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Summary

  • Just over half of residents report being less able or unable to meet the day-to-day costs of living at a total sample level (53%). This has increased by one percentage point since Wave 4
  • Amongst ethnic minority groups 84% report being less able or unable to meet the day-to-day costs of living; amongst local authority renters this figure is 74%, amongst those earning less than £20k it is 68% and amongst households with children it is 62%

What impact has the increase in the cost of living had on you being able to meet the day-to-day costs of living now? - all waves

Weighted base: W5 sample: 2,049 | W4 sample, those whose cost of living has increased: 1,643


Of the wave 5 residents, 48% can still meet the day-to-day costs of living, 32% are slightly less able, 18% are much less able, and 3% cannot meet them
Of the wave 4 residents, 48% can still meet the day-to-day costs of living, 34% are slightly less able, 14% are much less able, and 4% cannot meet them

What impact has the increase in the cost of living had on you being able to meet the day-to-day costs of living now? - by age

Weighted base: 16-24: 395 | 25-34: 353 | 35-44: 334 | 45-54: 309 | 55-64: 284 | Over 64: 374


This chart shows that
Of 16-24 year olds, 35% can still meet the day-to-day costs of living, 37% are slightly less able, 26% are much less able, and 2% cannot meet them
Of 25-34 year olds, 39% can still meet the day-to-day costs of living, 34% are slightly less able, 24% are much less able, and 4% cannot meet them
Of 35-44 year olds, 43% can still meet the day-to-day costs of living, 34% are slightly less able, 20% are much less able, and 3% cannot meet them
Of 45-54 year olds, 49% can still meet the day-to-day costs of living, 29% are slightly less able, 18% are much less able, and 4% cannot meet them
Of 55-64 year olds, 53% can still meet the day-to-day costs of living, 34% are slightly less able, 11% are much less able, and 2% cannot meet them
Of over 64 year olds, 67% can still meet the day-to-day costs of living, 26% are slightly less able, 6% are much less able, and 1% cannot meet them

What impact has the increase in the cost of living had on you being able to meet the day-to-day costs of living now? - by sex

Weighted base: Male: 1,045 | Female: 1,004


This chart shows that
Of males, 45% can still meet the day-to-day costs of living, 32% are slightly less able, 20% are much less able, and 3% cannot meet them
Of females, 50% can still meet the day-to-day costs of living, 33% are slightly less able, 15% are much less able, and 2% cannot meet them

What impact has the increase in the cost of living had on you being able to meet the day-to-day costs of living now? - by disability

Weighted base: Disability: 410 | No disability: 1,639


This chart shows that
Of residents with a disability, 41% can still meet the day-to-day costs of living, 26% are slightly less able, 25% are much less able, and 8% cannot meet them
Of residents with no disability, 49% can still meet the day-to-day costs of living, 34% are slightly less able, 16% are much less able, and 1% cannot meet them

What impact has the increase in the cost of living had on you being able to meet the day-to-day costs of living now? - by household income

Weighted base: <£19,999: 325 | £20,000-£39,999: 642 | £40,000-£59,999: 410 | >£60,000: 441


This chart shows that
Of households with an annual income of under £20,0000, 32% can still meet the day-to-day costs of living, 33% are slightly less able, 26% are much less able, and 9% cannot meet them
Of households with an annual income of £20,000 – £39,999, 38% can still meet the day-to-day costs of living, 36% are slightly less able, 25% are much less able, and 1% cannot meet them
Of households with an annual income of £40,000 – £59,999, 52% can still meet the day-to-day costs of living, 32% are slightly less able, 14% are much less able, and 3% cannot meet them
Of households with an annual income of £60,000 or more, 62% can still meet the day-to-day costs of living, 30% are slightly less able and 8% are much less able

 

What impact has the increase in the cost of living had on you being able to meet the day-to-day costs of living now? - by ethnic group

Weighted base: White: 1,772 | Ethnic minority: 277


This chart shows that
Of those from white ethnic groups, 52% can still meet the day-to-day costs of living, 30% are slightly less able, 16% are much less able, and 2% cannot meet them
Of those from ethnic minority groups, 17% can still meet the day-to-day costs of living, 49% are slightly less able, 28% are much less able, and 7% cannot meet them

What impact has the increase in the cost of living had on you being able to meet the day-to-day costs of living now? - by housing status

Weighted base: Property owners: 1,190 | LA renters: 147 | Private renters: 545


This chart shows that
Of property owners, 59% can still meet the day-to-day costs of living, 30% are slightly less able, 10% are much less able, and 2% cannot meet them
Of those renting from the local authority or a housing association, 27% can still meet the day-to-day costs of living, 23% are slightly less able, 41% are much less able, and 10% cannot meet them
Of those renting privately, 29% can still meet the day-to-day costs of living, 43% are slightly less able, 25% are much less able, and 3% cannot meet them

 

What impact has the increase in the cost of living had on you being able to meet the day-to-day costs of living now? - by children in household

Weighted base: Children: 530 | No children: 1,509


This chart shows that
Of households with children, 38% can still meet the day-to-day costs of living, 29% are slightly less able, 29% are much less able, and 4% cannot meet them
Of households with no children, 51% can still meet the day-to-day costs of living, 34% are slightly less able, 14% are much less able, and 2% cannot meet them