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Quarterly National Household Survey

QNHS Households and Family Units Quarter 2 2011 - Quarter 2 2017

IndicatorQ2 11Q2 12Q2 13Q2 14Q2 15Q2 16Q2 17Change Q2 16 to Q2 17
Proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless households20.1%20.1%18.0%16.2%14.9%13.3%12.0% - 1.3 percentage points
Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households15.2%15.9%14.9%13.7%12.4%11.8%10.5%- 1.3 percentage points
Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households16.7%17.2%15.8%14.5%13.2%12.3%11.0% - 1.3 percentage points

11.0% of persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households in Q2 2017

Figure 1 Proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households
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The proportion of persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households in the second quarter of 2017 was 11.0%. This compares with 12.3% in the second quarter of 2016. The proportion of persons aged 18-59 living in jobless households in Q2 2017 was 10.5% compared with 11.8% in Q2 2016. The proportion of persons aged 0-17 living in jobless households in Q2 2017 was 12.0% compared with 13.3% in Q2 2016.

In Q2 2017, the Mid-East region had the lowest proportion of persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households (8.4%), while the Midland region had the highest proportion (14.3%). In Q2 2011 the Mid-East region again had the lowest proportion of persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households (13.9%) while the South-East region had the highest proportion (21.2%). See Table 1.

Household Composition

One and two person households together accounted for more than half (52.8%) of all the households in the State in Q2 2017, while 13% 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 2017 was 63.0%. The Mid-East region had the lowest proportion of households without a person aged less than 18 at 55.4%, while the West region had the highest proportion of households without a person aged less than 18 at 65.1%. See Tables 4 and 5.