People at-risk-of-poverty or social exclusion

Indicator Profile (ESMS)

Data tables: t2020_50, tipslc10, tsdsc100

Compiling agency: Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Union


Eurostat metadata
Reference metadata
1. Contact
2. Metadata update
3. Statistical presentation
4. Unit of measure
5. Reference Period
6. Institutional Mandate
7. Confidentiality
8. Release policy
9. Frequency of dissemination
10. Accessibility and clarity
11. Quality management
12. Relevance
13. Accuracy
14. Timeliness and punctuality
15. Coherence and comparability
16. Cost and Burden
17. Data revision
18. Statistical processing
19. Comment
Related Metadata
Annexes (including footnotes)
Eurostat Quality Profile
13.1. Accuracy - overall High
15.1. Comparability - geographical High
15.2. Comparability - over time High
18.1. Source data ESS

Description of Eurostat quality grading system under the following link.



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1. Contact Top
1.1. Contact organisation Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Union
1.2. Contact organisation unit F4: Quality of life
1.5. Contact mail address 2920 Luxembourg LUXEMBOURG


2. Metadata update Top
2.1. Metadata last certified 11/02/2014
2.2. Metadata last posted 11/02/2014
2.3. Metadata last update 11/02/2014


3. Statistical presentation Top
3.1. Data description

People at risk of poverty or social exclusion:

The indicator sums up the number of persons who are at risk of poverty, severely materially deprived or living in households with very low work intensity. Persons present in several sub-indicators are counted only once. Persons at risk of poverty have an equivalised disposable income below 60 % of the national median equivalised disposable income after social transfers. Material deprivation covers indicators relating to economic strain and durables. Persons are considered living in households with very low work intensity if they are aged 0-59 and the working age members in the household worked less than 20 % of their potential during the past year.

3.2. Classification system

See ilc_esms

3.3. Coverage - sector

See ilc_esms

3.4. Statistical concepts and definitions

See ilc_esms

3.5. Statistical unit

See ilc_esms

3.6. Statistical population

See ilc_esms

3.7. Reference area

EU-Member States, Iceland, Norway, Croatia, Switzerland, Turkey

3.8. Coverage - Time

See data availability for table(s) t2020_50, tsdsc100, tipslc10

3.9. Base period

Not applicable


4. Unit of measure Top

1000 persons

Percentage of total population


5. Reference Period Top

Survey year


6. Institutional Mandate Top
6.1. Institutional Mandate - legal acts and other agreements

The Framework Regulations:

Regulation (EC) No 1177/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning Community statistics on income and living conditions (EU-SILC)

Regulation (EC) N° 1553/2005 of European Parliament and Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1177/2003 concerning Community statistics on income and living conditions (EU-SILC)

Regulation (EC) N° 1791/2006 of European Parliament and Council

Implementing Commission Regulations:

Commission Regulation (EC) No 28/2004 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1177/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning Community statistics on income and living conditions (EU-SILC) as regards the detailed content of intermediate and final quality reports

Regulation (EC) N° 1980/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on income and living conditions (EU-SILC) as regards definitions and updated definitions

Commission Regulation (EC) N° 676/2006 amending the regulation (EC) 1980/2003 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1177/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning Community statistics on income and living conditions (EU-SILC) as regards definitions and updated definitions

Regulation (EC) N° 1981/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on fieldwork aspect and imputation procedures

Regulation (EC) N° 1982/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on sampling and tracing rules

Regulation (EC) N° 1983/2003 2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning Community statistics on income and living conditions (EU-SILC) as regards the list of target primary variables

6.2. Institutional Mandate - data sharing

Not applicable


7. Confidentiality Top
7.1. Confidentiality - policy

Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society

7.2. Confidentiality - data treatment

Not applicable


8. Release policy Top
8.1. Release calendar

Not applicable

8.2. Release calendar access

Not applicable

8.3. Release policy - user access

In line with the Community legal framework and the European Statistics Code of Practice, Eurostat disseminates European statistics on Eurostat's website (see item 10 - 'Dissemination format') respecting professional independence and in an objective, professional and transparent manner in which all users are treated equitably. The detailed arrangements are governed by the Eurostat protocol on impartial access to Eurostat data for users.


