Percentage of households experiencing severe material deprivation by household type

This indicator informs on the population at risk of poverty and/ or social exclusion that live in households that are experiencing severe material deprivation. The indicator is presented for different household types, insofar as the household composition has a bearing on the value of the at risk of poverty rate.

Severe material deprivation is defined as households in least four situations out of the nine in the following list: 1. Cannot afford to go on holiday for at least one week per year. 2. Cannot afford a meal with meat, chicken or fish at least every two days. 3. Cannot afford to keep the dwelling at an adequate temperature. 4. Is unable to tackle unforeseen expenses (of 650 euros). 5. Has been late paying expenses related with the main residence (mortgage or rent, gas bills, community costs, etc.) or in the payment of purchase instalments in the last 12 months. 6. Cannot afford to have a car. 7. Cannot afford to have a telephone. 8. Cannot afford to have a television. 9. Cannot afford to have a washing machine.

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