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Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion in Northern Ireland 2009

Creator:

Joseph Rountree Foundation (JRF)

Subject Keywords: CHILD POVERTY, LOW INCOME, POVERTY, SOCIAL EXCLUSION
Topic: Health Inequalities
Chronic Conditions
Health Inequalities
Type: Report
Region: Northern Ireland
Description:

Key points • The proportion of people living in low-income households is slightly lower in Northern Ireland than England or Wales, and similar to Scotland when measured after housing costs have been deducted. This proportion has not changed in the last three years. • The proportion of children in low-income households (‘child poverty’) follows this pattern, but the proportion of pensioners in low-income households is slightly higher in Northern Ireland than elsewhere in the UK. • The proportion who are not in paid work in Northern Ireland has long been higher than in Great Britain – but during the recession, that has risen further and faster than in any other part of the UK. • The unemployment rate for young adults is, at 12%, four times that of the rest of the working population. • The impact of the recession varies across the province, with the biggest increase in the proportion of working-age adults receiving Jobseeker’s Allowance in Limavady, Dungannon and Cookstown, but the highest overall proportion in Derry, Limavady and Strabane. • There have been steep rises in actions for home repossessions, particularly in the last two years, as well as rises in homelessness and the number of people on housing waiting lists.

Date:

01/09/2009

Rights: © JRF
Suggested citation:

Joseph Rountree Foundation (JRF). (2009) Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion in Northern Ireland 2009 [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/93137 [Accessed: 23rd September 2019].

  

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