Income distribution of households; National Accounts

Income distribution of households; National Accounts

Characteristics of households Periods Total amount Resources Compensation of employees Wages and salaries (million euros) Average amount Resources Compensation of employees Wages and salaries (1,000 euro) Standardised amount Resources Compensation of employees Wages and salaries (1,000 euro) Share in adjusted disposable income Resources Compensation of employees Wages and salaries (%)
Total 2018* 283,794 34.9 23.4 55.7
Disposable income: 1st 20%-group 2018* 6,266 3.8 3.0 12.8
Disposable income: 2nd 20%-group 2018* 21,186 13.0 9.4 29.1
Disposable income: 3rd 20%-group 2018* 50,536 31.0 19.9 53.2
Disposable income: 4th 20%-group 2018* 80,906 49.7 30.7 69.6
Disposable income: 5th 20%-group 2018* 124,900 76.7 47.8 70.6
Type: Single man 2018* 28,436 19.8 19.8 56.8
Type: Single woman 2018* 16,916 11.0 11.1 30.9
Type: One-parent family 2018* 15,188 28.0 17.2 46.7
Type: Couple, with child(ren) 2018* 141,811 72.7 32.9 70.8
Type: Couple, no children 2018* 71,607 32.9 22.0 49.2
Other types of households 2018* 9,836 19.7 13.7 37.1
Source of income: mixed income 2018* 9,879 12.3 7.7 13.0
Source of income: compensation of employ 2018* 268,865 65.1 39.5 92.2
Source of income: old age benefits 2018* 2,252 1.1 0.9 2.1
Source of income: other 2018* 2,798 2.5 1.9 7.7
Main earner: to 35 years 2018* 54,455 31.9 24.2 70.9
Main earner: 35 to 50 years 2018* 110,420 54.7 31.2 72.1
Main earner: 50 to 65 years 2018* 112,182 50.9 31.8 70.6
Main earner: 65 years or older 2018* 6,737 3.0 2.4 5.6
Home ownership: Owner-occupied home 2018* 221,092 50.7 30.5 62.7
Home ownership: Rent with rent subsidy 2018* 7,712 5.8 4.5 15.4
Home ownership: Rent: no rent subsidy 2018* 53,035 25.3 19.2 55.4
Home ownership: Other 2018* 1,955 5.6 5.2 17.2
Net worth: 1st 20%-group 2018* 31,382 19.3 15.4 52.2
Net worth: 2nd 20%-group 2018* 37,831 23.2 17.4 51.3
Net worth: 3rd 20%-group 2018* 64,053 39.3 25.5 65.4
Net worth: 4th 20%-group 2018* 70,332 43.2 26.5 59.8
Net worth: 5th 20%-group 2018* 80,196 49.3 29.4 50.0
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table describes the income distribution of the sector households in the national accounts over different household groups. Households are identified by main source of income, living situation, household composition, age classes of the head of the household, income class by 20% groups, and net worth class by 20% groups.

Data available from: 2015.

Status of the figures:
Data of 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 are provisional.

Changes as of June 24th 2020:
The figures of 2015 and 2016 are revised, because national accounts figures are changed due to a revision (for example balances of households). For 2017 also microdata are added that were not available in June 2019. The table shows not only the revised figures of 2015-2017, but also results of 2018.

When will new figures be published?
New figures will be released in June 2021.

