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.
The approximately 500 tables, graphs and maps and tens of thousands of data the Statistical Yearbook of Hungary contains give, for almost one and a half century, an overview of the social and economic processes of the country in the given year. Besides paying attention to the ever changing socio-economic environment and user demands we always strive to share new information: the health chapter broadened this year with indices regarding outpatient care, time series of healthcare expenses, life expectancy in good health and the number of Covid19 infected people.
Datasets from the Dissemination Database regarding settlements and Budapest’s districts have been updated with 2021 data, as such settlement and district related data for 2021 are available since 31 August, concerning, among others, data on basic child welfare provision and long- and short-term residential social institutions.
The real value of insurance-related family benefits further rose in 2020. Out of the recipients of professional child protection provision, the proportion of those living with foster parents exceeded 70% in 2020. The number of people receiving local social benefit reached 800 thousand. Four-fifths of the recipients of social catering were aged 65 years or over. The average per capita amount of pensions and other benefits came to the half of average net earnings. Eight-tenths of the people receiving these benefits were old-age pensioners.
The average daily number of sick pay recipients was exceptionally high in November and December 2020, approaching the seasonal trend in January and merging into that in February and March. In March, 2.2% more people (71.8 thousands) were on sick leave per day than in the same period last year. The average daily number of employed sick pay recipients - nearly nine tenths of all sick pay recipients - rose by 2.9%, while the average daily number of self-employed sick pay recipients fell by 3.1%.