This indicator shows the level of difficulty in coping with regular household expenditure in the different population groups under observation.
In 2017, 11% of the resident population lived in a household that declared it had problems in making ends meet. People with no migration background are considerably less likely to have difficultly in making ends meet than those with a migration background (7% compared with 17% respectively).
Between 2014 and 2017, the share of people living in a household that had difficulties in making ends meet was stable in all of the population groups observed.
Depending on the major region observed, the population with a migration background is between 2 and 4 times more likely to experience difficulty in making ends meet than is the case for the population with no migration background. The greatest difference is found in the Eastern Switzerland region where persons with a migration background are four times more likely to say they have difficulty in making ends meet than those with no migration background (17% compared with 4%).
Taking into account your household's total income, how do you manage to make ends meet at the end of the month? In other words, how do you cope with making regular necessary expenditure? Would you say that it is...?
1 : very difficult
2 : difficult
3 : rather difficult
4 : quite easy
5 : easy
6 : very easy?
For the purposes of this indicator, people that answered either 1: very difficult or 2: difficult are considered as having trouble making ends meet.
For households comprised of several adults with a different migration status, the same value is entered for persons with a migration background and for those without.
Following changes to the survey framework and improvements in the weighting model, results from 2014 on can no longer be directly compared with those from previous years (series break).