size of Household
%
Region/Household size Q2 12Q2 13Q2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Q2 18
Northern and Western
 1 person 26.025.925.123.824.624.928.5
 2 persons 30.830.229.929.431.631.928.9
 3 persons 15.917.016.216.816.516.015.9
 4 persons 14.114.015.916.114.514.114.0
 5 persons 8.68.48.49.58.79.08.7
 6 or more persons 4.64.54.54.44.14.14.0
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
Border
 1 person 28.328.024.723.724.327.429.3
 2 persons 30.028.930.029.332.730.027.9
 3 persons 14.315.916.716.516.016.616.2
 4 persons 12.613.215.116.013.313.613.3
 5 persons 9.19.39.19.99.08.09.4
 6 or more persons 5.74.64.54.54.64.34.0
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
West
 1 person 23.924.025.423.824.922.627.9
 2 persons 31.531.329.829.530.733.529.7
 3 persons 17.417.915.817.016.915.515.6
 4 persons 15.414.816.716.215.514.614.7
 5 persons 8.27.77.89.28.49.98.1
 6 or more persons 3.64.34.54.43.63.94.0
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
Southern
 1 person 22.723.322.524.024.723.927.1
 2 persons 30.330.730.929.928.430.129.2
 3 persons 18.117.617.617.318.116.415.6
 4 persons 16.617.116.416.516.017.315.5
 5 persons 8.77.98.98.48.68.38.8
 6 or more persons 3.63.43.63.94.24.13.8
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
Mid-West
 1 person 23.222.623.123.523.626.727.6
 2 persons 31.130.530.629.528.429.428.9
 3 persons 17.717.617.717.219.415.714.6
 4 persons 16.017.316.117.016.617.015.2
 5 persons 8.78.58.69.07.97.610.0
 6 or more persons 3.43.43.73.94.03.63.9
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
South-East
 1 person 20.923.621.224.425.323.125.4
 2 persons 30.531.632.231.029.231.730.9
 3 persons 18.217.017.717.718.015.716.0
 4 persons 17.617.115.915.314.716.915.4
 5 persons 8.98.09.17.99.09.17.5
 6 or more persons 3.92.73.73.73.93.54.9
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
South-West
 1 person 23.423.622.924.225.222.427.9
 2 persons 29.730.330.329.427.829.628.3
 3 persons 18.418.017.517.117.217.316.0
 4 persons 16.417.016.916.816.517.915.8
 5 persons 8.67.49.08.48.88.28.9
 6 or more persons 3.63.73.44.04.54.73.2
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
Eastern and Midland
 1 person 20.120.921.121.523.122.525.4
 2 persons 30.030.130.629.328.228.628.9
 3 persons 17.918.618.118.918.517.717.3
 4 persons 18.517.617.417.417.918.316.7
 5 persons 9.58.78.88.69.09.08.1
 6 or more persons 4.04.14.04.43.33.93.6
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
Dublin
 1 person 20.421.322.322.823.823.728.2
 2 persons 30.431.631.330.129.529.528.7
 3 persons 18.318.518.218.418.517.617.3
 4 persons 18.416.916.416.717.017.315.2
 5 persons 8.87.98.27.98.28.17.7
 6 or more persons 3.83.73.74.13.03.82.9
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
Mid-East
 1 person 19.119.218.818.320.018.919.5
 2 persons 29.427.729.527.325.927.628.5
 3 persons 16.718.717.419.719.217.617.7
 4 persons 19.519.520.019.920.120.819.8
 5 persons 10.810.29.810.111.011.09.6
 6 or more persons 4.54.94.54.83.84.04.9
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
Midland
 1 person 21.322.920.922.826.825.225.0
 2 persons 29.928.729.929.627.227.030.3
 3 persons 18.818.619.619.416.918.016.9
 4 persons 16.916.616.515.117.017.316.8
 5 persons 9.49.29.18.38.18.36.8
 6 or more persons 3.63.94.14.84.04.24.1
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
State
 1 person 22.122.622.322.823.923.426.6
 2 persons 30.330.330.629.528.929.729.0
 3 persons 17.617.917.618.018.016.916.5
 4 persons 17.016.816.816.816.617.215.8
 5 persons 9.08.48.88.78.88.78.5
 6 or more persons 4.03.93.94.23.84.03.7
 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.
Note: A new Labour Force Survey (LFS) replaced the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) in Q3 2017 and, as a result, care should be taken when comparing data from before and after this period. Please see background notes of the LFS release for additional information.
Note: The composition of the NUTS regions changed in 2016 and took effect in the LFS from Q1 2018. Data from Q1 2012 to Q4 2017 has also been revised to reflect these changes. Please see background notes of the Q1 2018 LFS release for additional information.
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 12Q2 13Q2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Q2 18
Northern and Western
 Household without person aged less than 18201.6202.2199.7190.4206.6210.3223.0
 Household with person aged less than 18112.9113.3110.3114.8110.8111.4109.0
 Total households 314.4315.5310.0305.2317.4321.7331.9
Border
 Household without person aged less than 1894.596.391.688.495.299.3104.4
 Household with person aged less than 1853.953.053.754.552.754.351.1
 Total households 148.4149.2145.3142.8147.9153.6155.5
West
 Household without person aged less than 18107.1105.9108.1102.1111.4111.0118.5
 Household with person aged less than 1858.960.356.660.358.157.157.9
 Total households 166.0166.2164.7162.4169.5168.1176.4
Southern
 Household without person aged less than 18356.8367.6365.7373.2376.1380.8400.1
 Household with person aged less than 18215.8215.9212.0209.8209.5210.7213.4
 Total households 572.6583.5577.7582.9585.6591.5613.5
Mid-West
 Household without person aged less than 18111.3108.3110.9111.0112.3119.2120.5
 Household with person aged less than 1864.865.863.862.961.963.062.2
 Total households 176.0174.1174.7174.0174.2182.2182.7
South-East
 Household without person aged less than 1889.698.395.099.5101.499.5105.3
 Household with person aged less than 1859.658.756.857.857.258.857.0
 Total households 149.2157.0151.8157.3158.6158.3162.3
South-West
 Household without person aged less than 18156.0160.9159.7162.7162.4162.1174.3
 Household with person aged less than 1891.491.591.489.090.588.994.2
 Total households 247.4252.4251.1251.7252.9251.0268.4
Eastern and Midland
 Household without person aged less than 18480.3492.9508.2514.9544.4535.9579.0
 Household with person aged less than 18307.6309.4307.5309.5306.2315.5321.6
 Total households 787.8802.3815.7824.4850.7851.4900.7
Dublin
 Household without person aged less than 18288.5303.3315.3317.4337.6331.8363.0
 Household with person aged less than 18164.8164.0162.1168.0163.7169.1175.5
 Total households 453.3467.3477.4485.4501.2500.9538.5
Mid-East
 Household without person aged less than 18130.0126.5131.8131.9138.5138.0144.2
 Household with person aged less than 18100.4102.6101.8100.4100.6102.6103.8
 Total households 230.4229.1233.6232.3239.1240.6248.0
Midland
 Household without person aged less than 1861.863.161.165.668.366.171.9
 Household with person aged less than 1842.342.843.641.241.943.842.3
 Total households 104.1105.8104.7106.7110.3109.9114.2
State
 Household without person aged less than 181,038.71,062.71,073.71,078.41,127.11,127.01,202.1
 Household with person aged less than 18636.2638.6629.8634.0626.6637.5644.0
 Total households 1,674.91,701.31,703.41,712.51,753.61,764.51,846.1
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.
Note: A new Labour Force Survey (LFS) replaced the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) in Q3 2017 and, as a result, care should be taken when comparing data from before and after this period. Please see background notes of the LFS release for additional information.
Note: The composition of the NUTS regions changed in 2016 and took effect in the LFS from Q1 2018. Data from Q1 2012 to Q4 2017 has also been revised to reflect these changes. Please see background notes of the Q1 2018 LFS release for additional information.
Table 5 Share of households with or without person aged less than 18 by NUTS2 and NUTS3 regions
%
Region/Proportional household by age of personsQ2 12Q2 13Q2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Q2 18
Northern and Western
 Household without person aged less than 1864.164.164.462.465.165.467.2
 Household with person aged less than 1835.935.935.637.634.934.632.8
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
Border
 Household without person aged less than 1863.764.563.061.964.464.667.2
 Household with person aged less than 1836.335.537.038.135.635.432.8
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
West
 Household without person aged less than 1864.563.765.662.965.766.067.2
 Household with person aged less than 1835.536.334.437.134.334.032.8
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
Southern
 Household without person aged less than 1862.363.063.364.064.264.465.2
 Household with person aged less than 1837.737.036.736.035.835.634.8
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
Mid-West
 Household without person aged less than 1863.262.263.563.864.565.466.0
 Household with person aged less than 1836.837.836.536.235.534.634.0
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
South-East
 Household without person aged less than 1860.162.662.663.264.062.964.9
 Household with person aged less than 1839.937.437.436.836.037.135.1
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
South-West
 Household without person aged less than 1863.063.763.664.664.264.664.9
 Household with person aged less than 1837.036.336.435.435.835.435.1
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
Eastern and Midland
 Household without person aged less than 1861.061.462.362.564.062.964.3
 Household with person aged less than 1839.038.637.737.536.037.135.7
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
Dublin
 Household without person aged less than 1863.664.966.065.467.366.267.4
 Household with person aged less than 1836.435.134.034.632.733.832.6
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
Mid-East
 Household without person aged less than 1856.455.256.456.857.957.458.1
 Household with person aged less than 1843.644.843.643.242.142.641.9
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
Midland
 Household without person aged less than 1859.459.658.461.462.060.262.9
 Household with person aged less than 1840.640.441.638.638.039.837.1
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
State         
 Household without person aged less than 1862.062.563.063.064.363.965.1
 Household with person aged less than 1838.037.537.037.035.736.134.9
 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.
Note: A new Labour Force Survey (LFS) replaced the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) in Q3 2017 and, as a result, care should be taken when comparing data from before and after this period. Please see background notes of the LFS release for additional information.
Note: The composition of the NUTS regions changed in 2016 and took effect in the LFS from Q1 2018. Data from Q1 2012 to Q4 2017 has also been revised to reflect these changes. Please see background notes of the Q1 2018 LFS release for additional information.
Table 6 Number of households classified by NUTS2 and NUTS3 regions and family units
'000
Region/Household type Q2 12Q2 13Q2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Q2 18
Northern and Western
 Single person household81.781.777.872.578.180.194.7
 Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)71.569.669.566.675.976.775.3
 Couple with children household (with/without other persons)110.0113.5115.4121.5114.7112.8113.8
 Lone parent household (with/without other persons)34.434.732.332.833.235.333.2
 Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)[3.3]*[2.9]****
 All other households13.513.612.09.312.913.812.5
 Total households 314.4315.5310.0305.2317.4321.7331.9
Border
 Single person household42.041.835.933.935.942.145.6
 Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)31.932.232.930.236.934.134.9
 Couple with children household (with/without other persons)50.154.255.456.153.953.753.6
 Lone parent household (with/without other persons)17.315.915.916.815.518.216.3
 Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)*******
 All other households4.8[4.4][3.9][4.3][4.4][4.1]*
 Total households 148.4149.2145.3142.8147.9153.6155.5
West
 Single person household39.739.941.938.642.238.049.2
 Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)39.637.436.736.439.142.640.5
 Couple with children household (with/without other persons)59.959.460.065.460.759.260.1
 Lone parent household (with/without other persons)17.118.816.416.017.717.216.9
 Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)*******
 All other households8.79.28.15.18.49.68.8
 Total households 166.0166.2164.7162.4169.5168.1176.4
Southern
 Single person household129.7135.9130.0140.1144.9141.3166.5
 Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)127.9132.3129.3132.0127.4136.7135.3
 Couple with children household (with/without other persons)216.5219.1219.5218.8225.6224.9214.0
 Lone parent household (with/without other persons)67.965.465.262.162.961.268.5
 Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)6.15.66.16.36.46.68.8
 All other households24.525.327.523.718.320.820.5
 Total households 572.6583.5577.7582.9585.6591.5613.5
Mid-West
 Single person household40.839.440.440.841.148.650.3
 Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)41.640.140.739.539.139.240.8
 Couple with children household (with/without other persons)66.166.765.168.069.665.663.1
 Lone parent household (with/without other persons)19.218.618.416.317.920.219.7
 Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)*******
 All other households6.77.18.06.9[4.4]7.36.4
 Total households 176.0174.1174.7174.0174.2182.2182.7
South-East
 Single person household31.137.032.238.440.236.641.2
 Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)34.038.135.835.635.140.037.1
 Couple with children household (with/without other persons)58.757.659.457.258.560.255.5
 Lone parent household (with/without other persons)18.517.417.719.218.215.921.4
 Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)*******
 All other households4.95.75.45.6[4.9]**
 Total households 149.2157.0151.8157.3158.6158.3162.3
South-West
 Single person household57.859.557.460.963.756.274.9
 Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)52.354.152.856.953.257.457.4
 Couple with children household (with/without other persons)91.694.895.093.597.599.195.4
 Lone parent household (with/without other persons)30.229.429.126.626.925.027.5
 Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)[2.6]*[2.6][2.8]**[4.0]
 All other households12.912.514.111.19.110.19.3
 Total households 247.4252.4251.1251.7252.9251.0268.4
Eastern and Midland
 Single person household158.5167.7172.4177.4196.6191.8229.1
 Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)165.9171.1176.0176.3177.5169.6191.0
 Couple with children household (with/without other persons)305.0310.6309.5310.8312.0315.1311.3
 Lone parent household (with/without other persons)100.997.194.996.8100.5105.5110.3
 Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)12.811.511.414.816.917.415.6
 All other households44.744.451.648.347.252.043.5
 Total households 787.8802.3815.7824.4850.7851.4900.7
Dublin
 Single person household92.499.5106.4110.6119.1118.7152.0
 Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)93.299.3101.4103.7106.6103.5111.7
 Couple with children household (with/without other persons)164.2165.9165.4165.1162.4163.6170.0
 Lone parent household (with/without other persons)61.960.355.357.461.563.460.7
 Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)8.97.88.010.011.712.610.0
 All other households32.834.540.838.639.939.034.0
 Total households 453.3467.3477.4485.4501.2500.9538.5
Mid-East
 Single person household44.043.944.042.547.945.448.5
 Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)50.948.151.548.048.047.053.7
 Couple with children household (with/without other persons)97.7103.0100.8103.4106.6107.8101.4
 Lone parent household (with/without other persons)26.924.727.028.026.726.932.9
 Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)[3.0][2.8]*[3.7]**[4.2]
 All other households7.86.57.56.7[5.7]9.9[7.3]
 Total households 230.4229.1233.6232.3239.1240.6248.0
Midland
 Single person household22.124.221.924.329.527.728.6
 Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)21.823.623.124.622.919.125.6
 Couple with children household (with/without other persons)43.141.843.342.243.043.739.9
 Lone parent household (with/without other persons)12.112.012.511.412.415.116.7
 Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)*******
 All other households4.1[3.3][3.3][3.0]***
 Total households 104.1105.8104.7106.7110.3109.9114.2
State
 Single person household369.9385.3380.2390.0419.6413.2490.2
 Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)365.3372.9374.8374.9380.9382.9401.5
 Couple with children household (with/without other persons)631.5643.2644.5651.0652.3652.8639.1
 Lone parent household (with/without other persons)203.1197.2192.4191.7196.6202.0211.9
 Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)22.319.420.423.625.827.026.8
 All other households82.783.391.181.378.486.676.5
 Total households 1,674.91,701.31,703.41,712.51,753.61,764.51,846.1
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.
Note: A new Labour Force Survey (LFS) replaced the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) in Q3 2017 and, as a result, care should be taken when comparing data from before and after this period. Please see background notes of the LFS release for additional information.
Note: The composition of the NUTS regions changed in 2016 and took effect in the LFS from Q1 2018. Data from Q1 2012 to Q4 2017 has also been revised to reflect these changes. Please see background notes of the Q1 2018 LFS release for additional information.
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 12Q2 13Q2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Q2 18
Northern and Western
Couple without children
In employment
 Male 35.236.435.434.939.441.339.6
 Female 33.630.828.327.935.032.232.5
 Total 68.867.163.762.874.473.572.1
Unemployed
 Male 4.3[3.4][3.6]****
 Female [3.5]******
 Total 7.86.05.4[3.4][4.6][3.8]*
Not in the labour force
 Male 34.030.531.631.435.036.336.3
 Female 36.637.440.038.341.342.743.7
 Total 70.568.071.669.776.379.080.0
Total
 Male 73.570.370.668.676.879.277.0
 Female 73.770.870.167.378.477.077.3
 Total 147.2141.0140.7135.9155.2156.3154.4
Couple with children
In employment
 Male 85.792.895.6102.696.5100.192.3
 Female 63.865.168.576.373.973.374.5
 Total 149.5157.9164.2178.9170.4173.5166.8
Unemployed
 Male 14.710.28.88.76.5[4.8]*
 Female 7.56.96.4[4.9][3.8]**
 Total 22.217.115.313.610.37.2[7.3]
Not in the labour force
 Male 18.516.616.815.514.416.418.5
 Female 40.841.639.740.136.837.236.3
 Total 59.458.256.655.551.253.754.7
Total
 Male 119.0119.7121.3126.7117.4121.3115.3
 Female 112.0113.6114.7121.2114.6112.9113.6
 Total 231.0233.2236.0248.0232.0234.3228.9
Lone parent
In employment
 Male *******
 Female 13.915.413.713.613.316.417.1
 Total 15.617.115.615.015.719.320.8
Unemployed
 Male *******
 Female [3.2][3.4]*****
 Total [3.5][3.4][3.3]****
Not in the labour force
 Male **[2.6][2.7]***
 Female 15.614.414.015.415.014.99.4
 Total 17.816.216.618.116.816.511.3
Total
 Male 4.2[3.7]5.04.64.5[4.6][6.0]
 Female 32.733.130.430.930.332.928.0
 Total 36.836.735.435.534.837.634.0
All family units
In employment
 Male 122.7130.9132.9138.8138.3144.3135.7
 Female 111.2111.2110.5117.8122.2121.9124.0
 Total 233.9242.1243.4256.6260.5266.2259.7
Unemployed
 Male 19.313.713.011.69.36.6[6.0]
 Female 14.112.811.07.98.0[6.2][5.5]
 Total 33.526.524.019.517.212.811.5
Not in the labour force
 Male 54.749.051.049.651.254.356.6
 Female 93.093.493.793.793.194.889.4
 Total 147.7142.4144.8143.3144.3149.1146.0
Total
 Male 196.7193.6196.9200.0198.7205.2198.3
 Female 218.3217.4215.2219.4223.3222.9218.9
 Total 415.0411.0412.1419.4422.0428.1417.3
Border
Couple without children
In employment
 Male 14.316.316.416.819.818.516.8
 Female 14.414.013.312.417.113.813.7
 Total 28.730.229.729.236.932.330.6
Unemployed
 Male [2.5]******
 Female *******
 Total 4.3******
Not in the labour force
 Male 16.014.715.713.616.616.618.3
 Female 17.317.818.617.719.619.321.7
 Total 33.332.534.331.336.235.940.1
Total
 Male 32.832.133.331.337.435.835.8
 Female 33.532.732.730.737.433.735.9
 Total 66.364.966.062.074.869.571.7
Couple with children
In employment
 Male 39.643.145.446.746.350.442.8
 Female 28.630.133.236.335.834.633.6
 Total 68.273.378.683.082.185.076.4
Unemployed
 Male 6.24.3[3.4][3.9][2.6]**
 Female [2.8]******
 Total 9.07.16.55.3[4.1]**
Not in the labour force
 Male 10.19.48.88.17.37.98.1
 Female 19.920.418.117.914.716.316.8
 Total 30.129.827.026.022.024.224.9
Total
 Male 55.956.757.658.756.159.652.0
 Female 51.353.454.455.652.051.652.4
 Total 107.2110.2112.0114.3108.2111.2104.4
Lone parent
In employment
 Male *******
 Female 7.26.76.67.86.58.99.3
 Total 8.07.47.58.57.710.510.6
Unemployed
 Male *******
 Female *******
 Total *******
Not in the labour force
 Male *******
 Female 8.17.07.27.47.27.4[4.1]
 Total 9.47.98.39.08.27.9[5.3]
Total
 Male ***[2.6]***
 Female 16.315.015.016.214.216.913.9
 Total 18.716.617.418.816.319.016.3
All family units
In employment
 Male 54.860.162.764.267.270.560.9
 Female 50.150.853.156.559.457.356.7
 Total 104.9110.9115.8120.7126.7127.8117.6
Unemployed
 Male 8.95.45.05.1[3.6]**
 Female 5.65.2[5.2]****
 Total 14.510.610.28.16.3[3.9]*
Not in the labour force
 Male 27.425.025.523.424.925.027.6
 Female 45.445.244.043.041.543.042.7
 Total 72.870.269.566.366.468.170.3
Total
 Male 91.190.593.392.795.797.590.3
 Female 101.1101.2102.2102.5103.7102.2102.2
 Total 192.2191.7195.5195.2199.3199.7192.5
West
Couple without children
In employment
 Male 20.920.119.018.119.622.822.8
 Female 19.216.814.915.417.918.418.7
 Total 40.136.933.933.537.541.241.5
Unemployed
 Male *******
 Female *******
 Total [3.5][3.8][3.4]****
Not in the labour force
 Male 17.915.815.917.818.419.717.9
 Female 19.319.621.420.621.723.322.0
 Total 37.235.537.438.440.143.039.9
Total
 Male 40.738.237.337.339.443.441.2
 Female 40.138.037.436.641.043.341.4
 Total 80.976.274.773.880.486.882.6
Couple with children
In employment
 Male 46.149.750.355.950.249.749.5
 Female 35.235.035.440.038.138.740.9
 Total 81.384.785.695.988.388.490.4
Unemployed
 Male 8.56.05.4[4.8][4.0][3.5]*
 Female 4.7[4.0][3.3]****
 Total 13.210.08.78.36.2[5.2]*
Not in the labour force
 Male 8.47.28.07.37.18.510.4
 Female 20.921.221.622.222.120.919.5
 Total 29.328.429.629.529.229.429.8
Total
 Male 63.162.963.768.061.361.763.3
 Female 60.760.260.365.662.561.461.2
 Total 123.8123.1124.0133.7123.8123.1124.5
Lone parent
In employment
 Male *******
 Female 6.78.77.15.86.77.67.8
 Total 7.59.78.06.48.08.810.2
Unemployed
 Male *******
 Female *******
 Total *******
Not in the labour force
 Male *******
 Female 7.57.36.78.07.87.5[5.3]
 Total 8.48.38.39.18.68.6[6.0]
Total
 Male **[2.7]****
 Female 16.418.015.314.716.216.014.1
 Total 18.220.118.016.718.518.617.7
All family units
In employment
 Male 67.970.870.274.671.173.874.8
 Female 61.160.557.461.262.764.767.3
 Total 128.9131.3127.6135.8133.8138.5142.1
Unemployed
 Male 10.58.38.06.55.7[4.5]*
 Female 8.57.65.8[4.9][5.3]**
 Total 19.015.913.811.411.08.9[6.9]
Not in the labour force
 Male 27.224.025.526.226.329.329.0
 Female 47.748.149.850.851.651.746.7
 Total 74.972.275.377.077.981.075.7
Total
 Male 105.6103.1103.6107.3103.1107.7108.0
 Female 117.2116.2113.0116.9119.7120.8116.7
 Total 222.8219.3216.7224.2222.7228.4224.8
Southern
Couple without children
In employment
 Male 64.263.561.770.466.966.471.7
 Female 56.058.054.459.456.762.056.8
 Total 120.2121.5116.1129.9123.6128.4128.5
Unemployed
 Male 7.67.06.26.0[3.7]**
 Female 4.95.4[5.4][4.6]***
 Total 12.512.411.610.76.8[5.7][5.7]
Not in the labour force
 Male 61.165.866.461.361.068.366.0
 Female 67.771.271.069.568.378.880.4
 Total 128.8137.0137.4130.8129.3147.2146.4
Total
 Male 132.9136.3134.3137.8131.5137.9140.8
 Female 128.5134.6130.8133.6128.2143.3139.8
 Total 261.5270.9265.1271.4259.7281.3280.6
Couple with children
In employment
 Male 174.9176.9181.6187.5195.8197.1198.6
 Female 129.2131.2137.6139.5142.3146.4143.7
 Total 304.1308.1319.2327.1338.2343.5342.3
Unemployed
 Male 29.823.419.717.612.98.4[7.0]
 Female 15.016.311.911.39.1*[4.8]
 Total 44.739.731.628.922.012.411.8
Not in the labour force
 Male 29.028.027.424.327.927.325.2
 Female 75.771.071.670.278.775.666.3
 Total 104.799.099.194.5106.6102.991.4
Total
 Male 233.6228.3228.8229.5236.7232.8230.8
 Female 219.9218.5221.1221.0230.1226.0214.8
 Total 453.6446.8449.9450.5466.8458.9445.6
Lone parent
In employment
 Male 3.94.54.74.5[4.1][4.0][7.2]
 Female 27.527.325.026.628.528.436.7
 Total 31.431.829.731.132.632.343.9
Unemployed
 Male *******
 Female 8.88.16.17.4[4.8][4.1]*
 Total 9.99.47.28.1[5.8][4.1]*
Not in the labour force
 Male 3.73.64.4[3.3][4.1][3.7]*
 Female 29.625.727.925.726.525.625.9
 Total 33.329.332.329.030.629.328.5
Total
 Male 8.89.510.28.49.27.710.0
 Female 65.861.059.159.859.858.165.7
 Total 74.670.569.368.269.065.775.7
All family units
In employment
 Male 243.0244.9248.0262.5266.8267.5277.5
 Female 212.7216.5217.0225.6227.6236.8237.2
 Total 455.7461.4465.0488.1494.3504.3514.7
Unemployed
 Male 38.531.727.024.317.611.610.2
 Female 28.629.823.423.417.010.610.6
 Total 67.261.550.447.634.622.220.8
Not in the labour force
 Male 93.897.598.388.993.099.393.8
 Female 173.0167.8170.6165.4173.4180.1172.5
 Total 266.8265.3268.9254.4266.5279.3266.4
Total
 Male 375.4374.1373.3375.7377.4378.4381.5
 Female 414.2414.1410.9414.4418.0427.5420.4
 Total 789.6788.2784.3790.1795.4805.9801.9
Mid-West
Couple without children
In employment
 Male 22.119.719.120.420.219.121.7
 Female 18.617.916.018.018.616.917.3
 Total 40.837.735.238.338.836.039.0
Unemployed
 Male [2.6]******
 Female *******
 Total 5.1[4.2]*[4.0]***
Not in the labour force
 Male 18.420.920.919.518.318.319.3
 Female 20.620.323.520.920.622.624.3
 Total 39.041.244.540.438.940.943.6
Total
 Male 43.142.841.542.239.638.741.9
 Female 41.640.341.540.540.640.742.8
 Total 84.883.083.082.780.279.584.7
Couple with children
In employment
 Male 52.754.353.960.059.358.160.5
 Female 38.140.440.843.144.745.440.3
 Total 90.894.794.8103.0104.1103.5100.9
Unemployed
 Male 9.79.36.8[5.2][4.4]**
 Female 5.16.8[5.1][4.7]***
 Total 14.816.111.99.98.2[4.7]*
Not in the labour force
 Male 7.98.16.98.28.47.66.8
 Female 21.918.919.921.823.520.422.4
 Total 29.827.026.830.031.928.129.2
Total
 Male 70.271.667.673.472.169.369.3
 Female 65.166.265.969.572.166.963.8
 Total 135.3137.8133.5142.9144.2136.2133.1
Lone parent
In employment
 Male *******
 Female 7.17.86.87.46.88.211.7
 Total 8.18.98.79.08.39.513.6
Unemployed
 Male *******
 Female [3.3][3.3]*****
 Total [3.8][3.7]*****
Not in the labour force
 Male *******
 Female 8.06.97.65.77.58.47.0
 Total 8.98.08.76.78.910.17.4
Total
 Male [2.5][2.7][3.3][2.9][3.6]**
 Female 18.418.016.716.215.819.119.3
 Total 20.820.720.019.119.422.021.5
All family units
In employment
 Male 75.875.175.082.081.078.684.1
 Female 63.866.263.768.470.170.469.4
 Total 139.6141.3138.6150.4151.1149.0153.4
Unemployed
 Male 12.811.98.67.86.3[4.9]*
 Female 10.812.19.39.4[6.8][4.7]*
 Total 23.624.017.917.313.09.6[5.7]
Not in the labour force
 Male 27.230.128.928.828.027.526.5
 Female 50.546.151.148.451.651.553.7
 Total 77.776.280.077.179.779.080.2
Total
 Male 115.8117.1112.5118.6115.3111.0113.3
 Female 125.1124.5124.1126.2128.5126.6126.0
 Total 240.9241.5236.5244.7243.8237.6239.3
South-East
Couple without children
In employment
 Male 17.017.716.717.818.719.519.2
 Female 14.616.615.914.914.219.116.2
 Total 31.734.432.632.733.038.635.5
Unemployed
 Male *[2.2]*****
 Female *******
 Total [2.4]3.7[2.4][2.7]***
Not in the labour force
 Male 16.718.218.116.917.120.118.3
 Female 18.821.619.619.718.423.221.5
 Total 35.539.837.736.635.643.339.7
Total
 Male 35.138.236.436.537.140.238.3
 Female 34.439.736.335.533.642.538.2
 Total 69.577.972.772.070.882.776.6
Couple with children
In employment
 Male 45.843.446.447.349.549.848.5
 Female 34.232.237.237.936.037.636.6
 Total 80.075.683.685.285.687.385.2
Unemployed
 Male 8.06.55.64.9[3.7]**
 Female 4.74.5*****
 Total 12.611.07.56.86.2[3.4]*
Not in the labour force
 Male 8.88.39.15.57.08.87.6
 Female 21.620.219.617.120.522.316.5
 Total 30.428.628.722.627.531.024.1
Total
 Male 62.558.261.157.760.260.958.0
 Female 60.456.958.756.959.160.854.4
 Total 123.0115.1119.8114.6119.3121.7112.4
Lone parent
In employment
 Male *******
 Female 6.47.26.97.29.97.810.3
 Total 7.68.07.78.910.89.112.5
Unemployed
 Male *******
 Female *******
 Total [2.2]******
Not in the labour force
 Male *******
 Female 9.87.68.38.57.06.37.7
 Total 11.18.79.69.58.07.59.1
Total
 Male [2.7]**[2.7]***
 Female 18.116.316.517.317.514.819.6
 Total 20.918.518.720.019.717.423.1
All family units
In employment
 Male 64.062.063.966.769.270.670.0
 Female 55.256.059.960.160.264.463.2
 Total 119.2118.0123.8126.8129.3135.0133.1
Unemployed
 Male 9.69.07.36.75.2[3.0]*
 Female 7.57.54.24.4[4.1]**
 Total 17.216.511.511.19.35.0[6.0]
Not in the labour force
 Male 26.727.628.623.425.230.127.2
 Female 50.349.447.545.345.951.745.7
 Total 77.077.076.068.771.181.872.9
Total
 Male 100.498.699.796.899.5103.799.9
 Female 113.0112.9111.5109.7110.2118.1112.2
 Total 213.4211.5211.3206.5209.8221.8212.1
South-West
Couple without children
In employment
 Male 25.126.025.932.328.027.830.8
 Female 22.723.422.526.523.926.023.2
 Total 47.849.448.358.851.953.954.0
Unemployed
 Male 3.6[2.6][3.2]****
 Female *******
 Total 5.04.55.8[4.0]***
Not in the labour force
 Male 26.126.727.324.925.629.928.4
 Female 28.229.327.928.929.333.134.6
 Total 54.356.055.253.854.863.063.1
Total
 Male 54.755.456.459.154.759.060.6
 Female 52.554.652.957.654.060.158.8
 Total 107.1110.0109.3116.7108.7119.1119.3
Couple with children
In employment
 Male 76.479.281.380.387.089.389.5
 Female 56.958.659.558.661.663.566.8
 Total 133.4137.8140.8138.9148.5152.8156.3
Unemployed
 Male 12.17.77.37.5[4.9]**
 Female 5.24.9[4.9][4.8]***
 Total 17.412.612.212.27.6[4.4][5.7]
Not in the labour force
 Male 12.411.611.410.612.510.910.8
 Female 32.231.932.131.234.632.927.3
 Total 44.643.443.641.947.143.838.1
Total
 Male 100.998.5100.098.4104.4102.6103.5
 Female 94.495.496.594.698.998.496.6
 Total 195.3193.9196.6193.0203.2201.0200.1
Lone parent
In employment
 Male *[2.6]*****
 Female 13.912.311.412.011.812.414.6
 Total 15.714.813.413.313.413.717.8
Unemployed
 Male *******
 Female [3.6][3.3]*****
 Total 4.0[3.8]*[3.0]***
Not in the labour force
 Male *******
 Female 11.711.112.011.612.010.911.2
 Total 13.212.614.112.913.711.812.1
Total
 Male 3.64.54.7[2.9][3.5]*[4.2]
 Female 29.326.725.926.326.424.226.9
 Total 32.931.330.629.129.926.331.1
All family units
In employment
 Male 103.2107.8109.2113.8116.6118.3123.5
 Female 93.694.393.497.197.3102.0104.7
 Total 196.8202.1202.6211.0213.9220.3228.1
Unemployed
 Male 16.110.811.19.76.2*[4.7]
 Female 10.310.19.99.6[6.2]**
 Total 26.420.921.019.312.37.69.1
Not in the labour force
 Male 39.939.840.836.839.841.640.1
 Female 72.272.372.071.875.976.973.1
 Total 112.1112.1112.8108.5115.7118.5113.3
Total
 Male 159.2158.4161.1160.3162.6163.7168.3
 Female 176.1176.7175.3178.5179.3182.7182.2
 Total 335.3335.1336.5338.8341.9346.4350.5
Eastern and Midland
Couple without children
In employment
 Male 92.093.8101.597.4104.8100.7117.5
 Female 80.981.789.485.594.990.0102.9
 Total 172.9175.5190.9182.9199.6190.7220.5
Unemployed
 Male 10.09.07.86.0[4.9]**
 Female 6.8[5.3][4.7][5.7][5.9]**
 Total 16.814.412.511.710.8[5.7][8.5]
Not in the labour force
 Male 72.976.476.282.579.578.581.1
 Female 84.888.984.288.286.384.493.9
 Total 157.7165.4160.4170.8165.9162.9175.0
Total
 Male 174.9179.3185.5185.9189.1182.1202.1
 Female 172.5176.0178.3179.4187.1177.2201.9
 Total 347.4355.3363.7365.3376.3359.3404.0
Couple with children
In employment
 Male 243.1252.6259.2270.1264.6276.1277.9
 Female 177.5182.1182.8188.9191.3203.6212.9
 Total 420.6434.7442.0459.0455.9479.7490.8
Unemployed
 Male 36.034.625.820.218.614.28.9
 Female 21.123.617.314.914.97.89.2
 Total 57.158.243.135.133.522.018.1
Not in the labour force
 Male 48.943.141.142.740.545.237.8
 Female 119.8118.5118.0114.4113.0118.197.7
 Total 168.6161.7159.1157.2153.5163.3135.5
Total
 Male 327.9330.3326.1333.0323.7335.6324.6
 Female 318.4324.3318.1318.3319.2329.5319.8
 Total 646.3654.6644.2651.2642.9665.1644.4
Lone parent
In employment
 Male 4.75.55.65.86.97.713.4
 Female 44.343.541.944.246.952.153.6
 Total 49.049.047.550.053.859.866.9
Unemployed
 Male *******
 Female 10.213.08.67.2[6.3]7.5[6.0]
 Total 11.814.810.18.47.18.6[6.5]
Not in the labour force
 Male 7.16.46.26.0[5.4][5.4][5.2]
 Female 47.940.642.746.244.847.342.7
 Total 55.047.048.952.250.252.747.9
Total
 Male 13.413.713.213.113.014.119.1
 Female 102.497.093.297.698.0107.0102.2
 Total 115.8110.7106.4110.7111.1121.0121.3
All family units
In employment
 Male 339.7351.8366.3373.3376.3384.4408.8
 Female 302.7307.3314.0318.6333.1345.7369.4
 Total 642.5659.2680.4691.9709.4730.2778.2
Unemployed
 Male 47.645.535.027.424.218.212.8
 Female 38.141.930.627.827.118.120.3
 Total 85.787.465.655.251.336.333.1
Not in the labour force
 Male 128.9126.0123.5131.3125.4129.1124.1
 Female 252.4248.0244.9248.9244.2249.9234.3
 Total 381.3374.0368.4380.2369.5378.9358.4
Total
 Male 516.2523.3524.8532.0525.8531.7545.7
 Female 593.3597.3589.5595.2604.4613.7624.0
 Total 1,109.51,120.61,114.31,127.21,130.21,145.41,169.7
Dublin
Couple without children
In employment
 Male 51.755.961.359.166.364.673.4
 Female 47.249.455.952.759.258.266.2
 Total 98.9105.3117.2111.8125.4122.8139.5
Unemployed
 Male [4.4][4.7][3.7][3.7]***
 Female *******
 Total 7.27.66.15.9[6.2]**
Not in the labour force
 Male 42.144.642.748.744.544.743.5
 Female 47.750.845.049.750.949.449.8
 Total 89.895.387.798.495.494.193.3
Total
 Male 98.2105.2107.7111.5113.5111.2119.3
 Female 97.7103.0103.2104.6113.5108.9118.3
 Total 195.9208.2211.0216.1227.0220.1237.6
Couple with children
In employment
 Male 131.6134.3138.3145.3135.9147.8151.5
 Female 98.3100.598.9101.6105.8109.1118.3
 Total 230.0234.7237.2246.9241.7256.8269.9
Unemployed
 Male 15.814.811.28.910.16.4*
 Female 9.49.89.27.9[6.8][4.5]*
 Total 25.224.620.416.816.910.9[8.1]
Not in the labour force
 Male 28.925.925.125.221.824.021.3
 Female 64.664.663.463.257.263.451.5
 Total 93.490.588.488.479.087.372.8
Total
 Male 176.3174.9174.5179.3167.8178.1176.7
 Female 172.2174.9171.5172.7169.7177.0174.0
 Total 348.6349.8346.0352.0337.5355.0350.7
Lone parent
In employment
 Male [2.8][3.7][2.9][3.3][4.8][4.5][7.7]
 Female 27.427.224.927.427.833.832.6
 Total 30.230.927.830.732.738.340.3
Unemployed
 Male *******
 Female [4.8]7.0[4.3][3.3]*[4.5]*
 Total 5.78.05.3[4.1][3.9][4.9]*
Not in the labour force
 Male 5.1[4.1][4.1]*[3.6][4.1]*
 Female 30.726.225.329.529.528.621.6
 Total 35.730.329.432.333.132.724.1
Total
 Male 8.88.78.06.88.99.010.4
 Female 62.960.454.660.260.866.957.4
 Total 71.769.162.567.069.775.967.8
All family units
In employment
 Male 186.2193.9202.6207.7207.1216.8232.6
 Female 172.9177.1179.7181.6192.8201.1217.1
 Total 359.1371.0382.3389.3399.8417.9449.7
Unemployed
 Male 21.120.415.913.313.38.7[6.5]
 Female 17.019.715.913.413.710.39.8
 Total 38.040.131.726.727.018.916.2
Not in the labour force
 Male 76.074.671.976.769.972.767.3
 Female 143.0141.6133.7142.4137.6141.4122.8
 Total 219.0216.1205.5219.1207.4214.2190.1
Total
 Male 283.3288.8290.3297.7290.2298.2306.4
 Female 332.8338.3329.3337.4344.1352.8349.7
 Total 616.1627.2619.5635.1634.2651.0656.1
Mid-East
Couple without children
In employment
 Male 29.726.927.725.628.226.631.1
  Female 25.423.323.722.226.825.025.2
  Total 55.250.251.547.855.051.756.3
Unemployed
 Male [3.7]******
 Female *******
 Total 6.4[3.7][5.0][4.0]***
Not in the labour force
 Male 20.320.823.022.622.222.824.7
 Female 24.324.626.724.722.622.929.8
 Total 44.745.449.747.244.845.754.5
Total
 Male 53.850.153.649.451.750.356.6
 Female 52.549.252.549.751.249.256.7
 Total 106.399.2106.299.0102.999.4113.4
Couple with children
In employment
 Male 82.287.587.591.293.092.392.5
 Female 58.060.161.866.464.770.670.6
 Total 140.3147.6149.3157.6157.7162.9163.2
Unemployed
 Male 13.113.69.26.6[6.2]**
 Female 7.59.9[5.4][4.7][5.9]**
 Total 20.623.514.711.312.0[7.0][6.1]
Not in the labour force
 Male 12.710.510.513.013.213.411.0
 Female 35.636.435.633.636.536.532.6
 Total 48.346.946.146.649.749.843.6
Total
 Male 108.1111.6107.2110.8112.3110.1106.8
 Female 101.2106.4102.8104.8107.2109.6106.1
 Total 209.3218.0210.0215.5219.5219.7212.9
Lone parent
In employment
  Male *******
 Female 12.312.012.313.013.911.615.3
 Total 13.612.814.315.215.013.518.5
Unemployed
 Male *******
 Female [3.9][4.6]*****
 Total [4.5][5.3]*****
Not in the labour force
 Male *******
 Female 11.69.111.911.210.313.013.2
 Total 12.910.413.313.111.413.815.3
Total
 Male [3.2][2.8][3.8][4.3]**[5.6]
 Female 27.825.726.727.125.826.629.9
 Total 31.028.530.431.428.429.635.4
All family units
In employment
 Male 113.4115.2117.2118.9122.3120.7126.7
 Female 95.795.497.9101.7105.4107.3111.2
 Total 209.1210.6215.1220.6227.7228.0237.9
Unemployed
 Male 17.416.712.68.27.7[5.7][4.5]
 Female 14.115.89.910.3[9.4][5.7][5.9]
 Total 31.532.522.518.517.111.410.5
Not in the labour force
 Male 34.332.634.837.436.537.037.7
 Female 71.670.074.269.569.572.475.6
 Total 105.9102.6109.0106.9105.9109.4113.4
Total
 Male 165.1164.5164.6164.5166.5163.4169.0
 Female 181.4181.3182.0181.5184.2185.4192.7
 Total 346.5345.8346.6346.0350.7348.8361.7
Midland
Couple without children
In employment
 Male 10.511.012.412.710.39.413.1
  Female 8.39.09.810.68.96.811.5
  Total 18.820.022.223.319.216.224.6
Unemployed
 Male *******
 Female *******
 Total [3.2]******
Not in the labour force
 Male 10.511.110.511.312.811.012.9
 Female 12.713.612.513.912.812.014.3
 Total 23.224.723.025.125.723.127.2
Total
 Male 22.924.024.125.024.020.626.1
 Female 22.323.822.625.222.419.126.8
 Total 45.247.846.650.246.439.853.0
Couple with children
In employment
 Male 29.230.833.533.535.736.133.8
 Female 21.221.522.020.920.823.923.9
 Total 50.352.355.554.556.560.057.8
Unemployed
 Male 7.06.35.4[4.7]***
 Female [4.3][3.9]*****
 Total 11.310.18.17.0[4.5]**
Not in the labour force
 Male 7.36.75.6[4.6][5.5]7.9[5.5]
 Female 19.617.519.017.619.318.313.7
 Total 26.924.324.622.224.826.219.2
Total
 Male 43.543.844.442.843.547.441.1
 Female 45.042.943.840.842.442.939.8
 Total 88.586.788.283.785.990.480.8
Lone parent
In employment
  Male *******
 Female 4.64.34.63.85.26.7[5.6]
 Total 5.15.35.34.26.28.18.2
Unemployed
 Male *******
 Female *******
 Total *******
Not in the labour force
 Male *******
 Female 5.65.35.55.45.05.77.9
 Total 6.46.36.26.85.76.18.6
Total
 Male *******
 Female 11.710.911.910.311.413.514.9
 Total 13.213.213.412.313.015.518.1
All family units
In employment
 Male 40.242.746.646.647.046.949.5
 Female 34.134.936.435.334.937.441.1
 Total 74.377.683.082.081.984.390.6
Unemployed
 Male 9.18.56.66.0***
 Female 7.16.4[4.8][4.1]***
 Total 16.214.811.410.17.2[6.0][6.4]
Not in the labour force
 Male 18.618.816.817.219.019.419.0
 Female 37.936.537.036.937.236.035.9
 Total 56.555.353.854.256.155.454.9
Total
 Male 67.870.069.969.869.170.170.4
 Female 79.077.778.376.376.175.581.5
 Total 146.9147.7148.2146.2145.2145.6151.9
State
Couple without children
In employment
 Male 191.5193.7198.6202.7211.0208.4228.9
 Female 170.4170.5172.0172.8186.6184.2192.1
 Total 361.9364.1370.6375.5397.6392.6421.0
Unemployed
 Male 22.019.417.614.310.97.7[7.6]
 Female 15.113.411.911.511.2[7.5]8.9
 Total 37.132.729.525.822.115.216.5
Not in the labour force
 Male 167.9172.8174.2175.3175.5183.1183.4
 Female 189.1197.5195.2196.0195.9205.9218.0
 Total 357.0370.3369.4371.3371.4389.0401.4
Total
 Male 381.3385.8390.4392.2397.4399.2419.8
 Female 374.7381.4379.2380.3393.7397.6419.1
 Total 756.1767.2769.6772.6791.2796.8838.9
Couple with children
In employment
 Male 503.7522.3536.5560.2556.9573.4568.8
 Female 370.5378.5388.9404.7407.6423.3431.1
 Total 874.2900.8925.3964.9964.5996.7999.9
Unemployed
 Male 80.468.354.446.538.027.420.4
 Female 43.646.835.631.127.814.216.9
 Total 124.0115.090.077.665.841.637.2
Not in the labour force
 Male 96.487.785.482.582.888.981.5
 Female 236.3231.1229.4224.7228.5231.0200.3
 Total 332.7318.8314.8307.2311.3319.9281.7
Total
 Male 680.5678.3676.2689.2677.7689.7670.6
 Female 650.4656.3653.9660.5663.9668.5648.3
 Total 1,330.91,334.61,330.11,349.71,341.61,358.21,318.9
Lone parent
In employment
 Male 10.311.712.211.713.414.524.4
 Female 85.786.180.684.488.796.9107.3
 Total 95.997.892.896.1102.1111.4131.7
Unemployed
 Male [3.1][3.2][3.2]****
 Female 22.124.417.416.413.113.210.6
 Total 25.227.620.519.015.214.511.7
Not in the labour force
 Male 13.011.913.212.011.310.69.7
 Female 93.080.684.687.386.387.978.0
 Total 106.092.597.899.397.698.587.7
Total
 Male 26.426.828.526.226.826.335.1
 Female 200.8191.1182.6188.2188.1198.0195.9
 Total 227.2217.9211.1214.4214.9224.3231.0
All family units
In employment
 Male 705.4727.6747.3774.6781.4796.3822.0
 Female 626.6635.1641.5661.9682.8704.5730.6
 Total 1,332.01,362.71,388.81,436.51,464.21,500.71,552.6
Unemployed
 Male 105.590.975.163.351.036.429.0
 Female 80.984.564.959.152.134.936.4
 Total 186.4175.4140.0122.3103.271.365.4
Not in the labour force
 Male 277.4272.4272.8269.8269.6282.7274.5
 Female 518.4509.2509.2508.0510.7524.7496.3
 Total 795.8781.6782.0777.8780.3807.4770.8
Total
 Male 1,088.31,090.91,095.11,107.61,102.01,115.31,125.6
 Female 1,225.91,228.81,215.71,229.01,245.71,264.11,263.3
  Total 2,314.12,319.82,310.72,336.72,347.72,379.42,388.8
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.
Note: A new Labour Force Survey (LFS) replaced the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) in Q3 2017 and, as a result, care should be taken when comparing data from before and after this period. Please see background notes of the LFS release for additional information.
Note: The composition of the NUTS regions changed in 2016 and took effect in the LFS from Q1 2018. Data from Q1 2012 to Q4 2017 has also been revised to reflect these changes. Please see background notes of the Q1 2018 LFS release for additional information.
Table 8 Adult members of family units classified by composition of detailed family unit, ILO Economic Status and sex
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Family unit type/ILO Economic Status/SexQ2 12Q2 13Q2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Q2 18
Couple without children
At least one partner aged less than 45
In employment
 Male  93.691.493.490.695.394.3104.1
 Female  88.687.085.584.592.089.896.0
 Total  182.2178.4178.8175.1187.3184.0200.1
Unemployed
 Male  11.28.06.0[4.8][4.7]**
 Female  7.5[5.5][5.4][4.6][6.4]**
 Total  18.713.511.49.311.1[6.7][8.2]
Not in the labour force
 Male  5.25.5[3.6][4.0][5.9][5.4]*
 Female  8.47.66.67.16.98.4[6.8]
 Total  13.613.110.211.112.713.812.6
Total
 Male  109.9104.9103.099.4105.9102.7113.0
 Female  104.5100.197.596.2105.2101.9107.9
 Total  214.5205.0200.4195.5211.1204.5220.8
Both partners aged 45 to 64
In employment
 Male  86.489.492.795.998.997.7106.4
 Female  76.677.379.780.985.185.686.5
 Total  163.1166.7172.3176.8184.1183.3192.9
Unemployed
 Male  10.711.111.49.56.1[4.6][4.5]
 Female  7.57.76.56.6[4.8]**
 Total  18.218.817.916.110.98.38.3
Not in the labour force
 Male  62.759.361.858.058.155.552.3
 Female  73.973.174.970.168.265.968.7
 Total  136.6132.4136.8128.1126.2121.4121.0
Total
 Male  159.8159.9165.9163.4163.1157.8163.1
 Female  158.0158.1161.1157.7158.1155.2159.0
 Total  317.8317.9327.0321.1321.2313.0322.1
At least one partner aged 65 or more
In employment
 Male  11.512.812.616.216.816.418.4
 Female  5.26.26.97.49.58.99.6
 Total  16.619.019.523.626.325.328.0
Unemployed
 Male  *******
 Female  *******
 Total  *******
Not in the labour force
 Male  100.1108.0108.8113.3111.5122.2125.3
 Female  106.9116.9113.7118.8120.9131.6142.5
 Total  206.9224.8222.5232.1232.5253.8267.8
Total
 Male  111.6121.0121.5129.4128.5138.7143.7
 Female  112.2123.2120.6126.5130.4140.6152.2
 Total  223.8244.3242.1255.9258.9279.3295.9
Total all couples without children
In employment
Male   191.5193.7198.6202.7211.0208.4228.9
Female   170.4170.5172.0172.8186.6184.2192.1
Total   361.9364.1370.6375.5397.6392.6421.0
Unemployed
Male   22.019.417.614.310.97.7[7.6]
Female   15.113.411.911.511.2[7.5]8.9
Total   37.132.729.525.822.115.216.5
Not in the labour force
Male   167.9172.8174.2175.3175.5183.1183.4
Female   189.1197.5195.2196.0195.9205.9218.0
Total   357.0370.3369.4371.3371.4389.0401.4
Total
Male   381.3385.8390.4392.2397.4399.2419.8
Female   374.7381.4379.2380.3393.7397.6419.1
Total   756.1767.2769.6772.6791.2796.8838.9
 
