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Pensioners: Income

Volume 473: debated on Monday 17 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the average annual income of a pensioner household in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford and (b) London in the last period for which figures are available. (190727)

Information on pensioner incomes cannot be provided at a lower level than Government office region, averaged over three years. Latest information, based on the Family Resources Survey, relates to 2003-04 to 2005-06. This shows that the average annual net income before housing costs for all pensioner units in London was £15,800 in 2005-06 prices.

A pensioner unit is either a single person over state pension age (SPA) or a couple where at least one member is over SPA.