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A profile of older people in Northern Ireland – 2013 update


Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency

Subject Keywords: Older people, Social exclusion
Set: Fuel Poverty
Health Inequalities
Type: Report
Region: Northern Ireland

As part of Promoting Social Inclusion (PSI), a commitment was given in the Programme for Government that the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister (OFMdFM) would establish a working group to consider the factors that cause older people to be at risk of exclusion.The PSI Working Group on Older People was established in 2002 and consisted of representatives from Northern Ireland departments, the wider public sector, the voluntary sector and organisations representing older people. Following consultation the older people’s strategy document, 'Ageing in an Inclusive Society'was launched in March 2005 and set out the approach to be taken by Government to promote and support the inclusion of older people in Northern Ireland. In 2009 OFMDFM Equality Research Branch brought together a selection of high level statistics on older people from various published sources, and it was anticipated that this compendium would assist in the monitoring of change in the position and circumstances of older people over time and would be a useful reference point for stakeholders. The report also supported the Equality and Social Need Research and Information Strategy of the Executive by highlighting the socio-economic circumstances of older people, their income levels and sources of income as well as other important issues such as health and fuel poverty. This report provides an update of statistics on older people that were contained in the 2009 report and brings together statistics from a number of government publications.



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Suggested citation:

Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. (2013) A profile of older people in Northern Ireland – 2013 update [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 22nd May 2018].


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