MONET 2030: Housing costs


SDG 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Swiss target 11.1: The proportion of moderately priced dwellings is maintained or increased in high demand areas; disadvantaged population groups have access to affordable housing.

Significance of the indicator
The indicator shows the percentage of housing costs in gross household income, by income group. Housing is a fundamental need and has an impact on the amount of money available to satisfy other needs, in particular for low-income households. To make a step towards sustainable development, the proportion of housing costs in the household budget of the poorest must decrease.

International comparability
This indicator cannot be compared at international level.


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Methodology

The indicator shows the percentage of housing costs (including additional costs) in gross household income (in disposable income prior to the period 2006/08), by income group.

Data come from the Household Budget Survey (HBS) conducted by the Federal Statistical Office. The HBS provides detailed information on household income and consumption. The data from 2000/2002 onwards are based on a 3-year data pooling. Data from 2006/08 cannot be compared with previous years due to changes in the definitions and the calculation of housing costs.

Targets

Swiss target 11.1: The proportion of moderately priced dwellings is maintained or increased in high demand areas; disadvantaged population groups have access to affordable housing.

International target 11.1: By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums.

Contact

Federal Statistical Office Section Environment, Sustainable Development, Territory
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuchâtel
Switzerland

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