Updated UK indicators

  • Lacking consumer durables:
    • third graph (Internet usage): Internet usage is strongly related to both income and age.
  • In receipt of tax credits:
    • first graph (over time): the number of working households who are in receipt of tax credits has more than doubled over the last decade.
    • second graph (by region): the proportion of working-age households who are in receipt of tax credits in London and the South East is less than elsewhere in the UK.
  • Children in workless households:
    • first and second graphs (over time): around 1.9 million children live in workless households, similar to a decade ago. Two-thirds of them are in lone parent households.
    • third graph (by household type): half of all children of lone parents live in households which are workless. This compares to just one in fourteen for children of couples.
    • fourth graph (by region): at more than a quarter of all children, the proportion of children who are in workless households in inner London is much higher than elsewhere.
  • Accidental deaths of children:
    • first graph (over time): accidental deaths amongst the under-16s have almost halved over the last decade.
  • Without a basic qualification at age 19:
    • first graph (over time): the proportion of 19-year-olds without a basic level of qualification has fallen sharply in recent years, down from 33% in 2004 to 18% in 2010.
    • second graph (by age): although almost a half of young adults do not obtain a Level 2 qualification at age 16, this proportion reduces to a fifth by age 21.
    • third graph (by gender): fewer girls lack a basic level of qualification than boys.
    • fourth graph (by region): the proportion of 19-year-olds without a basic level of qualification is somewhat higher in Yorkshire & the Humber and East Midlands than elsewhere in England.
  • Work and disability:
    • second graph (compared to other groups – over time): whilst the proportion of lone parents who are not in paid work has fallen a lot, the proportion of disabled people who are not in paid work remained broadly unchanged.
    • third graph (compared to other groups – by gender): disability affects work status much more than gender or even lone parenthood.
    • fourth graph (shares): among those who are aged 25 to retirement and are not working, almost half are disabled.
  • Work and lone parents:
    • first graph (over time): 57% of lone parents are working, up from 51% a decade ago.
    • second graph (by region): the proportion of lone parents who lack, but want, paid work is similar in all regions except for London (higher) and Northern Ireland (lower).
  • Work and ethnicity:
    • fourth graph (workless households): a quarter of working-age Black African, Bangladeshi and Black Caribbean households are workless.
  • Workless households:
    • first graph (over time by household type): single adult households – both with and without children – are much more likely to be workless than couple households.
    • second graph (shares by household type): more than half of all workless, working-age households are single adults without dependent children.
  • Help from social services:
    • first graph (over time): the proportion of older people receiving home care has halved since 1994 as available resources are increasingly focussed on those deemed most in need.
    • second graph (by region): a smaller proportion of older people are helped to live at home in the South (outside London) than elsewhere in England.
    • third graph (by type of authority): on average, English county councils support a smaller proportion of older people to live at home than urban authorities.
  • Without home contents insurance:
    • first graph (over time): half of the poorest households do not have home contents insurance, the same as a decade ago and more than twice the rate for households with average incomes.
    • third graph (by housing tenure – rates): more than half of all renters do not have home contents insurance, compared with very few owner occupiers.
    • fourth graph (by housing tenure – shares): two-thirds of households without home contents insurance are renters.
  • Unmet housing need:
    • first graph (over time): for only the second time in a decade, the number of new social housing dwellings in 2009/10 exceeded that required to keep up with demographic change.
  • Dissatisfaction with local area:
    • fifth graph (by public service): on average, people in more deprived areas are slightly – but only slightly – more to be dissatisfied with their public services.
  • Non-participation:
    • fourth graph (by characteristic): the group least like to volunteer regularly are those living in deprived areas.