Risk of poverty rate 2008-2018, by type of household

This statistic shows the share of the Belgian population that is at risk of poverty from 2008 to 2018, by type of household. In 2018, 41.3 percent of the single parent households were at risk of poverty, and 27.6 percent of the single women under 65 years were at risk of poverty.

Share of Belgian population at risk of poverty from 2008 to 2018, by type of household*

2 adults, both <65 years2 adults, at least one 65 years or olderOthers without dependent childrenSingle parents2 adults, 1 dependent child2 adults, 2 dependent children2 adults, 3 or more dependent childrenOthers with dependent childrenSingle man, <65 yearsSingle woman, <65 yearsSingle man, 65 years or olderSingle woman, 65 years or older
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Release date

May 2019



Survey time period

2008 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* According to the definition of Statistics Belgium, the poverty threshold equals 60 percent of the average disposable income on an individual level. People with a lower income are considered poor.

** The percentages are not cumulative. They represent the at-risk-of-poverty rate for each individual category.

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