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First results for Portugal of EU-SILC (EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions)

According to the EU-SILC (EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions) survey (definitive data), 2.6 million at-risk-of-poverty or social exclusion.

In 2016 2,595 thousand residents were at-risk-of-poverty or social exclusion, i.e., 25.1%, 1.5 percentage points (p.p.) less than in the previous year. Of those in poverty or social exclusion, 18.8% (around 487 thousand) were aged less than 18 years, and 18.0% (about 468 thousand) were aged 65 or over.

Poor housing conditions, such as an insufficient number of rooms available for the household, the lack of basic sanitary facilities in the dwelling or problems in the general condition and insufficient light inside the dwelling, mostly affect people at-risk-of-poverty and households with dependent children.

Almost 30% of the resident population with lower incomes lived overburdened by the housing costs in 2016.

For further information:

Statistics Portugal  - press release of 16/05/17 2.6 million at-risk-of-poverty or social exclusion in 2016

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