A survey of the income and living conditions announced by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TURKSTAT) revealed that in the last 6 years from 2010 to 2016, there was a deterioration in the economic power of the citizen.
According to calculations made by the spokesman's official figures, in 2010, 60 percent of the country's population was living in their own home, and 22.1 per cent were living in rent. By the year 2016, the proportion of those living in their own homes decreased to 59.7 percent, while the proportion of those living in rent increased to 24.4 percent.
Considering that the population is 77 million 110 thousand in 2016, it is seen that 46 million 34 thousand are homeowners and 18 million 815 thousand are tenants. However, if the host-tenant balance in 2010 had not been compromised, today's host population will rise to 46 million 266, while the rented population will drop to 17 million 41. Thus, due to the deterioration of 6 years, 1 million 774 thousand people have to live in rent instead of their own house.
In the last 6 years, there has been an increase of 231 thousand people in residence. While 1.2 percent of the population live in 2010, this rate is 1.5 per cent in 2016 and 1 million 156 per cent in the population. The "other" population, who declared that they did not live in their own home, rent or house, diminished. In 6 years, the ratio of the other population to the total population decreased from 15.9 percent to 14.4 percent. This population, which includes homeless people with parents, or relatives, was 11 million 104 thousand people by the end of 2016.
TURKSTAT data also showed that there has been a large increase in the number of citizens who have debts and debt installments in the last 6 years. In 2010, 61.4 percent of the population borrowed, 38.6 percent of the debt-free living in 2016, 68 percent of debtors, the percentage of non-debt fell to 32 percent. If the balance in 2010 had been preserved in 2016, 5 million 90 thousand people would not owe their lives but live without debt.
Despite the deterioration of housing and debt structure, the rate of those who say that the cost of housing is very high is 28.2% to 17.4% in 6 years and the rate of those complaining that debt and installment payments are very burdens decreased to 21.9 percent from 28.3 percent. On the other hand, the proportion of those who declared that they could afford a week-long holiday, meet unexpected expenses, and change their worn-out furniture increased in 6 years. Despite the increase in borrowers and tenants, the prosperity of the welfare states is seen as an increasingly temporary and virtual situation provided by easily accessible debts.