Taking into account household size and composition (click here to see how), we have calculated your position in the income distribution. With a household after tax income of £532 per week, you have a higher income than around 56% of the population - equivalent to about 35.5 million individuals.

A picture of the United Kingdom income distribution is shown below, with all incomes expressed in terms of the equivalent amount for a household of your type. Each bar corresponds to an income band of £10, and to maintain a reasonable scale, it has been necessary to truncate the distribution at incomes above £1,100 per week. Around 7%, or 4.3 million individuals, have incomes higher than this, after adjusting for the size and composition of their households. Your position in the distribution is shown by the red bar.

The equivalised income distribution

When we assess the distributional implications of tax and social security changes, we often divide the population into ten equally sized groups, called decile groups. The first decile group contains the poorest 10% of the population, the second decile group contains the next poorest 10% and so on. In the above picture, the alternatively shaded sections represent the different decile groups. As you can see, you are in the 6th decile group.

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