Classification of household deprivation (Great Britain) 2011

Dataset population: Households

Classification of household deprivation

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 to 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.
  • 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.

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Last Updated September 20, 2022, 17:21 (BST)
Created September 20, 2022, 17:21 (BST)
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Year 2011
Topics Accommodation and housing
Education and qualifications
Labour market
Units Households
Geographic Layer Census Data Zones
Census Electoral Divisions
Census Intermediate Zones
Census Wards
Council Areas
Local Authorities
London Boroughs
Lower Super Output Areas
Merging Local Authorities
Merging Wards and Electoral Divisions
Metropolitan Districts
Middle Super Output Areas
Non-Metropolitan Districts
Output Areas
Unitary Authorities
Frequency Decennial
Citation Office for National Statistics; National Records of Scotland; Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency; UK Data Service. DOI:
Geographical Coverage Location Great Britain
Granularity Country level down to Output Areas and Small Areas
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