News Local Situation improves but 10.5% of population still without basics

Situation improves but 10.5% of population still without basics

A survey on Income and Living Conditions of Households for 2018 has shown an improvement in the proportion of the population deprived of basics, figures released by the Statistical  Service show.

It said that  the provisional percentage of the population that were severely materially deprived decreased to 10.5% in comparison to 11.5% and 13.6% in 2017 and 2016 respectively

In 2018, the indicator seems to return to the levels that were prevalent before 2010,  preserving its downward trend of the recent years after 2013, where it had reached its peak with a percentage of 16.1%.

Severely materially deprived is the population living in conditions severely  constrained by a lack of resources.

They experience at least four out of nine of the following deprivation items (goods or services), they cannot afford:
* To pay on time their rent or utility bills or loans
* A week’s holiday away from home
* To face unexpected expenses
* To keep their home adequately warm
*  To eat meat, fish or a protein equivalent every second day
*  A car
* A telephone
*  A colour TV
*  A washing machine

Previous articleFlaounes
Next articleVegetable Paella

Top Stories

Negative impact of lockdown on mental health of children, adolescents

The impact on mental health of children and adolescents from the coronavirus and protracted lockdown is very negative since these age groups are not...

Pro-Trump protests quiet amid massive police presence across U.S.

Law enforcement officers far outnumbered protesters at state capitol grounds on Sunday, as few Trump supporters who believe the president's false claim that he...

UK hopes to ease lockdown from March – minister

Britain's government hopes to ease some lockdown restrictions in March as it presses ahead with Europe's fastest rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, foreign minister Dominic...

Breezy on Monday with increasing clouds, rain

Monday will be breezy in the morning with increasing clouds during the day and periods of rain in the afternoon. Light snow may fall...

Where to get a coronavirus rapid test on Monday

Here are the coronavirus rapid test locations for Monday, January 18: Limassol Apostolos Loukas church, Ayios Athanasios (Ayios Athanasios refugee settlement) 8.30-4.30 Ayios Stylianos church, Linopetra 8.30-4.30 Mesa Yeitonia Cultural...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...