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Income, consumption, living conditions

Income, receipts and expenditure of households - Size of household

Results on income, receipts and expenditure of households are available from different surveys – the sample survey of income and expenditure (EVS) and the continuous household budget surveys (LWR). With a coverage of some 60,000 households, the EVS is the largest voluntary household survey. It is conducted every five years and, due to its large sample size, it is particularly well suited to represent detailed results for highly different household groups. Methodological notes

LWR

Income, receipts, expenditure

Income, receipts and expenditure of households 2015 by territory1
Income, receipts and expenditureGermanyFormer territory of the Federal Republic excluding Berlin-WestNew Länder and Berlin

1 Excluding households of farmers and selfemployed persons as well as households with a monthly net household income of EUR 18,000 and over.

() = Limited informational value because the numerical value based on the number of households (25 to under 100 households) is of limited statistical reliability
(relative standard error of 10 % to under 20 %).

Source: Continuous household budget surveys.

Averages per household and month in EUR
Gross household income4,1964,4243,346
Gross income from dependent employment2,5902,7372,039
Gross income from self-employment3033(22)
Property income414462235
Income from public transfer payments960969925
Income from non-public transfer payments and receipts from subletting202223121
minus:
Income tax, wage tax, church tax and solidarity surcharge458498308
Compulsory social security contri­butions556584448
plus:
Employers’ subsidies towards voluntary or private health insurance and towards long-term care insurance in cases of voluntary or private health insurance3337(16)
Subsidies of pension insurance funds towards voluntary or private health insurance33(1)
Net household income3,2183,3822,606
plus:
Receipts from selling goods and other receipts586146
Disposable income and receipts3,2763,4432,652
Income from property change and loans9331,038541
Private consumption expenditure2,3912,4991,986
Other expenditure1,7111,8731,108

EVS

Income, receipts, expenditure

Income, receipts and expenditure of households 2013 by territory
Income, receipts and expenditureGermany

Former territory
of the Federal Republic

excluding Berlin-West

New Länder
and Berlin

1 Other taxes, voluntary contributions to statutory pension, insurance premiums, other transfers and expenditures, interest paid on loans, and statistical difference.

Source: Sample Survey of Income and Expenditure.

Averages per household and month in EUR
Gross household income4,0864,3213,215
Gross income from dependent employment2,3162,4511,817
Gross income from self-employment264291164
Property income415464235
Income from public transfer payments893898873
Income from nonpublic transfer payments and receipts from subletting198218126
minus:
Taxes and social charges9841,057708
Income tax, wage tax, church tax and solidarity surcharge458504284
Compulsory social security contributions526553424
plus:
Employers’ subsidies towards voluntary or private health insurance and
towards long-term care insurance in cases of voluntary or private health insurance
263012
Subsidies of pension insurance funds towards voluntary or private health insurance341
Net household income3,1323,2972,521
plus:
Receipts from selling goods and other receipts485037
Disposable income and receipts3,1803,3472,558
Income from property change and loans9781,064660
Private consumption expenditure2,4482,5562,048
Other expenditure1,6741,8191,134
memorandum item:
Remaining expenditure1413441307
Savings319350203

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