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The distribution of wealth

Proportion of total wealth held in each decile (2018-20)

Wealth is very unequally distributed. In London, those in the top wealth decile (i.e. the 10% of people with the highest wealth) hold 44.3% of London’s total net wealth. Those in the bottom decile (the bottom 10%) hold none of London’s total net wealth.

In the rest of England a similar divide is found, where the top decile holds 42.8% of total net wealth and the bottom holds just 0.1% of total net wealth which is barely visible on the chart.

Total net wealth is an estimate of the value of wealth held by all private households, including net property, net financial, private pension and physical wealth.