June 2020

Did you know that in 2018/19, 15% of pensioners living in Northern Ireland were in relative poverty, representing 43,000 people (similar to the previous year)?  12% of pensioners were in absolute poverty, representing approximately 34,000 pensioners. This is a fall from the 2017/18 estimate of 14%, but is not a statistically significant decrease.

For more information, including the definitions of relative and absolute poverty, see the Poverty Bulletin: Northern Ireland 2018/19, which is available on the Department for Communities website.