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Volume 229: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what was the percentage change in income during the period 1979 to the latest date for which information is available before and after housing costs, of each percentile group in the population.

Real increases in income between 1979 and 1990–91 for each decile group in the income distribution are provided in the tables; greater disaggregation would not give statistically reliable results. These figures relate to the United Kingdom and are based on income equivalised for household size and composition.

Percentage changes in real income by decile group 1979–1990–91
Decile Group MediansIncome before housing costsIncome after housing costs
Decile 1-1-14
Decile 260
Decile 3117
Decile 41716
Decile 523
Decile 62728
Decile 73133
Decile 83638
Decile 94345
Decile 105862

Note: All estimates are subject to sampling error.