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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 179 - Community employment drug rehabilitation projects [8097/15]. (24 Feb 2015)


179. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will provide an up to date age profile breakdown for the drug rehabilitation participants on community employment schemes; if she will further provide an up to date age profile breakdown for general participants on community employment schemes; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8097/15]

 

180. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection  if she will provide a gender breakdown for the drug rehabilitation participants on community employment schemes; if she will further provide an up to date gender profile breakdown for general participants on community employment schemes; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8098/15]

 

Minister of State at the Department of Social Protection (Deputy Kevin Humphreys):  I propose to take Questions Nos. 179 and 180 together.

In terms of the age profile of participants on Community Employment (CE):

  • Table 1 below provides the profile of participants on CE drug rehabilitation projects. At December 2014, 27% (257) are under 25 years of age. While the minimum age for participation on a standard CE programme is 25 years of age, this requirement has been reduced for people referred to CE in recovery from substance misuse to 18 years. The majority of participants - 67% - are between the ages of 25-54 years.
  • Table 2 below provides the age profile for all participants on CE. As of December 2014, less than 3% (655) are under 25 years of age. The majority of participants - 65% - are between the ages 25-54 years.

In terms of the gender breakdown of participants on CE:

  • Table 3 below provides the breakdown for referred participants on drug rehabilitation projects. As of December 2014, there are 936 referred clients on drug rehabilitation projects - 69% are male (644) and 31% are (292) female.
  • Table 4 below provides the breakdown for all participants on CE. As of December 2014, there are 23,249 participants on CE – 57% (13,276) are male and 43% (9,973) are female.

Table 1: Drug Rehabilitation Places on Community Employment by Age (Referred Clients)

 

Age Band

Total

%

Under 20

50

5.3

20-24

207

22.1

25-34

266

28.4

35-44

264

28.2

45-54

98

10.5

55 and over

51

5.5

Total

936

100.0

December 2014: CSM IT Extracts (Referred clients)

Table 2: Community Employment Participants by Age

 

Age Band

Total

%

Under 20

134

0.6

20-24

521

2.2

25-34

3,697

15.9

35-44

5,466

23.5

45-54

5,903

25.4

55 and over

7,528

32.4

Total

23,249

100.0

December 2014: CSM IT Extracts

Table 3: Ring-fenced Drug Rehabilitation Places and Gender (Referred Clients)

 

Gender

Ring-fenced Drug Places

%

Male

644

68.8

Female

292

31.2

Total

936

100.0

December 2014: CSM IT Extracts (Referred clients)

Table 4: Community Employment Participants and Gender

 

Gender

Community Employment Places

%

Male

13,276

57.1

Female

9,973

42.9

Total

23,249

100.0

December 2014: CSM IT Extracts

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