Couple with children
At least 1 child aged under 5 and no child aged 15 or over
In employment
 Male  220.4226.1226.5236.0225.3225.7206.9
 Female  158.9163.6166.6173.0168.0169.9158.4
 Total  379.3389.7393.0409.0393.3395.6365.3
Unemployed
 Male  37.632.622.217.714.411.1[7.3]
 Female  21.722.214.612.210.9[5.0][7.6]
 Total  59.254.936.829.925.316.114.9
Not in the labour force
 Male  16.417.411.712.69.613.813.7
 Female  77.775.468.768.866.368.155.7
 Total  94.192.880.481.575.981.969.4
Total
 Male  274.4276.1260.3266.3249.4250.6227.8
 Female  258.3261.3249.9254.0245.1243.0221.8
 Total  532.6537.4510.2520.4494.5493.7449.6
At least 1 child aged under 5 and at least 1 child aged 15 or over
In employment
 Male  12.613.313.314.115.413.016.9
 Female  6.97.86.77.99.78.69.3
 Total  19.521.120.022.025.121.626.2
Unemployed
 Male  3.7[3.7][3.9]****
 Female  *******
 Total  5.45.04.8[3.5]***
Not in the labour force
 Male  [2.6]*[2.9]****
 Female  8.79.511.07.68.07.28.6
 Total  11.311.213.99.99.99.910.6
Total
 Male  18.918.720.118.919.317.320.5
 Female  17.418.618.716.518.616.818.8
 Total  36.237.338.735.437.934.139.3
All children aged 5 to 14
In employment
 Male  87.291.495.599.7103.2112.5118.6
 Female  67.165.071.772.879.884.689.8
 Total  154.3156.4167.1172.5182.9197.1208.4
Unemployed
 Male  13.87.710.08.97.3[4.3]*
 Female  7.910.07.06.6[6.4]**
 Total  21.717.717.015.413.77.0[7.1]
Not in the labour force
 Male  9.67.67.57.68.16.98.1
 Female  30.428.131.332.631.132.530.8
 Total  40.135.838.840.239.239.538.9
Total
 Male  110.6106.7112.9116.2118.6123.7130.5
 Female  105.4103.1110.0111.9117.3119.8123.9
 Total  216.0209.8222.9228.2235.9243.5254.3
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  65.868.171.975.271.682.986.2
 Female  45.245.948.451.448.255.461.9
 Total  111.0114.0120.3126.6119.8138.2148.1
Unemployed
 Male  10.410.35.87.96.1[5.6]*
 Female  5.75.8[4.8][4.9][4.2]**
 Total  16.216.210.612.810.28.1[6.2]
Not in the labour force
 Male  10.18.27.96.58.28.99.2
 Female  31.731.229.530.630.633.129.1
 Total  41.839.537.437.138.842.038.3
Total
 Male  86.386.685.789.685.997.399.3
 Female  82.683.082.786.983.091.093.3
 Total  168.9169.6168.3176.5168.9188.3192.6
All children aged 15 or over
In employment
 Male  117.6123.4129.3135.2141.5139.3140.3
 Female  92.596.295.599.6101.9104.9111.6
 Total  210.1219.6224.8234.8243.4244.2251.9
Unemployed
 Male  15.013.912.59.48.1[4.8][3.8]
 Female  6.57.48.36.5[5.6]**
 Total  21.621.320.816.013.67.86.6
Not in the labour force
 Male  57.752.855.453.555.056.648.5
 Female  87.786.888.985.092.490.076.1
 Total  145.4139.6144.3138.5147.5146.6124.6
Total
 Male  190.4190.1197.3198.1204.6200.7192.6
 Female  186.7190.4192.7191.2199.9197.9190.5
 Total  377.1380.5390.0389.3404.5398.6383.1
Total couples with children
In employment
Male   503.7522.3536.5560.2556.9573.4568.8
Female   370.5378.5388.9404.7407.6423.3431.1
Total   874.2900.8925.3964.9964.5996.7999.9
Unemployed
Male   80.468.354.446.538.027.420.4
Female   43.646.835.631.127.814.216.9
Total   124.0115.090.077.665.841.637.2
Not in the labour force
Male   96.487.785.482.582.888.981.5
Female   236.3231.1229.4224.7228.5231.0200.3
Total   332.7318.8314.8307.2311.3319.9281.7
Total
Male   680.5678.3676.2689.2677.7689.7670.6
Female   650.4656.3653.9660.5663.9668.5648.3
Total   1,330.91,334.61,330.11,349.71,341.61,358.21,318.9
 
