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Retired Households (Income)

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 3 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if, on the basis of data in the family expenditure survey for 1987, he will state the average percentage income of (a) all retired households, (b) single retired households, (c) retired one-man households and (d) retired one-woman households; in each case in all five quintile groupings, which is derived from (i) original income, (ii) contributory retirement pension, (iii) supplementary benefit and (iv) housing benefit; and what is the total average income of each group in each quintile.

Average percentage income derived from:

Original income per cent.

Retirement pension and supplementary benefit per cent.

Housing benefit per cent.

Gross income

Highest77201204.50
Overall4644793.50

Table 4: Single female retired households

Average percentage income derived from:

Original income per cent.

Retirement pension and supplementary benefit per cent.

Housing benefit per cent.

Gross income

Quintile
Lowest785643.40
213711554.80
313632364.00
423521974.70
Highest68243156.90
Overall36491178.80