Updated Northern Ireland indicators

  • Numbers in low income:
    • first graph (after deducting housing costs): the proportion of people who are in low-income households measured after housing costs are deducted is somewhat lower in Northern Ireland than the Great Britain average.
    • second graph (before deducting housing costs): the proportion of people who are in low-income households measured before housing costs are deducted is somewhat higher in Northern Ireland than the Great Britain average.
    • third graph (housing costs): housing costs for households with below-average incomes are much lower in Northern Ireland than in any of the regions of Great Britain.
  • Low income by age group:
    • first graph (risks): as in Great Britain, children in Northern Ireland are more likely to live in low-income households than adults.
    • second graph (shares): a third of all people in low-income households are children.
  • Low income by family type:
    • first graph (by family type): almost half of all people in lone parent families are in low income. This is two-and-a half times the rate for couples with children.
  • Children in low-income households:
    • first graph (compared to Great Britain): the proportion of children who are in low-income households is somewhat lower in Northern Ireland than in either Wales or any of the English regions.
    • second graph (by family type): almost half of all people in lone parent families are in low income. This is two-and-a half times the rate for couples with children.
    • third graph (shares): half of the children in low-income households live in families where at least one of the adults is in paid work.
  • Low income by work status:
    • first graph (over time): as in Great Britain, the only families in Northern Ireland with a low risk of low income are those where all the adults are working.
    • second graph (shares): among working-age adults in low income, half have someone in their family who is in paid work.
  • Low income and disability:
    • first graph (compared to Great Britain): disabled working-age adults in Northern Ireland are twice as likely to live in low-income households as non-disabled adults.
  • Older people in low income:
    • first graph (compared to Great Britain): the proportion of pensioners who are in low-income households is higher in Northern Ireland than in any of the Great Britain regions except for London.
    • second graph (by family type): Similar proportions of single pensioners and pensioner couples are in low income.