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At risk of poverty rate demographic characteristics and year

At risk of poverty rate %


Description2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
State 16.2 16.7 16.3 16.2 15.7
Sex
Male 15.9 16.5 16.4 15.9 15.0
Female 16.5 17.0 16.2 16.6 16.4
Age Group
0 - 17 years 19.2 19.7 18.4 19.1 18.4
18 - 64 years 16.3 16.7 16.6 16.4 16.2
65 years and over 9.4 10.6 10.6 9.8 8.6
Principal Economic Status (aged 16 years and over)
At work 5.3 6.1 5.7 5.8 5.4
Unemployed 38.7 36.7 41.0 39.2 42.0
Student 29.1 34.2 32.6 30.8 35.4
Engaged on home duties 22.5 25.5 24.1 25.3 25.5
Retired from employment 10.4 11.0 12.7 11.0 9.1
Unable to work due to permanent sickness/disability 20.8 23.3 33.5 39.2 35.4
Highest education level attained (aged 16 years and over)
Primary or below 19.0 21.1 22.7 23.0 20.3
Lower secondary 24.1 21.8 22.6 22.8 23.1
Upper secondary 16.8 20.6 19.4 17.9 16.6
Post leaving certificate 18.8 16.3 15.8 15.7 17.5
Third level non-degree 8.6 8.5 9.1 10.4 10.2
Third level degree or higher 5.1 5.9 5.1 4.6 6.1
Household composition
1 adult aged 65 years and over 13.1 14.3 14.7 12.8 10.0
1 adult aged less than 65 years 28.5 26.4 34.8 35.3 34.2
2 adults, at least 1 aged 65 years and over 8.6 10.4 9.4 9.7 9.2
2 adults, both aged less than 65 years 12.5 10.6 10.2 12.5 11.9
3 or more adults 11.5 15.4 14.5 11.2 13.7
1 adult, with children under 18 years 35.6 34.6 33.9 39.4 39.9
2 adults, with 1-3 children under 18 years 11.6 13.3 13.8 12.1 9.4
Other households with children under 18 years 26.6 24.7 21.2 23.5 24.4
Tenure Status
Owner-occupied 11.8 11.4 10.7 10.4 9.9
Rented at market rate 16.8 20.2 19.6 24.3 26.2
Rented at below the market rate or rent free 38.5 37.1 38.1 33.9 31.2
Urban/Rural Location
Urban areas 13.4 15.4 15.3 15.9 15.1
Rural areas 20.5 19.1 18.3 16.9 17.2
Region
Border 28.6 23.8 21.8 20.5 25.7
Midland 19.1 17.0 15.6 18.9 14.2
West 18.8 21.9 19.5 22.7 18.4
Dublin 9.5 10.5 12.2 11.6 11.7
Mid-East 16.1 16.7 16.5 16.0 14.5
Mid-West 16.0 20.9 14.8 14.1 12.9
South-East 19.7 17.0 19.0 18.1 18.3
South-West 17.3 18.3 18.8 18.0 18.7



At risk of poverty rate by age group for 2017
At risk of poverty rate by Principal Economic Status for 2017
At risk of poverty rate by highest educational level attained for 2017
At risk of poverty rate by household composition for 2017
At risk of poverty rate by region for 2017