Average weekly household expenditure on health


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Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Geographical Area: United Kingdom

Unit of Measurement: GBP (£)

Footnote: Some figures for expenditure by age should be used with extra caution because they are based on fewer than 20 reporting households - these figures are specified in source 1. Data are shown in financial years.

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

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Average weekly household expenditure on health

Indicator description
Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Unit of measurement

GBP (£)

Available disaggregations
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This indicator is being used as an approximation of the UN SDG Indicator. Where possible, we will work to identify or develop UK data to meet the global indicator specification. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

Data last updated 27 January 2022
Metadata last updated 27 January 2022

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Proportion of population with large household expenditures on health as a share of total household expenditure or income

Target name

Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier I

UN custodian agency

World Health Organisation (WHO)

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Office for National Statistics (ONS)



Earliest available data


Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

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Release date 24 January 2019
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Statistical classification

National Statistic

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