Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (113)

Billy Kelleher

Question:

113. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Taoiseach the number of persons on a wage at or below the minimum wage level by gender and age. [12757/19]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

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

The most recent figures available are for Q4 2018 when the number of employees aged 15 years and over reporting earning the National Minimum Wage or less in the State was 137,200.

Table 1 and 2 below show the total number of employees (ILO) aged 15 years and over classified by National Minimum Wage (NMW) earnings status, gender and age group in Q4 2018.

Table 1 Employees aged 15 years and over classified by gender and National Minimum Wage (NMW) earnings status

'000

Gender

National Minimum Wage earnings status

Q4 18

Male

Employees reporting earning National Minimum Wage or less

61.3

Employees reporting earning more than National Minimum Wage

846.4

Not stated

74.1

Total

981.8

Female

Employees reporting earning National Minimum Wage or less

75.9

Employees reporting earning more than National Minimum Wage

833.2

Not stated

59.3

Total

968.4

All employees

Employees reporting earning National Minimum Wage or less

137.2

Employees reporting earning more than National Minimum Wage

1,679.6

Not stated

133.3

Total

1,950.1

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

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.

Table 2 Employees (ILO) aged 15 years and over classified by age group and National Minimum Wage (NMW) earnings status

Age group

National Minimum Wage earnings status

Q4 18

15-19 years

Employees reporting earning National Minimum Wage or less

30.5

Employees reporting earning more than National Minimum Wage

19.7

Not stated

7.7

Total

57.8

20-24 years

Employees reporting earning National Minimum Wage or less

38.2

Employees reporting earning more than National Minimum Wage

125.8

Not stated

20.7

Total

184.7

25-34 years

Employees reporting earning National Minimum Wage or less

28.3

Employees reporting earning more than National Minimum Wage

409.9

Not stated

33.8

Total

472.0

35-44 years

Employees reporting earning National Minimum Wage or less

18.7

Employees reporting earning more than National Minimum Wage

500.9

Not stated

29.4

Total

549.1

45-54 years

Employees reporting earning National Minimum Wage or less

10.9

Employees reporting earning more than National Minimum Wage

373.8

Not stated

25.0

Total

409.7

55-59 years

Employees reporting earning National Minimum Wage or less

[5.5]

Employees reporting earning more than National Minimum Wage

139.5

Not stated

8.6

Total

153.6

60-64 years

Employees reporting earning National Minimum Wage or less

*

Employees reporting earning more than National Minimum Wage

84.6

Not stated

6.1

Total

93.6

65+ years

Employees reporting earning National Minimum Wage or less

*

Employees reporting earning more than National Minimum Wage

25.3

Not stated

*

Total

29.6

All employees

Employees reporting earning National Minimum Wage or less

137.2

Employees reporting earning more than National Minimum Wage

1,679.6

Not stated

133.3

Total

1,950.1

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

* Estimates for numbers of persons or averages where there are less than 30 persons in a cell are not produced as estimates are too small to be considered reliable.

Parentheses [ ] indicate where there are 30-49 persons in a cell, estimates are considered to have a wider margin of error and should be treated with caution.

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.