The at-risk-of-poverty rate was 23.2% in 2019, and compared to 2018, it was lower by 1.1 percentage points. Beside this, the at-risk-of-poverty or social exclusion rate amounted to 31.7%, and it was lower by 2.6 percentage points relative to 2018.
The at-risk-of-poverty rate represents the share of persons whose equivalised disposable income is below relative poverty line, which amounted to 19 381 RSD a month on an average for a single person household in 2019. The at-risk-of-poverty rate does not show the actual number of poor people, but rather how many of them have an income below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold.
The at-risk-of-poverty threshold amounted to 34 886 RSD a month on an average for a household with two adults and one child aged below 14, while for a four-member household with two adults and two children aged below 14, it amounted to 40 700 RSD.
The at-risk-of-poverty or social exclusion rate shows the share of individuals who are at risk of poverty or are severely materially deprived or live in households with very low work intensity.
Observed by age, the at-risk-of-poverty rate shows that individuals up to 18 years of age were the most exposed to the poverty risk (28.9%), as well as individuals aged 18-24 (25.6%).The lowest at-risk-of-poverty rate was recorded for the group of persons aged 65 years and over (21.1%).
By the type of household, individuals in households composed of two adults with three or more dependent children were at the highest risk-of-poverty (51.9%), followed by individuals living in single parent households with one or more dependent children (41.6%).
According to the activity status for persons aged 18 and over, the most exposed to the at-risk-of-poverty were unemployed persons (47.5%), while the lowest at-risk-of-poverty rate was recorded for employees working for employers (6.5%). In case of self-employed persons, this rate amounted to 25.9%. The at-risk-of-poverty rate for pensioners was 17.2%.