Lone parent
At least 1 child aged under 5 and no child aged 15 or over
In employment
 Male  ******[5.6]
 Female  21.321.118.019.018.916.824.7
 Total  22.221.719.420.320.317.730.3
Unemployed
 Male  *******
 Female  8.36.5[4.9][4.5][4.3][4.2]*
 Total  9.77.3[5.3][5.0][4.5][4.2]*
Not in the labour force
 Male  *******
 Female  24.120.620.520.418.416.019.9
 Total  24.721.021.020.918.616.320.4
Total
 Male  [2.9]*****[6.2]
 Female  53.748.243.443.941.737.147.6
 Total  56.649.945.646.243.538.253.8
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  [2.9][2.7][3.0][2.7]*[3.3]*
 Total  [2.9][2.7][3.1][2.9]*[3.3]*
Total
 Male  *******
 Female  5.54.74.85.4[4.8]5.4[5.4]
 Total  5.54.95.15.8[4.9]5.6[5.9]
All children aged 5 to 14
In employment
 Male  ******[7.4]
 Female  21.524.320.419.923.725.927.8
 Total  23.126.322.121.625.528.435.2
Unemployed
 Male  *******
 Female  6.78.35.9[4.0]***
 Total  7.29.16.84.9[4.2]**
Not in the labour force
 Male  *******
 Female  14.210.511.413.011.111.910.7
 Total  15.411.912.513.912.112.812.3
Total
 Male  [3.3][4.1][3.7][3.5][3.5][3.7]9.3
 Female  42.543.137.736.938.241.141.7
 Total  45.747.341.440.441.744.851.0
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  *******
 Female  9.99.78.310.39.912.612.7
 Total  10.811.09.111.311.613.714.4
Unemployed
 Male  *******
 Female  *[3.5]*****
 Total  *[3.7]*****
Not in the labour force
 Male  *******
 Female  8.57.56.87.08.67.8[6.8]
 Total  9.27.77.37.89.18.0[7.5]
Total
 Male  *******
 Female  20.620.716.919.419.722.920.7
 Total  22.422.418.621.321.824.323.2
All children aged 15 or over
In employment
 Male  6.77.78.27.68.49.89.2
 Female  31.029.832.733.234.439.539.6
 Total  37.737.440.940.742.949.348.8
Unemployed
 Male  *******
 Female  4.3[5.2][4.2][5.3][3.9]**
 Total  5.36.85.66.3[5.0][4.2]*
Not in the labour force
 Male  10.69.911.09.69.69.26.9
 Female  43.239.442.944.245.448.837.7
 Total  53.949.353.953.855.158.044.5
Total
 Male  18.319.120.518.219.219.916.7
 Female  78.674.479.982.783.891.680.4
 Total  96.993.5100.3100.9103.0111.597.1
Total lone parents
In employment
Male   10.311.712.211.713.414.524.4
Female   85.786.180.684.488.796.9107.3
Total   95.997.892.896.1102.1111.4131.7
Unemployed
Male   [3.1][3.2][3.2]****
Female   22.124.417.416.413.113.210.6
Total   25.227.620.519.015.214.511.7
Not in the labour force
Male   13.011.913.212.011.310.69.7
Female   93.080.684.687.386.387.978.0
Total   106.092.597.899.397.698.587.7
Total
Male   26.426.828.526.226.826.335.1
Female   200.8191.1182.6188.2188.1198.0195.9
Total   227.2217.9211.1214.4214.9224.3231.0
 
