Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (53)

Willie O'Dea

Question:

53. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Taoiseach the rate of jobless households here; the way in which this compares to the EU average; and the number of jobless households by county. [18119/19]

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The exact information requested by the Deputy is not available.

The Labour Force Survey (LFS) is the official source of data for the jobless household indicator. The latest LFS annual data available for Ireland is for the year 2018.

The jobless households indicator is compiled by calculating the proportion of all persons aged 0 - 59 years who are living in jobless households.

Estimates for the jobless household indicator are produced by NUTS 3 Regions and are not available on a county basis.

Table 1 below shows the proportion of persons aged 0-59 years in jobless households in 2018 for Ireland and the latest corresponding EU 28 data for 2018.

Table 2 below shows the proportion of all persons aged 0-59 years living in jobless households classified by NUTS3 region in 2018.

Table 1 Proportion of persons aged 0-59 years in jobless households, 2018 1 (annual average)

Proportion of persons aged 0-17 years in jobless households

% 2018 1

Ireland

11.4

EU 28

9.4

Proportion of persons aged 18-59 years in jobless households

Ireland

9.4

EU 28

9.0

Proportion of persons aged 0-59 years in jobless households

Ireland

10.0

EU 28

n/a

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

1 Calculated as average of four quarters.

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: January - December (annual average).

Table 2 Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households classified by NUTS3 region, 2018 1 (annual average)

Proportion of all persons aged 0-59 living in jobless households

% 2018 1

Border

9.2

West

12.0

Mid-West

11.2

South-East

13.0

South-West

9.5

Dublin

8.4

Mid-East

8.3

Midland

14.4

State

10.0

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

1 Calculated as average of four quarters.

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: January - December (annual average).