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Amount of debt owed in loans in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017, by age group

This statistic displays the distribution of average amount of debt resulting from loans in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, by age group. Adults aged between 35 and 44 years of age had the highest amount of debt in loans, with an average of over 2.6 thousand British pounds. Those aged over 75 years had the lowest average debt in personal loans, with an average of 240 British pounds in 2017.

Distribution of average debt from personal loans* in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017, by age

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Release date

October 2017


United Kingdom

Survey time period


Number of respondents

12,865 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The source adds the following information for debt source: "Loans category includes personal loans, credit union loans, peer‑to‑peer loans, logbook loans, pawn-broking, home collected loans, payday loans, short term installment loans, loans from family and friends, loans from an unregistered money lender and any other loan."

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