All family units
In employment
Male   705.4727.6747.3774.6781.4796.3822.0
Female   626.6635.1641.5661.9682.8704.5730.6
Total   1,332.01,362.71,388.81,436.51,464.21,500.71,552.6
Unemployed
Male   105.590.975.163.351.036.429.0
Female   80.984.564.959.152.134.936.4
Total   186.4175.4140.0122.3103.271.365.4
Not in the labour force
Male   277.4272.4272.8269.8269.6282.7274.5
Female   518.4509.2509.2508.0510.7524.7496.3
Total   795.8781.6782.0777.8780.3807.4770.8
Total
Male   1,088.31,090.91,095.11,107.61,102.01,115.31,125.6
Female   1,225.91,228.81,215.71,229.01,245.71,264.11,263.3
Total   2,314.12,319.82,310.72,336.72,347.72,379.42,388.8
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.
Note: A new Labour Force Survey (LFS) replaced the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) in Q3 2017 and, as a result, care should be taken when comparing data from before and after this period. Please see background notes of the LFS release for additional information.
Table 9 Employment rates of adult members of family units classified by composition of family unit and age of youngest child and employment rates of all other persons1
%
Family unit and non-family unit type/SexQ2 12Q2 13Q2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Q2 18
Adult members of family units without children
Couple without children
  Male72.274.075.677.679.080.582.3
  Female64.264.865.066.569.069.369.6
  Total68.169.270.171.973.774.775.7
 
