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This release presents statistics on households and family units from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) for the period Q2 2014 to Q2 2020 and has been compiled during the COVID-19 crisis. The main results from the LFS for Q2 2020 were published separately in August 2020 and are available here: Labour Force Survey Q2 2020 release. The results for Q2 2020 may reflect some of the economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis; for further information please see Information Note - Labour Force Survey (LFS) Quarter 2 2020.

CSO statistical release, , 11am

Labour Force Survey (LFS) Households and Family Units

Quarter 2 2014 - Quarter 2 2020

IndicatorQ2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Q2 18Q2 19Q2 20Change Q2 19 to Q2 20
Share of persons aged 0-17 years living in jobless households16.1%14.7%13.2%11.9%11.8%11.3%13.0% +1.7 percentage points
Share of persons aged 18-59 years living in jobless households13.1%11.8%11.1%9.9%9.5%8.8%11.1%+2.3 percentage points
Share of all persons aged 0-59 years living in jobless households14.0%12.7%11.7%10.5%10.2%9.6%11.7%+2.1 percentage points

Increased share of persons aged under 60 years living in jobless households in Q2 2020

Figure 1 Share of Persons aged 18-59 years living in jobless households
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In Q2 2020, 11.7% of persons aged 0-59 years were living in jobless households compared to 9.6% in Q2 2019. Breaking the results out by age there were an increased share of both adults and children living in jobless households in Q2 2020 when compared to a year earlier; the share of adults (aged 18-59 years) living in jobless households was 11.1% in Q2 2020 compared with 8.8% in Q2 2019 and the share of children (aged 0-17 years) living in jobless households in Q2 2020 was 13.0% compared with 11.3% in Q2 2019. See Table 1 and Figure 1.

Of the eight NUTS3 regions, in Q2 2020, the Mid-East had the lowest proportion of persons aged 0-59 years living in jobless households (9.9%) while the Border region had the highest proportion (17.7%). See Table 1.

More than half of households consisted of no more than two-persons

One and two-person households together accounted for 57.2% of all the households in the State in Q2 2020 compared to 52.9% for the same period in 2014. In Q2 2020, the South-East region had the highest proportion of households with two persons or less at 59.8% while the Mid-East region had the lowest at 49.3%. Three out of every ten (31.8%) households contained between three and four persons and 10.9% contained five or more persons. See Table 2 and 3.

In Q2 2020, 27.8% (538,200) of households in the State consisted of just one person and that was up from just over a fifth (22.3%) in Q2 2014. There were 414,200 households consisting of a couple with no children which corresponded to just over a fifth (21.4%) of all households in Q2 2020 and had not changed significantly from the 22.0% recorded six years earlier. There were 663,600 households containing couples with children in Q2 2020. These accounted for 34.3% of all households in Q2 2020 and was down from 37.8% in Q2 2014. Finally, the share of lone parent households increased from 11.3% to 12.6% over the six-year period bringing their total to 243,600 households in Q2 2020. See Table 6.

Economic impact of COVID-19 on adult members of family units apparent in Q2 2020

There were 2,413,200 adult members of family units in Q2 2020 which was an increase of 19,600 or 0.8% from the 2,393,600 recorded a year earlier. The number of adult members of family units classified as being employed was down by 1.5% or 23,600 to 1,523,900 from 1,547,500 a year earlier. See Table 8.

There were 45,400 adult members of family units who were classified as being unemployed in Q2 2020 and this was a decrease of 16.7% or 9,100 from Q2 2019. By contrast, the number of adult members of family units classified as being not in the Labour Force increased over the year by 6.6% or 52,200 to 843,900. See Table 8.

Falling employment rates more pronounced among family units with children

The employment rate for all persons aged 15-64 years in the State was 65.7% in Q2 2020 and this was down from the 69.1% recorded in Q2 2019. See Tables 9 and 10.

The employment rate for adult members (aged 15-64 years) of all family units with children fell from 76.4% in Q2 2019 to 74.5% in Q2 2020. Within this category, the rate for couples with children fell from 78.5% to 76.9%, while for lone parents it fell from 64.3% to 60.7%. The fall in employment rate for couples without children was however less pronounced, decreasing from 75.8% to 75.1% over the same period. See Tables 9 and 10.

Differing impact on unemployment rate among family unit categories

The unemployment rate for all persons aged 15-74 fell from 5.4% in Q2 2019 to 5.1% in Q2 2020. Adults in family units without children recorded an unemployment rate of 3.1% in Q2 2020, up from 2.9% a year earlier while the unemployment rate for adult members of family units with children fell from 3.6% to 2.8% over the same period. Within the family units with children category, the unemployment rate for adult members of couples with children fell from 3.2% to 2.4% in the year to Q2 2020 while the rate for adult members of lone parent family units was down from to 6.3% to 5.6% over the same period. See Table 11 and 12.

Participation rates for adults falling in all family unit categories

The labour force participation rate for the State fell from 62.1% to 58.9% in the year to Q2 2020. The participation rate for adults in all family unit categories declined in the year to Q2 2020 while the largest decrease in rate was recorded by adults in lone parent and single person family units. The participation rate for adults in lone parent family units fell from 61.8% to 58.7% while the rate for single person households fell from 46.7% to 44.4%. The rate for adults in couples with children family units fell from 78.2% to 76.3%. Finally, the participation rate for adults in family units without children fell from 50.5% to 49.4%. See Table 13 and 14.

Table 1 Proportion of persons in jobless households by NUTS2 and NUTS3 regions, age and gender
%
Region/ Jobless householdsQ2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Q2 18Q2 19Q2 20
Northern and Western
Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household17.114.512.413.911.911.314.2
Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household14.210.710.910.210.29.011.9
Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household15.012.812.112.911.29.915.6
Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households14.611.811.511.510.79.513.8
Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households15.412.611.812.311.110.113.9
     Border
     Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household16.814.611.713.78.49.319.6
     Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household15.010.510.89.99.38.614.5
     Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household14.212.712.313.29.69.619.1
     Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households14.611.611.611.69.59.116.8
     Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households15.312.611.612.39.19.217.7
     West
     Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household17.414.413.014.015.113.29.2
     Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household13.510.811.010.411.09.49.6
     Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household15.713.011.812.512.610.212.8
     Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households14.611.911.411.511.89.811.2
     Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households15.512.711.912.312.810.910.6
 
Southern
Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household15.414.412.410.711.412.713.0
Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household12.511.711.49.48.89.911.7
Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household15.013.211.79.511.411.413.1
Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households13.812.511.59.510.110.612.4
Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households14.313.011.89.910.511.312.6
     Mid-West
     Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household15.812.611.713.111.512.613.3
     Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household12.312.012.19.78.29.213.5
     Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household13.813.111.411.611.811.314.1
     Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households13.112.611.810.710.010.213.8
     Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households13.912.611.711.410.511.013.6
     South-East
     Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household15.714.711.011.011.512.014.9
     Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household13.611.912.212.210.89.512.7
     Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household16.915.311.610.814.614.315.6
     Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households15.313.611.911.512.711.914.1
     Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households15.414.011.611.312.312.014.4
     South-West
     Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household14.815.313.88.911.213.111.6
     Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household12.011.510.47.58.010.69.8
     Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household14.711.911.97.49.39.711.0
     Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households13.311.711.27.58.710.110.4
     Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households13.812.812.07.99.511.010.8
 
Eastern and Midland
Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household16.115.114.011.912.010.512.5
Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household11.010.810.19.08.26.18.3
Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household13.211.811.310.19.38.710.6
Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households12.111.310.79.68.87.49.5
Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households13.312.411.710.39.78.310.4
     Dublin
     Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household16.316.115.212.711.59.713.8
     Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household9.69.89.38.57.35.18.3
     Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household11.711.011.19.68.07.29.9
     Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households10.610.410.29.17.76.29.1
     Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households12.212.011.610.18.77.110.4
     Mid-East
     Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household15.513.512.59.79.58.710.3
     Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household11.310.49.57.57.55.78.7
     Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household13.811.610.28.98.58.710.9
     Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households12.611.09.88.28.07.29.8
     Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households13.511.810.78.78.57.79.9
     Midland
      Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household17.215.113.314.320.017.612.9
      Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household17.216.715.214.514.012.37.9
      Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household19.116.715.415.817.816.213.5
      Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households18.116.715.315.115.914.210.8
     Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households17.816.114.614.917.215.411.5
 
State
Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless household16.114.713.211.911.811.313.0
Proportion of male persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household12.111.110.79.38.77.810.0
Proportion of female persons aged 18-59 living in jobless household14.112.411.610.410.39.812.2
Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households13.111.811.19.99.58.811.1
 Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households14.012.711.710.510.29.611.7
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 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Q2 18Q2 19Q2 20
Northern and Western
 1 person 77.872.578.180.194.7103.5101.6
 2 persons 92.689.7100.4102.595.8103.093.4
 3 persons 50.251.352.451.452.753.349.8
 4 persons 49.449.145.945.546.651.152.1
 5 persons 26.029.027.728.928.921.629.9
 6 or more persons 14.013.512.913.113.313.912.7
 Total households 310.0305.2317.4321.7331.9346.5339.5
     Border
      1 person 35.933.935.942.145.648.447.6
      2 persons 43.641.848.346.243.449.242.7
      3 persons 24.223.623.725.425.223.125.3
      4 persons 21.922.919.720.920.622.124.9
      5 persons 13.214.113.412.314.711.712.0
      6 or more persons 6.56.46.96.7[6.1]7.0[6.0]
      Total households 145.3142.8147.9153.6155.5161.5158.6
     West
      1 person 41.938.642.238.049.255.154.0
      2 persons 49.147.952.156.452.453.850.7
      3 persons 26.027.728.726.027.530.124.4
      4 persons 27.526.226.224.625.929.027.3
      5 persons 12.814.914.316.614.39.917.9
      6 or more persons 7.57.16.16.57.17.0[6.6]
      Total households 164.7162.4169.5168.1176.4184.9180.9
 
Southern
 1 person 130.0140.1144.9141.3166.5178.0183.7
 2 persons 178.6174.0166.1178.1178.9190.1197.5
 3 persons 101.9100.7105.796.795.692.996.3
 4 persons 94.996.093.9102.595.098.4101.1
 5 persons 51.649.250.348.954.152.552.6
 6 or more persons 20.822.824.524.023.421.117.3
 Total households 577.7582.9585.6591.5613.5633.0648.5
     Mid-West
      1 person 40.440.841.148.650.355.852.6
      2 persons 53.551.349.553.652.858.862.2
      3 persons 31.029.933.828.526.725.230.3
      4 persons 28.229.629.031.027.729.226.0
      5 persons 15.115.613.813.918.216.216.5
      6 or more persons 6.56.87.06.57.0[6.1][5.4]
      Total households 174.7174.0174.2182.2182.7191.3192.9
     South-East
      1 person 32.238.440.236.641.250.152.8
      2 persons 49.048.746.350.250.146.252.2
      3 persons 26.927.828.524.825.926.425.5
      4 persons 24.224.023.226.725.027.927.5
      5 persons 13.912.414.214.412.213.813.0
      6 or more persons 5.75.96.25.67.9[5.3]*
      Total households 151.8157.3158.6158.3162.3169.7175.8
     South-West
      1 person 57.460.963.756.274.972.178.2
      2 persons 76.174.070.474.276.085.183.2
      3 persons 44.043.043.543.443.041.340.6
      4 persons 42.442.441.744.842.341.347.5
      5 persons 22.621.222.320.523.822.423.1
      6 or more persons 8.610.211.311.98.59.7[7.2]
      Total households 251.1251.7252.9251.0268.4272.0279.7
 
