Mnemonic: hh_deprivation_housing
Applicability: Household
Type: Derived variable


A household is classified as deprived in the housing dimension if the household's accommodation is either overcrowded, in a shared dwelling, or has no central heating.


Total number of categories: 3

Code Name
0 Household is not deprived in the housing dimension
1 Household is deprived in the housing dimension
-8 Does not apply*

*Households with no usual residents.


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Comparability with the 2011 Census

Not comparable

This variable cannot be compared with the variable used in the 2011 Census. This is because in Census 2021 the data are collected using administrative data instead of data from Census 2021.

What does not comparable mean?

A variable that is not comparable means that it cannot be compared with a variable from the 2011 Census.

England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland comparisons

Highly comparable

What does highly comparable mean?

A variable that is highly comparable means that it can be directly compared with the variable from Scotland and Northern Ireland. The questions and options that people could choose from may be slightly different, for example the order of the options may be swapped around, but the data collected is the same.

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Census 2021 data that uses this variable

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