September 2017

Did you know that figures from the 2015/16 Family Resource Survey indicate that 15% of pensioners were in absolute poverty (before housing costs), representing approximately 46,000 pensioners.  Based on relative low income, 17% of pensioners were in poverty, representing approximately 52,000 pensioners.

For more information, see Households Below Average Income: Northern Ireland 2015/16 on the Department for Communities website. Click here to find out about the Family Resources Survey and other related publications.