Severely materially deprived people

Severely materially deprived people 2017
Value % over total
Catalonia 370 5.0
Spain 2,364 5.1
Eurozone 19,736 (e) 5.9 (e)
European Union 34,828 (e) 6.9 (e)
Units: Thousands of persons.
Source Catalonia: Idescat. Source Spain, eurozone and European Union: Eurostat.
(e) Estimated value.

Date published: June 21, 2018. Revised series on December 5, 2018.

Methodological note

Severely materially deprived persons have living conditions severely constrained by a lack of resources, they experience at least 4 out of 9 following deprivations items. They cannot afford:

  • to pay rent or utility bills
  • keep home adequately warm
  • face unexpected expenses
  • eat meat, fish or a protein equivalent every second day
  • a week holiday away from home
  • a car
  • a washing machine
  • a colour TV
  • a telephone

From 2016, as the result of an agreement signed with the INE to improve this statistic, Idescat carries out its own field work to extend the Survey with information from ore than 1,700 households; this means that the sample now includes more than 3,000 households and 7,300 individuals. The main objective of this extension is to improve the statistical validity of the results.

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