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Households below average income (HBAI)

Information on the standard of living of the household population in the UK, focusing on the lower part of income distribution, as determined by disposable income and changes in income patterns over time.

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The latest national statistics on households below average income (HBAI) produced by the Department for Work and Pensions were released on 1 July 2014 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

Statistics and commentary give an insight into the standard of living of the household population in the UK, focusing on the lower part of income distribution, for the period up to the end of 2012 to 2013. The latest release updates the statistics previously released on 13 June 2013.

Changes to the HBAI publication 2012/13

On 29 April 2014, following consultation with users, we issued a Statistical notice about confirmed changes to the 2012/13 Households Below Average Income (HBAI) publication.

In order to focus our publication on commentary and analysis that aid interpretation, we will produce 1 report, including commentary, charts and summary tables instead of a separate First Release and report as is currently produced. All the existing tables contained within the PDF of the report will still be published as Excel spreadsheets on the relevant HBAI statistics page, alongside the new summary tables. We will also publish a CSV file with a time series of key indicators so that users are able to easily produce their own analysis, charts and tables.

Infographic

We have published an infographic showing how the data in HBAI is obtained and explains some of the terminology that is used in the report.

Accessing datasets: access arrangements for sensitive versions of DWP data

Find out about accessing sensitive versions of the households below average income, family resources survey and pensioners’ incomes data.

Accessing archived HBAI statistics

Access archived HBAI statistics published before May 2010.

Next release date

May or June 2015.

Contacts and more information

There is contact information and more about DWP statistics on the Statistics at DWP page.

Documents

  1. Households below average income (HBAI): 1994/95 to 2012/13

    • 1 July 2014
    • Statistics - national statistics
  2. Re-grossed Households below average income (HBAI) estimates 2002/03 to 2011/12

    • 20 June 2014
    • Guidance
  3. Confirmed changes to the 2012/13 Households Below Average Income publication

    • 29 April 2014
    • Statistics
  4. Proposed changes to the 2012/13 Households Below Average Income publication

    • 28 January 2014
    • Statistics
  5. HBAI absolute low income: illustrative figures using CPI to adjust for inflation

    • 14 June 2013
    • Statistics
  6. DWP Family and Household Income Statistics – adjusting for inflation: statistical notice

    • 13 June 2013
    • Statistics - national statistics
  7. First release: households below average income (HBAI) statistics, June 2013

    • 13 June 2013
    • Statistics - national statistics
  8. Households below average income (HBAI): 1994/95 to 2011/12

    • 13 June 2013
    • Statistics - national statistics
  9. Changes to the households below average income (HBAI) statistics 2011/12: statistical note

    • 16 May 2013
    • Statistics
  10. Households below average income: revision to 2008/09 and 2009/10 results

    • 1 May 2012
    • Statistics
  11. Households below average income (HBAI): 1994/95 to 2010/11

    • 11 June 2012
    • Statistics - national statistics
  12. First Release: Households Below Average Income (HBAI) statistics, June 2012

    • 14 June 2012
    • Statistics - national statistics
  13. Households below average income (HBAI): 1994/95 to 2009/10

    • 12 May 2011
    • Statistics - national statistics
  14. Households Below Average Income (HBAI): results of 2009/10 usage survey

    • 18 August 2011
    • Statistics
  15. Households Below Average Income: technical note on severe child poverty indicator

    • 6 May 2011
    • Statistics
  16. Households Below Average Income (HBAI): technical note on pensioner material deprivation

    • 7 March 2011
    • Statistics
  17. Low-income dynamics

    • 29 April 2014
    • Statistics - national statistics
  18. Households below average income (HBAI): 1994/95 to 2008/09

    • 20 May 2010
    • Statistics - national statistics

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