Poverty Day 2018
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2018
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
On the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty,
which takes place each year on 17 October,
Eurostat publishes a data visualisation tool as well as some interesting facts & figures
on people at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the European Union.
Data visualisation: At risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU
Did you know?
... that just below one third (30.0%) of the EU population could not afford a one-week annual holiday away from home, with the highest share found in Romania (65.0%) and the lowest in Sweden (8.8%)?
... that 10.9% of the EU population with a tertiary education were at risk of poverty or social exclusion? This ranged from 3.2% in Malta to 19.7% in Greece.
... that 24.9% of children in the EU were at risk of poverty or social exclusion ranging from 14.2% in Czechia to 41.7% in Romania?
… that 64.9% of the unemployed population in the EU were at risk of poverty or social exclusion, with the highest share recorded in Germany (81.8%) and the lowest in Poland (51.5%)?
… that the share of the population living in households without children that was at risk of poverty or social exclusion, stood at 21.6% in the EU, ranging from 12.5% in Czechia to 40.3% in Bulgaria?
Source: Eurostat, EU-Statistics on income and living conditions (EU-SILC).
Date of extraction: 25.01.2019. All data refer to 2017 data available for the Member States on the day of extraction.
Data for the EU have been estimated.
Further information & statistics
Further information can also be found in the Eurostat news release on people at risk of poverty or social exclusion.
You might also be interested in the following Statistics Explained articles on poverty and social exclusion.
- Eurostat: Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC)
- Eurostat: SDGs & me (see SDG1: No poverty)
- General Directorate Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion of the European Commission: Poverty and social exclusion.
- European Parliamentary Research Service: Articles on poverty in the EU
- United Nations: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty