Wealth of households; components of wealth


This table shows the distribution of wealth of households. The figures in this table are broken down to components of wealth and different household characteristics.

Data available from: 2006.
The population consists of all private households with income on January 1st of the reporting year.

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table are provisional.

The compilation of the figures has been changed in a number of parts from reporting year 2011 compared to previous years:
From 2011, more complete information on bank and saving credits and securities is available. All small amounts are also observed from that moment on. As a result, there are more households with these assets.
From 2011, more complete information on debts is available. Education loans and loans from banks are fully observed from that moment on. As a result, there are more households with other loans.

Changes as of 18 November 2019:
Figures for 2017 are finalized. Figures for 2018 are added.

When will new figures be published?
New figures will be published in December of 2020.

Wealth of households; components of wealth

Household characteristics Components of wealth Periods Number of private households (x 1 000) Total wealth (bn euros) Mean wealth (1 000 euros) Median wealth (1 000 euros)
Private households Wealth 2018* 7,755.1 1,416.9 182.7 38.4
Private households 1 Assets 2018* 7,755.1 2,263.5 291.9 191.1
Private households 1.1 Financial assets 2018* 7,572.8 437.4 57.8 14.6
Private households 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2018* 7,571.1 304.8 40.3 13.3
Private households 1.1.2 Securities 2018* 1,174.7 132.6 112.8 19.0
Private households 1.2 Real estate 2018* 4,471.7 1,506.6 336.9 262.9
Private households 1.2.1 Principal residence 2018* 4,399.6 1,333.5 303.1 256.5
Private households 1.2.2 Other real estate 2018* 669.6 173.1 258.5 147.4
Private households 1.3 Enterprise capital 2018* 893.7 70.1 78.5 12.6
Private households 1.4 Participating shares 2018* 173.7 207.8 1,196.2 325.3
Private households 1.5 Other assets 2018* 356.5 41.6 116.7 39.7
Private households 2 Liabilities 2018* 5,095.4 846.6 166.1 130.0
Private households 2.1 Principal residence loans 2018* 3,729.0 725.9 194.7 165.1
Private households 2.2 Education loans 2018* 1,169.1 17.4 14.9 8.7
Private households 2.3 Other loans 2018* 2,090.5 103.2 49.4 1.3
Source: CBS.
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