Eastern and Midland
 1 person 172.4177.4196.6191.8229.1244.3252.9
 2 persons 249.4241.2239.7243.9260.0263.0278.8
 3 persons 147.9155.8157.5150.4156.2158.6161.2
 4 persons 142.0143.3152.1156.0150.2153.2155.6
 5 persons 71.670.876.476.373.171.971.0
 6 or more persons 32.436.028.433.132.232.528.9
 Total households 815.7824.4850.7851.4900.7923.4948.4
     Dublin
      1 person 106.4110.6119.1118.7152.0158.5166.3
      2 persons 149.2146.2147.9147.7154.7158.6174.9
      3 persons 86.889.492.988.293.194.497.1
      4 persons 78.181.085.486.981.882.885.0
      5 persons 39.338.541.240.541.538.537.0
      6 or more persons 17.619.714.818.815.417.913.5
      Total households 477.4485.4501.2500.9538.5550.6573.8
     Mid-East
      1 person 44.042.547.945.448.557.060.5
      2 persons 68.963.361.866.570.671.669.1
      3 persons 40.645.746.042.443.845.348.5
      4 persons 46.746.248.050.049.253.149.5
      5 persons 22.923.426.326.623.823.925.1
      6 or more persons 10.511.29.19.712.28.710.5
      Total households 233.6232.3239.1240.6248.0259.5263.2
     Midland
      1 person 21.924.329.527.728.628.826.0
      2 persons 31.331.630.029.734.732.834.7
      3 persons 20.520.718.719.819.318.915.6
      4 persons 17.216.118.719.019.217.321.1
      5 persons 9.58.88.99.27.79.58.9
      6 or more persons 4.35.1[4.4][4.6][4.7][5.9]*
      Total households 104.7106.7110.3109.9114.2113.2111.4
 
State
 1 person 380.2390.0419.6413.2490.2525.8538.2
 2 persons 520.6504.9506.3524.5534.7556.1569.7
 3 persons 300.0307.8315.7298.5304.4304.8307.3
 4 persons 286.3288.4291.9304.0291.7302.7308.8
 5 persons 149.2149.0154.4154.0156.1146.0153.5
 6 or more persons 67.272.365.970.368.967.558.9
 Total households 1,703.41,712.51,753.61,764.51,846.11,902.91,936.4
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 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Q2 18Q2 19Q2 20
Northern and Western
 1 person 25.123.824.624.928.529.929.9
 2 persons 29.929.431.631.928.929.727.5
 3 persons 16.216.816.516.015.915.414.7
 4 persons 15.916.114.514.114.014.715.4
 5 persons 8.49.58.79.08.76.28.8
 6 or more persons 4.54.44.14.14.04.03.7
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
     Border
      1 person 24.723.724.327.429.330.030.0
      2 persons 30.029.332.730.027.930.526.9
      3 persons 16.716.516.016.616.214.316.0
      4 persons 15.116.013.313.613.313.715.7
      5 persons 9.19.99.08.09.47.37.6
      6 or more persons 4.54.54.64.34.04.33.8
      Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
     West
      1 person 25.423.824.922.627.929.829.8
      2 persons 29.829.530.733.529.729.128.0
      3 persons 15.817.016.915.515.616.313.5
      4 persons 16.716.215.514.614.715.715.1
      5 persons 7.89.28.49.98.15.49.9
      6 or more persons 4.54.43.63.94.03.83.7
      Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
 
Southern
 1 person 22.524.024.723.927.128.128.3
 2 persons 30.929.928.430.129.230.030.5
 3 persons 17.617.318.116.415.614.714.9
 4 persons 16.416.516.017.315.515.515.6
 5 persons 8.98.48.68.38.88.38.1
 6 or more persons 3.63.94.24.13.83.32.7
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
     Mid-West
      1 person 23.123.523.626.727.629.127.3
      2 persons 30.629.528.429.428.930.732.2
      3 persons 17.717.219.415.714.613.215.7
      4 persons 16.117.016.617.015.215.313.5
      5 persons 8.69.07.97.610.08.58.5
      6 or more persons 3.73.94.03.63.93.22.8
      Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
     South-East
      1 person 21.224.425.323.125.429.530.1
      2 persons 32.231.029.231.730.927.229.7
      3 persons 17.717.718.015.716.015.614.5
      4 persons 15.915.314.716.915.416.415.7
      5 persons 9.17.99.09.17.58.17.4
      6 or more persons 3.73.73.93.54.93.12.7
      Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
     South-West
      1 person 22.924.225.222.427.926.528.0
      2 persons 30.329.427.829.628.331.329.7
      3 persons 17.517.117.217.316.015.214.5
      4 persons 16.916.816.517.915.815.217.0
      5 persons 9.08.48.88.28.98.28.2
      6 or more persons 3.44.04.54.73.23.62.6
      Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
 
Eastern and Midland
 1 person 21.121.523.122.525.426.526.7
 2 persons 30.629.328.228.628.928.529.4
 3 persons 18.118.918.517.717.317.217.0
 4 persons 17.417.417.918.316.716.616.4
 5 persons 8.88.69.09.08.17.87.5
 6 or more persons 4.04.43.33.93.63.53.0
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
     Dublin
      1 person 22.322.823.823.728.228.829.0
      2 persons 31.330.129.529.528.728.830.5
      3 persons 18.218.418.517.617.317.116.9
      4 persons 16.416.717.017.315.215.014.8
      5 persons 8.27.98.28.17.77.06.5
      6 or more persons 3.74.13.03.82.93.32.3
      Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
     Mid-East
      1 person 18.818.320.018.919.521.923.0
      2 persons 29.527.325.927.628.527.626.3
      3 persons 17.419.719.217.617.717.418.4
      4 persons 20.019.920.120.819.820.518.8
      5 persons 9.810.111.011.09.69.29.5
      6 or more persons 4.54.83.84.04.93.34.0
      Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
     Midland
      1 person 20.922.826.825.225.025.523.4
      2 persons 29.929.627.227.030.328.931.2
      3 persons 19.619.416.918.016.916.714.0
      4 persons 16.515.117.017.316.815.318.9
      5 persons 9.18.38.18.36.88.48.0
      6 or more persons 4.14.84.04.24.15.24.4
      Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
 
State
 1 person 22.322.823.923.426.627.627.8
 2 persons 30.629.528.929.729.029.229.4
 3 persons 17.618.018.016.916.516.015.9
 4 persons 16.816.816.617.215.815.915.9
 5 persons 8.88.78.88.78.57.77.9
 6 or more persons 3.94.23.84.03.73.53.0
 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 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Q2 18Q2 19Q2 20
Northern and Western
 Household without person aged less than 18199.7190.4206.6210.3223.0231.8225.2
 Household with person aged less than 18110.3114.8110.8111.4109.0114.7114.3
 Total households 310.0305.2317.4321.7331.9346.5339.5
     Border
      Household without person aged less than 1891.688.495.299.3104.4108.1104.0
      Household with person aged less than 1853.754.552.754.351.153.454.5
      Total households145.3142.8147.9153.6155.5161.5158.6
     West
      Household without person aged less than 18108.1102.1111.4111.0118.5123.7121.1
      Household with person aged less than 1856.660.358.157.157.961.359.8
      Total households164.7162.4169.5168.1176.4184.9180.9
 
Southern
 Household without person aged less than 18365.7373.2376.1380.8400.1421.7435.1
 Household with person aged less than 18212.0209.8209.5210.7213.4211.4213.3
 Total households 577.7582.9585.6591.5613.5633.0648.5
     Mid-West
      Household without person aged less than 18110.9111.0112.3119.2120.5130.1132.8
      Household with person aged less than 1863.862.961.963.062.261.260.1
      Total households174.7174.0174.2182.2182.7191.3192.9
     South-East
      Household without person aged less than 1895.099.5101.499.5105.3111.3114.9
      Household with person aged less than 1856.857.857.258.857.058.460.9
      Total households151.8157.3158.6158.3162.3169.7175.8
     South-West
      Household without person aged less than 18159.7162.7162.4162.1174.3180.3187.4
      Household with person aged less than 1891.489.090.588.994.291.792.3
      Total households251.1251.7252.9251.0268.4272.0279.7
 
Eastern and Midland
 Household without person aged less than 18508.2514.9544.4535.9579.0593.5617.0
 Household with person aged less than 18307.5309.5306.2315.5321.6329.9331.4
 Total households 815.7824.4850.7851.4900.7923.4948.4
     Dublin
      Household without person aged less than 18315.3317.4337.6331.8363.0368.5389.7
      Household with person aged less than 18162.1168.0163.7169.1175.5182.1184.1
      Total households477.4485.4501.2500.9538.5550.6573.8
     Mid-East
      Household without person aged less than 18131.8131.9138.5138.0144.2155.0158.1
      Household with person aged less than 18101.8100.4100.6102.6103.8104.5105.1
      Total households233.6232.3239.1240.6248.0259.5263.2
     Midland
      Household without person aged less than 1861.165.668.366.171.970.069.2
      Household with person aged less than 1843.641.241.943.842.343.342.2
      Total households104.7106.7110.3109.9114.2113.2111.4
 
State
 Household without person aged less than 181,073.71,078.41,127.11,127.01,202.11,246.91277.3
 Household with person aged less than 18629.8634.0626.6637.5644.0655.9659.1
 Total households 1,703.41,712.51,753.61,764.51,846.11,902.91,936.4
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 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Q2 18Q2 19Q2 20
Northern and Western
 Household without person aged less than 1864.462.465.165.467.266.966.3
 Household with person aged less than 1835.637.634.934.632.833.133.7
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
     Border
      Household without person aged less than 1863.061.964.464.667.266.965.6
      Household with person aged less than 1837.038.135.635.432.833.134.4
      Total households100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
     West
      Household without person aged less than 1865.662.965.766.067.266.967.0
      Household with person aged less than 1834.437.134.334.032.833.133.0
      Total households100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
 
Southern
 Household without person aged less than 1863.364.064.264.465.266.667.1
 Household with person aged less than 1836.736.035.835.634.833.432.9
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
     Mid-West
      Household without person aged less than 1863.563.864.565.466.068.068.8
      Household with person aged less than 1836.536.235.534.634.032.031.2
      Total households100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
    South-East
      Household without person aged less than 1862.663.264.062.964.965.665.4
      Household with person aged less than 1837.436.836.037.135.134.434.6
      Total households100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
    South-West
      Household without person aged less than 1863.664.664.264.664.966.367.0
      Household with person aged less than 1836.435.435.835.435.133.733.0
      Total households100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
 
Eastern and Midland
 Household without person aged less than 1862.362.564.062.964.364.365.1
 Household with person aged less than 1837.737.536.037.135.735.734.9
 Total households 100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
     Dublin
      Household without person aged less than 1866.065.467.366.267.466.967.9
      Household with person aged less than 1834.034.632.733.832.633.132.1
      Total households100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
     Mid-East
      Household without person aged less than 1856.456.857.957.458.159.760.1
      Household with person aged less than 1843.643.242.142.641.940.339.9
      Total households100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
     Midland
      Household without person aged less than 1858.461.462.060.262.961.862.1
      Household with person aged less than 1841.638.638.039.837.138.237.9
      Total households100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
 
State         
 Household without person aged less than 1863.063.064.363.965.165.566.0
 Household with person aged less than 1837.037.035.736.134.934.534.0
 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 typeQ2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Q2 18Q2 19Q2 20
Northern and Western
 Single person household77.872.578.180.194.7103.5101.6
 Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)69.566.675.976.775.374.972.0
 Couple with children household (with/without other persons)115.4121.5114.7112.8113.8114.7121.0
 Lone parent household (with/without other persons)32.332.833.235.333.238.535.4
 Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)[2.9]******
 All other households12.09.312.913.812.511.7[7.1]
 Total households 310.0305.2317.4321.7331.9346.5339.5
     Border
      Single person household35.933.935.942.145.648.447.6
      Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)32.930.236.934.134.935.033.2
      Couple with children household (with/without other persons)55.456.153.953.753.652.155.4
      Lone parent household (with/without other persons)15.916.815.518.216.318.519.2
      Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)*******
      All other households[3.9][4.3][4.4][4.1]*[5.8]*
      Total households 145.3142.8147.9153.6155.5161.5158.6
     West
      Single person household41.938.642.238.049.255.154.0
      Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)36.736.439.142.640.539.838.8
      Couple with children household (with/without other persons)60.065.460.759.260.162.665.5
      Lone parent household (with/without other persons)16.416.017.717.216.920.016.2
      Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)*******
      All other households8.15.18.49.68.8[5.9]*
      Total households 164.7162.4169.5168.1176.4184.9180.9
 
