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Household deprivation

  • Mnemonic reference


  • Applicability

    All occupied household spaces, England, Wales and Scotland


This derived variable is an indicator of household deprivation in the housing dimension. A household is defined as deprived in the housing dimension if it is either overcrowded (actual number of rooms minus rooms 'required' (see ROOMREQ) is –1 or less) OR is in a shared dwelling OR does not have sole use of a bath / shower or toilet OR does not have central heating.

This variable is not available in Northern Ireland because of the risk of confusion with existing deprivation measures.


Total number of categories 3

Code Name
0 Not deprived in housing dimension
1 Deprived in housing dimension
X Not applicable