Survey on Income and Living Conditions

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The results from the 2012 wave of the EU-SILC have been published by the CSO.

There had been some difficulties with the statistics estimated from the survey in previous years which may account for the lag in getting the 2012 data published.  The data was collected between January 2012 and January 2013.

The main results are summarised in this table.

Of the reported 2012 changes in the poverty and income inequality measures, only the change in the deprivation rate is reported as being statistically significant.

The average weekly net equivalised disposable income for the bottom decile was €118.55 in 2012.  Income decile data was not provided in the 2011 release and the 2010 figures were withdrawn.  In the 2009 release, the average weekly equivalised net disposable income for the bottom decile was €160.05.

Comparable figures for the top decile are €1,041.71 in 2009 and €958.44 in 2012.  It should be noted that possible differences in the composition of the deciles between years make such changes difficult to fully interpret.  The income shares by decile are provided in this table.

The first table here shows that average equivalised disposable income for the population fell by 10.5 per cent between 2009 (€23,326) and 2012 (€20,856).  The second table shows that the share going to the bottom decile fell by 16.7 per cent between the same years (from 3.6 per cent in 2009 to 3.0 per cent in 2012). 

There is more detail in the full publication.  The Department of Social Protection have issued this press release.

3 Responses to “Survey on Income and Living Conditions”

  1. Joseph Ryan Says:

    As the national cake reduces, both cake portions and crumb portions will be reduced proportionately!

  2. Robert Browne Says:

    @ Joseph Ryan
    However, as the national cake reduces, some peoples slices always seem to at least stay the same size. In fact, some have managed to increase the size of the slice even though the cake is now much smaller.

    “cake portions and crumb portions will be reduced proportionately!” Only if you are from the wrong side of the tracks.

  3. David O'Donnell Says:

    ‘… only the change in the deprivation rate is reported as being statistically significant.

    Wonder does this cohort realize that someone, somewhere, regards them as ‘significant’ in some way?

    Ta for data summary of the state of the annexed Hibernian Lifeworld.

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