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Summary

  • Despite 94% of residents experiencing an increase in their cost of living, only a quarter know where to get support for financial hardship as a result of their increased living costs
  • Our youngest residents, those in ethnic minority groups, those earning £20k-£40k and private renters are least likely to know where to get support

Do you know where to get support for financial hardship as a result of increasing living costs? - total sample

Weighted base: W4 sample: 1,760

This chart shows that:
Of the total sample, 26% know where to get support for financial hardship, 52% do not know, and 22% feel it is not applicable/ prefer not to say

Do you know where to get support for financial hardship as a result of increasing living costs? - by age

Weighted base: 16-24: 214 | 25-34: 361 | 35-44: 284 | 45-54: 277 | 55-64: 260 | Over 65: 340

This chart shows that:
Of 16-24 year olds, 12% know where to get support for financial hardship, 59% do not know, and 29% feel it is not applicable/ prefer not to say
Of 25-34 year olds, 30% know where to get support for financial hardship, 56% do not know, and 14% feel it is not applicable/ prefer not to say
Of 35-44 year olds, 26% know where to get support for financial hardship, 61% do not know, and 13% feel it is not applicable/ prefer not to say
Of 45-54 year olds, 30% know where to get support for financial hardship, 48% do not know, and 22% feel it is not applicable/ prefer not to say
Of 55-64 year olds, 27% know where to get support for financial hardship, 50% do not know, and 24% feel it is not applicable/ prefer not to say
Of over 64 year olds, 28% know where to get support for financial hardship, 39% do not know, and 33% feel it is not applicable/ prefer not to say

Do you know where to get support for financial hardship as a result of increasing living costs? - by ethnic group

Weighted base: White: 1,512 | Ethnic minority: 197

This chart shows that:
Of those from a white ethnic background, 27% know where to get support for financial hardship, 50% do not know, and 24% feel it is not applicable/ prefer not to say
Of those from an ethnic minority background, 23% know where to get support for financial hardship, 65% do not know, and 13% feel it is not applicable/ prefer not to say

Do you know where to get support for financial hardship as a result of increasing living costs? - by household income

Weighted base: <£19,999: 414 | £20,000-£39,999: 484 | £40,000-£59,999: 288 | >£60,000: 314

This chart shows that:
Of those with an annual household income of up to £19,999, 27% know where to get support for financial hardship, 59% do not know, and 15% feel it is not applicable/ prefer not to say
Of those with an annual household income of £20,000-£39,999, 24% know where to go to get support for financial hardship, 52% do not know, and 24% feel it is not applicable/ prefer not to say
Of those with an annual household income of £40,000-£59,999, 30% know where to go to get support for financial hardship, 52% do not know, and 18% feel it is not applicable/ prefer not to say
Of those with an annual household income of £60,000 or more, 27% know where to go to get support for financial hardship, 44% do not know, and 29% feel it is not applicable/ prefer not to say

Do you know where to get support for financial hardship as a result of increasing living costs? - by sex

Weighted base: Male: 896 | Female: 865

This chart shows that:
Of males, 28% know where to go to get support for financial hardship, 48% do not know, and 24% feel it is not applicable/ prefer not to say
Of females, 24% know where to go to get support for financial hardship, 55% do not know, and 21% feel it is not applicable/ prefer to say

Do you know where to get support for financial hardship as a result of increasing living costs? - by housing status

Weighted base: Property owners: 1,054 | Renting from the local authority or housing association: 146 | Private renters: 398

This chart shows that:
Of property owners, 28% know where to go to get support for financial hardship, 47% do not know, and 25% feel it is not applicable/prefer not to say
Of those renting from the local authority or housing association, 33% know where to go to get support for financial hardship, 57% do not know, and 10% feel it is not applicable/ prefer not to say
Of private renters, 21% know where to go to get support for financial hardship, 64% do not know, and 14% feel it is not applicable/ prefer not to say