Published On: Thu, Dec 11th, 2014

Quarter of households below the poverty line

Curacao StatisticsWILLEMSTAD - 25.1 percent of all households in Curaçao live below the poverty line. This is indicated in the report of the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) based on the Census 2011. The number of people living below the poverty line has dropped. In 2001 it was namely 33.7 percent of households.

With incomes below the poverty line, the woman is often the head of the household or is the head looking for work. Other factors influencing this are the educational level, household size and number of children.

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