Wales

Income inequalities

Key points

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Graph 1: Over time

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Graph 2: Shares

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Graph 3: Compared to Great Britain

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Definitions and data sources

The first graph shows the share of the total net income of the population for selected income deciles (tenths), namely the two poorest deciles and the two richest deciles.  Clearly, the shares added up for all ten deciles would total 100% of the total income.

The second graph shows the distribution of total net income across the ten income deciles.

The third graph shows the income of households at the 10th and 90th percentiles of the net income distribution as proportions of average (median) net Welsh income.  For comparison purposes, the equivalent figures for Great Britain as a whole are also presented.

The data source for all the graphs is Households Below Average Income, based on the Family Resources Survey (FRS).  Income is disposable household income after deducting housing costs, equivalised (adjusted) for household size and composition.

Overall adequacy of the indicator: high.  The FRS is a well-established annual government survey, designed to be representative of the population as a whole.

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External links

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