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Income and poverty indicators, Slovenia, 2010 – provisional data

Friday, September 16, 2011, First Release
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In 2010 the at-risk-of-poverty rate was 12.7%, 1.4 percentage points higher than in the previous year. The monthly at-risk-of-poverty threshold for a one-member household decreased from EUR 593 in 2009 to EUR 587 in 2010.

12.7% of people below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold in 2010

According to the 2010 Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC), the at-risk-of-poverty rate in Slovenia was 12.7%. This means that in 2010 12.7% or about 254,000 people in Slovenia were living below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold.

Compared to 2009, in 2010 the at-risk-of-poverty rate increased from 11.3% to 12.7%. For the first time, the at-risk-of-poverty threshold slightly decreased. The calculation is based on income received in 2009, which is the income reference year for the 2010 survey. And 2009 was the year of economic crisis, with a relatively high number of unemployed persons; the results of the mentioned crisis reflected in lower income of households and a higher at-risk-of-poverty rate.

The annual at-risk-of-poverty threshold for a one-member household was set at EUR 7,042; the disposable net monthly income of people below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold was thus below EUR 587 per equivalised adult person. A four-member family with two adults and two children younger than 14 should have at least EUR 1,232 of disposable net monthly income to rise above the at-risk-of-poverty threshold, while a two-member household without children should have at least EUR 880 per month.

Population groups below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold

The at-risk-of-poverty rate data by different socio-economic groups of persons and households show that households without working members were in the worst position (poverty rate 40.1%), especially the ones with dependent children (74.8%). According to household type, one-member households (38.5%), one-parent households (31.4%) and couples with three or more children (13.6%) were in the worst position. Among most vulnerable to poverty according to most frequent activity status in the year prior to the survey were the unemployed (44.1%) and retired persons (18.3%). Women older than 64 years (27.1%) and tenants (27.6%) also had high poverty rates.

As expected, the lowest at-risk-of-poverty rate was registered in work intensive households in which all adult household members were at work (3.5%) and for persons at work (5.3%). Despite the low at-risk-of-poverty rate of persons at work these persons represented almost a fifth of all people below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold.

Compared to 2009, the at-risk-of-poverty rates increased in almost all groups. The only exceptions were men older than 59 years, one-member households, couples with one dependent child, couples with three or more dependent children and couples without dependent children; due to lower at-risk-of-poverty rates, compared to 2009 in 2010 the situation of these groups slightly improved.

Social transfers still lower the at-risk-of-poverty rate

If social transfers - family and social benefits - were not considered as income, the at-risk-of-poverty rate would almost double and amount to 24.2%; in the case of older persons it would amount to 32.1%. If also pensions were subtracted from income, the at-risk-of-poverty rate would increase to as much as 39.9%. It would increase for all age groups, the most for people over the age of 64 for whom it would rise to 88.4%. These data show that in Slovenia social transfers including pensions still have important impact on decreasing the at-risk-of-poverty rate.

Higher income inequality

Compared to a year before, in 2010 the value of the Gini coefficient was 1.1 percentage points higher and the value of the quintile share ratio increased from 3.2 to 3.4. In view of the higher values of both indicators, we can infer that in 2010 income was slightly less equally distributed among households than in 2009.

Material deprivation slightly lower

Materially deprived people are those living in households that can not afford at least three or four of the nine deprivation items due to lack of financial resources. In 2010 the material deprivation rate for people who can not afford at least three of the nine deprivation items was 15.8%, 0.4 of a percentage point less than a year before. 41.9% of people below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold and 12.0% of people above the at-risk-of-poverty threshold were materially deprived. The material deprivation rate for people who can not afford at least four of the nine deprivation items was 5.9%, 0.2 of a percentage point less than a year before. 20.5% of people below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold and 3.8% of people above the at-risk-of-poverty threshold were materially deprived.

Less overcrowded dwellings

The overcrowding rate is the share of people living in dwellings with not enough rooms in view of the number of household members. In 2010 the overcrowding rate was 34.9%, which means that 34.9% of people lived in overcrowded dwellings. Compared to 2009, the overcrowding rate decreased by 3.1 percentage points. The rate was higher for underage children (44.3%) and lower for people aged 65+ (16.3%). 33.3% of people above the at-risk-of-poverty threshold and 46.3% of people below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold were living in overcrowded dwellings. People below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold who were living in overcrowded dwellings represented 5.9% of all people in households, while people above the at-risk-of-poverty threshold who were living in overcrowded dwellings represented 29.1% of all people in households.

Table 1: Basic income and poverty indicators1), Slovenia, 2010 - provisional data
IndicatorValue
At-risk-of-poverty threshold2) (EUR)7,042
At-risk-of-poverty threshold for a household consisting of two adults and two children3) (EUR)14,787
At-risk-of-poverty rate (%)12.7
At-risk-of-poverty rate before social transfers excluding pensions (%)24.2
At-risk-of-poverty rate before social transfers including pensions (%)39.9
Inequality of income distribution: S80/S20 quintile share ratio3.4
Inequality of income distribution: Gini coefficient (%)23.8
Material deprivation rate for 3 of 9 deprivation items (%)15.8
Material deprivation rate for 4 of 9 deprivation items (%)5.9
Overcrowding rate (%)34.9
1) Data for the concept of net disposable income in cash. Part of income in kind is included: the use of company cars for personal purposes and withdrawals from a business by a self-employed person.
2) Annual threshold for a one-member household.
3) Annual threshold. Children are under 14 years of age.
Source: SORS
Methodological note
The source for calculating the at-risk-of-poverty rate and other indicators for 2010 are data from the Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) 2010, which was implemented with the Survey on Living Conditions in 2010 (survey year) and the use of administrative and register data for 2009 (income reference year).

The procedure of calculating weights for households in 2010 included the data from the 2011 register-based population census. Due to the change in the data source for weighting, the number of households (especially one-member households) in the population increased.

More detailed data will be published in our SI-STAT data portal no later than 31 December 2011.

Final data for 2010 will be published no later than 31 December 2012.
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Tuesday, December 02, 2014
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