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Wallonia – BE3

EU regions: Belgium > Wallonia

map of Wallonia BE3
Life long learning
life long learning participation20228.1
Part time jobs and flexible employment
percentage of part time workers202222.14
percentage of part time workers, men20229.14
percentage of part time workers, women202236.69
Gender differences
gender gap in employment rate202289.27
gender gap in unemployment rate202290.8
Graduates and young people
unemployment rate of youth with elementary education202234.3
Gross domestic product
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average202187
employment rate202260
Social exclusion
people at risk of poverty or social exclusion202024.6

More on wikipedia wikidata Q231 on OpenStreetMap Wallonia slovensky: BE3

Subregions: Walloon Brabant, Hainaut, Province of Liege, Luxembourg, Province of Namur

demographic pyramid BE3 Wallonia based on economic activity – employed, unemploye, inactive


unemployment rate20228.4
youth unemployment rate202225
Long term unemployment
long term unemployment20223.9
share of long term unemployed202247.4


demographic pyramid BE3 1996 Wallonia, population pyramid of Wallonia
number of inhabitants20233.701649e+06
population density2022217.7
old-age dependency ratio202330.4
demographic pyramid BE3 Wallonia

Employment by sectors, Wallonia

NACE r2%NACE r2%
A18.91 %B-E169.812 %
F83.86 %G-I291.521 %
J61.44 %K40.93 %
L8.11 %M_N144.410 %
O-Q533.938 %R-U65.95 %
TOTAL1418.5100 %

Data for the period year 2022. Source of the data is Eurostat, table [lfst_r_lfe2en2].

Employment by sectors, Wallonia, 2022

From Wikipedia: Wallonia (; French: Wallonie [walɔni]; German: Wallonien [vaˈloːni̯ən] (listen) or Wallonie [valoˈniː]; Dutch: Wallonië [ʋɑˈloːnijə] (listen); Walloon: Walonreye [walɔnʀɛj]; Luxembourgish: Wallounien [vɑˈləʊ̯niə̯n]) is a region of Belgium. As the southern portion of the country, Wallonia is primarily French-speaking, and accounts for 55 % of Belgium's territory, but only a third of its population. The Walloon Region was not merged with the French Community of Belgium, which is the political entity responsible for matters related mainly to culture and education, because the French Community of Belgium encompasses both Wallonia and the majority French-Speaking Brussels-Capital Region.

The German-speaking minority in eastern Wallonia results from World War I and the subsequent annexation of three cantons that were initially part of the former German empire. This community represents less than 1 % of the Belgian population. It forms the German-speaking Community of Belgium, which has its own government and parliament for culture-related issues.

During the industrial revolution, Wallonia was second only to the United Kingdom in industrialization, capitalizing on its extensive deposits of coal and iron. This brought the region wealth, and from the beginning of the 19th to the middle of the 20th century, Wallonia was the more prosperous half of Belgium. Since World War II, the importance of heavy industry has greatly diminished, and the Flemish Region surpassed Wallonia in wealth, as Wallonia declined economically. Wallonia now suffers from high unemployment and has a significantly lower GDP per capita than Flanders.

Other: Belgium, Flemish Region, Wallonia, Brussels-Capital Region

Neighbours: Flemish Region, Grand Est, Hauts-de-France, Southern Netherlands, North Rhine-Westphalia, Luxembourg, Rhineland-Palatinate

Subregions: Walloon Brabant, Hainaut, Province of Liege, Luxembourg, Province of Namur

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: Europe and its regions in numbers - Wallonia – BE3, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/​PBE3, ISBN: 978-80-970204-9-1, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.10200164