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Consistent poverty rate demographic characteristics and year

Consistent poverty rate %


Description2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
State 8.5 9.1 8.8 8.7 8.3
Sex
Male 8.5 8.8 8.6 8.3 7.7
Female 8.4 9.5 9.0 9.1 9.0
Age Group
0 - 17 years 10.7 12.8 12.7 11.5 11.1
18 - 64 years 8.7 8.9 8.5 8.7 8.5
65 years and over 2.6 2.3 2.1 2.7 2.1
Principal Economic Status (aged 16 years and over)
At work 2.1 2.1 2.6 2.1 1.9
Unemployed 20.8 25.9 24.2 26.2 25.2
Student 12.0 15.3 13.6 16.8 15.1
Engaged on home duties 11.7 11.4 13.2 12.5 12.3
Retired from employment 2.6 2.2 2.5 3.2 2.3
Unable to work due to permanent sickness/disability 20.3 14.1 14.4 22.4 26.3
Highest education level attained (aged 16 years and over)
Primary or below 10.6 10.5 10.1 13.1 11.4
Lower secondary 11.3 15.0 12.9 12.2 10.8
Upper secondary 7.7 7.2 9.2 9.1 9.1
Post leaving certificate 9.5 10.5 8.8 8.3 9.4
Third level non-degree 5.8 4.7 4.1 4.5 3.8
Third level degree or higher 2.7 1.5 1.4 1.6 1.5
Household composition
1 adult aged 65 years and over 3.3 3.8 2.7 3.8 3.8
1 adult aged less than 65 years 17.3 15.9 14.9 17.7 17.4
2 adults, at least 1 aged 65 years and over 2.8 1.8 1.9 2.4 1.7
2 adults, both aged less than 65 years 5.7 5.0 5.0 5.5 5.8
3 or more adults 6.4 5.0 4.1 4.7 4.5
1 adult, with children under 18 years 19.9 26.2 25.0 26.2 24.6
2 adults, with 1-3 children under 18 years 6.8 7.5 8.9 7.7 6.4
Other households with children under 18 years 12.1 15.5 13.4 13.4 14.4
Tenure Status
Owner-occupied 5.4 5.6 5.1 4.6 4.0
Rented at market rate 9.9 10.0 10.5 11.3 14.3
Rented at below the market rate or rent free 21.0 26.0 23.6 24.9 21.8
Urban/Rural Location
Urban areas 8.8 7.5 8.7 8.9 9.0
Rural areas 7.9 11.6 9.1 8.3 7.0
Region
Border 13.2 20.3 15.5 11.9 13.4
Midland 8.2 8.7 9.0 8.4 10.0
West 8.3 9.7 9.6 8.5 7.7
Dublin 6.4 5.6 5.9 7.4 7.8
Mid-East 5.9 6.3 6.7 6.0 5.6
Mid-West 7.4 8.9 10.3 6.8 6.7
South-East 11.4 12.0 10.4 10.1 6.7
South-West 9.7 7.6 8.5 11.4 10.0



Consistent poverty rate by age group for 2016
Consistent poverty rate by Principal Economic Status for 2016
Consistent poverty rate by highest educational level attained for 2016
Consistent poverty rate by household composition for 2016
Consistent poverty rate by region for 2016