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Top and bottom earners

Proportion of population within the bottom and top 10% of the income distribution after housing costs by region (2021/22)

This indicator shows the population proportion in each region in England that is in the bottom and top deciles of the overall income distribution after housing costs in 2021/22.

It shows that, in comparison with all other regions in England, London and the West Midlands have the largest proportion of people in the bottom decile (13%). The East of England has the lowest proportion, with just 7% in the bottom income decile.

17% of Londoners are in the top decile of income distribution, the highest of any region in England. The regions surrounding London, the South East and East of England, have the next highest proportion of residents in the top income decile and 15% and 12% respectively.