Relative at-risk-of-poverty gap. By sex and age group

Relative at-risk-of-poverty gap. Total 2017
Men Women Total
Catalonia 30.9 30.1 30.3
Spain 32.4 32.6 32.4
Eurozone 25.2 23.7 24.4
European Union 25.7 24.0 24.7
Units: %.
Source Catalonia: Idescat. Source Spain, eurozone and European Union: Eurostat.
Relative at-risk-of-poverty gap. Less than 18 years 2017
Men Women Total
Catalonia 36.6 35.4 36.2
Spain 34.7 39.2 36.5
Eurozone 23.8 24.5 24.0
European Union 25.1 26.0 25.5
Units: %.
Source Catalonia: Idescat. Source Spain, eurozone and European Union: Eurostat.
Relative at-risk-of-poverty gap. From 18 to 64 years 2017
Men Women Total
Catalonia 31.4 36.0 34.9
Spain 33.4 33.0 33.1
Eurozone 28.1 26.3 27.2
European Union 28.4 26.4 27.4
Units: %.
Source Catalonia: Idescat. Source Spain, eurozone and European Union: Eurostat.
Relative at-risk-of-poverty gap. 65 years or over 2017
Men Women Total
Catalonia 19.8 16.8 17.4
Spain 15.8 23.3 20.2
Eurozone 16.4 17.0 16.8
European Union 16.2 17.0 16.7
Units: %.
Source Catalonia: Idescat. Source Spain, eurozone and European Union: Eurostat.

Date published: June 21, 2018. Revised series on December 10, 2018.

Methodological note

Relative at-risk-of-poverty gap is an indicator that shows, in percentage terms, the distance between the median equivalent income of the population at-risk-of-poverty and the risk-of-poverty threshold, which is set at 60% of the national median equivalised disposable income (after social transfers).

In the case of Catalonia, the threshold is set at 60% of the median equivalised disposable income of Catalan population (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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