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Personal Incomes

Volume 958: debated on Wednesday 15 November 1978

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will set out in convenient tabular form by how much real personal disposable income increased or decreased in the United Kingdom in each year since the last war for which official figures are available, taking the first available year as 100 and basing an index on that.

Following are the figures:

Real personal disposable income (1975 prices)
1948=100
1948100·0
1949102·8
1950106·1
1951104·8
1952106·3
1953111·6
1954115·3
1955120·7
1956123·8
1957125·9
1958128·1
1959134·8
1960143·6
1961149·5
1962150·6
1963157·3
1964163·1
1965167·3
1966170·9
1967173·3
1968176·7
1969178·4
1970184·4
1971189·7
1972204·6
1973217·1
1974218·6
1975217·1
1976216·6
1977213·4
Year-to-year percentage changes in real personal disposable income, in total and per capita, are given on pages 131 and 132 of the October 1978 edition of "Economic Trends".