Average households incomes, 1990-2000

Average households incomes, 1990-2000

Composition of the household Other household characteristics Periods Number of households (x 1000) Persons per household (absoluut) Persons with an income per household (absoluut) Gross income (1000 euro) Spendable income (1000 euro) Standardised income (1000 euro)
Total households Total households 1999 6,855 2.3 1.7 36.9 23.5 16.5
Total households Total households 2000 6,941 2.3 1.7 38.7 24.8 17.4
Total households Profits 1999 331 2.9 1.9 52.8 32.9 20.8
Total households Profits 2000 336 2.9 1.9 53.9 33.3 21.2
Total households Wage 1999 3,943 2.6 1.8 43.8 26.7 17.9
Total households Wage 2000 4,025 2.5 1.8 45.7 27.9 18.7
Total households Pension 1999 1,635 1.5 1.4 24.5 18.6 15.3
Total households Pension 2000 1,666 1.5 1.4 25.8 19.9 16.4
Total households Benefit 1999 790 1.9 1.4 17.6 12.5 9.5
Total households Benefit 2000 761 1.9 1.4 18.9 13.5 10.2
Total households Other income sources 1999 157 2.7 1.8 55.0 31.0 20.0
Total households Other income sources 2000 154 2.7 1.8 59.4 35.1 22.6
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description

Number of households and average annual income by household
characteristics and income level
1990 - 2000
Changed on August 03 2009.
Frequency: Discontinued.

Description topics

Number of households
Total number of households by type of household and income bracket.
Persons per household
Average number of household members on 31 December.
Persons with an income per household
Average number of household members on 31 December. Refers only to persons
who were household members during the whole year or part of the year.
Gross income
Gross income is composed of primary income plus gross received payments.
Primary income includes:
- business profits
- gross labour income
Wages, salaries, bonuses, remunerative work outside employment, the value
of private use of a company car. Contributions to pension schemes have
already been deducted.
- income from property
Interest, dividend and proceeds from property (including own house).
Paid interest is balanced with income from property.
Gross payments received include:
- direct payments from the government, e.g income support benefits and
child allowances
- old age, unemployment and disablement benefits
- other benefits, like pensions and annuities.
Spendable income
Spendable income is defined as the gross income after deduction of
payments and wage, income and property taxes.
The payments include:
- social insurance payments, i.e. contributions paid under the Old Age
Pension Act, General Surviving Relatives Act, and the Exceptional Medical
Expenses Act.
- employers' and employees' contributions
employees' insurances are paid under the Compulsory Health Insurance Act,
the Unemployment Insurance Act and the Disablement Insurance Act.
- health insurance premium (compulsory and private)
- other payments, e.g. annuities and tax-deductable divorce benefits.
Standardised income
Standardised income is defined as spendable income corrected for
differences in household composition. This is done by means of equivalence
factors. Equivalence factors reflect the advantages resulting from
collective household formation. Equivalence factors convert all household
incomes to single-person household incomes. Thus, prosperity levels of all
types of households can be compared.