Southern
 Single person household130.0140.1144.9141.3166.5178.0183.7
 Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)129.3132.0127.4136.7135.3136.7141.1
 Couple with children household (with/without other persons)219.5218.8225.6224.9214.0215.4216.3
 Lone parent household (with/without other persons)65.262.162.961.268.575.183.7
 Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)6.16.36.46.68.8[5.7][4.8]
 All other households27.523.718.320.820.522.318.9
 Total households 577.7582.9585.6591.5613.5633.0648.5
     Mid-West
      Single person household40.440.841.148.650.355.852.6
      Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)40.739.539.139.240.840.943.1
      Couple with children household (with/without other persons)65.168.069.665.663.164.861.6
      Lone parent household (with/without other persons)18.416.317.920.219.720.828.8
      Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)*******
      All other households8.06.9[4.4]7.36.48.1[5.9]
      Total households 174.7174.0174.2182.2182.7191.3192.9
     South-East
      Single person household32.238.440.236.641.250.152.8
      Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)35.835.635.140.037.134.436.7
      Couple with children household (with/without other persons)59.457.258.560.255.561.958.1
      Lone parent household (with/without other persons)17.719.218.215.921.419.624.1
      Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)*******
      All other households5.45.6[4.9]****
      Total households 151.8157.3158.6158.3162.3169.7175.8
     South-West
      Single person household57.460.963.756.274.972.178.2
      Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)52.856.953.257.457.461.461.3
      Couple with children household (with/without other persons)95.093.597.599.195.488.796.6
      Lone parent household (with/without other persons)29.126.626.925.027.534.630.8
      Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)[2.6][2.8]**[4.0]**
      All other households14.111.19.110.19.311.69.8
      Total households 251.1251.7252.9251.0268.4272.0279.7
 
Eastern and Midland
 Single person household172.4177.4196.6191.8229.1244.3252.9
 Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)176.0176.3177.5169.6191.0186.3201.0
 Couple with children household (with/without other persons)309.5310.8312.0315.1311.3315.0326.4
 Lone parent household (with/without other persons)94.996.8100.5105.5110.3116.6124.6
 Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)11.414.816.917.415.615.7[8.9]
 All other households51.648.347.252.043.545.434.6
 Total households 815.7824.4850.7851.4900.7923.4948.4
     Dublin
      Single person household106.4110.6119.1118.7152.0158.5166.3
      Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)101.4103.7106.6103.5111.7106.9125.2
      Couple with children household (with/without other persons)165.4165.1162.4163.6170.0168.0172.1
      Lone parent household (with/without other persons)55.357.461.563.460.770.077.5
      Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)8.010.011.712.610.09.7[5.4]
      All other households40.838.639.939.034.037.527.2
      Total households 477.4485.4501.2500.9538.5550.6573.8
     Mid-East
      Single person household44.042.547.945.448.557.060.5
      Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)51.548.048.047.053.753.949.8
      Couple with children household (with/without other persons)100.8103.4106.6107.8101.4105.0111.5
      Lone parent household (with/without other persons)27.028.026.726.932.933.134.0
      Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)*[3.7]**[4.2][4.5]*
      All other households7.56.7[5.7]9.9[7.3][6.1][5.0]
      Total households 233.6232.3239.1240.6248.0259.5263.2
     Midland
      Single person household21.924.329.527.728.628.826.0
      Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)23.124.622.919.125.625.526.0
      Couple with children household (with/without other persons)43.342.243.043.739.942.042.7
      Lone parent household (with/without other persons)12.511.412.415.116.713.513.0
      Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)*******
      All other households[3.3][3.0]*****
      Total households 104.7106.7110.3109.9114.2113.2111.4
 