Adult members of family units with children
Couple with children
  Youngest child aged 0-5
  Male79.581.285.687.789.689.190.2
  Female60.261.264.566.967.468.769.7
  Total70.171.575.377.678.679.080.1
  Youngest child aged 6-11
  Male78.183.584.385.286.289.089.8
  Female57.959.061.460.464.168.270.2
  Total68.371.573.073.075.278.880.3
  Youngest child aged 12-17
  Male76.579.882.685.885.786.887.0
  Female64.162.663.466.264.664.870.3
  Total70.371.273.176.275.375.978.8
  Youngest child aged 18 or greater
  Male68.272.774.276.277.879.581.6
  Female51.852.452.655.654.858.263.4
  Total59.762.163.065.665.968.572.0
  All children
  Male76.880.182.984.986.187.088.1
  Female58.859.461.563.263.866.068.7
  Total67.969.872.374.274.976.678.5
Lone parent
  Youngest child aged 0-5
  Male[34.8]*****[91.9]
  Female39.342.239.942.844.444.551.3
  Total39.142.140.743.545.945.455.8
  Youngest child aged 6-11
  Male[47.1][55.5][46.8][37.6][60.2]*82.1
  Female46.351.851.751.356.459.264.7
  Total46.452.151.350.156.860.267.7
  Youngest child aged 12-17
  Male55.255.966.6[72.7][68.6][64.7][71.3]
  Female59.561.760.659.962.064.968.8
  Total59.160.961.361.362.964.969.1
  Youngest child aged 18 or greater
  Male52.259.552.662.061.768.977.1
  Female55.652.358.658.857.358.958.8
  Total55.053.757.359.358.160.861.6
  All children
  Male49.355.955.458.665.069.480.8
  Female48.550.951.552.254.356.760.0
  Total48.651.451.952.955.458.063.0
Total of all adult members of family units with children (couples with children and lone parents)
  Youngest child aged 0-5
  Male79.080.985.387.489.589.090.2
  Female56.558.260.863.263.965.366.4
  Total67.068.972.374.775.976.577.5
  Youngest child aged 6-11
  Male77.582.983.484.085.688.889.4
  Female55.057.159.458.462.566.169.0
  Total65.168.570.370.172.976.378.5
  Youngest child aged 12-17
  Male75.678.682.085.385.086.086.3
  Female62.962.462.764.764.064.869.9
  Total68.669.671.473.973.474.277.3
  Youngest child aged 18 or greater
  Male67.071.772.475.276.778.681.3
  Female52.752.454.056.455.458.462.1
  Total58.960.762.064.564.467.070.1
  All children
  Male76.079.482.184.285.586.687.8
  Female56.657.659.561.061.964.066.8
  Total65.467.569.871.672.574.276.3
 
