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Most persons at-risk-of-poverty lived in the regions Norte and Centro
Income and Living Conditions
Most persons at-risk-of-poverty lived in the regions Norte and Centro
07 May 2019

Summary

The definitive data of the Survey on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), carried out in 2018 on previous year incomes, indicate that the annual median equivalent monetary disposable income in Portugal was €9,346 in 2017, and therefore the at-risk-of-poverty threshold was €5,607 (€467 a month). These data confirm that 17.3% of the residents (1,777 thousand persons) were at-risk-of-poverty in 2017.
Although persons living in the autonomous regions were more exposed to the risk of poverty (31.6% in Açores and 27.5% in Madeira), the majority of residents at-risk-of-poverty lived in 2017 in the regions of Norte (664 thousand) and Centro (415 thousand).
The definitive results of the survey also confirm a strongly asymmetrical distribution, with a Gini coefficient of around 32% for most regions, with the exception of Alentejo as the less unequal region (28.9%) and the Região Autónoma dos Açores with the highest coefficient (37.9%).


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