State
 Single person household380.2390.0419.6413.2490.2525.8538.2
 Couple with no children household (with/without other persons)374.8374.9380.9382.9401.5397.9414.2
 Couple with children household (with/without other persons)644.5651.0652.3652.8639.1645.1663.6
 Lone parent household (with/without other persons)192.4191.7196.6202.0211.9230.2243.6
 Two or more family unit household (with/without other persons)20.423.625.827.026.824.516.2
 All other households91.181.378.486.676.579.460.6
 Total households 1,703.41,712.51,753.61,764.51,846.11,902.91,936.4
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 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Q2 18Q2 19Q2 20
Northern and Western
Couple without children
In employment
 Male 35.434.939.441.339.639.936.9
 Female 28.327.935.032.232.536.825.5
 Total 63.762.874.473.572.176.762.4
Unemployed
 Male [3.6]******
 Female *******
 Total 5.4[3.4][4.6][3.8]***
Not in the labour force
 Male 31.631.435.036.336.333.736.5
 Female 40.038.341.342.743.740.546.9
 Total 71.669.776.379.080.074.283.4
Total
 Male 70.668.676.879.277.075.074.0
 Female 70.167.378.477.077.378.072.9
 Total 140.7135.9155.2156.3154.4153.0146.9
Couple with children
In employment
 Male 95.6102.696.5100.192.397.699.1
 Female 68.576.373.973.374.571.581.0
 Total 164.2178.9170.4173.5166.8169.1180.1
Unemployed
 Male 8.88.76.5[4.8]***
 Female 6.4[4.9][3.8]****
 Total 15.313.610.37.2[7.3][5.4]*
Not in the labour force
 Male 16.815.514.416.418.513.721.8
 Female 39.740.136.837.236.337.434.8
 Total 56.655.551.253.754.751.056.5
Total
 Male 121.3126.7117.4121.3115.3113.7122.4
 Female 114.7121.2114.6112.9113.6111.9117.6
 Total 236.0248.0232.0234.3228.9225.5240.0
Lone parent
In employment
 Male *******
 Female 13.713.613.316.417.119.715.4
 Total 15.615.015.719.320.822.920.0
Unemployed
 Male *******
 Female *******
 Total [3.3]******
Not in the labour force
 Male [2.6][2.7]*****
 Female 14.015.415.014.99.413.613.9
 Total 16.618.116.816.511.315.815.7
Total
 Male 5.04.64.5[4.6][6.0]5.7[6.8]
 Female 30.430.930.332.928.034.730.8
 Total 35.435.534.837.634.040.437.6
All family units
In employment
 Male 132.9138.8138.3144.3135.7140.7140.5
 Female 110.5117.8122.2121.9124.0128.0121.9
 Total 243.4256.6260.5266.2259.7268.7262.4
Unemployed
 Male 13.011.69.36.6[6.0]**
 Female 11.07.98.0[6.2][5.5][5.2]*
 Total 24.019.517.212.811.59.2[6.5]
Not in the labour force
 Male 51.049.651.254.356.649.660.0
 Female 93.793.793.194.889.491.495.6
 Total 144.8143.3144.3149.1146.0141.0155.6
Total
 Male 196.9200.0198.7205.2198.3194.4203.2
 Female 215.2219.4223.3222.9218.9224.5221.3
 Total 412.1419.4422.0428.1417.3418.9424.5
Border
Couple without children
In employment
 Male 16.416.819.818.516.818.515.1
 Female 13.312.417.113.813.715.59.8
 Total 29.729.236.932.330.634.025.0
Unemployed
 Male *******
 Female *******
 Total *******
Not in the labour force
 Male 15.713.616.616.618.315.818.8
 Female 18.617.719.619.321.721.323.6
 Total 34.331.336.235.940.137.142.5
Total
 Male 33.331.337.435.835.834.734.1
 Female 32.730.737.433.735.936.933.5
 Total 66.062.074.869.571.771.767.6
Couple with children
In employment
 Male 45.446.746.350.442.844.144.0
 Female 33.236.335.834.633.632.434.2
 Total 78.683.082.185.076.476.578.2
Unemployed
  Male [3.4][3.9][2.6]****
  Female *******
  Total 6.55.3[4.1]****
Not in the labour force
  Male 8.88.17.37.98.17.211.5
  Female 18.117.914.716.316.817.417.9
  Total 27.026.022.024.224.924.629.4
Total
  Male 57.658.756.159.652.051.756.3
  Female 54.455.652.051.652.451.552.6
  Total 112.0114.3108.2111.2104.4103.2109.0
Lone parent
In employment
  Male *******
  Female 6.67.86.58.99.39.3[7.1]
  Total 7.58.57.710.510.611.48.8
Unemployed
  Male *******
  Female *******
  Total *******
Not in the labour force
 Male *******
 Female 7.27.47.27.4[4.1]6.19.0
 Total 8.39.08.27.9[5.3]7.210.1
Total
 Male *[2.6]***[3.5]*
 Female 15.016.214.216.913.915.716.4
 Total 17.418.816.319.016.319.219.6
All family units
In employment
 Male 62.764.267.270.560.964.760.8
 Female 53.156.559.457.356.757.251.2
 Total 115.8120.7126.7127.8117.6121.9112.0
Unemployed
 Male 5.05.1[3.6]****
 Female [5.2]******
 Total 10.28.16.3[3.9]***
Not in the labour force
 Male 25.523.424.925.027.624.131.5
 Female 44.043.041.543.042.744.850.5
 Total 69.566.366.468.170.368.982.0
Total
 Male 93.392.795.797.590.389.993.7
 Female 102.2102.5103.7102.2102.2104.1102.5
 Total 195.5195.2199.3199.7192.5194.0196.2
West
Couple without children
In employment
 Male 19.018.119.622.822.821.421.7
 Female 14.915.417.918.418.721.315.7
 Total 33.933.537.541.241.542.737.4
Unemployed
 Male *******
 Female *******
 Total [3.4]******
Not in the labour force
 Male 15.917.818.419.717.917.917.7
 Female 21.420.621.723.322.019.223.3
 Total 37.438.440.143.039.937.140.9
Total
 Male 37.337.339.443.441.240.339.8
 Female 37.436.641.043.341.441.139.5
 Total 74.773.880.486.882.681.479.3
Couple with children
In employment
 Male 50.355.950.249.749.553.655.0
 Female 35.440.038.138.740.939.146.8
 Total 85.695.988.388.490.492.6101.8
Unemployed
 Male 5.4[4.8][4.0][3.5]***
 Female [3.3]******
 Total 8.78.36.2[5.2]***
Not in the labour force
 Male 8.07.37.18.510.46.510.2
 Female 21.622.222.120.919.520.016.9
 Total 29.629.529.229.429.826.527.2
Total
 Male 63.768.061.361.763.362.066.1
 Female 60.365.662.561.461.260.465.0
 Total 124.0133.7123.8123.1124.5122.3131.0
Lone parent
In employment
 Male *******
 Female 7.15.86.77.67.810.3[8.3]
 Total 8.06.48.08.810.211.411.2
Unemployed
 Male *******
 Female *******
 Total *******
Not in the labour force
 Male *******
 Female 6.78.07.87.5[5.3]7.4*
 Total 8.39.18.68.6[6.0]8.5[5.6]
Total
 Male [2.7]******
 Female 15.314.716.216.014.119.014.3
 Total 18.016.718.518.617.721.217.9
All family units
In employment
 Male 70.274.671.173.874.876.079.7
 Female 57.461.262.764.767.370.870.7
 Total 127.6135.8133.8138.5142.1146.8150.4
Unemployed
 Male 8.06.55.7[4.5]***
 Female 5.8[4.9][5.3]****
 Total 13.811.411.08.9[6.9][6.0]*
Not in the labour force
 Male 25.526.226.329.329.025.528.5
 Female 49.850.851.651.746.746.645.1
 Total 75.377.077.981.075.772.173.6
Total
 Male 103.6107.3103.1107.7108.0104.5109.5
 Female 113.0116.9119.7120.8116.7120.4118.8
 Total 216.7224.2222.7228.4224.8224.9228.2
Southern
Couple without children
In employment
 Male 61.770.466.966.471.768.668.2
 Female 54.459.456.762.056.857.557.1
 Total 116.1129.9123.6128.4128.5126.1125.4
Unemployed
 Male 6.26.0[3.7]****
 Female [5.4][4.6]*****
 Total 11.610.76.8[5.7][5.7][4.6]*
Not in the labour force
 Male 66.461.361.068.366.069.572.7
 Female 71.069.568.378.880.479.985.9
 Total 137.4130.8129.3147.2146.4149.4158.6
Total
 Male 134.3137.8131.5137.9140.8140.3143.9
 Female 130.8133.6128.2143.3139.8139.8144.7
 Total 265.1271.4259.7281.3280.6280.1288.6
Couple with children
In employment
 Male 181.6187.5195.8197.1198.6186.6183.2
 Female 137.6139.5142.3146.4143.7141.2139.1
 Total 319.2327.1338.2343.5342.3327.8322.3
Unemployed
 Male 19.717.612.98.4[7.0][5.9]*
 Female 11.911.39.1*[4.8][5.6]*
 Total 31.628.922.012.411.811.5[8.9]
Not in the labour force
 Male 27.424.327.927.325.226.227.4
 Female 71.670.278.775.666.371.870.0
 Total 99.194.5106.6102.991.498.097.4
Total
 Male 228.8229.5236.7232.8230.8218.8215.8
 Female 221.1221.0230.1226.0214.8218.6212.7
 Total 449.9450.5466.8458.9445.6437.4428.5
Lone parent
In employment
 Male 4.74.5[4.1][4.0][7.2]8.49.2
 Female 25.026.628.528.436.733.135.0
 Total 29.731.132.632.343.941.644.2
Unemployed
 Male *******
 Female 6.17.4[4.8][4.1]***
 Total 7.28.1[5.8][4.1]***
Not in the labour force
 Male 4.4[3.3][4.1][3.7]*[4.4][4.5]
 Female 27.925.726.525.625.928.831.7
 Total 32.329.030.629.328.533.136.2
Total
 Male 10.28.49.27.710.013.414.5
 Female 59.159.859.858.165.765.467.6
 Total 69.368.269.065.775.778.882.0
All family units
In employment
 Male 248.0262.5266.8267.5277.5263.7260.7
 Female 217.0225.6227.6236.8237.2231.8231.2
 Total 465.0488.1494.3504.3514.7495.5491.9
Unemployed
 Male 27.024.317.611.610.28.7[9.0]
 Female 23.423.417.010.610.611.5[6.2]
 Total 50.447.634.622.220.820.215.2
Not in the labour force
 Male 98.388.993.099.393.8100.0104.6
 Female 170.6165.4173.4180.1172.5180.5187.6
 Total 268.9254.4266.5279.3266.4280.5292.2
Total
 Male 373.3375.7377.4378.4381.5372.5374.2
 Female 410.9414.4418.0427.5420.4423.8425.0
 Total 784.3790.1795.4805.9801.9796.3799.2
Mid-West
Couple without children
In employment
 Male 19.120.420.219.121.720.818.8
 Female 16.018.018.616.917.318.616.5
 Total 35.238.338.836.039.039.435.3
Unemployed
 Male *******
 Female *******
 Total *[4.0]*****
Not in the labour force
 Male 20.919.518.318.319.320.824.6
 Female 23.520.920.622.624.322.426.4
 Total 44.540.438.940.943.643.151.0
Total
 Male 41.542.239.638.741.942.144.4
 Female 41.540.540.640.742.841.543.8
 Total 83.082.780.279.584.783.688.1
Couple with children
In employment
 Male 53.960.059.358.160.555.651.5
 Female 40.843.144.745.440.343.240.2
 Total 94.8103.0104.1103.5100.998.891.6
Unemployed
 Male 6.8[5.2][4.4]****
 Female [5.1][4.7]*****
 Total 11.99.98.2[4.7]***
Not in the labour force
 Male 6.98.28.47.66.87.58.3
 Female 19.921.823.520.422.420.218.1
 Total 26.830.031.928.129.227.726.4
Total
 Male 67.673.472.169.369.365.261.5
 Female 65.969.572.166.963.865.159.6
 Total 133.5142.9144.2136.2133.1130.3121.0
Lone parent
In employment
 Male *******
 Female 6.87.46.88.211.79.610.6
 Total 8.79.08.39.513.611.414.0
Unemployed
 Male *******
 Female *******
 Total *******
Not in the labour force
 Male *******
 Female 7.65.77.58.47.08.410.9
 Total 8.76.78.910.17.48.912.0
Total
 Male [3.3][2.9][3.6]***[4.8]
 Female 16.716.215.819.119.318.921.8
 Total 20.019.119.422.021.521.226.6
All family units
In employment
 Male 75.082.081.078.684.178.273.6
 Female 63.768.470.170.469.471.467.3
 Total 138.6150.4151.1149.0153.4149.6140.9
Unemployed
 Male 8.67.86.3[4.9]***
 Female 9.39.4[6.8][4.7]***
 Total 17.917.313.09.6[5.7][5.7]*
Not in the labour force
 Male 28.928.828.027.526.528.834.1
 Female 51.148.451.651.553.751.055.3
 Total 80.077.179.779.080.279.889.4
Total
 Male 112.5118.6115.3111.0113.3109.6110.6
 Female 124.1126.2128.5126.6126.0125.5125.1
 Total 236.5244.7243.8237.6239.3235.1235.8
South-East
Couple without children
In employment
 Male 16.717.818.719.519.215.018.0
 Female 15.914.914.219.116.211.614.7
 Total 32.632.733.038.635.526.732.8
Unemployed
 Male *******
 Female *******
 Total [2.4][2.7]*****
Not in the labour force
 Male 18.116.917.120.118.319.117.3
 Female 19.619.718.423.221.523.224.0
 Total 37.736.635.643.339.742.341.2
Total
 Male 36.436.537.140.238.334.135.9
 Female 36.335.533.642.538.235.739.0
 Total 72.772.070.882.776.669.874.8
Couple with children
In employment
 Male 46.447.349.549.848.552.347.4
 Female 37.237.936.037.636.638.936.2
 Total 83.685.285.687.385.291.283.6
Unemployed
 Male 5.64.9[3.7]****
 Female *******
 Total 7.56.86.2[3.4]***
Not in the labour force
 Male 9.15.57.08.87.67.37.9
 Female 19.617.120.522.316.521.120.7
 Total 28.722.627.531.024.128.428.7
Total
 Male 61.157.760.260.958.061.857.3
 Female 58.756.959.160.854.462.557.7
 Total 119.8114.6119.3121.7112.4124.3115.0
Lone parent
In employment
 Male *******
 Female 6.97.29.97.810.39.09.9
 Total 7.78.910.89.112.511.213.1
Unemployed
 Male *******
 Female *******
 Total *******
Not in the labour force
 Male *******
 Female 8.38.57.06.37.7[6.7][8.9]
 Total 9.69.58.07.59.18.210.2
Total
 Male *[2.7]****[4.7]
 Female 16.517.317.514.819.616.519.3
 Total 18.720.019.717.423.120.424.0
All family units
In employment
 Male 63.966.769.270.670.069.568.6
 Female 59.960.160.264.463.259.560.8
 Total 123.8126.8129.3135.0133.1129.0129.4
Unemployed
 Male 7.36.75.2[3.0]***
 Female 4.24.4[4.1]****
 Total 11.511.19.35.0[6.0][6.6]*
Not in the labour force
 Male 28.623.425.230.127.227.926.5
 Female 47.545.345.951.745.751.053.6
 Total 76.068.771.181.872.978.980.1
Total
 Male 99.796.899.5103.799.999.897.8
 Female 111.5109.7110.2118.1112.2114.7116.0
 Total 211.3206.5209.8221.8212.1214.5213.8
South-West
Couple without children
In employment
 Male 25.932.328.027.830.832.831.4
 Female 22.526.523.926.023.227.225.9
 Total 48.358.851.953.954.060.057.3
Unemployed
 Male [3.2]******
 Female *******
 Total 5.8[4.0]*****
Not in the labour force
 Male 27.324.925.629.928.429.630.8
 Female 27.928.929.333.134.634.435.6
 Total 55.253.854.863.063.164.066.4
Total
 Male 56.459.154.759.060.664.163.7
 Female 52.957.654.060.158.862.662.0
 Total 109.3116.7108.7119.1119.3126.7125.7
Couple with children
In employment
 Male 81.380.387.089.389.578.784.3
 Female 59.558.661.663.566.859.162.8
 Total 140.8138.9148.5152.8156.3137.8147.1
Unemployed
 Male 7.37.5[4.9]****
 Female [4.9][4.8]*****
 Total 12.212.27.6[4.4][5.7]**
Not in the labour force
 Male 11.410.612.510.910.811.411.1
 Female 32.131.234.632.927.330.431.2
 Total 43.641.947.143.838.141.942.3
Total
 Male 100.098.4104.4102.6103.591.897.1
 Female 96.594.698.998.496.691.095.4
 Total 196.6193.0203.2201.0200.1182.8192.5
Lone parent
In employment
 Male *****[4.5]*
 Female 11.412.011.812.414.614.514.5
 Total 13.413.313.413.717.819.017.2
Unemployed
 Male *******
 Female *******
 Total *[3.0]*****
Not in the labour force
 Male *******
 Female 12.011.612.010.911.213.711.9
 Total 14.112.913.711.812.116.114.0
Total
 Male 4.7[2.9][3.5]*[4.2]7.2[5.0]
 Female 25.926.326.424.226.930.026.4
 Total 30.629.129.926.331.137.231.4
All family units
In employment
 Male 109.2113.8116.6118.3123.5116.0118.5
 Female 93.497.197.3102.0104.7100.8103.1
 Total 202.6211.0213.9220.3228.1216.8221.5
Unemployed
 Male 11.19.76.2*[4.7]**
 Female 9.99.6[6.2]****
 Total 21.019.312.37.69.1[7.9]*
Not in the labour force
 Male 40.836.839.841.640.143.444.0
 Female 72.071.875.976.973.178.578.7
 Total 112.8108.5115.7118.5113.3121.9122.7
Total
 Male 161.1160.3162.6163.7168.3163.1165.8
 Female 175.3178.5179.3182.7182.2183.6183.9
 Total 336.5338.8341.9346.4350.5346.6349.6
Eastern and Midland
Couple without children
In employment
 Male 101.597.4104.8100.7117.5110.8115.8
 Female 89.485.594.990.0102.991.5101.8
 Total 190.9182.9199.6190.7220.5202.3217.6
Unemployed
 Male 7.86.0[4.9]****
 Female [4.7][5.7][5.9]****
 Total 12.511.710.8[5.7][8.5][5.4][7.1]
Not in the labour force
 Male 76.282.579.578.581.184.785.8
 Female 84.288.286.384.493.9101.3101.0
 Total 160.4170.8165.9162.9175.0186.0186.8
Total
 Male 185.5185.9189.1182.1202.1197.4205.5
 Female 178.3179.4187.1177.2201.9196.2206.1
 Total 363.7365.3376.3359.3404.0393.7411.6
Couple with children
In employment
 Male 259.2270.1264.6276.1277.9285.1274.7
 Female 182.8188.9191.3203.6212.9215.2203.9
 Total 442.0459.0455.9479.7490.8500.3478.6
Unemployed
 Male 25.820.218.614.28.98.4[7.3]
 Female 17.314.914.97.89.2[7.2]*
 Total 43.135.133.522.018.115.612.1
Not in the labour force
 Male 41.142.740.545.237.838.946.8
 Female 118.0114.4113.0118.197.798.7111.6
 Total 159.1157.2153.5163.3135.5137.6158.4
Total
 Male 326.1333.0323.7335.6324.6332.4328.8
 Female 318.1318.3319.2329.5319.8321.1320.3
 Total 644.2651.2642.9665.1644.4653.5649.0
Lone parent
In employment
 Male 5.65.86.97.713.416.812.9
 Female 41.944.246.952.153.663.860.6
 Total 47.550.053.859.866.980.773.5
Unemployed
 Male *******
 Female 8.67.2[6.3]7.5[6.0]**
 Total 10.18.47.18.6[6.5]**
Not in the labour force
 Male 6.26.0[5.4][5.4][5.2][4.7][5.1]
 Female 42.746.244.847.342.741.945.7
 Total 48.952.250.252.747.946.650.8
Total
 Male 13.213.113.014.119.122.219.3
 Female 93.297.698.0107.0102.2109.1109.5
 Total 106.4110.7111.1121.0121.3131.3128.9
All family units
In employment
 Male 366.3373.3376.3384.4408.8412.7403.4
 Female 314.0318.6333.1345.7369.4370.5366.3
 Total 680.4691.9709.4730.2778.2783.3769.7
Unemployed
 Male 35.027.424.218.212.811.012.6
 Female 30.627.827.118.120.314.011.1
 Total 65.655.251.336.333.125.023.7
Not in the labour force
 Male 123.5131.3125.4129.1124.1128.3137.6
 Female 244.9248.9244.2249.9234.3241.9258.4
 Total 368.4380.2369.5378.9358.4370.2396.1
Total
 Male 524.8532.0525.8531.7545.7552.0553.6
 Female 589.5595.2604.4613.7624.0626.4635.8
 Total 1,114.31,127.21,130.21,145.41,169.71,178.51,189.5
Dublin
Couple without children
In employment
 Male 61.359.166.364.673.467.474.9
 Female 55.952.759.258.266.256.568.5
 Total 117.2111.8125.4122.8139.5123.9143.4
Unemployed
 Male [3.7][3.7]*****
 Female *******
 Total 6.15.9[6.2]****
Not in the labour force
 Male 42.748.744.544.743.546.450.4
 Female 45.049.750.949.449.856.357.5
 Total 87.798.495.494.193.3102.7107.9
Total
 Male 107.7111.5113.5111.2119.3114.7127.6
 Female 103.2104.6113.5108.9118.3114.5128.5
 Total 211.0216.1227.0220.1237.6229.2256.1
Couple with children
In employment
 Male 138.3145.3135.9147.8151.5156.2142.2
 Female 98.9101.6105.8109.1118.3116.8107.5
 Total 237.2246.9241.7256.8269.9273.0249.7
Unemployed
 Male 11.28.910.16.4***
 Female 9.27.9[6.8][4.5]***
 Total 20.416.816.910.9[8.1][7.3]*
Not in the labour force
 Male 25.125.221.824.021.319.225.9
 Female 63.463.257.263.451.554.157.8
 Total 88.488.479.087.372.873.383.7
Total
 Male 174.5179.3167.8178.1176.7179.8171.0
 Female 171.5172.7169.7177.0174.0173.8168.3
 Total 346.0352.0337.5355.0350.7353.6339.2
Lone parent
In employment
 Male [2.9][3.3][4.8][4.5][7.7]11.0[7.7]
 Female 24.927.427.833.832.639.539.9
 Total 27.830.732.738.340.350.547.6
Unemployed
 Male *******
 Female [4.3][3.3]*[4.5]***
 Total 5.3[4.1][3.9][4.9]***
Not in the labour force
 Male [4.1]*[3.6][4.1]***
 Female 25.329.529.528.621.624.527.3
 Total 29.432.333.132.724.127.729.8
Total
 Male 8.06.88.99.010.414.411.1
 Female 54.660.260.866.957.465.468.8
 Total 62.567.069.775.967.879.879.8
All family units
In employment
 Male 202.6207.7207.1216.8232.6234.6224.7
 Female 179.7181.6192.8201.1217.1212.7216.0
 Total 382.3389.3399.8417.9449.7447.3440.7
Unemployed
 Male 15.913.313.38.7[6.5][5.6]*
 Female 15.913.413.710.39.8[6.1][6.9]
 Total 31.726.727.018.916.211.613.1
Not in the labour force
 Male 71.976.769.972.767.368.778.7
 Female 133.7142.4137.6141.4122.8135.0142.6
 Total 205.5219.1207.4214.2190.1203.7221.4
Total
 Male 290.3297.7290.2298.2306.4308.9309.6
 Female 329.3337.4344.1352.8349.7353.8365.5
 Total 619.5635.1634.2651.0656.1662.7675.2
Mid-East
Couple without children
In employment
 Male 27.725.628.226.631.130.626.8
  Female 23.722.226.825.025.224.022.4
  Total 51.547.855.051.756.354.649.1
Unemployed
 Male *******
 Female *******
 Total [5.0][4.0]*****
Not in the labour force
 Male 23.022.622.222.824.725.323.1
 Female 26.724.722.622.929.829.528.3
 Total 49.747.244.845.754.554.851.4
Total
 Male 53.649.451.750.356.656.651.2
 Female 52.549.751.249.256.754.851.1
 Total 106.299.0102.999.4113.4111.5102.3
Couple with children
In employment
 Male 87.591.293.092.392.593.197.0
 Female 61.866.464.770.670.671.972.4
 Total 149.3157.6157.7162.9163.2165.0169.3
Unemployed
 Male 9.26.6[6.2]****
 Female [5.4][4.7][5.9]****
 Total 14.711.312.0[7.0][6.1][4.8]*
Not in the labour force
 Male 10.513.013.213.411.013.516.3
 Female 35.633.636.536.532.629.536.6
 Total 46.146.649.749.843.643.053.0
Total
 Male 107.2110.8112.3110.1106.8109.1116.0
 Female 102.8104.8107.2109.6106.1103.7110.0
 Total 210.0215.5219.5219.7212.9212.8226.0
Lone parent
In employment
  Male *******
 Female 12.313.013.911.615.318.615.2
 Total 14.315.215.013.518.522.919.1
Unemployed
 Male *******
 Female *******
 Total *******
Not in the labour force
 Male *******
 Female 11.911.210.313.013.211.012.1
 Total 13.313.111.413.815.311.914.4
Total
 Male [3.8][4.3]**[5.6][5.4][6.6]
 Female 26.727.125.826.629.930.928.6
 Total 30.431.428.429.635.436.235.2
All family units
In employment
 Male 117.2118.9122.3120.7126.7127.9127.7
 Female 97.9101.7105.4107.3111.2114.5110.0
 Total 215.1220.6227.7228.0237.9242.5237.6
Unemployed
 Male 12.68.27.7[5.7][4.5]**
 Female 9.910.3[9.4][5.7][5.9][4.9]*
 Total 22.518.517.111.410.58.3*
Not in the labour force
 Male 34.837.436.537.037.739.741.7
 Female 74.269.569.572.475.670.077.0
 Total 109.0106.9105.9109.4113.4109.7118.7
Total
 Male 164.6164.5166.5163.4169.0171.1173.8
 Female 182.0181.5184.2185.4192.7189.4189.8
 Total 346.6346.0350.7348.8361.7360.5363.5
Midland
Couple without children
In employment
 Male 12.412.710.39.413.112.914.2
  Female 9.810.68.96.811.511.010.9
  Total 22.223.319.216.224.623.825.1
Unemployed
 Male *******
 Female *******
 Total *******
Not in the labour force
 Male 10.511.312.811.012.913.012.3
 Female 12.513.912.812.014.315.515.2
 Total 23.025.125.723.127.228.427.5
Total
 Male 24.125.024.020.626.126.026.7
 Female 22.625.222.419.126.826.926.5
 Total 46.650.246.439.853.052.953.2
Couple with children
In employment
 Male 33.533.535.736.133.835.835.6
 Female 22.020.920.823.923.926.524.0
 Total 55.554.556.560.057.862.359.5
Unemployed
 Male 5.4[4.7]*****
 Female *******
 Total 8.17.0[4.5]****
Not in the labour force
 Male 5.6[4.6][5.5]7.9[5.5][6.1][4.6]
 Female 19.017.619.318.313.715.117.2
 Total 24.622.224.826.219.221.321.8
Total
 Male 44.442.843.547.441.143.641.9
 Female 43.840.842.442.939.843.542.0
 Total 88.283.785.990.480.887.083.8
Lone parent
In employment
  Male *******
 Female 4.63.85.26.7[5.6][5.8][5.5]
 Total 5.34.26.28.18.2[7.3][6.8]
Unemployed
 Male *******
 Female *******
 Total *******
Not in the labour force
 Male *******
 Female 5.55.45.05.77.9[6.3][6.3]
 Total 6.26.85.76.18.67.1[6.7]
Total
 Male *******
 Female 11.910.311.413.514.912.812.1
 Total 13.412.313.015.518.115.313.8
All family units
In employment
 Male 46.646.647.046.949.550.251.0
 Female 36.435.334.937.441.143.340.3
 Total 83.082.081.984.390.693.591.4
Unemployed
 Male 6.66.0*****
 Female [4.8][4.1]*****
 Total 11.410.17.2[6.0][6.4]**
Not in the labour force
 Male 16.817.219.019.419.019.817.2
 Female 37.036.937.236.035.936.938.8
 Total 53.854.256.155.454.956.756.0
Total
 Male 69.969.869.170.170.472.070.3
 Female 78.376.376.175.581.583.280.5
 Total 148.2146.2145.2145.6151.9155.2150.8
State
Couple without children
In employment
 Male 198.6202.7211.0208.4228.9219.3220.9
 Female 172.0172.8186.6184.2192.1185.8184.5
 Total 370.6375.5397.6392.6421.0405.2405.3
Unemployed
 Male 17.614.310.97.7[7.6][5.6][7.6]
 Female 11.911.511.2[7.5]8.9[6.6]*
 Total 29.525.822.115.216.512.212.9
Not in the labour force
 Male 174.2175.3175.5183.1183.4187.9195.0
 Female 195.2196.0195.9205.9218.0221.6233.9
 Total 369.4371.3371.4389.0401.4409.5428.8
Total
 Male 390.4392.2397.4399.2419.8412.8423.4
 Female 379.2380.3393.7397.6419.1414.1423.7
 Total 769.6772.6791.2796.8838.9826.8847.1
Couple with children
In employment
 Male 536.5560.2556.9573.4568.8569.4557.0
 Female 388.9404.7407.6423.3431.1427.8424.0
 Total 925.3964.9964.5996.7999.9997.2980.9
Unemployed
 Male 54.446.538.027.420.416.714.1
 Female 35.631.127.814.216.915.810.2
 Total 90.077.665.841.637.232.524.3
Not in the labour force
 Male 85.482.582.888.981.578.795.9
 Female 229.4224.7228.5231.0200.3207.9216.4
 Total 314.8307.2311.3319.9281.7286.7312.3
Total
 Male 676.2689.2677.7689.7670.6664.8667.0
 Female 653.9660.5663.9668.5648.3651.5650.6
 Total 1,330.11,349.71,341.61,358.21,318.91,316.31,317.6
Lone parent
In employment
 Male 12.211.713.414.524.428.426.7
 Female 80.684.488.796.9107.3116.7111.0
 Total 92.896.1102.1111.4131.7145.1137.7
Unemployed
 Male [3.2]******
 Female 17.416.413.113.210.68.3*
 Total 20.519.015.214.511.79.8[8.1]
Not in the labour force
 Male 13.212.011.310.69.711.311.4
 Female 84.687.386.387.978.084.391.3
 Total 97.899.397.698.587.795.6102.7
Total
 Male 28.526.226.826.335.141.340.6
 Female 182.6188.2188.1198.0195.9209.2207.9
 Total 211.1214.4214.9224.3231.0250.5248.5
All family units
In employment
 Male 747.3774.6781.4796.3822.0817.2804.6
 Female 641.5661.9682.8704.5730.6730.3719.4
 Total 1,388.81,436.51,464.21,500.71,552.61,547.51,523.9
Unemployed
 Male 75.163.351.036.429.023.824.2
 Female 64.959.152.134.936.430.721.2
 Total 140.0122.3103.271.365.454.545.4
Not in the labour force
 Male 272.8269.8269.6282.7274.5277.9302.3
 Female 509.2508.0510.7524.7496.3513.8541.6
 Total 782.0777.8780.3807.4770.8791.7843.9
Total
 Male 1,095.11,107.61,102.01,115.31,125.61,118.91131.0
 Female 1,215.71,229.01,245.71,264.11,263.31,274.81282.2
  Total 2,310.72,336.72,347.72,379.42,388.82,393.62,413.2
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 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Q2 18Q2 19Q2 20
Couple without children
At least one partner aged less than 45
In employment
 Male  93.490.695.394.3104.193.391.1
 Female  85.584.592.089.896.083.985.1
 Total  178.8175.1187.3184.0200.1177.2176.2
Unemployed
 Male  6.0[4.8][4.7]****
 Female  [5.4][4.6][6.4]****
 Total  11.49.311.1[6.7][8.2]**
Not in the labour force
 Male  [3.6][4.0][5.9][5.4]***
 Female  6.67.16.98.4[6.8][8.1][12.5]
 Total  10.211.112.713.812.612.220.8
Total
 Male  103.099.4105.9102.7113.098.7104.0
 Female  97.596.2105.2101.9107.994.999.9
 Total  200.4195.5211.1204.5220.8193.6203.9
Both partners aged 45 to 64
In employment
 Male  92.795.998.997.7106.4108.7105.8
 Female  79.780.985.185.686.591.987.7
 Total  172.3176.8184.1183.3192.9200.6193.5
Unemployed
 Male  11.49.56.1[4.6][4.5][4.3]*
 Female  6.56.6[4.8]****
 Total  17.916.110.98.38.38.0[5.9]
Not in the labour force
 Male  61.858.058.155.552.354.349.0
 Female  74.970.168.265.968.768.063.5
 Total  136.8128.1126.2121.4121.0122.3112.5
Total
 Male  165.9163.4163.1157.8163.1167.3157.6
 Female  161.1157.7158.1155.2159.0163.6154.3
 Total  327.0321.1321.2313.0322.1330.9311.9
At least one partner aged 65 or more
In employment
 Male  12.616.216.816.418.417.324.0
 Female  6.97.49.58.99.610.011.7
 Total  19.523.626.325.328.027.335.7
Unemployed
 Male  *******
 Female  *******
 Total  *******
Not in the labour force
 Male  108.8113.3111.5122.2125.3129.5137.7
 Female  113.7118.8120.9131.6142.5145.5157.8
 Total  222.5232.1232.5253.8267.8275.0295.5
Total
 Male  121.5129.4128.5138.7143.7146.8161.7
 Female  120.6126.5130.4140.6152.2155.5169.6
 Total  242.1255.9258.9279.3295.9302.4331.3
Total all couples without children
In employment
Male   198.6202.7211.0208.4228.9219.3220.9
Female   172.0172.8186.6184.2192.1185.8184.5
Total   370.6375.5397.6392.6421.0405.2405.3
Unemployed
Male   17.614.310.97.7[7.6][5.6][7.6]
Female   11.911.511.2[7.5]8.9[6.6]*
Total   29.525.822.115.216.512.212.9
Not in the labour force
Male   174.2175.3175.5183.1183.4187.9195.0
Female   195.2196.0195.9205.9218.0221.6233.9
Total   369.4371.3371.4389.0401.4409.5428.8
Total
Male   390.4392.2397.4399.2419.8412.8423.4
Female   379.2380.3393.7397.6419.1414.1423.7
Total   769.6772.6791.2796.8838.9826.8847.1
 
