Where you live has a long-term impact on how well you do economically.
Income levels are continuing to grow much more strongly in Dublin than other parts of the country.
That’s a key finding of a report, which says communities that are furthest from major towns tend to be poorer.
The Pobal HP Deprivation Index says rural towns with populations under 5 thousand are benefitting less from the economic recovery.
The online report includes a street-by-street map of income levels across the country.
Spokesman Martin Quigley says there’s very little change overall.
“The areas of highest affluence and highest disadvantage are largely those areas that were of highest disadvantage and affluence in previous census waves.
“While there has been some movement, in general, what we have found is social disadvantage is a long-term and geographically entrenched phenomenon.