Updated Northern Ireland indicators

  • Location of low income:
    • second graph and second map (retirement age): the proportion of people aged 60 and over in receipt of guaranteed Pension Credit is highest in Cookstown, Derry and Strabane.
  • Working-age out-of-work benefit recipients:
    • second graph (by reason): almost half of all claimants of out-of-work disability benefits have mental or behaviour conditions.
    • third graph (by age): two-fifths of all working-age claimants of out-of-work disability benefits are aged less than 45.
  • Long-term working-age recipients of out-of-work benefits:
    • second graph (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.
  • Disability living allowance recipients:
    • first graph (over time): the proportion of working-age people in receipt of Disability Living Allowance in Northern Ireland is twice the level in Great Britain.
  • 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 (shares by gender): 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.
  • Location of low pay:
    • first graph and map (by local authority): Strabane and Cookstown have by far the highest proportion of workers who are paid less than £7 per hour.
    • second graph (compared to Great Britain): the proportion of full-time employees earning less than £7 per hour is higher in Northern Ireland than in any of the regions of Great Britain.
  • 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 and type): two-fifths of all part-time workers – both men and women – are paid less than £7 per hour.
    • third graph (compared with Great Britain): overall pay inequalities in Northern Ireland are similar to those in most of the regions in Great Britain.
  • Homelessness:
    • first graph (over time): the number of households presenting as homeless is much higher than a decade ago. Most of the increase has been households without dependent children.
    • second graph (by family type): two-thirds of those presenting as homeless do not have dependent children and the majority of these are aged 25 or over.
    • third graph (by reason): there are many reasons why people present as homeless.

Updated rural England indicators

  • Out-of-work benefit recipients:
    • first graph (working-age – by group): the proportion of working-age adults in receipt of out-of-work benefits is much lower in rural districts than in urban districts.
    • second graph (working-age – over time): as in urban districts, the rise in the number of claimants in the last two years has brought the numbers back up to where they were a decade ago.
    • third graph (retirement-age): the proportion of pensioners in receipt of means-tested benefits is much lower in rural districts than in urban districts.
  • Numbers in low pay:
    • first graph (rural/urban rates – by residency): by residency – low pay is slightly more prevalent in the most rural districts.
    • second graph (rural/urban rates – by place of work): by place of work – low pay is more prevalent the more rural the district.
    • third graph (rural/urban shares): 1.4 million employees living in rural districts are paid less than £7 per hour. This is two-fifths of all those paid less than £7 per hour.