60% of taxpayers earn less than or equal to €30K gross in Ireland.
The Revenue Commissioner have, for the first time, published Ireland’s gross income statistics.
How do they look?
Ronan Emmet writes:
The table (above) provides a breakdown of the number of individuals in each of the given gross income ranges, along with the total gross income of these individuals. It should be noted that this table excludes individuals with zero gross income.
Considering the average price for a house in Dublin is now standing at €375,000, 60% of taxpayers earn less than or equal to €30K gross in Ireland. Homeownership is out of the question for a lot of these people.
The Government’s failure to adequately address the supply issue in terms of available social housing coupled with rents spiralling upwards, we have the makings of a perfect storm. 10,000 homeless is only the start in terms of what’s to come in my opinion.