Depth of risk of poverty

In 2017 (income year 2016), the depth of risk of poverty was 17.7% in Belgium. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must be reduced. The trend since 2004 is undetermined.

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Depth of risk of poverty - Belgium and international comparison

percentage distance to poverty threshold

 20042005201020122015201620172017//20042017//2012
Belgium21.517.818.018.717.419.417.7-1.5-1.1
EU28----22.923.424.825.024.1--0.6
//: Average Growth Rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2019), European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), ilc_li11, https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 02/04/2019).

Depth of risk of poverty by sex - Belgium

percentage distance to poverty threshold

 20042005201020122015201620172017//20042017//2012
females20.716.818.018.517.219.417.6-1.2-1.0
males22.418.018.018.917.819.518.2-1.6-0.8
//: Average Growth Rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2019), European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), ilc_li11, https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 02/04/2019).

Depth of risk of poverty by age - Belgium

percentage distance to poverty threshold

 20042005201020122015201620172017//20042017//2012
<1820.717.620.819.218.019.419.3-0.50.1
18-6424.019.321.120.919.821.219.5-1.6-1.4
>6418.014.313.012.711.113.311.7-3.3-1.6
//: Average Growth Rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2019), European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), ilc_li11, https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 02/04/2019).

UN Target:10.3 - Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including through eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and actions in this regard.

UN Indicator: the selected indicator does not correspond to a UN indicator, but is related to UN target 10.3.

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 26/04/2019).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 26/04/2019).

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