Total of all adult members of all family units (couples without children, couples with children and lone parents)
  Male75.078.080.482.583.785.086.3
  Female58.459.360.962.363.665.367.5
  Total66.167.969.971.772.874.376.2
 
Other persons
 Child members of family units
  Male37.239.640.144.948.047.348.9
  Female39.840.939.943.149.047.444.3
  Total38.340.140.044.148.447.346.9
 Single person households
  Male55.156.359.961.863.864.166.0
  Female65.064.762.565.865.665.767.2
  Total59.760.061.163.764.664.866.5
 All other persons not otherwise classified
  Male64.565.066.868.467.271.773.5
  Female70.872.067.965.268.572.573.7
  Total67.368.067.366.967.872.173.6
 Total of all other persons
  Male46.248.249.752.654.955.856.8
  Female51.752.250.752.256.356.355.4
  Total48.650.050.152.455.556.056.2
 
Total of all persons
 Male63.465.867.770.271.672.673.8
 Female56.357.157.559.061.262.363.4
 Total59.861.462.664.666.367.468.5
1Employment 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.
Note: A new Labour Force Survey (LFS) replaced the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) in Q3 2017 and, as a result, care should be taken when comparing data from before and after this period. Please see background notes of the LFS release for additional information.
Table 10 Employment rates of adult members of family units classified by composition of family unit and number of children and employment rates of all other persons1
%
Family unit and non-family unit type/SexQ2 12Q2 13Q2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Q2 18
Adult members of family units without children
Couple without children
  Male72.274.075.677.679.080.582.3
  Female64.264.865.066.569.069.369.6
  Total68.169.270.171.973.774.775.7
 
Adult members of family units with children
Couple with children
  1 child
  Male74.978.282.282.983.185.886.6
  Female62.263.263.667.065.866.572.3
  Total68.570.772.875.074.376.079.3
  2 children
  Male78.682.584.386.988.088.889.7
  Female62.962.765.265.566.769.271.1
  Total70.972.774.976.477.579.180.5
  3 or more children
  Male76.478.781.784.386.785.887.5
  Female49.750.454.356.057.760.862.0
  Total63.564.968.270.572.273.575.0
  All children
  Male76.880.182.984.986.187.088.1
  Female58.859.461.563.263.866.068.7
  Total67.969.872.374.274.976.678.5
Lone parent
  1 child
  Male46.251.954.256.963.464.976.7
  Female52.954.655.556.661.062.162.6
  Total52.154.355.356.761.362.464.4
  2 children
  Male52.459.760.966.761.3[74.7]87.2
  Female45.549.950.750.452.554.164.7
  Total46.150.851.751.953.356.068.1
  3 or more children
  Male[59.4]**[51.1]**[79.4]
  Female40.840.239.042.337.845.142.2
  Total42.042.440.143.241.447.248.7
  All children
  Male49.355.955.458.665.069.480.8
  Female48.550.951.552.254.356.760.0
  Total48.651.451.952.955.458.063.0
 
Total of all adult members of family units with children (couples with children and lone parents)
  1 child
  Male73.376.880.581.782.084.685.9
  Female59.260.661.264.064.465.169.2
  Total65.167.469.471.671.973.276.1
  2 children
  Male78.182.183.986.587.488.589.6
  Female59.960.563.063.064.266.769.9
  Total68.470.572.974.074.976.979.1
  3 or more children
  Male76.278.681.383.886.585.887.3
  Female48.449.152.454.355.258.659.4
  Total61.763.266.368.469.971.572.8
  All children
  Male76.079.482.184.285.586.687.8
  Female56.657.659.561.061.964.066.8
  Total65.467.569.871.672.574.276.3
 
Total of all adult members of all family units (couples without children, couples with children and lone parents)
  Male75.078.080.482.583.785.086.3
  Female58.459.360.962.363.665.367.5
  Total66.167.969.971.772.874.376.2
 
Other persons
Child members of family units
  Male37.239.640.144.948.047.348.9
  Female39.840.939.943.149.047.444.3
  Total38.340.140.044.148.447.346.9
Single person households
  Male55.156.359.961.863.864.166.0
  Female65.064.762.565.865.665.767.2
  Total59.760.061.163.764.664.866.5
All other persons not otherwise classified
  Male64.565.066.868.467.271.773.5
  Female70.872.067.965.268.572.573.7
  Total67.368.067.366.967.872.173.6
Total of all other persons
  Male46.248.249.752.654.955.856.8
  Female51.752.250.752.256.356.355.4
  Total48.650.050.152.455.556.056.2
 
Total of all persons
 Male63.465.867.770.271.672.673.8
 Female56.357.157.559.061.262.363.4
 Total59.861.462.664.666.367.468.5
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.
Note: A new Labour Force Survey (LFS) replaced the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) in Q3 2017 and, as a result, care should be taken when comparing data from before and after this period. Please see background notes of the LFS release for additional information.
1Employment rates include persons aged 15-64 only
Table 11 Unemployment rates of adult members of family units classified by composition of family unit and age of youngest child and unemployment rates of all other persons1
%
Family unit and non-family unit type/SexQ2 12Q2 13Q2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Q2 18
Adult members of family units without children
Couple without children
  Male10.49.28.26.75.03.63.3
  Female8.27.36.56.35.73.94.4
  Total9.48.37.46.55.33.83.8
 
Adult members of family units with children
Couple with children
  Youngest child aged 0-5
  Male15.013.29.87.56.45.13.8
  Female12.412.18.36.86.23.34.8
  Total13.912.79.27.26.34.34.3
  Youngest child aged 6-11
  Male14.39.98.99.17.55.13.5
  Female12.212.99.49.28.33.33.8
  Total13.411.19.19.27.94.33.6
  Youngest child aged 12-17
  Male12.510.68.66.95.54.03.2
  Female6.69.08.07.46.33.42.8
  Total10.09.98.37.15.83.83.0
  Youngest child aged 18 or greater
  Male10.710.18.76.85.73.22.7
  Female7.37.67.95.14.32.92.2
  Total9.29.08.36.15.13.02.5
  All children
  Male13.811.69.27.76.44.63.5
  Female10.511.08.47.16.43.23.8
  Total12.411.38.97.46.44.03.6
Lone parent
  Youngest child aged 0-5
  Male*******
  Female27.624.722.019.418.518.110.1
  Total29.625.922.319.918.017.48.4
  Youngest child aged 6-11
  Male******[3.9]
  Female25.327.521.917.414.611.19.2
  Total25.327.223.419.115.410.88.2
  Youngest child aged 12-17
  Male[16.3][25][18.6][8.8][10.3]**
  Female15.617.816.016.910.513.79.5
  Total15.618.816.316.010.513.29.0
  Youngest child aged 18 or greater
  Male13.413.815.713.412.18.96.6
  Female10.816.011.411.78.36.47.4
  Total11.315.512.312.19.17.07.2
  All children
  Male23.322.221.518.013.58.14.1
  Female20.522.117.816.413.012.09.0
  Total20.822.118.316.613.011.58.2
Total of all adult members of family units with children (couples with children and lone parents)
  Youngest child aged 0-5
  Male15.413.49.97.66.55.03.7
  Female14.613.79.88.37.64.95.6
  Total15.013.59.97.97.05.04.6
  Youngest child aged 6-11
  Male14.410.19.59.67.85.13.5
  Female15.316.812.010.99.65.15.0
  Total14.813.410.710.28.75.14.2
  Youngest child aged 12-17
  Male12.611.28.97.05.74.23.3
  Female8.911.39.99.77.36.34.5
  Total10.811.29.48.36.55.23.9
  Youngest child aged 18 or greater
  Male10.810.49.17.26.13.63.0
  Female8.29.88.86.95.43.93.7
  Total9.610.19.07.05.83.73.3
  All children
  Male14.011.89.57.96.64.73.5
  Female12.613.310.28.97.65.04.9
  Total13.312.59.88.47.14.84.1
 
