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02/02/2021

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Non-EU citizens were at a higher risk of poverty or social exclusion than citizens of other EU Member States or national citizens in 2019.

Across the whole of the EU, 45% of non-EU citizens were assessed to be at risk of poverty or social exclusion compared with 26% of citizens of other EU Member States and 20% of national citizens.

Being at risk of poverty or social exclusion means to be in at least one of the following three conditions:

Migrant integration and risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU

Source data: ilc_peps05

In 2019, among the EU Member States, the risk of poverty or social exclusion recorded for non-EU citizens was the highest in Sweden and Greece (both 57%), followed by France and Spain (both 54%). For citizens of other EU Member States, the rate was the highest in Spain (44%), Greece (36%) and Sweden (32%).

For national citizens, the highest risk of poverty or social exclusion was observed in Greece (31%), followed by Romania (28%), Bulgaria (27%) and Italy (26%).

Czechia reported the lowest risk of poverty or social exclusion in 2019, regardless of the citizenship of persons being at such risk; with 10% for non-EU citizens, 8% for citizens of other EU Member States and 11% for national citizens.

Migrant integration and the risk of poverty or social exclusion, by EU country​​​​​​​

Source data: ilc_peps05

For more information, you can read the Statistics Explained article Migrant integration statistics – at risk of poverty and social exclusion.

Would you like to know more about migrant integration?

Have a look at the recently published statistical book Migrant integration statistics (2020 edition) or an online publication on migrant integration statistics.

Note: The European Union (EU) includes 27 EU Member States. The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020. Further information is published here.


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