January 27, 2023

REVEALED: How Kilkenny households rank in Ireland’s income league table


KILKENNY households take home the ninth highest level of income in the country.

Our county’s relatively high ranking is revealed in new figures published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) today.

The CSO’s ‘Geographical Profiles on Income in Ireland 2016’ report breaks down the average total household income in each of Ireland’s 31 electoral districts.

It found the average household median gross income for Kilkenny in 2016 was €44,234, just below the state average of €45,255

The list was topped by the Dublin districts and the commuter belt counties surrounding the capital.

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown topped the table with a household median gross income of €66,203. It was followed by Fingal, South Dublin, Dublin City, Kildare and Meath.

Donegal recorded the lowest household median gross income at just €32,259.

The report looked at income distributions in Ireland, breaking it down by county and then by electoral division. The report factors in areas such as housing, health, education, occupation and commuting

Commenting on the report’s findings, CSO statistician Lianora Bermingham said: “Levels of income are impacted by many factors such as gender, general health, level of education and the type of work you do. The findings of this report show that beyond these factors place of work has a substantial impact on income.”

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