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Share of persons by occupation in Sweden with low and high equalised disposable income respectively by region and occupation, foreign/Swedish background and age. Year 2011 - 2018
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Low income is defined as persons living in households with an equalized disposable income which is less than 50% and 60% respectively of the median for all. High income is defined as persons living in households with an equalized disposable income which is twice the median income of all.


Income definition
Disposable income is the sum of all taxable and tax-free income minus taxes and negative transfers. Incomes from capital gains/losses, that is, the gain/loss arising from a sale (realization) of assets, for example, stocks, mutual funds or real estate are included.

Incomes are equivalised, which means that the household disposable income is adjusted for household size by using a weight system. The unit of measurement is equivalised disposable income for persons.


Occupation
Gainfully employed refers to people not classified as students, whose wage and business income exceeds two price basic amounts and is greater than half of the total income from employment and business.

Students refers to people whose income of study grants (including study loans) is greater than one quarter of a price basic amount and whose total wage and business income is less than 3.5 price basic amounts.

Unemployed refers to people not classified as students, whose income from labor market assistance is greater than half of the total income from employment and business.

Sick refers to people not classed as students, whose sickness compensation is greater than half of the total income from employment and business. Includes people with sickness and activity compensation.

Pensioners refers to people not classified as students, whose income from retirement pension, occupational pension, private pension etc. is more than half of the total income from employment and business.

Parental leave refers to people not classed as students, whose income from parental allowance is greater than half of the total income from employment and business.

Other non gainfully employed refers to people not classified as gainfully employed, students, unemployed, sick, retirees or on parental leave.


Foreign/Swedish background
Persons who have foreign backgrounds are defined as persons who are foreign born, or born in Sweden with foreign born parents. Persons with Swedish background are defined as persons who are Swedish born with two Swedish born parents or Swedish born with one Swedish born parent and one foreign born parent.
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Information

Official statistics
Yes
Latest update
2020-01-29
Contact
Johan Lindberg, Statistics Sweden
+46 010-479 60 64
johan.lindberg@scb.se

Hans Heggemann, Statistics Sweden
+46 010-479 68 10
hans.heggemann@scb.se

Unit
Equalised disposable income < 50 percent:
percent
Equalised disposable income < 60 percent:
percent
Equalised disposable income > 200 percent:
number
Number of persons:
number
Reference time
Equalised disposable income < 50 percent:
Calendar year
Equalised disposable income < 60 percent:
Calendar year
Equalised disposable income > 200 percent:
Calendar year
Number of persons:
Calendar year
Data type
Equalised disposable income < 50 percent:
Stock
Equalised disposable income < 60 percent:
Stock
Equalised disposable income > 200 percent:
Stock
Number of persons:
Stock
Day adjusted
Equalised disposable income < 50 percent:
No
Equalised disposable income < 60 percent:
No
Equalised disposable income > 200 percent:
No
Number of persons:
No
Seasonally adjusted
Equalised disposable income < 50 percent:
No
Equalised disposable income < 60 percent:
No
Equalised disposable income > 200 percent:
No
Number of persons:
No
Creation date
2020-11-28
Responsible authority
Statistics Sweden
Matrix
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