Share of Population at some or severe risk of poverty before social transfers (pensions included in social transfers)

Based on a comparison of 33 countries in 2015, Ireland ranked the highest in Share of Population at some or severe risk of poverty before social transfers (pensions included in social transfers) with 75.7% followed by Malta and Hungary. On the other end of the scale was Switzerland with 52.1%, Iceland with 56.1% and Denmark with 58.8%.

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Country Unit 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Austria %         64.4 64.8 65.9 64.8 62.3    
Belgium %         67.9 70.0 71.1 71.9 70.6    
Bulgaria % ...       65.4 69.9 66.0 65.3 67.1    
Croatia % ... ... ... ... ... 71.0 75.4 70.8 68.4    
Cyprus %         60.1 64.0 60.6 63.5 62.9    
Czech Republic %         68.5 69.2 71.7 73.3 72.1    
Denmark %         59.9 58.9 55.3 58.9 59.3    
Estonia %         66.9 68.5 69.5 67.7 67.1    
Finland %         58.8 60.3 61.0 59.2 ...    
France %         68.3 68.0 67.5 66.7 68.5    
Germany %         67.5 67.7 68.5 67.2 68.2    
Hungary %         75.7 74.0 75.9 78.2 77.4    
Iceland %         53.9 57.4 56.4 56.9 56.7    
Ireland %         72.9 74.0 76.6 76.7 75.3    
Italy %         69.1 71.3 69.8 67.3 66.9    
Latvia %         62.0 66.7 70.2 69.1 65.2    
Lithuania %         74.6 77.0 78.7 77.4 77.7    
Luxembourg %         63.0 64.5 65.3 65.9 63.2    
Macedonia % ... ... ... ... ... 44.7 65.2 ... 67.7 ...  
Malta %         66.0 65.7 66.8 70.8 70.9    
Montenegro % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 65.7 ... ...
Netherlands %         60.2 62.9 61.4 60.3 59.5    
Norway %         64.3 67.1 70.4 68.8 63.9    
Poland %         69.8 69.4 69.0 68.0 67.1    
Portugal %         67.0 70.1 68.7 70.3 69.9    
Romania % ... ...     72.6 68.5 70.6 68.5 69.7    
Serbia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 74.8 ...  
Slovakia %         59.1 60.0 58.3 59.1 59.0    
Slovenia %         58.0 59.5 57.9 62.6 64.8    
Spain %         62.9 67.3 71.7 70.9 67.6    
Sweden %         68.6 66.8 68.3 66.8 64.1    
Switzerland % ... ...     52.5 53.1 54.2 54.4 51.1   ...
Turkey % ...     ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
United Kingdom %         70.6 72.2 70.1 74.5 74.6