Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Questions (96)

Willie O'Dea

Question:

96. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Taoiseach the number of persons that are considered underemployed by county in tabular form. [30416/19]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The Labour Force Survey (LFS) is a household survey which provides quarterly statistics on employment and unemployment and is the official source of labour market estimates in the State.

The quarterly LFS estimates of employment are produced by NUTS-3 Regions (NUTS-3 is a geocode standard referencing the eight subdivisions of Ireland for statistical purposes ); due to the methodology and sample size of the survey it is not possible to produce reliable county estimates from the LFS. The most recent figures available from the LFS are for the first quarter (Q1) of 2019.

The concept of underemployment used by the Central Statistics Office occurs when a person in employment is willing and able to work more hours than they currently do. Thus, a person is underemployed if they are in employment and if they both want to work more hours than they currently do and are available to work more hours than they currently do.

Table 1 below provides a breakdown of the detailed International Labour Organisation (ILO) status (full-time/part-time status and underemployment status) of the number of persons in employment by NUTS-3 Region.

In Q1 2019 there were 2,301,900 persons in employment in the State and of those 172,300 were full-time underemployed and 106,900 were part-time underemployed giving a total of 279,100 persons who were underemployed in the State.

Table 1: Detailed ILO status for persons in employment (Full-time/Part-time, Underemployed) classified by NUTS-3 Region, Q1 2019

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NUTS-3 Region:

Region of

residence

Detailed ILO status

Q1 2019

Border

Full-time - does not wish to work more hours

132.9

Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)

*

Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Full-time Underemployed)

7.9

Total Full-time employed

141.8

Part-time - does not wish to work more hours

30.8

Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)

*

Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Part-time Underemployed)

8.8

Total Part-time employed

41.1

Total Underemployed (Part-time and Full-time)

16.7

Total Employed

182.9

West

Full-time - does not wish to work more hours

149.9

Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)

*

Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Full-time Underemployed)

15.5

Total Full-time employed

167.3

Part-time - does not wish to work more hours

33.2

Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)

*

Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Part-time Underemployed)

10.7

Total Part-time employed

46.3

Total Underemployed (Part-time and Full-time)

26.2

Total Employed

213.6

Mid-West

Full-time - does not wish to work more hours

154.5

Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)

*

Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Full-time Underemployed)

14.2

Total Full-time employed

171.0

Part-time - does not wish to work more hours

32.1

Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)

*

Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Part-time Underemployed)

9.3

Total Part-time employed

44.8

Total Underemployed (Part-time and Full-time)

23.5

Total Employed

215.8

South-East

Full-time - does not wish to work more hours

126.4

Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)

*

Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Full-time Underemployed)

19.1

Total Full-time employed

146.7

Part-time - does not wish to work more hours

26.5

Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)

*

Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Part-time Underemployed)

12.5

Total Part-time employed

40.8

Total Underemployed (Part-time and Full-time)

31.6

Total Employed

187.5

South-West

Full-time - does not wish to work more hours

233.2

Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)

*

Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Full-time Underemployed)

23.3

Total Full-time employed

258.1

Part-time - does not wish to work more hours

52.8

Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)

*

Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Part-time Underemployed)

14.1

Total Part-time employed

71.1

Total Underemployed (Part-time and Full-time)

37.4

Total Employed

329.2

Dublin

Full-time - does not wish to work more hours

506.2

Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)

[6.6]

Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Full-time Underemployed)

56.2

Total Full-time employed

569.0

Part-time - does not wish to work more hours

100.4

Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)

9.0

Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Part-time Underemployed)

26.5

Total Part-time employed

135.9

Total Underemployed (Part-time and Full-time)

82.6

Total Employed

704.9

Mid-East

Full-time - does not wish to work more hours

242.3

Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)

*

Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Full-time Underemployed)

27.1

Total Full-time employed

272.5

Part-time - does not wish to work more hours

48.0

Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)

[4.4]

Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Part-time Underemployed)

16.4

Total Part-time employed

68.8

Total Underemployed (Part-time and Full-time)

43.5

Total Employed

341.3

Midland

Full-time - does not wish to work more hours

92.1

Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)

*

Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Full-time Underemployed)

9.0

Total Full-time employed

102.5

Part-time - does not wish to work more hours

14.3

Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)

*

Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Part-time Underemployed)

8.5

Total Part-time employed

24.2

Total Underemployed (Part-time and Full-time)

17.5

Total Employed

126.7

State

Full-time - does not wish to work more hours

1637.6

Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)

19.1

Full-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Full-time Underemployed)

172.3

Total Full-time employed

1828.9

Part-time - does not wish to work more hours

338.1

Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is not available (Not underemployed)

28.0

Part-time - wishes to work more hours and is available (Part-time Underemployed)

106.9

Total Part-time employed

473.0

Total Underemployed (Part-time and Full-time)

279.1

Total Employed

2301.9

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: Q1 January -March.