Who are the two percent without a washing machine?
The households that are the least likely to own a washing machine are households with one adult, retired and mainly dependent on state pensions. 87 percent of such households do not have a washing machine. Low income earners are also less likely to own a washing machine. With regard to gross income, 100 percent of households from the sixth decile to the highest ten percent of income earners featured a washing machine.
Washing in and washing out
While not known as a washing machine manufacturing powerhouse, the United Kingdom exported 29.19 million British pounds worth of washing machines or associated parts during 2017. The balance of trade is heavily tipped towards the import side of the ledger, however, with the United Kingdom importing approximately 626.65 million British pounds worth of washing machines and associated parts in 2017. .