Couple with children
At least 1 child aged under 5 and no child aged 15 or over
In employment
 Male  226.5236.0225.3225.7206.9208.1192.4
 Female  166.6173.0168.0169.9158.4151.3147.9
 Total  393.0409.0393.3395.6365.3359.4340.4
Unemployed
 Male  22.217.714.411.1[7.3][5.3]*
 Female  14.612.210.9[5.0][7.6][6.5]*
 Total  36.829.925.316.114.911.8[10.8]
Not in the labour force
 Male  11.712.69.613.813.713.222.1
 Female  68.768.866.368.155.760.061.7
 Total  80.481.575.981.969.473.283.7
Total
 Male  260.3266.3249.4250.6227.8226.5221.1
 Female  249.9254.0245.1243.0221.8217.8213.8
 Total  510.2520.4494.5493.7449.6444.3434.9
At least 1 child aged under 5 and at least 1 child aged 15 or over
In employment
 Male  13.314.115.413.016.913.812.8
 Female  6.77.99.78.69.39.0[8.2]
 Total  20.022.025.121.626.222.821.0
Unemployed
 Male  [3.9]******
 Female  *******
 Total  4.8[3.5]*****
Not in the labour force
 Male  [2.9]******
 Female  11.07.68.07.28.67.8[7.7]
 Total  13.99.99.99.910.610.810.8
Total
 Male  20.118.919.317.320.518.316.1
 Female  18.716.518.616.818.817.616.1
 Total  38.735.437.934.139.335.832.2
All children aged 5 to 14
In employment
 Male  95.599.7103.2112.5118.6119.3133.4
 Female  71.772.879.884.689.893.1104.2
 Total  167.1172.5182.9197.1208.4212.4237.7
Unemployed
 Male  10.08.97.3[4.3]***
 Female  7.06.6[6.4]****
 Total  17.015.413.77.0[7.1][7.3]*
Not in the labour force
 Male  7.57.68.16.98.17.610.9
 Female  31.332.631.132.530.830.437.2
 Total  38.840.239.239.538.937.948.1
Total
 Male  112.9116.2118.6123.7130.5130.4146.9
 Female  110.0111.9117.3119.8123.9127.2143.7
 Total  222.9228.2235.9243.5254.3257.6290.6
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  71.975.271.682.986.281.779.1
 Female  48.451.448.255.461.961.555.8
 Total  120.3126.6119.8138.2148.1143.2134.9
Unemployed
 Male  5.87.96.1[5.6]***
 Female  [4.8][4.9][4.2]****
 Total  10.612.810.28.1[6.2][5.2]*
Not in the labour force
 Male  7.96.58.28.99.28.710.6
 Female  29.530.630.633.129.127.131.1
 Total  37.437.138.842.038.335.841.7
Total
 Male  85.789.685.997.399.393.291.7
 Female  82.786.983.091.093.391.087.8
 Total  168.3176.5168.9188.3192.6184.2179.4
All children aged 15 or over
In employment
 Male  129.3135.2141.5139.3140.3146.5139.2
 Female  95.599.6101.9104.9111.6112.9107.9
 Total  224.8234.8243.4244.2251.9259.3247.0
Unemployed
 Male  12.59.48.1[4.8][3.8]**
 Female  8.36.5[5.6]****
 Total  20.816.013.67.86.6[6.1]*
Not in the labour force
 Male  55.453.555.056.648.546.249.3
 Female  88.985.092.490.076.182.778.7
 Total  144.3138.5147.5146.6124.6129.0128.1
Total
 Male  197.3198.1204.6200.7192.6196.4191.2
 Female  192.7191.2199.9197.9190.5197.9189.2
 Total  390.0389.3404.5398.6383.1394.3380.4
Total couples with children
In employment
Male   536.5560.2556.9573.4568.8569.4557.0
Female   388.9404.7407.6423.3431.1427.8424.0
Total   925.3964.9964.5996.7999.9997.2980.9
Unemployed
Male   54.446.538.027.420.416.714.1
Female   35.631.127.814.216.915.810.2
Total   90.077.665.841.637.232.524.3
Not in the labour force
Male   85.482.582.888.981.578.795.9
Female   229.4224.7228.5231.0200.3207.9216.4
Total   314.8307.2311.3319.9281.7286.7312.3
Total
Male   676.2689.2677.7689.7670.6664.8667.0
Female   653.9660.5663.9668.5648.3651.5650.6
Total   1,330.11,349.71,341.61,358.21,318.91,316.31,317.6
 
