At-risk-of-poverty rate. By sex

At-risk-of-poverty rate before social transfers. By sex 2017
Men Women Total
Catalonia 23.9 25.6 24.8
Spain 28.0 28.7 28.4
Eurozone 24.2 (e) 25.6 (e) 24.9 (e)
European Union 24.3 (e) 25.5 (e) 25.0 (e)
Units: %.
Source Catalonia: Idescat. Source Spain, eurozone and European Union: Eurostat.
(e) Estimated value.
At-risk-of-poverty rate after social transfers. By sex 2017
Men Women Total
Catalonia 19.3 20.7 20.0
Spain 21.0 22.2 21.6
Eurozone 16.4 (e) 17.7 (e) 17.1 (e)
European Union 16.3 (e) 17.5 (e) 16.9 (e)
Units: %.
Source Catalonia: Idescat. Source Spain, eurozone and European Union: Eurostat.
(e) Estimated value.

Date published: June 21, 2018. Revised series on December 5, 2018.

Methodological note

People at risk of poverty are persons with an equivalised disposable income below the risk-of-poverty threshold, which is set at 60 % of the national median equivalised disposable income. In the case of Catalonia, the threshold is set at 60% of the median equivalised disposable income of Catalan population.

Examining the risk of poverty rate before and after social transfers strives to quantify the efforts made by the social protection system to reduce poverty. Thus, two types of rates are analysed according to the different kinds of income received: income before social transfers (including retirement and survivor pensions) and income after social transfers.

The data of Catalonia comes from the Survey on Living Conditions. This is a statistical operation carried out annually by the INE, whereupon Idescat performs a specific analysis of the results for Catalonia.

From 2016, as the result of an agreement signed with the INE to improve this statistic, Idescat carries out its own field work to extend the Survey with information from ore than 1,700 households; this means that the sample now includes more than 3,000 households and 7,300 individuals. The main objective of this extension is to improve the statistical validity of the results.

After 2013, the data related to the household income from the Survey on Living Conditions has been assembled using a mixed methodology that combines the information provided by the interviewee and the administrative records of the Tax Agency and Social Security.

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