Total of all adult members of all family units (couples without children, couples with children and lone parents)
  Male13.111.29.27.66.24.43.4
  Female11.411.89.28.27.14.74.8
  Total12.311.49.27.96.64.64.1
 
Other persons
Child members of family units
  Male37.132.429.022.720.517.414.7
  Female23.524.322.117.514.412.112.9
  Total31.729.026.120.617.915.114.0
Single person households
  Male20.219.715.614.013.210.68.7
  Female10.010.713.19.07.28.15.2
  Total15.415.714.411.710.59.57.2
All other persons not otherwise classified
  Male18.215.214.310.510.28.07.4
  Female9.08.08.06.87.15.33.1
  Total14.112.011.68.88.96.85.3
Total of all other persons
  Male28.925.322.118.016.513.411.6
  Female16.216.816.012.811.09.48.3
  Total23.521.619.515.714.111.710.2
 
Total of all persons
 Male18.415.913.511.09.77.56.2
 Female12.913.311.39.68.36.25.8
 Total15.914.712.510.49.16.96.0
1Unemployment 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.
Note: A new Labour Force Survey (LFS) replaced the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) in Q3 2017 and, as a result, care should be taken when comparing data from before and after this period. Please see background notes of the LFS release for additional information.
Table 12 Unemployment rates of adult members of family units classified by composition of family unit and number of children and unemployment rates of all other persons1
%
Family unit and non-family unit type/SexQ2 12Q2 13Q2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Q2 18
Adult members of family units without children
Couple without children
  Male10.49.28.26.75.03.63.3
  Female8.27.36.56.35.73.94.4
  Total9.48.37.46.55.33.83.8
 
Adult members of family units with children
Couple with children
  1 child
  Male13.011.28.78.06.74.02.6
  Female10.311.67.96.86.03.63.2
  Total11.811.48.47.56.43.82.9
  2 children
  Male13.311.18.56.36.24.42.9
  Female10.29.88.47.06.33.34.0
  Total12.010.68.56.66.23.93.4
  3 or more children
  Male15.212.610.79.26.45.45.0
  Female11.412.29.07.97.02.74.2
  Total13.812.510.08.76.64.34.7
  All children
  Male13.811.69.27.76.44.63.5
  Female10.511.08.47.16.43.23.8
  Total12.411.38.97.46.44.03.6
Lone parent household
  1 child
  Male27.426.124.824.414.411.67.8
  Female21.421.117.616.210.211.08.2
  Total22.121.718.617.310.811.18.2
  2 children
  Male[19.4][16.4][8.5][7.7][18.2][2.7]*
  Female19.821.818.217.218.713.88.7
  Total19.821.217.116.218.612.67.2
  3 or more children
  Male******[2.7]
  Female18.626.818.315.09.212.113.6
  Total17.825.519.414.47.81110.8
  All children
  Male23.322.221.518.013.58.14.1
  Female20.522.117.816.413.012.09.0
  Total20.822.118.316.613.011.58.2
Total of all adult members of family units with children (couples with children and lone parents)
  1 child
  Male13.611.99.58.77.04.42.9
  Female13.714.410.89.47.26.04.7
  Total13.713.210.29.17.15.23.9
  2 children
  Male13.411.28.56.36.44.42.8
  Female11.611.79.78.58.34.84.8
  Total12.611.49.17.37.34.63.8
  3 or more children
  Male15.212.610.99.26.35.34.9
  Female12.314.19.98.67.23.85.2
  Total14.013.210.59.06.74.75.0
  All children
  Male14.011.89.57.96.64.73.5
  Female12.613.310.28.97.65.04.9
  Total13.312.59.88.47.14.84.1
 
Total of all adult members of all family units (couples without children, couples with children and lone parents)
  Male13.111.29.27.66.24.43.4
  Female11.411.89.28.27.14.74.8
  Total12.311.49.27.96.64.64.1
 
Other persons
Child members of family units
  Male37.132.429.022.720.517.414.7
  Female23.524.322.117.514.412.112.9
  Total31.729.026.120.617.915.114.0
Single person households
  Male20.219.715.614.013.210.68.7
  Female10.010.713.19.07.28.15.2
  Total15.415.714.411.710.59.57.2
All other persons not otherwise classified
  Male18.215.214.310.510.28.07.4
  Female9.08.08.06.87.15.33.1
  Total14.112.011.68.88.96.85.3
Total of all other persons
  Male28.925.322.118.016.513.411.6
  Female16.216.816.012.811.09.48.3
  Total23.521.619.515.714.111.710.2
 
Total of all persons
 Male18.415.913.511.09.77.56.2
 Female12.913.311.39.68.36.25.8
 Total15.914.712.510.49.16.96.0
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.
Note: A new Labour Force Survey (LFS) replaced the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) in Q3 2017 and, as a result, care should be taken when comparing data from before and after this period. Please see background notes of the LFS release for additional information.
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 12Q2 13Q2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Q2 18
Adult members of family units without children
Couple without children
  Male56.055.255.455.355.954.156.3
  Female49.548.248.548.550.248.248.0
  Total52.851.752.051.953.151.252.2
 
Adult members of family units with children
Couple with children
  Youngest child aged 0-5
  Male93.593.594.894.895.793.893.7
  Female68.769.670.371.771.871.073.3
  Total81.581.982.883.683.982.683.7
  Youngest child aged 6-11
  Male90.992.692.393.493.193.892.9
  Female65.967.767.766.570.070.572.9
  Total78.880.480.280.281.682.483.2
  Youngest child aged 12-17
  Male86.888.089.891.190.090.089.3
  Female68.668.768.771.568.867.072.3
  Total77.878.479.481.579.678.781.0
  Youngest child aged 18 or greater
  Male64.067.065.766.967.065.970.6
  Female47.949.448.650.448.049.255.5
  Total56.058.257.258.757.657.663.0
  All children
  Male85.887.187.488.087.887.187.9
  Female63.764.864.966.065.665.469.1
  Total75.076.176.377.276.876.478.6
Lone parent household
  Youngest child aged 0-5
  Male[80.4]*****[91.9]
  Female54.356.051.153.054.554.457.1
  Total55.656.952.454.155.955.160.9
  Youngest child aged 6-11
  Male[62.5][70.9][73.9][60.8][78.0]*85.4
  Female62.071.566.262.166.166.671.3
  Total62.171.466.961.967.167.573.7
  Youngest child aged 12-17
  Male66.673.376.7[78.6][73.8][70.9][76.3]
  Female70.675.171.972.169.375.276.0
  Total70.274.972.572.869.974.876.0
  Youngest child aged 18 or greater
  Male38.843.540.642.344.651.653.2
  Female38.039.339.139.540.339.246.8
  Total38.240.239.440.041.141.747.9
  All children
  Male50.755.653.854.257.859.772.4
  Female53.757.853.753.654.155.660.2
  Total53.357.653.753.754.656.162.1
Total of all adult members of family units with children (couples with children and lone parents)
  Youngest child aged 0-5
  Male93.493.594.694.695.793.893.7
  Female66.167.567.468.869.268.770.3
  Total78.979.780.381.081.680.581.2
  Youngest child aged 6-11
  Male90.492.191.992.792.793.592.5
  Female65.068.667.465.669.169.672.6
  Total76.379.078.577.979.880.481.9
  Youngest child aged 12-17
  Male86.087.389.390.689.389.388.7
  Female69.170.269.471.668.969.173.3
  Total76.677.978.480.278.278.180.2
  Youngest child aged 18 or greater
  Male61.464.662.864.564.964.469.0
  Female44.846.445.646.945.645.952.8
  Total52.154.353.154.653.953.959.8
  All children
  Male84.585.986.086.886.686.187.1
  Female61.363.262.563.263.163.267.0
  Total71.873.573.274.073.773.676.2
 
Total of all adult members of all family units (couples without children, couples with children and lone parents)
  Male74.575.075.175.675.574.775.6
  Female57.758.658.158.759.058.560.7
  Total65.666.366.266.766.866.167.7
 
Other persons
Child members of family units
  Male59.258.556.458.160.457.257.2
  Female52.054.051.252.257.253.950.8
  Total56.156.554.155.559.055.854.5
Single person households
  Male51.452.952.152.452.851.351.8
  Female37.036.836.436.435.635.936.4
  Total43.544.343.343.543.543.143.8
All other persons not otherwise classified
  Male73.271.372.670.569.573.073.7
  Female63.763.861.558.361.463.466.3
  Total68.767.867.464.665.768.669.9
Total of all other persons
  Male60.259.758.959.160.159.158.2
  Female49.550.248.648.250.549.948.4
  Total55.255.254.053.855.654.753.5
 
Total of all persons
 Male69.069.168.869.369.468.468.6
 Female55.055.854.855.056.155.556.4
 Total61.962.361.762.062.661.962.3
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.
Note: A new Labour Force Survey (LFS) replaced the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) in Q3 2017 and, as a result, care should be taken when comparing data from before and after this period. Please see background notes of the LFS release for additional information.
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 12Q2 13Q2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Q2 18
Adult members of family units without children
Couple without children
  Male56.055.255.455.355.954.156.3
  Female49.548.248.548.550.248.248.0
  Total52.851.752.051.953.151.252.2
 
Adult members of family units with children
Couple with children
  1 child
  Male78.480.281.081.179.579.480.9
  Female63.966.463.766.263.461.868.7
  Total71.373.472.573.871.570.774.8
  2 children
  Male89.791.390.690.991.991.090.9
  Female69.368.870.269.870.370.573.0
  Total79.780.280.680.681.381.082.1
  3 or more children
  Male89.389.690.692.392.390.491.5
  Female55.957.259.360.662.062.464.5
  Total73.173.875.276.877.276.778.3
  All children
  Male85.887.187.488.087.887.187.9
  Female63.764.864.966.065.665.469.1
  Total75.076.176.377.276.876.478.6
Lone parent household
  1 child
  Male47.750.952.251.753.355.464.2
  Female55.057.453.753.054.054.658.9
  Total54.056.553.452.953.954.759.6
  2 children
  Male54.760.854.760.861.766.580.8
  Female53.560.557.857.160.960.668.4
  Total53.660.557.557.561.061.270.4
  3 or more children
  Male[62.3][77.5][63.1][53.9]**[81.6]
  Female49.454.446.149.241.050.348.4
  Total50.356.347.849.744.152.054.1
  All children
  Male50.755.653.854.257.859.772.4
  Female53.757.853.753.654.155.660.2
  Total53.357.653.753.754.656.162.1
Total of all adult members of family units with children (couples with children and lone parents)
  1 child
  Male76.178.078.779.277.777.679.6
  Female60.963.460.461.960.459.465.3
  Total67.369.668.269.367.867.071.4
  2 children
  Male88.990.689.890.391.190.490.4
  Female66.567.368.267.668.568.872.1
  Total77.078.278.478.279.179.080.7
  3 or more children
  Male88.989.490.291.692.190.391.2
  Female54.956.857.759.159.360.762.3
  Total71.272.473.374.874.774.876.3
  All children
  Male84.585.986.086.886.686.187.1
  Female61.363.262.563.263.163.267.0
  Total71.873.573.274.073.773.676.2
 
Total of all adult members of all family units (couples without children, couples with children and lone parents)
  Male74.575.075.175.675.574.775.6
  Female57.758.658.158.759.058.560.7
  Total65.666.366.266.766.866.167.7
 
Other persons
Child members of family units
  Male59.258.556.458.160.457.257.2
  Female52.054.051.252.257.253.950.8
  Total56.156.554.155.559.055.854.5
Single person households
  Male51.452.952.152.452.851.351.8
  Female37.036.836.436.435.635.936.4
  Total43.544.343.343.543.543.143.8
All other persons not otherwise classified
  Male73.271.372.670.569.573.073.7
  Female63.763.861.558.361.463.466.3
  Total68.767.867.464.665.768.669.9
Total of all other persons
  Male60.259.758.959.160.159.158.2
  Female49.550.248.648.250.549.948.4
  Total55.255.254.053.855.654.753.5
 
