The financial difficulty index estimates the extent to which the households in an area are experiencing financial difficulty relative to all other areas. The index is a summary indicator of 5 levels of financial difficulty in the chart below, with greater weight attributed to the more severe levels of distress (such as defaulting on payments). Constituencies are ranked out of 100. The most distressed area is 100, the least distressed is 1.
Which?'s local data is based on analysis of the Which? Consumer Insight Tracker. Which? surveyed over 10,000 people throughout 2018 and asked about their consumer concerns and experiences.
Estimates of sentiment were calculated for each 2011 Output Area Classification group, extrapolated down to individual output areas, and averages calculated for each constituency and region.
Please note: These statistics are estimates, and are indicative of the sentiment and behaviour of households within each constituency.