Household deprivation classification

Mnemonic reference (code): DEPRIVED

Type: Derived variable

Definition: The dimensions of deprivation used to classify households are indicators based on four selected household characteristics. A household is deprived in a dimension if they meet one or more of the following conditions:

  • employment: where any member of a household, who is not a full-time student, is either unemployed or long-term sick,
  • education: no person in the household has at least level 2 education (see highest level of qualification), and no person aged 16-18 is a full-time student,
  • health and disability: any person in the household has general health that is ‘bad’ or ‘very bad’ or has a long term health problem, and
  • housing: the household's accommodation is either overcrowded, with an occupancy rating -1 or less, or is in a shared dwelling, or has no central heating.

A household is classified as being deprived in none, or one to four of these dimensions in any combination.

Applicability: Household

Classification:

Code

Name

1

Household is not deprived in any dimension

2

Household is deprived in 1 dimension

3

Household is deprived in 2 dimensions

4

Household is deprived in 3 dimensions

5

Household is deprived in 4 dimensions

X

No code required

Total number of categories: 6

Not applicable category (X) comprises: Household spaces with no usual residents.

Source variables DEPRIVED is derived from:

DEPHDHUK11 (Derived variable)

DEPEDHUK11 (Derived variable)

DEPHSHUK11 (Derived variable)

DEPEMHUK11 (Derived variable)

Tables:

To see which of our published standard, additional and commissioned tables use this variable please use the Table Index.