Understanding the nature, shape and composition of the income distribution is an important component of our understanding of society and the appropriateness of various policy options. In the context of considerations of policy changes (to taxes, welfare payments or public services) or changes to earnings levels (both high incomes and low incomes) it is useful to ground considerations in an understanding of the incomes experienced in society.
In this Research inBrief we examine the Republic of Ireland’s household income distribution looking at both gross income and disposable income. The analysis is based on the latest data available from the CSO.
Larger versions of the income distribution charts are available here.