This article takes a look at relative poverty in Northern Ireland. Specifically it examines the composition of the working age adult population living in households which are in relative poverty and the adult work status. It helps explains why there were more adults living in poverty in households where at least one person worked, than in households where no one worked. It also describes what benefit and tax measures the government put in to place to help change this in the future.
It uses data from the Family Resources Survey for Northern Ireland 2012/13 which was the most up-to-date data available at the time of writing.