Survey on Income and Living Conditions – SILC has been conducted for the third time in the Republic of Serbia in the period from May until July 2015. The objective of this survey is to collect the data in order to calculate the indicators of poverty, social exclusion, and living conditions. Conducting the survey is of particular importance, given that it is based on a standardized methodology for all Member States of the European Union, thus ensuring the comparability of the results. The survey is conducted one a year.
The at-risk-of-poverty or social exclusion rate in 2015 amounts to 41.3%. Moreover, the at-risk-of-poverty rate is 25.4%.These persons are not necessarily poor, but they are at the higher risk of poverty than the others.
Persons aged 18 to 24 are the most exposed to the poverty risk (30.3%), and also persons younger than 18 (29.9%). The lowest at-risk-of-poverty rate is found in the group of persons who are over 65 years of age (19.7%).
The highest at-risk-of-poverty rate have individuals in households with two adults with three or more dependent children (35.8%), as well as single parent households with one or more dependent children (35.4%).
According to the activity status of persons aged 18 and over, the most exposed to the at-risk-of-poverty are unemployed persons (46.2%), while the lowest at-risk-of-poverty rate have employees working for employers (8.5%). In the case of self-employed persons, this rate amounts to (37.3%). The at-risk-of-poverty rate for pensioners is (15.2%).
More detailed information related to poverty, material deprivation, inequality, and work intensity is available in the Statistical Release of the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia “Poverty and Social Inequality in the Republic of Serbia”.