Employment and quality of life

The statistics on employment and quality of life answer questions such as:

  • What are the size, structure and trends of employment and unemployment in Belgium? 
  • How educated is the Belgian population? 
  • What is the household budget and income of Belgian families and what standard of living do they enjoy?

In the section of its website entitled “Marché du travail et conditions de vie” (Labour market and living conditions), the Directorate-General for Statistics and Economic Information publishes regular updates on key developments in the labour market (French-Dutch).
There are recent data on employment, unemployment and wages, as well as, for example, vocational training and level of education. The section also contains findings from the annual survey on income and living conditions and publishes several new items of fiscal data each year. In addition, it provides a wealth of information about how Belgians use their time and what they do in their spare time.

The Walloon Institute for Evaluation, Prospective and Statistics (IWEPS) provides statistics on the labour market and living conditions, under the following headings:

The section entitled “La Wallonie en bref” also contains tables of statistics on (French):

The statistics published by the Brussels-Capital Region include data on employment and quality of life and are divided into various sections (French-Dutch):

The Research Centre of the Flemish Government provides statistics about the various policy areas relating to employment and quality of life (Dutch): labour market, equal opportunities, education and training, well-being and deprivation, health and housing.