Germany: Poverty ratio

* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
 Germany

Poverty, percent of population

 Latest value 14.70
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2019 - 2021
 Average 15.60
 Min - Max 14.70 - 16.10
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Germany from 2019 to 2021. The average value for Germany during that period was 15.6 percent with a minimum of 14.7 percent in 2021 and a maximum of 16.1 percent in 2019. The latest value from 2021 is 14.7 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 49 countries is 20.60 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
Select indicator
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series


Recent values chart
Germany - Poverty ratio - Recent values chart




Definition: National poverty headcount ratio is the percentage of the population living below the national poverty line(s). National estimates are based on population-weighted subgroup estimates from household surveys. For economies for which the data are from EU-SILC, the reported year is the income reference year, which is the year before the survey year.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Gini inequality index 31.70 2019 index points
 Poverty ratio 14.70 2021 percent
 Poverty at 1.90 USD per day 0.00 2019 percent
 Poverty at 5.50 USD per day 0.20 2019 percent
 Top 10 percent income share 25.20 2019 percent
This site uses cookies.
Learn more here


OK