March 2019, Live Register Figures

5 Apr 2019

On April 4th, 2019 the Central Statistics Office (CSO) published the Live Register figures for March, 2019 and it stood at 192,407, a decline of 39,959 people on the same month last year. The seasonally adjusted register figure for February was 194,800.

39.6% of the Register, or 76,107 people, have been on it for more than a year: 18,628 fewer people than in March, 2018. Young people, aged under 25 years account for 6.3% of those on the Register for more than a year. The age group with the highest share of this part of the Register are those aged 45-54 years, with 16,209 people. Looking at these figures from a gender perspective, women account for 40.9% and men 59.1 %. Looking at the figures from a combination of age and gender, the largest group are men aged 35-44 years, accounting for 12.9% of this part of the Register.

Of the people who have been on the Register for more than a year, 43,134  people have been on it for three years or more, which represents 56.7 % of those on the Register for more than a year, and 22.4 % of the whole Register. Looking at this figure from the perspective of age, people aged 60-64 years are the biggest group, with 10,875 people in this age range. Looking at it from the perspective of age and gender, men aged 45-54 years are the largest group, accounting for 13.6 % of this part of the Register.

According to the Annex Table there were 51,638 people participating on Activation Programmes in February, 2019: 6,246 fewer participants than in the same month in 2018. Over the year, participation on education and training programmes fell by 2,607 participants to 17,229. There were 34,409 participants on employment programmes, 3,639 fewer people than a year ago. The biggest of these programmes was Community Employment with 21,388 participants. The only programme with more participants in February, 2019 than in same month in 2018 was Tús, a community based employment programme, which had 6,373 participants (+26).