April 2019 Live Register Figures

2 May 2019

On May 2nd, 2019 the Central Statistics Office (CSO) published the Live Register figures for April, 2019 and it stood at 193,118, a decline of 30,484 people on the same month last year. The seasonally adjusted register figure for February was 194,700, the lowest it has been since February, 2008.

38.8% of the Register, or 74,940 people, have been on it for more than a year: 17,769 fewer people than in April, 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 15,959 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, 42,492  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% of the whole Register. Looking at this figure from the perspective of age, people aged 60-64 years are the biggest group, with 10,750 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 51,349 people participating on Activation Programmes in March, 2019: 6,404 fewer participants then in the same month in 2018. Over the year, participation on education and training programmes fell by 2,876 participants to 17,221. There were 34,128 participants on employment programmes, 3,528 fewer people than in March 2018. The biggest of these programmes was Community Employment with 21,479 participants.