Housing deprivation, household indicator

Mnemonic (reference code): DEPHSHUK

Definition: This derived variable is an indicator of household deprivation. 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.

Applicability: All occupied household spaces, England, Wales and Scotland

Classification:

Code

Name

0

Not deprived in housing dimension

1

Deprived in housing dimension

X

Not applicable

Total number of categories: 3

Not applicable category (X) comprises: All household spaces with no residents

Output:

This variable does not appear in standard output.