Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Questions (100)

Billy Kelleher

Question:

100. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Taoiseach the employment rates of men and women in the labour force by age ranges (details supplied); and the corresponding EU 15 and EU 28 employment rates for the same age ranges by gender, in tabular form. [22481/18]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The Labour Force Survey (LFS) is the official source of estimates of labour force (ILO) in the State. This survey replaced the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) from Q3 2017.

The most recent LFS figures available are for the Q4 2017.

The table shows the latest employment rates for persons aged 15 years and over by sex and age group for Q4 2017 for Ireland and the corresponding EU 15 and EU 28 employment rates for Q4 2017.

Data for the age groups 25-34, 35-44 and 45-54 at EU15 and EU28 level was not readily available from EUROSTAT at the time of issue. This data has been requested from EUROSTAT and will be provided to the Deputy as soon as it is available.

Employment rates of persons aged 15 years and over by sex and age group, Q4 2017 - %

Ireland

Q4 17

EU15

Q4 17

EU28

Q4 17

Males

Males

Males

15-19 years

20.0

15-19 years

20.1

15-19 years

17.5

20-24 years

63.7

20-24 years

55.0

20-24 years

54.9

25-34 years

84.2

25-34 years

N/A

25-34 years

N/A

35-44 years

86.4

35-44 years

N/A

35-44 years

N/A

45-54 years

84.8

45-54 years

N/A

45-54 years

N/A

55-59 years

73.7

55-59 years

78.1

55-59 years

77.3

60-64 years

58.0

60-64 years

51.1

60-64 years

50.4

65+ years

18.2

65+ years

8.4

65+ years

8.4

15-64 years

73.5

15-64 years

73.3

15-64 years

73.3

15-74 years

68.2

15-74 years

65.3

15-74 years

65.5

15 years and over

64.3

15 years and over

59.4

15 years and over

59.9

Females

Females

Females

15-19 years

19.0

15-19 years

17.9

15-19 years

15.4

20-24 years

61.2

20-24 years

52.1

20-24 years

49.8

25-34 years

76.2

25-34 years

N/A

25-34 years

N/A

35-44 years

74.2

35-44 years

N/A

35-44 years

N/A

45-54 years

67.9

45-54 years

N/A

45-54 years

N/A

55-59 years

57.3

55-59 years

66.0

55-59 years

65.2

60-64 years

45.2

60-64 years

39.9

60-64 years

36.7

65+ years

5.8

65+ years

3.9

65+ years

4.0

15-64 years

63.1

15-64 years

63.4

15-64 years

62.8

15-74 years

57.3

15-74 years

55.2

15-74 years

54.6

15 years and over

52.7

15 years and over

48.4

15 years and over

48.0

All Persons

All persons

All persons

15-19 years

19.5

15-19 years

19.0

15-19 years

16.5

20-24 years

62.4

20-24 years

53.6

20-24 years

52.4

25-34 years

80.1

25-34 years

N/A

25-34 years

N/A

35-44 years

80.2

35-44 years

N/A

35-44 years

N/A

45-54 years

76.3

45-54 years

N/A

45-54 years

N/A

55-59 years

65.4

55-59 years

71.9

55-59 years

71.1

60-64 years

51.6

60-64 years

45.3

60-64 years

43.2

65+ years

11.6

65+ years

5.9

65+ years

5.9

15-64 years

68.3

15-64 years

68.3

15-64 years

68.1

15-74 years

62.7

15-74 years

60.2

15-74 years

60.0

15 years and over

58.4

15 years and over

53.8

15 years and over

53.8

Source: Labour Force Survey (LFS), Central Statistics Office, Ireland and EUROSTAT.

N/A - Corresponding age ranges not available on EU site.

Data may be subject to future revision.

Data may be subject to sampling or other survey errors, which are greater in respect of smaller values or estimates of change.

Reference period: q4=Oct-Dec.

Note: A new Labour Force Survey (LFS) replaced the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) in Q3 2017 and, as a result, care should be taken when comparing data from before and after this period. Please see background notes of the LFS release for additional information.