Switzerland: Poverty ratio

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 Switzerland

Poverty, percent of population

 Latest value 14.70
 Year 2020
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2006 - 2020
 Average 15.14
 Min - Max 13.80 - 16.00
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Switzerland from 2006 to 2020. The average value for Switzerland during that period was 15.14 percent with a minimum of 13.8 percent in 2013 and a maximum of 16 percent in 2018. The latest value from 2020 is 14.7 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 57 countries is 19.81 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Switzerland - Poverty ratio - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Switzerland - Poverty ratio - historical chart - 2006-2020




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 33.10 2018 index points
 Poverty ratio 14.70 2020 percent
 Poverty at 1.90 USD per day 0.00 2018 percent
 Poverty at 5.50 USD per day 0.20 2018 percent
 Top 10 percent income share 25.80 2018 percent
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