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Summary

  • In line with Wave 4, the increased price of food shops, gas or electricity bills, and fuel are the top three reasons for the rise in the cost of living for all residents
  • Increased rent or mortgage costs have become a more significant factor in wave 5 whilst vehicle fuel cost increases have lessened

Over the last few months, which of the following have affected you?

Weighted base: Wave 5 sample (2,049) | Wave 4 sample, all those experiencing an increased cost of living (1,643)


This chart shows the things that have affected wave 5 residents over the last few months
95% the price of food shop has increased
79% gas or electricity bill have increased
56% price of fuel has increased
37% rent or mortgage costs have increased
19% price of public transport has increased
9% childcare costs have increased
7% something else
2% none of these
It also shows the things that have affected wave 4 residents over the last few months
97% the price of food shop has increased
88% gas or electricity bill have increased
73% price of fuel has increased
21% rent or mortgage costs have increased
22% price of public transport has increased
6% childcare costs have increased
3% something else

 

 

Age

Younger residents have been affected by the increase in the cost of public transport far more than any other age group (40%).

Increase in childcare costs have affected those aged 35-44 the most (19%).

Ethnic group

The increase in childcare costs (35%), mortgage or rent (63%) and public transport prices (38%) have impacted residents from ethnic minorities far more than those from white ethnic groups.

Household income

Increases in the price of fuel have affected those on higher incomes whilst those on lower incomes are feeling increases in the price of public transport more than others.