c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-13–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-12–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-11–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-10–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-9–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-8–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-7–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-6–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-5–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-4–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-3–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-2–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-1–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-0–>p class=”MsoNormal”>The average weekly family expenditure in Northern Ireland last year (2003-4) was
In N I, that from the self-employed makes up as much as 13% (c/f GB = 9%) of total weekly household income. We are more dependent on Social Security benefits (12% compared with 7% in GB). 87% of N I Households (C/F 94% for GB) have some form of bank account; yet over 40% have NO savings! 63% of NI households occupy modern (post 1965) housing.
93% of the new-start dwellings this year (2004-5), 14,000 homes, were in the private sector. Of the 1,029 public sector starts, various Housing Associations accounted for ALL of them.
Over the last five years the average selling price of houses has risen by 59% to