Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (3)

John Brady


3. Deputy John Brady asked the Taoiseach the number of households relying on a primary social welfare payment. [33161/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

The primary focus of the Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) is the collection of information on the income and living conditions of different types of households in Ireland, in order to derive indicators on poverty, deprivation and social exclusion. The latest results from SILC 2017 span the income reference period of January 2016 – December 2017.

According to the Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) 2017, an estimated 17.7% of households reported having income from social welfare sources alone.