Subsistence and welfare » At-risk-of-poverty rate of single parents: At-risk-of-poverty of single parents by region

At-risk-of-poverty rate by type of household: adult and child(ren). The share of single parents with an equalised yearly disposable income lower than the at-risk-of-poverty threshold.

Household – a group of persons living in the common main dwelling (at the same address), who share joint financial and/or food resources and whose members consider themselves to belong to the same household. Household can also consist of one member only.

Adult and child(ren) – household consisting of one adult and at least one dependent child.

Dependent child – a household member aged 0–17 (as at 1 January of the reference year) or a household member aged 18–24 who is economically inactive and living with at least one parent.

At-risk-of-poverty rate – share of persons with an equalised yearly disposable income lower than the at-risk-of-poverty threshold.

At-risk-of-poverty threshold – 60% of the median equalised yearly disposable income of household members.

Equalised income – total household income, which is divided by a sum of equivalence scales of all household members.

The regional division used is based on the Statistical Classification of Regional Units of Estonia. The data are published by the following regions:
EE001 Northern Estonia Harju county
EE004 Western Estonia Hiiu, Lääne, Pärnu and Saare counties
EE006 Central Estonia Järva, Lääne-Viru and Rapla counties
EE007 Northeastern Estonia Ida-Viru county
EE008 Southern Estonia Jõgeva, Põlva, Tartu, Valga, Viljandi and Võru counties

Unit: percent

Disaggregated by: year, type of household, region

Source: Statistics Estonia, Estonian Social Survey (ESS)

Year
Type of household Region 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Single parent with one or more dependent children Whole country 40 42,2 37,8 37,2 34,7 33,7 32 34,9 37,1 38,2 33,4 28,4
Single parent with one or more dependent children Northern Estonia 35,4 25,4 22,8 26,2 26,5 - 11,8 25,3 23,4 28,6 21,5 18,9
Single parent with one or more dependent children Central Estonia 48,3 54,8 49,3 42,4 36,7 53,1 37,8 35,7 43,1 41,4 56,5 60,3
Single parent with one or more dependent children Northeastern Estonia 51,3 68,1 65,3 63,1 43,9 45,4 48 47,8 63,4 48,6 48,9 41,1
Single parent with one or more dependent children Western Estonia 30,7 36,4 46,4 47,1 53,8 39,7 48,8 36 32,5 31,5 - 17,5
Single parent with one or more dependent children Southern Estonia 36,7 41,1 36,8 35,5 34,9 42 45,5 43,5 48,5 52,2 46,8 40,2