Top and bottom earners

Proportion of population within the bottom and top 10% of the income distribution after housing costs by region (2018/19)

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 nationally after housing costs in 2018/19. 

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 (16%). The South West has the lowest proportion, with just 7.2% of its population in the bottom income decile. 

Some 17% of Londoners are in the top decile of England’s income distribution, the highest of any region in England. The regions surrounding London, the South East and East of England, have the next highest proportion of residents in the top income decile and 13.6% and 13.5% respectively.