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Key figures for the Brussels-Capital Region

Population & social conditions  
Population (1 january 2018)
 1,198,726 inhabitants
Average age (1 january 2018)
 37 year and 6 months
Number of births (2017)
 17,709 births
Median total net taxable income of tax returns (2016)
 19,072
Number of people receiving subsistence benefit (‘integration income’)(annual average) (2017)
 37,960 people
Number of unemployed job seekers (annual average) (2018)
 90,203 people
Number of pupils in pre-school, primary and secondary education (2017-2018)
 255,320 pupils

 

Economy & tourism  
 Gross domestic product (2017)
 77,694.4 millions €
 Exports of goods and services (2016)
 45,928 millions €
 Employment in the Region (2017)
 697,219 workers
 Number of commuters entering Brussels (2018)
 356,000 commuters
 Number of companies (subject to VAT) (31 december 2017)
 104,705 companies
 Number of overnight stays in hotels and similar establishments (2017)
 6,007,646 nights

 

Urban development, Real Estate, Environment & Mobility   
 Number of social housing units (31 december 2016)
 39,742 accommodations
 Average monthly rent for 2 bedrooms apartment (2017)
 743
 Total area
 162.38 km2
 Green spaces (2018)
 39.8 km2
 Selective waste collection (PMC packaging, paper, glass, biodegradable waste, other) (2017)
 162.192 tons
 Number of journeys on the STIB public transport network (2017)
 401 millions