Severe material deprivation

In 2017, 5.1% 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 - Belgium and international comparison

percentage of total population

 20042005201020122015201620172017//20042017//2012
Belgium4.76.55.96.35.85.55.10.6-4.1
EU28----8.49.98.17.56.7---7.5
//: Average Growth Rates

EU28 2017: expected

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2018), European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), ilc_mddd11, https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 06/09/2018).

Severe material deprivation by sex - Belgium

percentage of population

 20042005201020122015201620172017//20042017//2012
females4.96.56.06.36.15.75.40.8-3.0
males4.66.55.76.35.55.34.80.3-5.3
//: Average Growth Rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2018), European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), ilc_mddd11, https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 06/09/2018).

Severe material deprivation by age - Belgium

percentage of population

 20042005201020122015201620172017//20042017//2012
<185.78.57.78.37.96.96.51.0-4.8
18-645.16.56.06.66.16.15.50.6-3.6
>641.93.62.82.82.12.12.21.1-4.7
//: Average Growth Rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2018), European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), ilc_mddd11, https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 06/09/2018).

Severe material deprivation by education - Belgium

percentage of population

 20042005201020122015201620172017//20042017//2012
less than primary, primary and lower secondary education7.27.59.110.39.810.69.21.9-2.2
upper secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education3.65.34.84.65.14.14.00.8-2.8
tertiary education1.92.01.72.42.01.71.8-0.4-5.6
//: Average Growth Rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2018), European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), ilc_mddd14, https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 26/09/2018).

Severe material deprivation by household type - Belgium

percentage of population

 20042005201020122015201620172017//20042017//2012
single person10.911.911.010.29.09.29.1-1.4-2.3
single person with dependent children16.220.318.121.116.914.916.70.2-4.6
two adults2.83.92.92.82.32.52.90.30.7
two adults with one dependent child2.72.54.15.53.53.13.92.9-6.6
two adults with two dependent children2.33.01.63.13.91.52.60.9-3.5
two adults with three or more dependent children4.58.97.86.86.57.94.2-0.5-9.2
//: Average Growth Rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2018), European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), ilc_mddd13, https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 06/09/2018).

Severe material deprivation by activity status - Belgium

percentage of population aged 18 years and over

 20042005201020122015201620172017//20042017//2012
employed2.02.82.32.62.12.21.8-0.8-7.1
not employed6.99.08.38.98.27.97.60.7-3.1
unemployed15.318.316.115.622.820.119.51.94.6
retired2.43.83.02.61.92.12.3-0.3-2.4
other inactive7.810.211.013.211.612.011.63.1-2.6
//: Average Growth Rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2018), European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), ilc_mddd12, https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 06/09/2018).

Severe material deprivation by income - Belgium

percentage of population

 20042005201020122015201620172017//20042017//2012
quintile 115.321.320.321.021.822.119.92.0-1.1
quintile 25.36.56.57.95.53.63.7-2.7-14.1
quintile 32.23.11.81.51.21.61.4-3.4-1.4
quintile 40.71.40.40.70.50.10.5-2.6-6.5
quintile 50.20.30.30.40.00.10.1-5.2-24.2
//: Average Growth Rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2018), European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), ilc_mddd13, https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 06/09/2018).

UN target: 1.2 - By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions.

UN indicator: the selected indicator is related to indicator 1.2.2 - Proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions.

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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