Total of all persons
 Male69.069.168.869.369.468.468.6
 Female55.055.854.855.056.155.556.4
 Total61.962.361.762.062.661.962.3
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.
Note: A new Labour Force Survey (LFS) replaced the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) in Q3 2017 and, as a result, care should be taken when comparing data from before and after this period. Please see background notes of the LFS release for additional information.
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 12Q2 13Q2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Q2 18
Couple without children
Less than 1 year
 Male 8.46.85.64.6[4.0]**
 Female 7.36.45.9[5.0][5.4]*[6.5]
 Total 15.713.211.59.69.37.511.4
1 year or over
 Male 13.412.611.79.66.7[4.5]*
 Female 7.76.95.86.6[5.2]**
 Total 21.119.417.516.111.97.3[4.8]
Not stated
 Male *******
 Female *******
 Total *******
Total
 Male 22.019.417.614.310.97.7[7.6]
 Female 15.113.411.911.511.2[7.5]8.9
 Total 37.132.729.525.822.115.216.5
Couple with children
Less than 1 year
 Male 21.220.018.114.112.69.38.3
 Female 19.222.216.515.817.08.411.8
 Total 40.442.234.630.029.617.720.1
1 year or over
 Male 58.947.735.931.224.316.810.0
 Female 23.924.319.015.310.6[5.5][4.9]
 Total 82.972.054.846.535.022.314.9
Not stated
 Male *******
 Female *******
 Total *******
Total
 Male 80.468.354.446.538.027.420.4
 Female 43.646.835.631.127.814.216.9
 Total 124.0115.090.077.665.841.637.2
Lone parent
Less than 1 year
 Male *******
 Female 9.911.47.47.7[5.6][6.3][6.0]
 Total 11.211.98.38.3[6.3]6.7[6.6]
1 year or over
 Male *[2.7]*****
 Female 12.013.09.88.67.36.5[4.6]
 Total 13.915.811.910.58.67.4[5.0]
Not stated
 Male *******
 Female *******
 Total *******
Total
 Male [3.1][3.2][3.2]****
 Female 22.124.417.416.413.113.210.6
 Total 25.227.620.519.015.214.511.7
All family units
Less than 1 year
 Male 30.827.324.619.417.212.813.8
 Female 36.540.029.828.528.019.224.2
 Total 67.367.354.447.945.231.938.1
1 year or over
 Male 74.263.049.742.632.322.213.0
 Female 43.644.234.630.523.214.911.7
 Total 117.8107.284.373.155.537.024.7
Not stated
 Male *******
 Female *******
 Total *******
Total
 Male 105.590.975.163.351.036.429.0
 Female 80.984.564.959.152.134.936.4
  Total 186.4175.4140.0122.3103.271.365.4
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.
Note: A new Labour Force Survey (LFS) replaced the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) in Q3 2017 and, as a result, care should be taken when comparing data from before and after this period. Please see background notes of the LFS release for additional information.

Background Notes

Purpose of Survey

The Labour Force Survey (LFS) replaced the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) at the beginning of Q3 2017.  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 required 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. The LFS is undertaken on a calendar quarter basis which was first adopted in the QNHS in the first quarter of 2009.

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

The LFS is conducted using mixed mode data collection with the introduction of Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI). As with the QNHS, information is collected from each sample household over 5 successive quarters or Waves. However, in the LFS, the first interview is conducted by a team of face-to-face interviewers using Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI). The four follow-up interviews are conducted using CATI from a dedicated call centre, where householders have agreed to conduct a telephone interview. Face-to-face interviews where householders have not agreed to conduct a telephone interview.

Sample Design

A new sample based on the 2011 Census of Population was selected for the LFS and this was introduced incrementally from Q1 2016. The sample is stratified using administrative county and the Pobal HP (Haase and Pratschke) Deprivation Index. A two-stage sample design is used. In the first stage, 1,300 blocks are selected using Probability Proportional to Size (PPS) sampling. In the second stage, households are selected using Simple Random Sampling (SRS). This ensures each household in the sample frame has an equal probability of selection.

To account for the additional attrition as a result of the introduction of mixed mode data collection, the LFS sample was incrementally from Q3 2017. An additional 1,300 households were included in Wave 1 for each quarter and this has resulted in a total sample of 31,200 households in Q2 2018. As the sample is being increased by 1,300 households per Wave, the final design sample will increase to 32,500 households by Q3 2018.  The actual achieved sample varies over time depending on the level of response.

The number of valid responding households for the LFS in Q2 2018 was 14,071.

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/LFS sample involves an overlap of 80% between consecutive quarters and 20% between the same quarter in consecutive years. It is important to note that there is no overlap in sample between the QNHS and the LFS.

The survey results are weighted to agree with population estimates broken down by age, sex and region (the regions have changed from Q1 2018 – see below) and are also calibrated to nationality control totals. The LFS results also contain a non-response adjustment to make the results from the achieved sample representative of the target sample and the population. The population estimates for April of each year are published in a separate release.

New samples, both based on the 2011 Census of Population, were introduced incrementally for the QNHS in Q4 2012 and in Q3 2016. The former was stratified using administrative county and population density while the latter was stratified using administrative county and the Pobal HP (Haase and Pratschke) Deprivation Index. The quarterly sample in each case was 26,000 households. The actual achieved sample varied over time depending on the level of response.

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 Labour Force 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 LFS 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 in the LFS, questions are asked using a combination of CAPI and CATI and that may lead to differences in understanding and interpreting the questions.

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. The LFS uses the concept of usual residence.

Households with all persons aged 75 and over and classified as inactive

Households which contain only respondents who are aged 75 or over who are each classified as Inactive (Not in the Labour Force) are not re-interviewed. This is to reduce unnecessary burden and instead answers are copied forward from the last available interview.

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.

ILO Labour Force Classification

The primary classification used for the LFS 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 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. It should be noted that as per Eurostat’s operational implementation, the upper age limit for classifying a person as unemployed is 74 years.

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 aged 15 to 64 expressed as a percentage of the total population aged 15 to 64.

To ensure coherence with Unemployment Rates produced by Eurostat, the CSO changed the method of calculation of the Unemployment Rate as of Q2 2015. Prior to this, the Unemployment Rate was calculated as the number of unemployed expressed as a percentage of the total labour force aged 15 and over. The change introduced limits the labour force to persons aged 15-74 and this excludes a small number of persons aged 75 and over in employment from the total labour force used in the calculation. The overall impact of this change was minimal.

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 is based on the NUTS (Nomenclature of Territorial Units) classification used by Eurostat. Until Q4 2017, the NUTS3 regions corresponded 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 while the NUTS2 regions, which were proposed by Government and agreed by Eurostat in 1999, were groupings of those historic NUTS3 regions.

However, the NUTS3 boundaries were amended on 21st of November 2016 under Regulation (EC) No. 2066/2016 and have come into force from Q1 2018. These new groupings are reflected in the LFS results from Q1 2018 onwards. The changes resulting from the amendment are that County Louth has moved from the Border to the Mid-East and what was formerly South Tipperary has moved from the South-East to the Mid-West, resulting in the new NUTS2 and NUTS3 regions:

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

 

Non-response adjustment

Non-response occurs when households that are sampled, and that are eligible for the survey, do not provide the requested information. This can lead to biased survey estimates if specific groups within the population are over- or under-represented and if these groups behave differently with respect to the survey variables (i.e. labour market outcomes). To correct for this, the CSO has introduced a non-response adjustment into the weighting procedure for the LFS.

The adjustment involves estimating response rates or propensities to respond as functions of characteristics available for responding and non-responding households, as well as characteristics of the areas where the households are located. Basically, the design weights have to be inflated by the inverse of the response propensities in order to compensate for the loss of units in the sample.

Linking the LFS sample with the Census of Population at household level provides a set of auxiliary variable which are available for both responding and non-responding LFS households. These include a mix of personal characteristics as well as characteristics of the dwelling and location (e.g. gender, age, marital status, education, personal employment status, dwelling type, area etc.). This allows the CSO to compare responding and non-responding households with respect to the characteristics available from the Census. This auxiliary information allows the use of “response propensities” to model non-response and adjust the grossing factors to compensate for non-response.

The response propensities are calculated using a logistic regression model where the dependent variable (Y) is an indicator variables corresponding to response (if the household responded then Y=1 and if the household did not respond then Y=0) and the independent variables are the set of auxiliary variables available from the Census. The estimated response propensities are then used to form adjustment cells or strata which are made up of respondents and non-respondents with similar estimated response propensities. Respondents within each cell/stratum are then weighted by the inverse of the observed response rate in that cell. This non-response adjusted weight is then used to inflate the original survey design weight to account for non-response. This approach is referred to as response propensity classification.

Back-casting methodology

The introduction of the LFS in Q3 2017 constituted a break in series for the labour market estimates published by the CSO. In an effort to mitigate the effect of the introduction of the LFS on the coherence of the historic data series, a back-casting exercise was carried out to link the QNHS and the LFS. The result of this is that the published QNHS series from Q1 1998 to Q2 2017 has been revised.

As part of the roll-out of the LFS, a parallel run of the two surveys was carried out. This allowed the estimation of the effect of the introduction of the new survey on the various labour market estimates. Quarter 1 of 2017 was used as the reference period to calculate scaling factors which were used to link the results from the two surveys. Labour market estimates were calculated from both surveys for a range of cohorts (age, sex, ILO status etc.) and the ratio of the two estimates provided a scaling factor which was applied to the historic QNHS series to create a back-cast series. 

In Q3 2017, separate scaling factors were calculated for ILO status by age and sex together with the fifteen economic sector categories (table 2 of this release) by sex:

  • ILO status (Employed, Unemployed, Inactive) by sex (Male and Female) and by age (15-24 years and 25+ years)
  • NACE Rev. 2 groups (table 2 of this release) by sex (Male and Female)

In Q1 2018, additional scaling factors were calculated for the eight NUTS3 regions by Labour Force ILO status, occupation categories (table 4 of this release) and highest level of education completed (supplementary table 8 of this release) by sex:

  • NUTS3 Regions (pre-Q1 2018 groupings) by Labour Force ILO status (Employed and Unemployed)
  • Occupation groups (table 4 of this release)
  • Highest level of education completed (supplementary table 8 of this release) by sex (Male and Female)

Therefore, adjustments have been made to this historic data to enable comparability with the new LFS for these indicators. However, as a result of changes to the questionnaire, the interview mode, the introduction of a new sample, data processing changes and other methodological enhancements there are changes in the levels of some series from Q3 2017 onwards. As a consequence the series before and after the introduction of the new survey may not be directly comparable and users should therefore note this when examining annual and quarterly changes.         

Please refer to the following information notes for further details:

Information Notice, Labour Force Survey, Quarter 3 2017

Information Notice, Labour Force Survey, Quarter 1 2018

Information Notice, Labour Force Survey, Quarter 2 2018

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.

Additional Data Series

Additional data series previously included in the LFS release can still be accessed through the CSO website and are available here.

Labour market data can also be accessed from Statbank, the CSO’s main data dissemination service which can be accessed through the CSO website and are available here.

Implications of Census 2016 Final Results

The LFS results are weighted using population estimates which are updated every quarter. Every 5 years the Census of Population results are used to revise these population estimates, and QNHS/LFS results are revised as a consequence.

The population concept of usual residence is used for the LFS, 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 has revised the population estimates for 2011 to 2016 based on this final Census count. Estimates of persons employed and unemployed have been revised in line with the higher population totals.

Changes to CSO Labour Market Statistics

Effective from Q3 2017, the QNHS has been 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 has inevitably led to discontinuity in some series and this is in line with international experience of introducing such large scale changes. Adjustments have been made to historic QNHS data to enable comparability with the new LFS for headline indicators. However as a result of changes to the questionnaire, the interview mode, the introduction of a new sample, data processing changes and other methodological enhancements there are changes in the levels of some series from Q3 2017 onwards. As a consequence the series before and after the introduction of the new survey may not be directly comparable and users should therefore note this when examining annual and quarterly changes.

The first results from this new LFS were for Q3 2017. They incorporated 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 to create a coherent time series – additional series were added to the back-casting to further enable comparability between the new and old series.

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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