Description topics

Total amount
Resources
Resources are transactions which add to the economic value of sectors.
Compensation of employees
The compensation of employees is the total remuneration, in cash or in kind, payable by an employer to an employee in return for work done by the latter during an accounting period. The compensation of employees is equal to the sum of wages and salaries and employers' social contributions.
Wages and salaries
Wages and salaries are the remunerations an employee receives in return for work done during an accounting period. Wages and salaries include social contributions, income taxes and other payments payable by the employee, including those withheld by the employer and paid directly to social insurance schemes, tax authorities etc. on behalf of the employee. The most important form of wages and salaries is wages in cash (including withheld income taxes and social contributions). Wages in cash are composed of regular gross wages, standard extra allowances (for instance for hazardous work), bonuses, overtime pay, tips and compensation for costs related to employment (for instance refunds of fares to and from work). Bonuses include holiday pay, tantième, gratifications, profit shares and a thirteenth or fourteenth month. Wages in kind occur if an employee benefits from his or her job besides being paid wages. Examples of payment in kind are private use of a company car, free housing, free food, lower interest rates on mortgages, free or cheap use of the company's products or services, and company supplied or subsidized child care.
Average amount
Amount per household.
Resources
Resources are transactions which add to the economic value of sectors.
Compensation of employees
The compensation of employees is the total remuneration, in cash or in kind, payable by an employer to an employee in return for work done by the latter during an accounting period. The compensation of employees is equal to the sum of wages and salaries and employers' social contributions.
Wages and salaries
Wages and salaries are the remunerations an employee receives in return for work done during an accounting period. Wages and salaries include social contributions, income taxes and other payments payable by the employee, including those withheld by the employer and paid directly to social insurance schemes, tax authorities etc. on behalf of the employee. The most important form of wages and salaries is wages in cash (including withheld income taxes and social contributions). Wages in cash are composed of regular gross wages, standard extra allowances (for instance for hazardous work), bonuses, overtime pay, tips and compensation for costs related to employment (for instance refunds of fares to and from work). Bonuses include holiday pay, tantième, gratifications, profit shares and a thirteenth or fourteenth month. Wages in kind occur if an employee benefits from his or her job besides being paid wages. Examples of payment in kind are private use of a company car, free housing, free food, lower interest rates on mortgages, free or cheap use of the company's products or services, and company supplied or subsidized child care.
Standardised amount
Amount per household converted to a single-person household.
Resources
Resources are transactions which add to the economic value of sectors.
Compensation of employees
The compensation of employees is the total remuneration, in cash or in kind, payable by an employer to an employee in return for work done by the latter during an accounting period. The compensation of employees is equal to the sum of wages and salaries and employers' social contributions.
Wages and salaries
Wages and salaries are the remunerations an employee receives in return for work done during an accounting period. Wages and salaries include social contributions, income taxes and other payments payable by the employee, including those withheld by the employer and paid directly to social insurance schemes, tax authorities etc. on behalf of the employee. The most important form of wages and salaries is wages in cash (including withheld income taxes and social contributions). Wages in cash are composed of regular gross wages, standard extra allowances (for instance for hazardous work), bonuses, overtime pay, tips and compensation for costs related to employment (for instance refunds of fares to and from work). Bonuses include holiday pay, tantième, gratifications, profit shares and a thirteenth or fourteenth month. Wages in kind occur if an employee benefits from his or her job besides being paid wages. Examples of payment in kind are private use of a company car, free housing, free food, lower interest rates on mortgages, free or cheap use of the company's products or services, and company supplied or subsidized child care.
Share in adjusted disposable income
Percentage in gross adjusted disposable income
Resources
Resources are transactions which add to the economic value of sectors.
Compensation of employees
The compensation of employees is the total remuneration, in cash or in kind, payable by an employer to an employee in return for work done by the latter during an accounting period. The compensation of employees is equal to the sum of wages and salaries and employers' social contributions.
Wages and salaries
Wages and salaries are the remunerations an employee receives in return for work done during an accounting period. Wages and salaries include social contributions, income taxes and other payments payable by the employee, including those withheld by the employer and paid directly to social insurance schemes, tax authorities etc. on behalf of the employee. The most important form of wages and salaries is wages in cash (including withheld income taxes and social contributions). Wages in cash are composed of regular gross wages, standard extra allowances (for instance for hazardous work), bonuses, overtime pay, tips and compensation for costs related to employment (for instance refunds of fares to and from work). Bonuses include holiday pay, tantième, gratifications, profit shares and a thirteenth or fourteenth month. Wages in kind occur if an employee benefits from his or her job besides being paid wages. Examples of payment in kind are private use of a company car, free housing, free food, lower interest rates on mortgages, free or cheap use of the company's products or services, and company supplied or subsidized child care.