6. Disrepair to Critical Elements
104. The main change to the report in 2019 is to the information presented relating to disrepair. In order to aid understanding of the statistics, data is now presented in terms of disrepair to critical elements and disrepair only to non-critical elements.
105. Presence of disrepair, critical elements, urgent disrepair and extensive disrepair are calculated in the same way as all previous reports. However, two new variables are presented - urgent disrepair to critical elements and extensive disrepair to critical elements. Existing measures, such as critical and urgent disrepair, consider instances of these two types of disrepair co-existing in the same dwelling. However, it is possible that the urgent disrepair may refer to a non-critical element. These new variables are therefore intended to provide a clearer picture of the severity of disrepair of critical elements.