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# CSO
Oldest and youngest tenants pay the most of their take-home pay in rent
Half the country’s landlords had a rental income of less than €10,000 in 2019, according to new research.
# disposable income
CSO: 8.1% of children in Ireland live in consistent poverty
The scale of poverty in Ireland is “far too high”, say activists.
# Prime Numbers
What's the average annual disposable income for Irish households? It's the week in numbers
Plus: The percentage of people who would like to see an Irish unity referendum take place in the next five years.
# squeezed
One in 10 people spending over 60% of their income on rent in Ireland
Meanwhile, one in 20 people are spending more than 75% of their income on rent.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you have more disposable income than five years ago?
Disposable incomes in Ireland are growing at over four times the eurozone average, according to Ibec.
# disposable income
First-time buyer couples are spending over a quarter of their wages on mortgages
“First time buyers are facing more expensive mortgages and inflated pricing due to the chronic shortage of houses in Ireland.”
# Change generation
What are the biggest expenses for Irish households?
The roof over our heads, the food in our belly and the means of getting from A to B top the list.
# Household debt
Irish households are the third most indebted in the EU
The Central Bank says this ranking is in spite of a significant decline in the ratio of household debt to disposable income.
# Bills Bills Bills
'Things are more likely to be getting worse than better for consumers'
Most people also expect to pay more on essential items over the next six months.
# ESRI
It's true...Ireland IS affected by housing market changes more than other countries
New research shows that households in debt are only likely to reduce if if they are comparatively well-off.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you have more money in your pocket now than you did last year?
New figures released this morning indicate disposable income has increased – has yours?
# Money
Credit union research finds we have more disposable income than this time last year
The credit union tracker shows early signs of recovery, as more people have money to spend and save.
# uswitch.ie
More households borrowing money to pay "increasingly unaffordable" energy bills
Increasing numbers are turning to credit cards or dipping into savings.
# Penny Pinching
250,000 households have less than €15,000 a year to live on
But income gaps are skewing analysis of the income average according to the Nevin Economic Research Centre.
# Your Say
Poll: Has your disposable income increased?
The Irish League of Credit Unions says disposable income has risen by almost €50 since December 2012 to €182 left at the end of the month.
# bills
Disposable income on the rise but 1/3 rely on credit card to make ends meet
The latest survey from the Irish League of Credit Unions shows the number of people with no money left over after essential bills has fallen by almost 40,000.
# Quality of Life
Which county has the lowest disposable income per person?
New CSO figures also indicate that 15 per cent of all accommodation was vacant in 2011.
# Poverty
Irish households saw one of the biggest falls in income after 2007
A report published today also warned of the increase in child poverty between 2007 and 2010.
# income and living
Barnardos: CSO survey shows 'ravaging' effects of recession on families
Meanwhile, the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton said the survey shows that “the impact of the crisis has not worsened income inequality”.
# CSO
Disposable income and household savings up in second quarter
The CSO said savings were primarily used to pay down debt and fund property investment.
# income
Disposable income in poor households falls 18 per cent
Meanwhile, the income of the richest households rose by 4 per cent, according to new data from Social Justice Ireland.
# Consumer Finances
Consumers relying on credit cards to pay household bills - survey
A survey by the Irish League of Credit Unions how that a growing number of people feel they are “living to work as opposed to working to live”.
# income
What's left? Over 1 million adults have less than €50 after bills
Disposable income has dropped to zero in some cases.
# top earners
Top earners see 8% increase in disposable income: CSO
While most people have seen their disposables income plunge in recent years, new figures show that the top 10 per cent of earners have actually seen an increase.
# Poverty
Disposable income falls and risk of poverty rises: CSO
Statistics show the rich-poor gap increased in 2010, with the top 20 per cent of earners bringing home incomes 5.5 times greater than those on the lowest incomes.
# income
Capital rule: People from Donegal have lowest income in Ireland
Donegal has the lowest average income in Ireland, while Dubliners earn the most. How does your county’s income fare?
# Hard up
Four in ten see 'no future for themselves' in Ireland - survey
More than half of households are now struggling to pay basic bills, according to new figures from the Irish League of Credit Unions.
# disposable income
One in four unable to cope with increased energy costs - survey
The latest Disposable Income Tracker by the Irish League of Credit Unions shows families’ concerns over making ends meet and heating their homes this winter.
# Students
Student income down by over a third since 2009 - survey
Research commission by AIB shows that the average student’s weekly disposable income has fallen by 36 per cent since 2009.
# Bills Bills Bills
Nearly half of all households paying bills late each month
Disposable income index shows that half of Irish people don’t feel able to save regularly – and increasing numbers of working adults are left without spare cash after essentials paid for.