9. Frequency of dissemination Top

Annual


10. Accessibility and clarity Top
10.1. Dissemination format - News release

Not applicable

10.2. Dissemination format - Publications

Publications

10.3. Dissemination format - online database

See data availability for table(s) t2020_50, tsdsc100, tipslc10

10.4. Dissemination format - microdata access

Not applicable

10.5. Dissemination format - other

Not applicable

10.6. Documentation on methodology

See ilc_esms

10.7. Quality management - documentation

Eurostat's mission is to provide the European Union with a high-quality statistical information service (see Eurostat quality framework).


11. Quality management Top
11.1. Quality assurance

See ilc_esms

11.2. Quality management - assessment

Since 2005 data is collected from reliable and harmonised source (EU-Statistics on Income and Living Conditions - EU-SILC) applying high standards with regard to the methodology and ensuring a high degree of comparability across countries. However one of the three sub-indicators included have some restrictions related to comparability over time (see details in the relevant Quality Profiles).


12. Relevance Top
12.1. Relevance - User Needs

Objective and relevance of the indicator:

At the European Council held on 17 June 2010, the Member states' Heads of State and Government endorsed a new EU strategy for jobs and smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, known as the Europe 2020 strategy. The strategy will help Europe to recover from the crisis and come out stronger, both internally and at the international level, by boosting competitiveness, productivity, growth potential, social cohesion and economic convergence. The poverty issue is a milestone in the Europe 2020 strategy. One of the headline targets is "Reduction of poverty by aiming to lift at least 20 million people out of the risk of poverty or social exclusion" and "European platform against poverty" is one of the seven flagship initiatives. The eradication of poverty also remains a major challenge of sustainable development, and the social dimension is one of the pillars of the EU's Sustainable Development Strategy (EU SDS).

12.2. Relevance - User Satisfaction

See ilc_esms

12.3. Completeness

See data availability for table(s) t2020_50, tsdsc100, tipslc10


13. Accuracy Top
13.1. Accuracy - overall

High

Accuracy should be considered as high given the detailed specifications contained in the legislative framework (Regulation (EC) No 1177/2003):

- Existence of a compulsory minimum effective sample size for each country;

- Common definitions of target variables;

- Imputation of missing and inaccurate values.

It should be noted that due to the fact that the results are based on a sample of population they are subject to the sampling and non-sampling errors (such as: coverage errors, measurement errors, processing errors and non-response errors). More detailed information on that topic can be found in the Comparative EU Quality Reports of EU-SILC.

13.2. Sampling error

See ilc_esms

13.3. Non-sampling error

See ilc_esms


14. Timeliness and punctuality Top
14.1. Timeliness

See ilc_esms

14.2. Punctuality

Not applicable


15. Coherence and comparability Top
15.1. Comparability - geographical

High

EU-SILC is based on a common framework defined by harmonised lists of primary and secondary variables, common concepts, a recommended design, common requirements (such as imputation procedures, weighting, sampling errors calculation) and classifications aiming at maximising comparability of the information produced.

15.2. Comparability - over time

High

Comparability over time is ensured by a common data source (EU-SILC). Although the comparability over time is assessed for one of the three sub-indicators as medium, with most changes occurring between the 2007 and 2008 operation, the comparability of the global indicator can be considered as high.

15.3. Coherence - cross domain

This indicator is one of the headline indicators in the Europe 2020 strategy.

15.4. Coherence - internal

Not applicable


16. Cost and Burden Top

Not applicable


17. Data revision Top
17.1. Data revision - policy

See ilc_esms

17.2. Data revision - practice

See ilc_esms


18. Statistical processing Top
18.1. Source data

ESS

18.2. Frequency of data collection

See ilc_esms

18.3. Data collection

See ilc_esms

18.4. Data validation

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18.5. Data compilation

See ilc_esms

18.6. Adjustment

See ilc_esms


19. Comment Top

Continuous improvements relate to new methodology and compilation techniques used.


Related metadata Top
ilc_esms - Income and living conditions


Annexes Top
Note on national targets