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Central Statistics Office. (2012) Survey on income and living conditions (SILC). Thematic report on children 2004-2010. Dublin: Stationery Office.

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Annual SILC data has previously been published from 2004 to 2010 on income, poverty and deprivation rates. Further analysis of this data has now been carried out to specifically look at the circumstances of children, those aged less than 18 years. In the majority of tables, the analysis is presented for all persons living in households with children, compared with persons living in households without children. Some tables in this report also compare age groups of the overall population. Also contained in this publication is a further breakdown of income, which details child-related social transfers separately.

Summary of main findings
• In 2010, the average income (ie equivalised gross weekly disposable income) of individuals living in households with children was €482.83, down 8.8% on the 2009 figure of €529.20. This compares with an income for those living in households without children of €575.15 in 2010, down 2.1% on the 2009 figure of €587.32. See table 1b.
• In 2010 the at risk of poverty rate for those living in households with children was 18.7% compared with the rate of 11.8% for those in households without children. A similar pattern is evident between these two household types across all years. See table 2a.
• Excluding family allowances from the analysis for 2010 would increase the at risk of poverty rate for persons living in households with children from 18.7% to 38.6%. This shows the effect that such family related social transfers had in shielding individuals from poverty in households with children. See table 2a.
• Among children, the highest at risk of poverty rate in all years occured in the 12-17 age band. This rate was 26.1% in 2010 compared with a rate of 19.2% for 6-11 year olds and a rate of 12.0% for children in the 0-5 year old band. See table 2b.
• The level of enforced deprivation (lacking two or more basic items) for individuals living in households with children was 28.2% in 2010 compared with a level of 14.6% for those living in households without children. See table 3a.
• In all years the rate of consistent poverty was higher for individuals living in households with children than for those living in households without children (8.0% compared with 3.8% respectively in 2010). See table 4a.


Date:September 2012
Pages:53 p.
Publisher:Stationery Office
Corporate Creators:Central Statistics Office
Place of Publication:Dublin
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Social position > Social equality and inequality
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
L Social psychology and related concepts > Inclusion and exclusion
L Social psychology and related concepts > Lifestyle
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Social condition > Poverty
L Social psychology and related concepts > Physical context or place > Housing
T Demographic characteristics > Child

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