Updated Northern Ireland indicators

  • Lacking consumer durables:
    • first graph (over time): the proportion of households lacking selected consumer durables has fallen considerably over the last decade.
    • second graph (by income): for some consumer durables, the proportion of low-income households lacking them is much higher than that for households on average incomes.
  • Low pay by gender:
    • first graph (by age): at all ages, at least a quarter of part-time employees are paid less than £7 per hour.
    • second graph (share by gender): almost half of those paid less than £7 per hour are part-time workers, mainly women.
    • third graph (shares by age): around a third of those paid less than £7 per hour are aged 40 or over.
  • Pay inequalities:
    • first graph (over time): at both the top and the bottom of the pay scale, rates of pay for women have become closer to rates of pay for men, but are still lower.
    • second graph (by gender): two-fifths of all part-time workers – both men and women – are paid less than £7 per hour.
    • third graph (compared to Great Britain): overall pay inequalities in Northern Ireland are similar to those in most of the regions in Great Britain.
  • Older people in low income:
    • third graph (by local authority): the proportion of people aged 60 and over in receipt of guaranteed Pension Credit is highest in Cookstown, Derry and Strabane.
  • Overcrowding:
    • first graph (over time): 4% of people live in overcrowded conditions, down from 8% a decade ago.
    • second graph (by housing tenure): overcrowding is twice as prevalent in social rented housing as in owner-occupation.