Share of Belgian population at risk of poverty from 2008 to 2018, by gender*
Risk of poverty rate in Belgium 2008-2018, by gender
This statistic shows the share of the Belgian population that is at risk of poverty from 2008 to 2018, by gender. In 2018, 15.6 percent of the male population was at risk of poverty, and 17.2 percent of the female population was at risk of poverty.
Share of Belgian population at risk of poverty from 2008 to 2018, by gender*
Male**Female
200813.6%15.8%
200913.4%15.7%
201013.9%15.2%
201114.6%16%
201214.7%15.9%
201314.6%15.5%
201415%15.9%
201514.1%15.6%
201614.4%16.5%
201714.9%16.9%
201815.6%17.2%
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Source

Release date

May 2019

Region

Belgium

Survey time period

2008 to 2018

Supplementary notes

*According to the definition of Statistics Belgium, the poverty threshold equals 60 percent of the average disposable income on an individual level. People with a lower income are considered poor.

** The percentages are not cumulative. They represent the at-risk-of-poverty rate for each individual category.

Risk of poverty rate in Belgium 2008-2018, by gender
This statistic shows the share of the Belgian population that is at risk of poverty from 2008 to 2018, by gender. In 2018, 15.6 percent of the male population was at risk of poverty, and 17.2 percent of the female population was at risk of poverty.
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