Average personal unsecured debt amount in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018

This statistic shows the average amounts of unsecured personal debt that people seeking financial advice from the debt charity StepChange faced in the year 2018. The graph shows the average amount owed by clients who had a particular type of debt in the United Kingdom (UK). The average amount owed in 2018 for catalogue debts was 1,971 British pounds.

Amount of unsecured debt for the average person in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018, by debt type

Average debt amount in GBP
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Release date

March 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period


Number of respondents


Special properties

Clients of StepChange**

Supplementary notes

* The source adds the following information: "Clients who received a full debt advice session between January and December 2018"

** The average amounts owed for each type of unsecured debt were created using client information collected and analyzed by the debt charity StepChange.

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