A STUDY has found that 23% of elderly people residing in Andalucia are at risk of poverty, compared to just 6.3% in the Basque Country.
This makes the autonomous community the second-highest at risk of poverty, preceded only by Extremadura with 28%.
The data was collected by AIS Group, a consultancy that collaborated with the National Statistics Institute.
Cordoba elders are among the worst affected in Andalucia, with risk of poverty rate of 27%, followed by Malaga, Cadiz and Jienenses with 23%.
Huelva, Almeria and Sevilla, meanwhile, rated at 22%.
In the Basque Country and Navarra, the rate of those at risk of poverty registered at a lowly 6.3% and 6.5%, respectively.
The national data reflected in the whole of Spain was at 15.5%.
The survey considered ‘elders’ to be those aged 65 and above.