Austria - Poverty in 2016 - May 31, 2017

A report of the statistical office reveals that 18% of the population was at risk of poverty or social exclusion in 2016. These persons had low household income, were severely materially deprived or lived in households with low work intensity. In total, the number of persons at risk of poverty or social exclusion declined by 157 000 persons since 2008. According to the EU-Statistics on Income and Living Conditions, long-term unemployed persons face an especially high risk of social exclusion (79%). People who are in employment are relatively better socially secured (risk of poverty or social exclusion 10%). 8.3% of all persons in employment live in households with an income below the poverty line are considered as ‘working poor’.

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