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Living conditions, risk of poverty

Community Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC)

Poverty threshold and risk of poverty in Germany (monetary poverty)
Socio-demographic breakdownSurvey year
2008200920102011201220132014201520162017
1 Social transfers, excluding pensions.
2 The relative poverty gap measures the difference between the median equivalised income of the poor population
and the threshold value for risk of poverty (in percent of the threshold value).
Source: Leben in Europa (EU-SILC). – Values from 2017 come from Eurostat database.
At-risk-of-poverty threshold1 in Euro/year
Persons living alone10,98611,15111,27811,42611,75711,74911,84012,40112,76513,152
Two adults with two children under 14 years23,07023,41823,68423,99424,69024,67324,86426,04126,80727,620
At-risk-of-poverty rate after social transfers1 by sex, share in percent
Total15.215.515.615.816.116.116.716.716.516.1
male14.214.714.914.914.915.015.915.915.215.0
female16.216.316.416.817.217.217.417.417.817.1
At-risk-of-poverty rate after social transfers1 by age, share in percent
Total15.215.515.615.816.116.116.716.716.516.1
under 18 years15.215.017.515.615.214.715.114.615.415.2
from 18 to under 65 years15.415.815.616.416.616.917.217.316.416.0
65 years and over14.915.014.114.215.014.916.316.517.717.0
Relative median at-risk-of-poverty gap2 by age, share in percent
Total22.221.520.721.421.120.423.222.020.720.9
under 18 years19.321.717.817.217.416.419.618.216.814.6
from 18 to under 65 years25.023.822.724.523.122.125.124.723.623.5
65 years and over16.816.516.617.618.818.419.918.418.618.7
At-risk-of-poverty rate before social transfers by age, share in percent
Total24.224.124.225.124.324.425.025.125.324.1
under 18 years30.630.532.833.030.830.430.231.332.630.8
from 18 to under 65 years24.924.824.926.125.225.526.026.025.424.3
65 years and over16.016.115.215.415.916.017.317.518.918.1

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