Material deprivation rate among persons (%)

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Material deprivation rate

Material deprivation rate: share of persons facing severe financial constraints, defined as the proportion of people lacking at least 3 items among the 9 following: the household could not afford:

  1. to face unexpected expenses;
  2. one week annual holiday away from home;
  3. to pay for arrears (mortgage or rent, utility bills or hire purchase instalments);
  4. a meal with meat, chicken or fish every second day;
  5. to keep home adequately warm, or could not afford (even if wanted to);
  6. a washing machine;
  7. a colour TV;
  8. a telephone;
  9. a personal car.