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Income Statistics

Volume 228: debated on Thursday 8 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will provide statistics similar to table A3, page 63, of the "Households Below Average Income Statistical Analysis" 1979, 1990–91, to include the top 40 per cent., 30 per cent., 20 per cent. and 10 per cent. of income distribution for 1979, 1988–89 and 1990–91, for income before housing costs and income after housing costs.

The information is in the tables.

Share of total income (per cent.) (including self-employed)
19791988–891990–91
Income before housing costs
Top 40 per cent.586364
Top 30 per cent.475253
Top 20 per cent.354041
Top 10 per cent.212526
Percentage change 1979 to 1990–91 in real income by decile group.
Decile Group Median
Including self-employedDecile 6Decile 7Decile 8Decile 9Decile 10
Income before housing costs2731364358
Income after housing costs2833384562
Decile Group Median
Excluding self-employedDecile 6Decile 7Decile 8Decile 9Decile 10
Income before housing costs2730364356
Income after housing costs2833384461

Note:

Figures relate to the United Kingdom and are based on income equivalised for the household size and composition.