INTENSITY OF MATERIAL DEPRIVATION: Mean of items of material deprivation lacked by the population in material deprivation.
REFERENCE PERIOD: The length of time for which data are collected, e.g. a specific day, month or year.
MATERIAL DEPRIVATION: Condition of the private households with an enforced lack of at least three out of the following nine items, due to economic difficulties: a) capacity to face unexpected financial expenses (without asking for financial help); b) capacity to afford paying for one week's annual holiday away from home, paying travel and accommodation costs for all household members; c) capacity to pay on time for mortgage or rent payments, utility bills, hire purchase installments or other loan payments; d) capacity to afford a meal with meat, chicken, fish (or vegetarian equivalent) every second day; e) capacity to pay for keeping its home adequately warm; f) capacity to afford for a washing machine; g) capacity to afford for a color TV; h) capacity to afford for a telephone (including a mobile phone); i) capacity to afford a car.
PRIVATE HOUSEHOLD: A group of people living at the same dwelling, with either "de jure" or "de facto" family relationships,occupying the all or part of a dwelling; or a single person that fully or partly accupies a dwelling.