At-risk-of-poverty rate

Updated: 19 Dec 2018
Next update: 19 Dec 2019

Low-income earners (persons at risk of poverty) are considered those whose household's total disposable money income per consumption unit (so-called equivalent income) is lower than 60 per cent of the equivalent median income of all households. The proportion of those below this income threshold is called at-risk-of-poverty rate. The euro-denominated threshold for low income varies by year.

   

Number of persons at risk of poverty grew in 2017

Statistics Finland's income distribution statistics indicate that the number of persons belonging to households at risk of poverty was 654,000 in 2017. The share of persons at risk of poverty in the household population was 12.1 per cent, which is 0.6 percentage points more than in the previous year. Then the number of persons belonging to households at risk of poverty was 623,000.