Highest poverty risk in all of Germany was recorded for Bremen
The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that the highest poverty risk in all of Germany was recorded for Bremen (22.6%), followed by Sachsen-Anhalt (21.4%) and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (20.4%).
The at-risk-of-poverty rate is an indicator measuring the relative income distribution.
At-risk-of- poverty rates differed markedly between the eastern and western parts of Germany in 2016.
In the former territory (excluding Berlin), 15.0% of the population had a higher poverty risk, while 18.4% of the people living in the new Länder (including Berlin) were threatened by poverty. ■