3rd December, International Day of Persons with Disabilities

People with disabilities are much more likely to work part-time

3rd December, International Day of Persons with Disabilities

One quarter (24 %) of people aged 15-64 in Belgium who are severely hampered by a disability or long-standing health problems have a job: 41 % of them work part-time, compared to one quarter of the total working population. This is what emerged from the figures of Statbel, the Belgian statistical office (Labour Force Survey 2018).

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Key figures 2019

Kerncijfers 2019Statbel, the Belgian statistical office, publishes the Key Figures 2019.

The publication presents the main data and evolutions in the Belgian society and economy. With some 110 statistics per year, Statbel is one the largest data producers in Belgium.

A number of results from the Key Figures:

  • on 1st January 2019, Belgium had 11,431,406 inhabitants;
  • in various coastal municipalities, more than 30 % of the inhabitants are 65 or over;
  • the life expectancy of Belgian women is 83.7 years. That of men is 79.2 years;
  • the Belgian territory consists of 30,668 km² of land and 3,454 km² of the North Sea;
  • consumer prices increased by just over 2 % in 2018;
  • the median price of an apartment was 182,000 euros, that of a detached house 285,000 euros;
  • there were 38,455 road accidents in 2018, with a total of 49,354 casualties, including 604 fatalities;
  • 69.7 % of people aged 20 to 64 were employed in 2018. More than a quarter (26.8 %) of employees work part-time;
  • 16.4 % of the Belgian population lives below the poverty line.

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