Nearly 20 percent of our compatriots live in overcrowded housing

19 percent of Hungarians live in overcrowded housing Eurostat data according to. The indicator has improved significantly in recent years, but the problem still affects more than 1.85 million Hungarians.

According to Eurostat statistics, households are considered to be overcrowded if they do not have at least one room for the household, no separate room for a couple or for each adult over the age of 18, no separate room for two children aged 12-17 and no separate room for two. for a child under the age of.

According to the latest statistics for 2020, Romania has the most overcrowded households in the European Union. In our eastern neighbor, almost half of the households, exactly 45.1 percent, live in such conditions. There are two other countries where the proportion of crowded households exceeds 30 percent: Bulgaria (39.5%) and Croatia (36.2%). (So ​​far, the list only shows data from 15 EU countries.)

In Hungary, almost a quarter of households live without a room number suitable for family members. It was 40.5% in 2017, 20.1% in 2018, and 20.3% in 2019. This improved to 19% last year.

Hungary is followed by Sweden (15.6%), followed by three more countries with more than 10%: Austria (14.1%), Estonia (12.7%) and Slovenia (10.9%).

In Cyprus, only 2.5 per cent of households are in need of such living conditions, but in the Netherlands only 4.8 per cent of the population. But the proportion is also below 10 per cent in Finland (7.6%), Spain (7.6%) and Denmark (9.5%).

The EU average was 201.1 percent in 2019.

Article source: Eurostat, TLE

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