Proportion of total net and gross income before housing costs held in each decile (2018/19)
Those in the bottom half of the net income distribution in London take home less than a quarter (23.4%) of London’s total net income (before housing costs). On its own, the top decile of London households takes home 32.5% of total net income.
The impact of redistribution through the tax and benefit system can also be seen in this chart; the top decile holds a lower proportion of total net income (32.5%), than it does of gross income (37.4%). In contrast, the bottom decile of London households hold 1.3% of total gross income but 1.7% of total net income.
Compared to London, the top decile in the rest of England holds a lower proportion of total net income (26.5%). However, a higher proportion of total gross income is held in this decile in the rest of England (39.4%).
Those in the bottom decile in the rest of England, in both total net and gross income, hold a larger proportion than in London (2.7% and 3.3% respectively).