Without home contents insurance

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Supporting information:

Key points

  • More than half of the poorest households are uninsured.  This compares with one in five for households on average incomes and less than one in ten of those in the richest fifth.
  • There is little difference in the risk of burglary by income group (see the crime indicator), so the fact that more people in the higher income brackets have home contents insurance reflects their ability to purchase it rather than their greater need for it.

Definitions and data sources

The graph shows how the proportion of households without home contents insurance varies according to the household’s income.

The data source is the Living Costs and Food Survey, with the data being the average for the latest three years.  The income quintiles are UK-based quintiles, based on gross, equivalised income.