Risk of Poverty or Social Exclusion in Luxembourg in 2018

Nearly 101,000 Luxembourg residents of age 18 years or older were at risk of poverty or social exclusion in 2018, equivalent to 20.8% of the total population of same age. This group can be further subdivided into three overlapping groups, namely, who are at risk of poverty, facing severe material deprivation and living in households with very low work intensity, shown below along with the number of people in each section (rounded to nearest thousand).

data source: EUROSTAT

At risk of poverty: People with an equivalised disposable income after social transfer below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold level, which is 60% of the national median equivalised disposable income after social transfers.

Severe material deprivation: People who cannot afford at least three of the following nine items: pay their rent, mortgage or utility bills, keep their home adequately warm, face unexpected expenses, eat meat or proteins regularly, go on holiday, a television set, a washing machine, a car, a telephone.

Very low work intensity of the household: People living in a household where the members of working age, 18-59 years (excluding students up to 24 years) worked less than 20% of their total potential during the previous 12 months.

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