Updated Northern Ireland indicators

  • Working age out-of work benefit recipients:
    • second graph (sick or disabled – by reason): almost half of all claimants of out-of-work disability benefits have mental or behaviour conditions.
    • third graph (sick or disabled – by age): two-fifths of all claimants of out-of-work disability benefits are aged 44 or less.
  • Long-term working-age recipients of out-of-work benefits:
    • second graph (sick or disabled – by age): two-thirds of the long-term claimants of out-of-work disability benefits are aged less than 55 and a third are aged less than 45.
  • Homelessness:
    • first graph (over time): Although now falling, the number of households presenting as homeless is still much higher than a decade ago. Most of the increase has been households without dependent children.
    • second graph (by household type): Two-thirds of those presenting as homeless do not have dependent children and around half of these are aged 25 or over.
    • third graph (by reason): There are many reasons why people present as homeless.