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10/03/2021

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In 2019, 11.1% of people with a disability in the EU lived in households where housing placed a heavy burden on disposable income, compared to 9.1% for people with no disability.

The housing cost overburden rate is defined as the percentage of the population living in households where total housing costs represent more than 40% of disposable income (both 'net' of housing allowances).

In most EU Member States, people with disabilities live in households where housing costs place a heavier burden on disposable income than in households without disabilities.

People with a disability in Greece (33.7%), Bulgaria (22.4%) and Denmark (21.0%) experienced the highest housing cost overburden rate. On the other end of the scale, the lowest rate of households with disability reporting heavy burden of housing costs was observed in Cyprus (1.5%), Malta (2.4%), Ireland (4.2%) and Hungary (4.5%).

Bar chart showing values per EU country of housing cost overburden rate for people with disabilities and those without it,2019 data​​​​​​​

Source data: hlth_dhc060

For more information on this topic, see the Disability statistics – housing conditions Statistics Explained article.

This news item concludes our series of news on disability statistics. You can find on overview of all the disability statistics published by Eurostat in our online publication Disability statistics.


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