Lone parent
At least 1 child aged under 5 and no child aged 15 or over
In employment
 Male  ****[5.6][7.2][6.7]
 Female  18.019.018.916.824.727.721.6
 Total  19.420.320.317.730.334.928.3
Unemployed
 Male  *******
 Female  [4.9][4.5][4.3][4.2]***
 Total  [5.3][5.0][4.5][4.2]***
Not in the labour force
 Male  *******
 Female  20.520.418.416.019.920.121.3
 Total  21.020.918.616.320.420.322.1
Total
 Male  ****[6.2][7.5][8.0]
 Female  43.443.941.737.147.649.443.4
 Total  45.646.243.538.253.856.951.4
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  [3.0][2.7]*[3.3]***
 Total  [3.1][2.9]*[3.3]***
Total
 Male  *******
 Female  4.85.4[4.8]5.4[5.4][4.6]*
 Total  5.15.8[4.9]5.6[5.9][4.7]*
All children aged 5 to 14
In employment
 Male  ****[7.4][7.8][8.4]
 Female  20.419.923.725.927.834.333.3
 Total  22.121.625.528.435.242.141.7
Unemployed
 Male  *******
 Female  5.9[4.0]*****
 Total  6.84.9[4.2]****
Not in the labour force
 Male  *******
 Female  11.413.011.111.910.712.817.3
 Total  12.513.912.112.812.314.418.5
Total
 Male  [3.7][3.5][3.5][3.7]9.310.010.8
 Female  37.736.938.241.141.749.552.4
 Total  41.440.441.744.851.059.463.2
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  8.310.39.912.612.714.612.5
 Total  9.111.311.613.714.417.214.4
Unemployed
 Male  *******
 Female  *******
 Total  *******
Not in the labour force
 Male  *******
 Female  6.87.08.67.8[6.8][7.3][9.4]
 Total  7.37.89.18.0[7.5]7.99.9
Total
 Male  *******
 Female  16.919.419.722.920.724.222.6
 Total  18.621.321.824.323.227.525.0
All children aged 15 or over
In employment
 Male  8.27.68.49.89.210.89.7
 Female  32.733.234.439.539.638.241.5
 Total  40.940.742.949.348.848.951.2
Unemployed
 Male  *******
 Female  [4.2][5.3][3.9]****
 Total  5.66.3[5.0][4.2]***
Not in the labour force
 Male  11.09.69.69.26.99.08.5
 Female  42.944.245.448.837.741.640.2
 Total  53.953.855.158.044.550.648.7
Total
 Male  20.518.219.219.916.720.419.1
 Female  79.982.783.891.680.481.584.1
 Total  100.3100.9103.0111.597.1101.9103.1
Total lone parents
In employment
Male   12.211.713.414.524.428.426.7
Female   80.684.488.796.9107.3116.7111.0
Total   92.896.1102.1111.4131.7145.1137.7
Unemployed
Male   [3.2]******
Female   17.416.413.113.210.68.3*
Total   20.519.015.214.511.79.8[8.1]
Not in the labour force
Male   13.212.011.310.69.711.311.4
Female   84.687.386.387.978.084.391.3
Total   97.899.397.698.587.795.6102.7
Total
Male   28.526.226.826.335.141.340.6
Female   182.6188.2188.1198.0195.9209.2207.9
Total   211.1214.4214.9224.3231.0250.5248.5
 
All family units
In employment
Male   747.3774.6781.4796.3822.0817.2804.6
Female   641.5661.9682.8704.5730.6730.3719.4
Total   1,388.81,436.51,464.21,500.71,552.61,547.51,523.9
Unemployed
Male   75.163.351.036.429.023.824.2
Female   64.959.152.134.936.430.721.2
Total   140.0122.3103.271.365.454.545.4
Not in the labour force
Male   272.8269.8269.6282.7274.5277.9302.3
Female   509.2508.0510.7524.7496.3513.8541.6
Total   782.0777.8780.3807.4770.8791.7843.9
Total
Male   1,095.11,107.61,102.01,115.31,125.61,118.91131.0
Female   1,215.71,229.01,245.71,264.11,263.31,274.81282.2
Total   2,310.72,336.72,347.72,379.42,388.82,393.62,413.2
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 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Q2 18Q2 19Q2 20
Adult members of family units without children
Couple without children
  Male75.677.679.080.582.382.981.4
  Female65.066.569.069.369.669.269.2
  Total70.171.973.774.775.775.875.1
 
Adult members of family units with children
Couple with children
  Youngest child aged 0-5
  Male85.687.789.689.190.290.686.6
  Female64.566.967.468.769.768.167.9
  Total75.377.678.679.080.179.677.4
  Youngest child aged 6-11
  Male84.385.286.289.089.890.189.8
  Female61.460.464.168.270.269.870.1
  Total73.073.075.278.880.380.180.1
  Youngest child aged 12-17
  Male82.685.885.786.887.089.086.7
  Female63.466.264.664.870.375.167.2
  Total73.176.275.375.978.882.077.0
  Youngest child aged 18 or greater
  Male74.276.277.879.581.683.780.8
  Female52.655.654.858.263.458.962.3
  Total63.065.665.968.572.070.771.3
  All children
  Male82.984.986.187.088.189.086.5
  Female61.563.263.866.068.768.067.3
  Total72.374.274.976.678.578.576.9
Lone parent
  Youngest child aged 0-5
  Male****[91.9][98.1][80.7]
  Female39.942.844.444.551.354.848.5
  Total40.743.545.945.455.860.053.2
  Youngest child aged 6-11
  Male[46.8][37.6][60.2]*82.177.0[89.0]
  Female51.751.356.459.264.765.761.9
  Total51.350.156.860.267.767.565.6
  Youngest child aged 12-17
  Male66.6[72.7][68.6][64.7][71.3]81.4[60.3]
  Female60.659.962.064.968.868.962.4
  Total61.361.362.964.969.170.962.1
  Youngest child aged 18 or greater
  Male52.662.061.768.977.169.469.5
  Female58.658.857.358.958.858.259.8
  Total57.359.358.160.861.660.261.6
  All children
  Male55.458.665.069.480.880.475.4
  Female51.552.254.356.760.061.358.0
  Total51.952.955.458.063.064.360.7
Total of all adult members of family units with children (couples with children and lone parents)
  Youngest child aged 0-5
  Male85.387.489.589.090.290.986.4
  Female60.863.263.965.366.465.664.5
  Total72.374.775.976.577.577.474.8
  Youngest child aged 6-11
  Male83.484.085.688.889.489.489.8
  Female59.458.462.566.169.068.868.1
  Total70.370.172.976.378.578.177.9
  Youngest child aged 12-17
  Male82.085.385.086.086.388.585.2
  Female62.764.764.064.869.973.566.0
  Total71.473.973.474.277.380.174.5
  Youngest child aged 18 or greater
  Male72.475.276.778.681.382.579.9
  Female54.056.455.458.462.158.761.6
  Total62.064.564.467.070.168.669.3
  All children
  Male82.184.285.586.687.888.685.9
  Female59.561.061.964.066.866.465.2
  Total69.871.672.574.276.376.474.5
 
