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08/02/2021

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In 2019, 28.4% of the EU population with a disability (aged 16 or over) was at risk of poverty or social exclusion, compared with 18.4% of those with no activity limitation.

There were significant differences in the percentage of people with a disability who were exposed to the risk of poverty or social exclusion across EU Member States. However, for all Member States, people with a disability were at a higher risk of poverty and social exclusion than those with none.

In 2019, the Member States that recorded the highest proportion of people with a disability who were at risk of poverty or social exclusion were: Bulgaria (50.7%), Latvia (42.1%), Estonia (40.0%), Lithuania (39.9%) and Ireland (37.8%).

In contrast, Member States with the lowest proportion of people with a disability who were at risk of poverty or social exclusion, were: Slovakia (19.2%), Denmark (20.3%), Austria (22.2%), Finland (22.5%) and France (22.9%).

 

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For further information, see the Statistics Explained article Disability statistics - poverty and income inequalities.

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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