Updated Northern Ireland indicators

  • Numbers in low income:
    • fourth graph (by religion): the proportion of people who are in low-income households is much higher for Catholics than for Protestants.

Updated rural England indicators

  • Young adult unemployment:
    • first graph (rates): although lower than in urban districts, the unemployment rate for 16- to 24-year-olds in rural districts is four times that for older workers.
    • second graph (shares): in the three years to end 2009, 200,000 16- to 24-year-olds in rural districts were unemployed.
  • Wanting paid work:
    • first graph (rates): those officially unemployed in rural districts represent less than half of the total numbers in rural districts who lack, but want, paid work.
    • second graph (shares): one million working-age adults in rural districts lack, but want, paid work.
  • Numbers in low pay:
    • fourth graph (rates by job type and gender): as in urban districts, part-time workers in rural districts – both men and women – are much more likely to be earning less than £7 per hour than full-time workers.
    • fifth graph (shares by job type and gender): around half of those paid less than £7 per hour in rural districts are part-time workers, mainly women.
  • Low pay by industry:
    • fourth graph (rates): as in urban districts, low pay in rural districts is much more prevalent in distribution, hotels and restaurants than in other industry sectors.
    • fifth graph (shares): two-fifths of workers in rural districts earning less than £7 per hour work in distribution, hotels and restaurants. A further third work in the public and voluntary sectors.
  • Access to training:
    • first graph (compared with urban): in both rural and urban districts, employees without educational qualifications are much less likely to receive any job-related training than those with qualifications.
  • Working-age adults without qualifications:
    • first graph (rates): one in ten people of working age in rural districts have no educational qualifications.
    • second graph (shares): one million people aged 20 to retirement in rural districts have no educational qualifications.
  • With no private income:
    • second graph (with no private income): almost half of all workers in rural districts do not have a current pension.
  • With no bank account:
    • first graph (by level of income): as in urban districts, low-income households are more likely to have no bank or building society account than households on average incomes.
    • second graph (over time): Whilst the proportion of households in rural districts who have no bank or building society account has fallen over the last decade, the rate of reduction has been much slower than that in urban districts.

Updated local area data

  • Lacking, but wanting, paid work (Great Britain; district-level spreadsheet and map).