Over-indebtedness of households

In 2017, 93,565 persons in Belgium had a collective debt settlement. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must be reduced. This objective will not be reached by continuing the trend since 2007. The over-indebtedness of households is therefore developing unfavourably.

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Over-indebtedness of households - Belgium

thousand persons with collective debt settlement

 200720102012201320142015201620172017//20072017//2012
Belgium57.076.289.092.497.197.695.693.65.11.0
//: Average Growth Rates

National Bank of Belgium (2018), direct communication, 29/09/2018.

Over-indebtedness of households by sex - Belgium

thousand persons with collective debt settlement

 200720102012201320142015201620172017//20072017//2012
females27.937.143.244.947.247.446.345.24.90.9
males29.039.145.847.549.950.249.248.45.21.1
//: Average Growth Rates

National Bank of Belgium (2018), direct communication, 29/09/2018.

Over-indebtedness of households by age - Belgium

thousand persons with collective debt settlement

 200720102012201320142015201620172017//20072017//2012
18-241.42.32.22.12.01.91.71.50.5-7.4
25-3412.117.120.020.721.521.020.018.84.5-1.2
35-4418.122.225.326.427.827.827.326.64.01.0
45-5415.420.423.824.525.726.225.825.65.21.4
55-647.510.512.813.514.514.814.814.97.23.0
>642.43.64.85.15.65.96.06.29.75.0
//: Average Growth Rates

National Bank of Belgium (2018), direct communication, 29/09/2018.

UN target:1.4 - By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance.

UN indicator: the selected indicator does not correspond to a UN indicator, but is related to UN target 1.4.

Sources

  • SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.

  • Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.

  • UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

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