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Labour Force Survey Households and Family Units

Quarter 2 2012 - Quarter 2 2018

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

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

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

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

Household Composition

One and two person households together accounted for more than half (55.6%) of all the households in the State in Q2 2018, while 12.2% of households contained five or more persons. See Tables 2 and 3.

The proportion of households in the State that did not contain a person aged less than 18 in Q2 2018 was 65.1%. The Mid-East region had the lowest proportion of households without a person aged less than 18 at 58.1%, while the Dublin region had the highest proportion of households without a person aged less than 18 at 67.4%. See Tables 4 and 5.