The number of people sharing a dwelling is often influenced by
available income and can have a significant impact on people's
health and wellbeing. National and international studies show
an association between crowding and the prevalence of certain
infectious diseases, hospitalisation rates, poor educational
attainment, and mental health issues.
20% of unemployed people are likely to be living in crowded
households compared to 7% of people in full-time employment. 17% of
people receiving income support were living in crowded households
in 2006, up from 16% in 2001.
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