Press Household allowance paid to roughly 592,000 households at the end of 2017

Press release No. 328 of 4 September 2018

WIESBADEN – At the end of 2017, about 592,000 households in Germany received housing allowance. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that they accounted for 1.4% of all households. The number of households receiving housing allowance declined by 6.2% on 2016.

Basic data and long time series are available in table Households receiving housing allowance, average monthly claim to housing allowance (22311-0001) in the GENESIS-Online database.

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