19.3 percent of the people were threatened in the year 2019 of poverty in 2009, up from 19 percent, as the Federal Statistical office in Wiesbaden reported on Thursday on the Basis of the microcensus. Accordingly, the Federal capital is in comparison to the other Eastern länder, is the exception. In all Eastern countries, the so-called risk-of-poverty rate fell - also in Brandenburg, where she reached in 2019 15.2 percent (1.5 percent less than in 2009). Nationwide, the risk of poverty increased, according to data of statisticians from 14.6 percent in 2009 to 15.9 percent in the year 2019. While the risk decreased in the Eastern Federal States, including Berlin, from 19.5 to 17.9 percent, it increased in Western countries from 13.3 to 15.4 percent. The highest decline in Mecklenburg-recorded-Vorpommern (3.7% less), which is the highest increase was registered in Bremen, Germany (4.8 percent).
The threshold for the risk of Poverty was in 2019, in the case of 1074 euros for a Single person household, 60 percent of the average household income. Who has less money, is considered to be at risk of poverty. The Corona-crisis impact on the risk of poverty is still unclear.
Updated Date: 14 August 2020, 07:28