SET & VIZ: People living in households with very low work intensity in Europe (Eurostat, 2015-2019)

  • Eurostat is a great stop for comparable aggregated data about housing in Europe.

  • This is a particular index that's very likely going to gain relevance as the economic consequences of the Covid-19 crisis keep unfolding: people living in households with very low work intensity in Europe.

    • "The indicator is defined as the share of people aged 0-59 living in households with very low work intensity. These are households where on average the adults (aged 18-59, excluding students) work 20% or less of their total work potential during the past year. The indicator is part of the multidimensional poverty index."

  • Looking at the 2019 data, we find that very interestingly the countries with a highest percentage of people living in households with very low work intensity are Greece (13.8%), Spain (10.8%) and then maybe surprisingly Finland (9.7%).

    The data for 2019 is incomplete, as it doesn't yet contain that of several countries, like Serbia and North Macedonia, which in 2018 had a higher percentage than Greece, and like Ireland, Belgium and Italy, which in 2018 had a higher percentage than Spain.

  • But, still, it already offers interesting indications that could lead to research questions and to stories.

  • See the table, play with some basic visualisations and download the raw data here: https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/databrowser/view/sdg_01_40/default/table?lang=en