Certain members of the society are entitled to certain benefits, provided in cash, in kind or as institutional social services, on a universal basis or on the basis of need or the principle of merit. Welfare statistics takes into account the system of institutions and benefits related to illness, old age, survivors, child raising, family and children, unemployment, housing and social exclusion, as well as the sources of their maintenance.
Social protection benefits as a percentage of GDP
Social protection benefits calculated according to the EU methodology as a percentage of the gross domestic product.
Every year the Statistical Pocketbook of Hungary is the first detailed tabular publication comprising all themes, which provides information on socio-economic processes in the previous year according to preliminary data. Its regional chapter presents the different regions, while its international chapter allows for comparisons of major data primarily on member states of the European Union. The interpretation of figures is supported by methodological description and while orientation by several charts.
The volume informs on benefits provided in cash or in kind to children, the elderly, people with special needs and those with social needs, the institutional care of them, social security benefits and justice. Detailed tables help time series and spatial comparisons. Changes in major indicators are better illustrated by coloured charts and maps. The PDF publication as well as the tables in Excel format are available in the internet annex.
The yearbook presents the demographic, socio-economic trends and the characteristics of the environment, as well as their changes over time in Hungary. The main indicators are illustrated in time series or regional comparisons by charts and maps; the interactive versions of these are available on our website. Spatial disparities among counties and regions as well as international indicators are presented in separate chapters. The volume appears with an internet annex containing the publication in PDF format, all tables in Excel format suitable for further processing as well as the Glossary also in Excel format.
In 2018, the Hungarian economy performed 4.9% better compared to the previous year. In parallel with economic growth, the labour market continued to expand dynamically. An important pillar of GDP growth was the improvement in the willingness of economic stakeholders to invest and the use of EU funds. In 2018, among factors influencing population number, the number of births declined faster than that of deaths. So the natural decline of the population continued. The total fertility rate was the same as in 2017, and the inclination to have children was significantly above the 2011 low.