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At risk of poverty rate demographic characteristics and year

At risk of poverty rate %


Description2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
State 17.3 16.5 17.2 16.9 16.5
Sex
Male 17.1 16.3 17.0 16.9 16.1
Female 17.5 16.8 17.4 16.9 16.8
Age Group
0 - 17 years 19.8 19.6 20.3 19.5 19.3
18 - 64 years 17.1 16.6 17.2 17.1 16.6
65 years and over 12.9 9.8 10.9 10.7 10.2
Principal Economic Status (aged 16 years and over)
At work 5.9 5.3 6.0 5.8 5.6
Unemployed 36.0 39.8 38.0 43.5 41.9
Student 30.6 28.9 35.1 32.0 30.3
Engaged on home duties 23.8 23.1 26.4 24.9 25.7
Retired from employment 12.3 11.0 11.4 12.7 11.8
Unable to work due to permanent sickness/disability 33.6 22.1 25.2 34.8 39.1
Highest education level attained (aged 16 years and over)
Primary or below 22.5 19.7 21.7 23.1 23.4
Lower secondary 23.0 24.6 23.5 23.7 23.3
Upper secondary 18.9 17.1 20.5 19.4 17.5
Post leaving certificate 17.0 18.7 16.7 16.0 16.0
Third level non-degree 12.4 8.9 8.6 9.4 10.9
Third level degree or higher 7.2 5.1 6.1 5.6 4.6
Household composition
1 adult aged 65 years and over 13.8 13.6 14.7 14.7 13.0
1 adult aged less than 65 years 29.0 29.6 26.6 34.8 35.7
2 adults, at least 1 aged 65 years and over 14.0 9.2 11.0 9.6 10.4
2 adults, both aged less than 65 years 12.1 12.5 11.0 11.7 13.1
3 or more adults 13.5 11.8 15.5 14.1 11.9
1 adult, with children under 18 years 32.6 35.0 36.5 36.2 40.2
2 adults, with 1-3 children under 18 years 14.1 12.4 13.8 14.5 12.0
Other households with children under 18 years 23.5 26.1 24.8 21.9 23.4
Tenure Status
Owner-occupied 12.9 12.1 11.7 11.0 10.4
Rented at market rate 19.3 16.8 20.4 22.2 25.4
Rented at below the market rate or rent free 35.8 38.8 38.5 39.0 34.5
Urban/Rural Location
Urban areas 15.8 13.7 15.9 16.3 16.1
Rural areas 19.6 20.9 19.5 18.2 17.3
Region
Border 24.2 29.3 24.1 22.9 23.7
Midland 23.9 19.3 17.7 16.8 19.0
West 18.6 19.7 22.5 21.2 23.0
Dublin 10.8 9.9 11.1 12.7 12.1
Mid-East 14.5 12.1 15.5 14.8 12.7
Mid-West 18.7 17.5 21.8 14.2 11.3
South-East 21.0 19.7 18.1 20.3 19.8
South-West 19.8 17.3 18.6 18.8 18.0



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