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Labour Force Survey Households and Family Units

Quarter 2 2013 - Quarter 2 2019

IndicatorQ2 13Q2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Q2 18Q2 19Change Q2 18 to Q2 19
Proportion of persons aged 0-17 years living in jobless households18.0%16.1%14.7%13.2%11.9%11.8%11.3% - 0.5 percentage points
Proportion of persons aged 18-59 years living in jobless households14.6%13.1%11.8%11.1%9.9%9.5%8.8%- 0.7 percentage points
Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 years living in jobless households15.7%14.0%12.7%11.7%10.5%10.2%9.6% - 0.6 percentage points

Just under 10% of persons aged under 60 years were living in jobless households in Q2 2019

Figure 1 Proportion of Persons aged 18-59 years  living in jobless households
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In Q2 2019, 9.6% of persons aged 0-59 years were living in jobless households compared to 10.2% in Q2 2018. The share of persons aged 18-59 years living in jobless households in Q2 2019 was 8.8% compared with 9.5% in Q2 2018. The share of persons aged 0-17 years living in jobless households in Q2 2019 was 11.3% compared with 11.8% in Q2 2018. See Table 1 and Figure 1.

Of the eight NUTS3 Regions, Dublin had the lowest proportion of persons aged 0-59 years living in jobless households (7.1%) in Q2 2019, while the Midland region had the highest proportion (15.4%). See Table 1.

Over half of households consisted of no more than 2 persons

One and two-person households together accounted for more than half (56.9%) of all the households in the State in Q2 2019. The Border region had the highest proportion of households with two persons or less at 60.6% while the Mid-East region had the lowest at 49.5%. Three out of every ten (31.9%) households contained between three and four persons and 11.2% contained five or more persons. See Table 2 and 3.