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- 13% of people in Ireland have a side job.
- 24% work 40 to 50 hours per week, 46% 30 to 40 hours and 13% 20 to 30 hours per week.
- 55% of people have more than one job since up to 2 years. 22% have multiple jobs since over 10 years.
- 73% earn under €500 at their side job.
Although Side Jobs are not too common in Ireland, they are still an option for people in Ireland to earn extra money if needed. iReach Insights conducted a nationally representative survey and 1,000 people were asked about side jobs and saving money.
Of the 13% of people in Ireland that have side jobs, 86% have 2 Jobs, 14% have more. 74% of people with more than one job would consider one of them their main Job. 11% more females than males would consider all their jobs equal.
The Top5 reasons for Irish People to have more than one Job are; 1. To pay bills (67%) 2. Save Money (37%) 3. Saving for Holidays (20%) 4. Paying a car (19%) and 5. Support my children (14%). Interestingly 12% of females take a side job to support family members, another 12% to support an expensive Hobby. 0% of male take side jobs to do either, but more than twice as many males as females take side jobs to buy medicine (17% compared to 8%).
The Top5 reasons to save money are; 1. Holidays (58%) 2. Car (48%) 3. House/Apartment (22%) 4. Future Children (21%) 5. Precaution (18%). 49% of those aged 35-54 and 25% of 55+ years old are saving money out of precaution, while 0% of 16-34 year olds are saving money just to be prepared!
73% earn over €500 at their side job, 8% earn between €500 and €750, 10% between €750 and €100 and 9% earn over €1000.
Dublin is the best region to have a side job in Ireland in terms of Payment; 56% of people with a side job in Dublin earn over €500, compared to 41% earning over €500 in Munster and 8% in Connacht/Ulster. Meanwhile there seem to be little opportunities for “high” payed side jobs in the rest of Leinster, as 0% of people there say they earn over €500 with their side job.
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About iReach Insights
iReach Insights provides a range of research and market intelligence services in Ireland and Europe. iReach has built a Consumer Decisions Research Panel of 40,000 members in Ireland, delivering robust research insights. The survey questions were included in the Nationally Representative iReach Consumer Decisions Omnibus run between the 10th May and the 15th May and has a 3% Confidence Interval and 95% Confidence Level.
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