Poverty

Risk of poverty or social exclusion

2021
17.3 %
Persons in private households

Severe material and social deprivation

2021
1.8 %
Persons in private households

Risk of poverty threshold

2021
1 371 Euro
Single-person household per month

Description

Poverty can be defined and measured in different ways. “Risk of poverty or social exclusion“ is one of the concepts which is key in national (reduction of poverty targets), European (Europe 2020-Strategy, European Pillar of Social Rights) as well as international (UN Sustainable Development Goals) contexts. This indicator comprises persons living in private households for whom at least one of the following is true: (1) “severe material and social deprivation” (absolute poverty according to a European minimum standard of living), (2) “risk of poverty” (low household income relative to the median of the population) or (3) “no or very low work intensity in the household”.

In Austria these measures are obtained by a combination of register and questionnaire data. This is done via the yearly EU-SILC surveys. EU-SILC is short for European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions.

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Highlights

Indicators on social inclusion in Austria (time series): Risk of poverty or social exclusion, domains and overlap of the domains in percent (table)

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, EU-SILC 2018-2021. Compiled on 28 April 2022. For definitions on the indicators see 'Tabellenband EU-SILC 2021'. Different reference periods: risk of poverty as well as household work intensity refer to the previous calendar year, deprivation refers to time of interview (current or the 12 months preceding the interview). - 1) Only persons aged 0 to 64 years (excluding pension recipients, people who are retired or students).

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, EU-SILC 2018-2021. Compiled on 28 April 2022. For definitions on the indicators see 'Tabellenband EU-SILC 2021'. Different reference periods: risk of poverty as well as household work intensity refer to the previous calendar year, deprivation refers to time of interview (current or the 12 months preceding the interview). - 1) Only persons aged 0 to 64 years (excluding pension recipients, people who are retired or students).

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, EU-SILC 2021. Compiled on 28 April 2022. For definitions on the indicators see 'Tabellenband EU-SILC 2021'. Different reference periods: risk of poverty as well as household work intensity refer to the previous calendar year, deprivation refers to time of interview (current or the 12 months preceding the interview). - 1) Only persons aged 0 to 64 years (excluding pension recipients, people who are retired or students). - Households with pension: at least 50% of the household income come from pensions. - *) Not applicable for the indicator 'households with very low work intensity'. **) Small sample sizes for the indicator 'severe material and social deprivation' (less than 20 cases per cell).

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, EU-SILC 2021. Compiled on 28 April 2022. For definitions on the indicators see 'Tabellenband EU-SILC 2021'. Different reference periods: risk of poverty as well as household work intensity refer to the previous calendar year, deprivation refers to time of interview (current or the 12 months preceding the interview). - 1) Only persons aged 0 to 64 years (excluding pension recipients, people who are retired or students). - *) Not applicable for the indicator 'households with very low work intensity'. **) Small sample sizes for the indicator 'severe material and social deprivation' (less than 20 cases per cell).

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2022-07-05 file High income dynamics in the 1st quarter 2022
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2022-04-28 file COVID-19 pandemic caused a rise in share of persons in households with low work intensity; social transfers have a stabilizing effect on household income situation
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2022-04-05 file Statistics Austria observes social impact of the Corona Crisis: one out of three is affected by decrease of household income, every sixth person reports an increase
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