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Young adults' living conditions getting worse - a redesign of The Guardian Datablog's visuals

By Andrej Lapajne • Last updated

As announced yesterday by The Guardian Datablog, more and more young people (aged 18-29) live at home with their parents. On average 48% of young people in the EU lived with their parents in 2011. This percentage varies significantly by EU member states, reaching 85% in Malta and Slovenia and growing +36 percentage points in Hungary between the years 2007 and 2011. Even more concerning is the fact that in the majority of EU countries the proportion of young people experiencing high deprivation (stated that they cannot afford to keep their house warm or buy new clothes instead of second-hand) increased dramatically.

The article is based on Eurofound’s European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS), a representative survey of those aged 18 and over in Europe. The full report is available here.

Since we feel that The Guardian Datablog's data visualizations do not reflect the seriousness of these numbers to the full extent, we quickly redesigned the information using Zebra BI. Here is an alternative proposition:

Proportion of young people living with parents - Zebra BI
Proportion of young people experiencing serious deprivation - Zebra BI

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