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Income inequality in the English regions

Key points

  • London has the highest proportion (15%) of people in families with incomes in the bottom tenth of the income distribution.
  • London also has the second highest proportion (16%) of people in the top tenth, after the South East.
  • London is unique in having an above average proportion of people in both the top and bottom tenth of the income distribution.

Income inequality in the English regions

What does the graph show?

This graph shows the proportion of people in each English region that are in the bottom tenth or the top tenth of the income distribution for the whole country. The data is an average for the three years to 2013/14, and income is measured after housing costs.

London is the most unequal region in the country, with the highest proportion (15%) of people in families with incomes in the bottom tenth and the second highest proportion (16%) of people in the top tenth, after the South East. London is unique in having an above average proportion of people in both the top and bottom tenth of the income distribution.

Data used

Households Below Average Income, DWP

Indicator last updated: 15 October 2015