|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)|
|Source: Sickness/Disability benefit||Wealth||2020*||273.6||22.2||81.3||4.2|
|Source: Sickness/Disability benefit||1 Assets||2020*||273.6||34.4||125.9||6.4|
|Source: Sickness/Disability benefit||1.1 Financial assets||2020*||261.4||6.7||25.8||3.7|
|Source: Sickness/Disability benefit||1.1.1 Bank and savings credits||2020*||261.3||5.6||21.6||3.5|
|Source: Sickness/Disability benefit||1.1.2 Securities||2020*||19.8||1.1||55.5||15.5|
|Source: Sickness/Disability benefit||1.2 Real estate||2020*||88.5||25.4||287.0||246.6|
|Source: Sickness/Disability benefit||1.2.1 Principal residence||2020*||86.5||23.8||274.9||244.5|
|Source: Sickness/Disability benefit||1.2.2 Other real estate||2020*||9.7||1.6||163.9||111.6|
|Source: Sickness/Disability benefit||1.3 Enterprise capital||2020*||14.3||0.5||37.1||6.1|
|Source: Sickness/Disability benefit||1.4 Substantial interest||2020*||5.4||1.3||236.5||21.2|
|Source: Sickness/Disability benefit||1.5 Other assets||2020*||5.7||0.5||87.0||30.7|
|Source: Sickness/Disability benefit||2 Liabilities||2020*||171.0||12.2||71.3||18.1|
|Source: Sickness/Disability benefit||2.1 Principal residence loans||2020*||75.6||10.3||136.0||120.5|
|Source: Sickness/Disability benefit||2.2 Education loans||2020*||26.1||0.4||14.9||7.7|
|Source: Sickness/Disability benefit||2.3 Other loans||2020*||121.5||1.5||12.6||1.5|
|Source: Sickness/Disability benefit||Wealth excluding principal residence||2020*||272.7||8.7||32.0||2.4|
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 for 2006 to 2019 are final. The figures for 2020 are preliminary.
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 19 October 2021:
Figures for 2019 are finalized. Preliminary figures for 2020 are added.
Changes as of April 2021:
Revised data for 2006 to 2019 have been added.
Due to the availability of new sources and improvements in the methodology, wealth figures have been changed.
When will new figures be published?
New figures for 2021 will be published in the fall of 2022.
- Number of private households
- Number of private households with a known income on January 1st of the reporting year.
A private household is a collection of one or more people who share the same living space and provide in their own everyday needs in a private, non-commercial way.
- Total wealth
- Total wealth of private households.
- Mean wealth
- Mean wealth of private households.
- Median wealth
- Median wealth of private households.
Ranking households according to their wealth, the median is equal to the wealth of the central household. Half of the households possess more wealth, the other half has less.