Completion of the Regional Survey on Income and Living Conditions for the year 2022

The Annual Survey on Income and Living Conditions for the South Aegean Region (reference year 2022) has been published. Its main purpose is to present in an understandable, clear and scientific way the findings resulting from the systematic and long-term recording of the most important indicators of income and living conditions of the population in the Region of the South Aegean.


The study focuses on the year 2022, while using data recorded mainly in the last five years, for the purposes of comparing previous years as well as assessing future developments. Where there is no availability of data for 2022, relevant research directions are given.


The basic methodology of the study concerns the collection of data from official sources (OECD, Eurostat, Hellenic Statistical Authority, ΥΠΕΚΥ, Hellenic Manpower Employment Organization, Special Management Service of the South Aegean) and the processing of the data into secondary and tertiary data, which the Observatory maintains in the databases it has created.


Through the analysis of the above data, the socio-economic and spatial imbalances that appear in the South Aegean Region alongside the social solidarity and development that weaken these inequalities are recorded and highlighted. These characteristics are systematically linked to the geographical and economic structure of the Region.


On the basis of the findings, it is stated that while some sectors in the South Aegean  show a stable development dynamic combined with the increasing trend of its population, some others face more challenges, such as those of integration into work and access to housing. In the same context, although some indicators are decreasing, such as the number of beneficiaries of the Guaranteed Minimum Income, there are cases of material and social deprivation with an uneven spatial distribution.


In the meantime, through its research activity as well as the publicity actions it implements, the Observatory has recorded important good practices for social inclusion, but also more broadly for the social sector in the Region, such as the Community Centers, Sanctuary Supported Living, the actions for the inclusion of Roma, the fight against addictions, mental health etc.


With the official statistics and the analysis it includes, the research can be further utilized in the correct and effective formulation of policies, programs and social policy actions at local and regional level in the South Aegean.


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