United Kingdom (UK): Average weekly household income sources 2014, by income level

This statistic shows the sources of household income in the United Kingdom (UK) for the year 2014 as a percentage of all gross weekly income, by disposable income quintile group. The largest source of income for households with the least disposable income is social security benefit. This changes in the third quintile, where Wages and salaries become the primary source.

Sources of household income in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2014, as a percentage of gross weekly income, by disposable income quintile group*

Wages and salaries Social security benefits** Annuities and pensions Self-employment InvestmentsOther sources
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Release date

December 2015


United Kingdom

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Method of interview

Panel survey

Supplementary notes

* Five income groups (quintiles) were formed by splitting the households according to their disposable equivalised income. The 'Lowest twenty per cent' group having the lowest disposable income and so on. Sample sizes for these groups also differed:
Lowest twenty per cent: 1,010
Second quintile group: 1,100
Third quintile group: 1,050
Fourth quintile group: 1,020
Highest twenty per cent: 970
** Excluding housing benefit and council tax benefit (rates rebate in Northern Ireland)

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