Severe material deprivation

  •  08/02/2018

In 2016, 5.5% of the population in Belgium was affected by severe material deprivation. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must decrease.

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Severe material deprivation

percentage of total population

 2004200520102011201220132014201520162016//20042016//2011
Belgium4.76.55.95.76.35.15.95.85.51.3-0.7
EU-28----8.48.89.99.68.98.17.5---3.1
//: average growth rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), ilc_mddd11, ilc_mddd12, ilc_mddd13, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 08/11/2017).

Severe material deprivation by sex - Belgium

percentage of total population

 2004200520102011201220132014201520162016//20042016//2011
females4.96.56.05.46.34.75.66.15.71.31.1
males4.66.55.75.96.35.56.25.55.31.2-2.1
//: average growth rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), ilc_mddd11, ilc_mddd12, ilc_mddd13, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 08/11/2017).

Severe material deprivation by age - Belgium

percentage of total population

 2004200520102011201220132014201520162016//20042016//2011
<185.78.57.78.28.35.56.87.96.91.6-3.4
18-645.16.56.05.66.65.86.56.16.11.51.7
>641.93.62.82.62.82.02.42.12.10.8-4.2
//: average growth rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), ilc_mddd11, ilc_mddd12, ilc_mddd13, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 08/11/2017).

Severe material deprivation by household type - Belgium

percentage of total population

 2004200520102011201220132014201520162016//20042016//2011
single person10.911.911.010.410.211.610.49.09.2-1.4-2.4
single person with dependent children16.220.318.118.321.116.117.116.914.9-0.7-4.0
two adults2.83.92.92.32.82.92.72.32.5-0.91.7
two adults with one dependent child2.72.54.12.35.52.93.93.53.11.26.2
two adults with two dependent children2.33.01.62.83.11.44.03.91.5-3.5-11.7
two adults with three or more dependent children4.58.97.88.66.84.86.06.57.94.8-1.7
//: average growth rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), ilc_mddd11, ilc_mddd12, ilc_mddd13, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 08/11/2017).

Severe material deprivation by activity status - Belgium

percentage of total population aged 18 years and over

 2004200520102011201220132014201520162016//20042016//2011
employed2.02.82.32.52.62.12.32.12.20.8-2.5
not employed6.99.08.37.48.98.09.18.27.91.11.3
unemployed15.318.316.115.615.623.220.722.820.12.35.2
retired2.43.83.02.72.62.22.51.92.1-1.1-4.9
other inactive7.810.211.09.513.210.813.011.612.03.74.8
//: average growth rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), ilc_mddd11, ilc_mddd12, ilc_mddd13, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 08/11/2017).

Severe material deprivation by income - Belgium

percentage of total population

 2004200520102011201220132014201520162016//20042016//2011
quintile 115.321.320.319.021.018.621.821.822.13.13.1
quintile 25.36.56.56.47.95.05.65.53.6-3.2-10.9
quintile 32.23.11.82.01.51.61.71.21.6-2.6-4.4
quintile 40.71.40.40.60.70.40.40.50.1-15.0-30.1
quintile 50.20.30.30.50.40.00.10.00.1-5.6-27.5
//: average growth rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), ilc_mddd11, ilc_mddd12, ilc_mddd13, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 08/11/2017).

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