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At-risk-of-poverty rate

Being at risk of poverty means that a person’s income is below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold. The threshold is calculated on the basis of equivalised disposable income that takes into account the composition of the household (the weight of the first adult member is 1, the weight of each additional member aged at least 14 years is 0.5 and the weight of everyone under 14 years of age is 0.3), i.e. the total household income is divided by the sum of equivalence scales of household members. The at-risk-of-poverty threshold is 60% of the median equivalised annual disposable income of household members.

At-risk-of-poverty rate is the proportion of people whose equivalised disposable income is below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold.

At-risk-of-poverty rate before social transfers is the at-risk-of-poverty rate where social benefits paid by the state or municipalities are not included in household income. It is calculated in two ways: pensions are considered part of transfers and are excluded from income or they are included in household income similarly to wages.

Relative median at-risk-of-poverty gap refers to the difference between the median income of persons at risk of poverty and the poverty threshold in percentages. The persistent at-risk-of-poverty rate is the proportion of persons whose equivalised disposable income was below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold in the reference year and in at least two of the previous three years.

At-risk-of-poverty rate 20.7 %
At-risk-of-poverty rate before social transfers, incl. pensions 39.7 %
At-risk-of-poverty rate before social transfers, excl. pensions 30.3 %
Persistent at-risk-of-poverty rate 16.7 %
Annual at-risk-of-poverty threshold 7,336.8 euros
Relative median at-risk-of-poverty gap 21.8 %
At-risk-of-poverty rate anchored in time 12.5 %
At-risk-of-poverty rate by age group | 2018
At-risk-of-poverty rate by labour status | 2018
At-risk-of-poverty rate by household type | 2018