Belgian poverty indicators in 2019 per region and province

Belgian poverty indicators in 2019 per region and province

17 October– International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Statbel, the Belgian statistical office, publishes today the poverty figures for 2019 from the survey on income and living conditions (EU-SILC). Figures for the Belgian regions and provinces are also published for the first time.

These are the main conclusions for the total population in Belgium:

  • In Belgium, 14.8 % of the population was considered at risk of monetary poverty (AROP) in 2019. These persons live in households where the total disposable income is below €1,230 per month for a single person.

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