Risk of poverty

  •  08/02/2018
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Risk of poverty

percentage of total population

 2004200520102011201220132014201520162016//20042016//2011
Belgium14.314.814.615.315.315.115.514.915.50.70.3
EU-28----16.516.816.816.717.217.317.3--0.6
//: average growth rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), ilc_li_02, ilc_li_03, ilc_li_04, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 08/11/2017).

At-risk-of-poverty threshold - Belgium

for a single person, according to EU-SILC surveys (2004-2016, income data 2003-2015)

thousand euros per year

 2004200520102011201220132014201520162016//20042016//2011
Belgium9.49.911.712.012.212.913.013.013.43.02.2
//: average growth rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), ilc_li_02, ilc_li_03, ilc_li_04, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 08/11/2017).

Risk of poverty by sex - Belgium

percentage of total population

 2004200520102011201220132014201520162016//20042016//2011
females15.115.515.216.015.915.515.915.616.50.70.6
males13.414.113.914.614.714.615.014.114.40.6-0.3
//: average growth rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), ilc_li_02, ilc_li_03, ilc_li_04, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 08/11/2017).

Risk of poverty by age - Belgium

percentage of total population

 2004200520102011201220132014201520162016//20042016//2011
<1815.918.118.318.717.317.218.818.017.80.9-1.0
18-6412.112.012.112.913.513.414.213.714.71.62.6
>6420.921.419.420.219.418.416.115.215.4-2.5-5.3
//: average growth rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), ilc_li_02, ilc_li_03, ilc_li_04, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 08/11/2017).

Risk of poverty by household type - Belgium

percentage of total population

 2004200520102011201220132014201520162016//20042016//2011
single person21.222.018.821.420.224.522.421.221.80.20.4
single person with dependent children32.933.235.338.533.934.236.435.741.41.91.5
two adults14.512.013.215.014.312.510.910.411.5-1.9-5.2
two adults with one dependent child9.59.09.29.211.710.610.39.511.91.95.3
two adults with two dependent children8.39.710.68.58.27.810.29.38.2-0.1-0.7
two adults with three or more dependent children16.119.616.516.718.219.920.021.119.21.52.8
//: average growth rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), ilc_li_02, ilc_li_03, ilc_li_04, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 08/11/2017).

Risk of poverty by activity status - Belgium

percentage of total population aged 18 years and over

 2004200520102011201220132014201520162016//20042016//2011
employed4.03.94.54.24.54.44.84.64.71.42.3
not employed23.523.722.324.524.724.924.323.224.50.30.0
unemployed----------46.242.940.745.9----
retired17.919.116.117.316.715.112.912.413.3-2.4-5.1
other inactive27.425.625.827.329.530.732.031.533.31.64.1
//: average growth rates

break in time series: 2013

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), ilc_li_02, ilc_li_03, ilc_li_04, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 08/11/2017).

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