Monitoring poverty and social exclusion in Northern Ireland 2016
The latest data on poverty in Northern Ireland focuses on the links between poverty, work, and education.
It finds that:
- Northern Ireland has not experienced the same strong employment performance as Great Britain, only now reaching pre-recession levels.
- The overall employment rate in NI is five percentage points lower than in GB. For some groups, the gap is much wider.
- Average weekly pay is lower in Northern Ireland than a decade ago (after inflation).
- The employment rate is significantly lower for young people, disabled people and lone parents in Northern Ireland than in Great Britain (12% lower for young adults, 12% lower for lone parents and 15% lower for disabled people).