Top and bottom earners

Date 1 September 2017
Date updated 20 April 2020

Proportion of population within the bottom and top 10% of the income distribution after housing costs by region (2017/18)

This indicator shows the proportion of the population in each region in England who are in the bottom and top deciles of the overall income distribution after housing costs. 

It shows that, in comparison to all other regions in England, London has the largest proportion of its population that are in the bottom decile (14.2%).The South West has the lowest proportion, with just 7.9% of its population in the bottom income decile. 

Some 14.3% of Londoners are in the top decile of England’s income distribution. The only region with a higher proportion is the South East, where 14.7% of the population are in the top 10% of the income distribution.