The median poverty gap measures the median distance between the poor population's disposable household income and the poverty threshold, showing the extent to which the poor population is affected by poverty. The further the income of the poor is removed from the poverty threshold, the greater the poverty gap.
The poverty gap differs little between the population without and with a migration background (18% compared with 21%). The differences are not statistically significant.
The median poverty gap is calculated as the median difference between the poor population's disposable household income (excl. asset stocks) and the poverty threshold. It is expressed as a percentage in relation to the poverty threshold. 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).