In 2022, the differences in the risk of poverty between men and women were limited. The poverty risk was highest among the elderly.
Broken down by household type, the poverty risk was highest among single parent households (19%), single person households (14%) and older couples (13%).
According to socio-economic position, the highest risk of poverty was found among the unemployed (39%). Non-active people without pensioners (18%) also scored relatively high.
The poverty risk was also much higher among tenants (18%) than among house owners (5%).
The poverty risk decreases as the level of education rises. In 2022, this risk was 5% for the highly educated and 16% for the low educated.
Finally, the poverty risk also varies by country of birth. People born in Belgium had the lowest poverty risk (6%), those born outside the European Union (EU27) had the highest poverty risk (26%).