Income and living conditions of the population of Lithuania (edition 2020)
Main sources of income
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In 2019, the main source of cash income of six out of ten (63 per cent) households was income from employment. Income from paid employment was indicated as the main source of income by 56 per cent of households. 35 per cent of households indicated social transfers as the main source of income. Compared to 2018, relative share of households living both on income from employment and social transfers remained unchanged.
Particularly large number of persons living on social transfers was recorded in households composed of a single person and in those composed of two adults, at least one aged 65 and older. Old-age benefits were indicated as the main source of income by 71 per cent of households composed of two adults, at least one aged 65 and older, and by 47 per cent of households composed of a single person, while other social transfers – by 2 and 8 per cent respectively.
In 2019, social transfers were indicated as the main source of income by 36 per cent of households in rural areas; compared to 2018, the said share decreased by 1 percentage point.
Households by main source of cash income and place of residents, 2019
Households by main source of cash income and household type, 2019
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