Households by self-perceived financial well-being

Updated: 19 Dec 2018
Next update: 19 Dec 2019

In addition to surveys based on income, household finances may be studied by asking the households how well they are able to make their ends meet with the current income. Income distribution statistics has been collected since 2003 by asking the households: "When taking into account all of the household income, is it sufficient to cover normal expenses with great difficulty, with difficulty, with some difficulty, fairly easily, easily, very easily?"

   

Number of persons with difficulties in making ends meet decreased

A total of 605,000 households, or 22.3 per cent of all households, experienced at least some difficulties in making ends meet in 2017. The number of households experiencing at least some difficulties went down by 60,000 households. The number of households experiencing more serious difficulties went down and was 189,000, that is, 7.0 per cent of all households. One year earlier, the number of households experiencing more serious difficulties in making ends meet was 198,000, that is, 7.4 per cent of all households.