Total of all adult members of all family units (couples without children, couples with children and lone parents)
  Male80.482.583.785.086.387.184.8
  Female60.962.363.665.367.567.166.1
  Total69.971.772.874.376.276.274.6
 
Other persons
 Child members of family units
  Male40.144.948.047.348.949.843.4
  Female39.943.149.047.444.347.740.1
  Total40.044.148.447.346.948.941.9
 Single person households
  Male59.961.863.864.166.071.968.7
  Female62.565.865.665.767.270.064.9
  Total61.163.764.664.866.571.167.1
 All other persons not otherwise classified
  Male66.868.467.271.773.571.177.0
  Female67.965.268.572.573.774.076.5
  Total67.366.967.872.173.672.476.8
 Total of all other persons
  Male49.752.654.955.856.858.653.9
  Female50.752.256.356.355.457.449.8
  Total50.152.455.556.056.258.152.1
 
Total of all persons
 Male67.770.271.672.673.874.671.1
 Female57.559.061.262.363.463.760.4
 Total62.664.666.367.468.569.165.7
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 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Q2 18Q2 19Q2 20
Adult members of family units without children
Couple without children
  Male75.677.679.080.582.382.981.4
  Female65.066.569.069.369.669.269.2
  Total70.171.973.774.775.775.875.1
 
Adult members of family units with children
Couple with children
  1 child
  Male82.282.983.185.886.688.883.9
  Female63.667.065.866.572.368.566.3
  Total72.875.074.376.079.378.575.0
  2 children
  Male84.386.988.088.889.791.087.9
  Female65.265.566.769.271.171.770.7
  Total74.976.477.579.180.581.479.4
  3 or more children
  Male81.784.386.785.887.586.486.9
  Female54.356.057.760.862.061.963.4
  Total68.270.572.273.575.074.375.2
  All children
  Male82.984.986.187.088.189.086.5
  Female61.563.263.866.068.768.067.3
  Total72.374.274.976.678.578.576.9
Lone parent
  1 child
  Male54.256.963.464.976.777.270.1
  Female55.556.661.062.162.664.961.4
  Total55.356.761.362.464.466.962.8
  2 children
  Male60.966.761.3[74.7]87.288.283.5
  Female50.750.452.554.164.763.058.2
  Total51.751.953.356.068.167.261.7
  3 or more children
  Male*[51.1]**[79.4]*[78.0]
  Female39.042.337.845.142.248.147.2
  Total40.143.241.447.248.751.252.1
  All children
  Male55.458.665.069.480.880.475.4
  Female51.552.254.356.760.061.358.0
  Total51.952.955.458.063.064.360.7
 
Total of all adult members of family units with children (couples with children and lone parents)
  1 child
  Male80.581.782.084.685.987.782.7
  Female61.264.064.465.169.267.364.6
  Total69.471.671.973.276.175.772.1
  2 children
  Male83.986.587.488.589.690.987.8
  Female63.063.064.266.769.970.268.3
  Total72.974.074.976.979.179.977.3
  3 or more children
  Male81.383.886.585.887.386.186.6
  Female52.454.355.258.659.459.761.0
  Total66.368.469.971.572.872.173.0
  All children
  Male82.184.285.586.687.888.685.9
  Female59.561.061.964.066.866.465.2
  Total69.871.672.574.276.376.474.5
 
Total of all adult members of all family units (couples without children, couples with children and lone parents)
  Male80.482.583.785.086.387.184.8
  Female60.962.363.665.367.567.166.1
  Total69.971.772.874.376.276.274.6
 
Other persons
Child members of family units
  Male40.144.948.047.348.949.843.4
  Female39.943.149.047.444.347.740.1
  Total40.044.148.447.346.948.941.9
Single person households
  Male59.961.863.864.166.071.968.7
  Female62.565.865.665.767.270.064.9
  Total61.163.764.664.866.571.167.1
All other persons not otherwise classified
  Male66.868.467.271.773.571.177.0
  Female67.965.268.572.573.774.076.5
  Total67.366.967.872.173.672.476.8
Total of all other persons
  Male49.752.654.955.856.858.653.9
  Female50.752.256.356.355.457.449.8
  Total50.152.455.556.056.258.152.1
 
Total of all persons
 Male67.770.271.672.673.874.671.1
 Female57.559.061.262.363.463.760.4
 Total62.664.666.367.468.569.165.7
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 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 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Q2 18Q2 19Q2 20
Adult members of family units without children
Couple without children
  Male8.26.75.03.63.32.53.4
  Female6.56.35.73.94.43.52.9
  Total7.46.55.33.83.82.93.1
 
Adult members of family units with children
Couple with children
  Youngest child aged 0-5
  Male9.87.56.45.13.82.93.2
  Female8.36.86.23.34.84.32.8
  Total9.27.26.34.34.33.53.0
  Youngest child aged 6-11
  Male8.99.17.55.13.53.32.2
  Female9.49.28.33.33.84.32.2
  Total9.19.27.94.33.63.82.2
  Youngest child aged 12-17
  Male8.66.95.54.03.22.61.8
  Female8.07.46.33.42.82.62.3
  Total8.37.15.83.83.02.62.0
  Youngest child aged 18 or greater
  Male8.76.85.73.22.72.22.0
  Female7.95.14.32.92.21.71.9
  Total8.36.15.13.02.52.01.9
  All children
  Male9.27.76.44.63.52.92.5
  Female8.47.16.43.23.83.62.4
  Total8.97.46.44.03.63.22.4
Lone parent
  Youngest child aged 0-5
  Male*****[1.9][6.5]
  Female22.019.418.518.110.16.13.2
  Total22.319.918.017.48.45.33.9
  Youngest child aged 6-11
  Male****[3.9][8.0][7.4]
  Female21.917.414.611.19.27.75.5
  Total23.419.115.410.88.27.85.9
  Youngest child aged 12-17
  Male[18.6][8.8][10.3]**[6.1]*
  Female16.016.910.513.79.57.66.1
  Total16.316.010.513.29.07.37.1
  Youngest child aged 18 or greater
  Male15.713.412.18.96.64.39.4
  Female11.411.78.36.47.44.94.2
  Total12.312.19.17.07.24.85.4
  All children
  Male21.518.013.58.14.15.18.7
  Female17.816.413.012.09.06.64.8
  Total18.316.613.011.58.26.35.6
Total of all adult members of family units with children (couples with children and lone parents)
  Youngest child aged 0-5
  Male9.97.66.55.03.72.93.3
  Female9.88.37.64.95.64.62.8
  Total9.97.97.05.04.63.73.1
  Youngest child aged 6-11
  Male9.59.67.85.13.53.62.5
  Female12.010.99.65.15.05.12.9
  Total10.710.28.75.14.24.32.7
  Youngest child aged 12-17
  Male8.97.05.74.23.32.82.3
  Female9.99.77.36.34.53.93.2
  Total9.48.36.55.23.93.42.8
  Youngest child aged 18 or greater
  Male9.17.26.13.63.02.42.6
  Female8.86.95.43.93.72.62.5
  Total9.07.05.83.73.32.52.6
  All children
  Male9.57.96.64.73.53.02.8
  Female10.28.97.65.04.94.22.9
  Total9.88.47.14.84.13.62.8
 
Total of all adult members of all family units (couples without children, couples with children and lone parents)
  Male9.27.66.24.43.42.82.9
  Female9.28.27.14.74.84.02.9
  Total9.27.96.64.64.13.42.9
 
Other persons
Child members of family units
  Male29.022.720.517.414.714.612.4
  Female22.117.514.412.112.910.914.5
  Total26.120.617.915.114.013.013.4
Single person households
  Male15.614.013.210.68.76.26.4
  Female13.19.07.28.15.24.74.8
  Total14.411.710.59.57.25.55.7
All other persons not otherwise classified
  Male14.310.510.28.07.45.75.2
  Female8.06.87.15.33.13.94.0
  Total11.68.88.96.85.34.94.7
Total of all other persons
  Male22.118.016.513.411.610.59.3
  Female16.012.811.09.48.37.710.0
  Total19.515.714.111.710.29.39.6
 
Total of all persons
 Male13.511.09.77.56.25.65.1
 Female11.39.68.36.25.85.25.1
 Total12.510.49.16.96.05.45.1
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 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Q2 18Q2 19Q2 20
Adult members of family units without children
Couple without children
  Male8.26.75.03.63.32.53.4
  Female6.56.35.73.94.43.52.9
  Total7.46.55.33.83.82.93.1
 
Adult members of family units with children
Couple with children
  1 child
  Male8.78.06.74.02.62.62.8
  Female7.96.86.03.63.23.33.9
  Total8.47.56.43.82.92.93.3
  2 children
  Male8.56.36.24.42.92.32.0
  Female8.47.06.33.34.03.61.8
  Total8.56.66.23.93.42.91.9
  3 or more children
  Male10.79.26.45.45.03.92.9
  Female9.07.97.02.74.23.81.6
  Total10.08.76.64.34.73.92.4
  All children
  Male9.27.76.44.63.52.92.5
  Female8.47.16.43.23.83.62.4
  Total8.97.46.44.03.63.22.4
Lone parent household
  1 child
  Male24.824.414.411.67.86.813.0
  Female17.616.210.211.08.25.35.5
  Total18.617.310.811.18.25.67.0
  2 children
  Male[8.5][7.7][18.2][2.7]*2.72.8
  Female18.217.218.713.88.76.34.7
  Total17.116.218.612.67.25.64.4
  3 or more children
  Male****[2.7]**
  Female18.315.09.212.113.612.32.1
  Total19.414.47.811.010.810.92.9
  All children
  Male21.518.013.58.14.15.18.7
  Female17.816.413.012.09.06.64.8
  Total18.316.613.011.58.26.35.6
Total of all adult members of family units with children (couples with children and lone parents)
  1 child
  Male9.58.77.04.42.93.03.7
  Female10.89.47.26.04.74.04.4
  Total10.29.17.15.23.93.54.0
  2 children
  Male8.56.36.44.42.82.32.0
  Female9.78.58.34.84.84.12.3
  Total9.17.37.34.63.83.22.1
  3 or more children
  Male10.99.26.35.34.93.93.0
  Female9.98.67.23.85.25.01.6
  Total10.59.06.74.75.04.42.4
  All children
  Male9.57.96.64.73.53.02.8
  Female10.28.97.65.04.94.22.9
  Total9.88.47.14.84.13.62.8
 
Total of all adult members of all family units (couples without children, couples with children and lone parents)
  Male9.27.66.24.43.42.82.9
  Female9.28.27.14.74.84.02.9
  Total9.27.96.64.64.13.42.9
 
