Share of Households with Arrears on Utility Bills (Above 60% of median equivalised income)

Based on a comparison of 33 countries in 2016, Macedonia ranked the highest in Share of Households with Arrears on Utility Bills (Above 60% of median equivalised income) with 32.0% followed by Turkey and Serbia. On the other end of the scale was Luxembourg with 1.30%, Netherlands with 1.50% and Sweden with 1.90%.

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Country Unit 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Austria %               3.20 2.90 2.60 3.00 2.70    
Belgium %               3.80 4.10 4.70 3.50 4.10    
Bulgaria % ... ...           27.0 23.2 22.5 28.7 27.3    
Croatia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 26.9 24.8 25.0 26.3 25.2    
Cyprus % ... ...           15.0 16.2 17.1 18.7 18.7   ...
Czech Republic % ... ...           2.90 3.00 2.50 2.40 2.90    
Denmark %               2.30 2.80 3.10 2.80 3.80    
Estonia % ...             8.60 9.00 9.00 8.80 8.00   ...
European Union % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 6.70 7.50 7.70 7.30   ...
Finland % ...             5.70 6.80 7.00 7.60 7.20    
France % ...             4.70 4.70 4.90 4.20 3.90   ...
Germany % ... ...           2.50 2.40 2.50 2.60 3.00   ...
Hungary % ... ...           17.9 17.3 18.8 18.7 16.7    
Iceland % ...             5.30 6.70 6.20 6.20 6.60   ...
Ireland %               10.4 12.6 15.3 15.3 15.2   ...
Italy % ...             7.90 8.90 8.50 8.40 8.50   ...
Latvia % ... ...           18.1 19.2 18.3 17.5 16.8    
Lithuania % ... ...           8.30 9.20 10.3 9.20 8.00   ...
Luxembourg %               1.50 1.50 1.40 2.10 2.30   ...
Macedonia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 31.6 27.5 30.3 30.9 28.3   ...
Malta % ... ...           5.40 7.20 8.40 10.0 13.2   ...
Netherlands % ... ...           1.60 1.80 1.60 1.80 2.10    
Norway %               5.20 5.70 3.80 3.50 2.40    
Poland % ... ...           10.7 10.2 10.8 11.2 11.6   ...
Portugal % ...             5.00 5.00 4.50 5.60 5.50   ...
Romania % ... ... ... ...       23.6 23.7 25.9 26.1 20.5    
Serbia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 31.3 35.5   ...
Slovakia % ... ...           8.10 4.20 3.80 3.60 4.30    
Slovenia % ... ...           15.7 14.9 16.4 17.0 18.3    
Spain % ...             5.10 3.70 5.00 5.60 5.40    
Sweden % ...             3.20 3.10 2.70 2.80 2.10    
Switzerland % ... ... ... ...       3.50 3.20 2.60 2.30 3.30   ...
Turkey % ... ... ...         ... 37.7 35.9 33.4 29.7 ... ...
United Kingdom % ... ...         ... 4.60 3.60 6.90 7.00 5.60   ...