Other persons
Child members of family units
  Male29.022.720.517.414.714.612.4
  Female22.117.514.412.112.910.914.5
  Total26.120.617.915.114.013.013.4
Single person households
  Male15.614.013.210.68.76.26.4
  Female13.19.07.28.15.24.74.8
  Total14.411.710.59.57.25.55.7
All other persons not otherwise classified
  Male14.310.510.28.07.45.75.2
  Female8.06.87.15.33.13.94.0
  Total11.68.88.96.85.34.94.7
Total of all other persons
  Male22.118.016.513.411.610.59.3
  Female16.012.811.09.48.37.710.0
  Total19.515.714.111.710.29.39.6
 
Total of all persons
 Male13.511.09.77.56.25.65.1
 Female11.39.68.36.25.85.25.1
 Total12.510.49.16.96.05.45.1
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 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Q2 18Q2 19Q2 20
Adult members of family units without children
Couple without children
  Male55.455.355.954.156.354.554.0
  Female48.548.550.248.248.046.544.8
  Total52.051.953.151.252.250.549.4
 
Adult members of family units with children
Couple with children
  Youngest child aged 0-5
  Male94.894.895.793.893.793.489.4
  Female70.371.771.871.073.371.269.8
  Total82.883.683.982.683.782.579.8
  Youngest child aged 6-11
  Male92.393.493.193.892.993.191.7
  Female67.766.570.070.572.972.971.6
  Total80.280.281.682.483.283.281.8
  Youngest child aged 12-17
  Male89.891.190.090.089.390.887.6
  Female68.771.568.867.072.377.168.8
  Total79.481.579.678.781.084.078.4
  Youngest child aged 18 or greater
  Male65.766.967.065.970.671.870.5
  Female48.650.448.049.255.551.354.4
  Total57.258.757.657.663.061.462.4
  All children
  Male87.488.087.887.187.988.285.6
  Female64.966.065.665.469.168.166.7
  Total76.377.276.876.478.678.276.3
Lone parent household
  Youngest child aged 0-5
  Male****[91.9][97.9][86.3]
  Female51.153.054.554.457.158.450.1
  Total52.454.155.955.160.963.255.4
  Youngest child aged 6-11
  Male[73.9][60.8][78.0]*85.483.8[96.1]
  Female66.262.166.166.671.371.265.5
  Total66.961.967.167.573.773.169.7
  Youngest child aged 12-17
  Male76.7[78.6][73.8][70.9][76.3]85.4[67.8]
  Female71.972.169.375.276.074.566.4
  Total72.572.869.974.876.076.366.6
  Youngest child aged 18 or greater
  Male40.642.344.651.653.248.954.7
  Female39.139.540.339.246.843.946.8
  Total39.440.041.141.747.944.948.4
  All children
  Male53.854.257.859.772.472.672.0
  Female53.753.654.155.660.259.756.1
  Total53.753.754.656.162.161.858.7
Total of all adult members of family units with children (couples with children and lone parents)
  Youngest child aged 0-5
  Male94.694.695.793.893.793.589.3
  Female67.468.869.268.770.368.866.4
  Total80.381.081.680.581.280.377.1
  Youngest child aged 6-11
  Male91.992.792.793.592.592.691.9
  Female67.465.669.169.672.672.570.2
  Total78.577.979.880.481.981.680.0
  Youngest child aged 12-17
  Male89.390.689.389.388.790.586.5
  Female69.471.668.969.173.376.468.2
  Total78.480.278.278.180.282.776.3
  Youngest child aged 18 or greater
  Male62.864.564.964.469.069.468.8
  Female45.646.945.645.952.849.052.0
  Total53.154.653.953.959.857.859.3
  All children
  Male86.086.886.686.187.187.284.8
  Female62.563.263.163.267.066.164.2
  Total73.274.073.773.676.275.673.5
 
Total of all adult members of all family units (couples without children, couples with children and lone parents)
  Male75.175.675.574.775.675.273.3
  Female58.158.759.058.560.759.757.8
  Total66.266.766.866.167.766.965.0
 
Other persons
Child members of family units
  Male56.458.160.457.257.258.349.6
  Female51.252.257.253.950.853.547.0
  Total54.155.559.055.854.556.248.4
Single person households
  Male52.152.452.851.351.855.253.2
  Female36.436.435.635.936.438.635.9
  Total43.343.543.543.143.846.744.4
All other persons not otherwise classified
  Male72.670.569.573.073.769.273.2
  Female61.558.361.463.466.363.862.2
  Total67.464.665.768.669.966.768.4
Total of all other persons
  Male58.959.160.159.158.259.153.9
  Female48.648.250.549.948.449.544.6
  Total54.053.855.654.753.554.649.5
 
Total of all persons
 Male68.869.369.468.468.668.465.1
 Female54.855.056.155.556.456.052.9
 Total61.762.062.661.962.362.158.9
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 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Q2 18Q2 19Q2 20
Adult members of family units without children
Couple without children
  Male55.455.355.954.156.354.554.0
  Female48.548.550.248.248.046.544.8
  Total52.051.953.151.252.250.549.4
 
Adult members of family units with children
Couple with children
  1 child
  Male81.081.179.579.480.982.678.9
  Female63.766.263.461.868.764.863.0
  Total72.573.871.570.774.873.771.0
  2 children
  Male90.690.991.991.090.991.988.5
  Female70.269.870.370.573.073.671.3
  Total80.680.681.381.082.182.980.1
  3 or more children
  Male90.692.392.390.491.589.289.0
  Female59.360.662.062.464.564.064.2
  Total75.276.877.276.778.376.876.7
  All children
  Male87.488.087.887.187.988.285.6
  Female64.966.065.665.469.168.166.7
  Total76.377.276.876.478.678.276.3
Lone parent household
  1 child
  Male52.251.753.355.464.268.266.8
  Female53.753.054.054.658.959.056.5
  Total53.452.953.954.759.660.658.3
  2 children
  Male54.760.861.766.580.880.579.2
  Female57.857.160.960.668.464.359.6
  Total57.557.561.061.270.467.262.4
  3 or more children
  Male[63.1][53.9]**[81.6][74.8][79.2]
  Female46.149.241.050.348.454.647.6
  Total47.849.744.152.054.157.052.8
  All children
  Male53.854.257.859.772.472.672.0
  Female53.753.654.155.660.259.756.1
  Total53.753.754.656.162.161.858.7
Total of all adult members of family units with children (couples with children and lone parents)
  1 child
  Male78.779.277.777.679.681.177.7
  Female60.461.960.459.465.362.760.7
  Total68.269.367.867.071.470.467.8
  2 children
  Male89.890.391.190.490.491.488.1
  Female68.267.668.568.872.171.969.1
  Total78.478.279.179.080.781.177.9
  3 or more children
  Male90.291.692.190.391.288.988.7
  Female57.759.159.360.762.362.561.7
  Total73.374.874.774.876.374.974.4
  All children
  Male86.086.886.686.187.187.284.8
  Female62.563.263.163.267.066.164.2
  Total73.274.073.773.676.275.673.5
 
Total of all adult members of all family units (couples without children, couples with children and lone parents)
  Male75.175.675.574.775.675.273.3
  Female58.158.759.058.560.759.757.8
  Total66.266.766.866.167.766.965.0
 
Other persons
Child members of family units
  Male56.458.160.457.257.258.349.6
  Female51.252.257.253.950.853.547.0
  Total54.155.559.055.854.556.248.4
Single person households
  Male52.152.452.851.351.855.253.2
  Female36.436.435.635.936.438.635.9
  Total43.343.543.543.143.846.744.4
All other persons not otherwise classified
  Male72.670.569.573.073.769.273.2
  Female61.558.361.463.466.363.862.2
  Total67.464.665.768.669.966.768.4
Total of all other persons
  Male58.959.160.159.158.259.153.9
  Female48.648.250.549.948.449.544.6
  Total54.053.855.654.753.554.649.5
 
Total of all persons
 Male68.869.369.468.468.668.465.1
 Female54.855.056.155.556.456.052.9
 Total61.762.062.661.962.362.158.9
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 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Q2 18Q2 19Q2 20
Couple without children
Less than 1 year
 Male 5.64.6[4.0]****
 Female 5.9[5.0][5.4]*[6.5]**
 Total 11.59.69.37.511.4[7.0][10.0]
1 year or over
 Male 11.79.66.7[4.5]***
 Female 5.86.6[5.2]****
 Total 17.516.111.97.3[4.8][4.8]*
Not stated
 Male *******
 Female *******
 Total *******
Total
 Male 17.614.310.97.7[7.6][5.6][7.6]
 Female 11.911.511.2[7.5]8.9[6.6]*
 Total 29.525.822.115.216.512.212.9
Couple with children
Less than 1 year
 Male 18.114.112.69.38.38.5[9.4]
 Female 16.515.817.08.411.811.9[6.7]
 Total 34.630.029.617.720.120.516.1
1 year or over
 Male 35.931.224.316.810.07.6*
 Female 19.015.310.6[5.5][4.9]**
 Total 54.846.535.022.314.911.1[7.6]
Not stated
 Male *******
 Female *******
 Total *******
Total
 Male 54.446.538.027.420.416.714.1
 Female 35.631.127.814.216.915.810.2
 Total 90.077.665.841.637.232.524.3
Lone parent
Less than 1 year
 Male *******
 Female 7.47.7[5.6][6.3][6.0][5.4]*
 Total 8.38.3[6.3]6.7[6.6][5.6]*
1 year or over
 Male *******
 Female 9.88.67.36.5[4.6]**
 Total 11.910.58.67.4[5.0]**
Not stated
 Male *******
 Female *******
 Total *******
Total
 Male [3.2]******
 Female 17.416.413.113.210.68.3*
 Total 20.519.015.214.511.79.8[8.1]
All family units
Less than 1 year
 Male 24.619.417.212.813.811.117.2
 Female 29.828.528.019.224.222.014.4
 Total 54.447.945.231.938.133.131.5
1 year or over
 Male 49.742.632.322.213.012.1[6.6]
 Female 34.630.523.214.911.77.9[6.6]
 Total 84.373.155.537.024.720.013.1
Not stated
 Male *******
 Female *******
 Total *******
Total
 Male 75.163.351.036.429.023.824.2
 Female 64.959.152.134.936.430.721.2
  Total 140.0122.3103.271.365.454.545.4
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

Introduction

This release presents analysis of households and members of family units from the Labour Force Survey.

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.

Purpose of the Labour Force 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 requires 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, and are conducted using face-to-face interviews where householders have not agreed to conduct a telephone interview.

In accordance with social distancing measures introduced in Ireland due to COVID-19, the CSO has since March 2020, suspended direct face-to-face interviews for the LFS (and other household surveys).  Consequently, all interviews for the LFS since then have been carried out using CATI.

Sample Design

A new sample based on the 2016 Census of Population was introduced on a phased basis (over five quarters) from Q2 2019 and was fully operational in Q2 2020. As with the expiring sample below, the new sample is stratified using administrative county and the Pobal HP (Hasse and Pratschke) Deprivation Index and consists of 32,500 households per quarter.

The previous sample was based on the 2011 Census of Population and was introduced incrementally from Q1 2016 and expired in Q1 2019. The sample was stratified using administrative county and the Pobal HP (Haase and Pratschke) Deprivation Index. A two-stage sample design was used. In the first stage 1,300 blocks were selected using Probability Proportional to Size (PPS) sampling. In the second stage households were selected using Simple Random Sampling (SRS). This ensured each household in the sample frame had an equal probability of selection.

To account for the additional attrition resulting from the introduction of mixed mode data collection, the LFS sample up to Q1 2019 was increased incrementally from Q3 2017. An additional 1,300 households were included in Wave 1 for each quarter up to Q3 2018 and this has resulted in a total sample of 32,500 from Q3 2018 onwards. The actual achieved sample varies over time depending on the level of response.

The number of valid responding households for the LFS in Q2 2020 was 12,596.

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.

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.

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.

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   Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown
  Leitrim   Tipperary   Fingal
  Monaghan       South Dublin
  Sligo        
    South-East Carlow Mid-East Kildare
West Galway    Kilkenny   Meath
  Mayo   Waterford   Wicklow
  Roscommon   Wexford   Louth
           
        Midland Laois
    South-West Cork   Longford
      Kerry   Offaly
          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 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 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 and highest level of education completed by sex:

  • NUTS3 Regions (pre-Q1 2018 groupings) by Labour Force ILO status (Employed and Unemployed)
  • Occupation groups
  • Highest level of education complete 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

 

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