Rural England

Income inequalities

Key points

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Graph 1: By amount

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Graph 2: By share

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Rural/urban ratios (urban = 10)

Not applicable.

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Definitions and data sources

The graphs

For each type of local authority district, the first graph shows the income of households at three points in the net income distribution, namely:

Income is disposable household income, after deducting housing costs.  All the data is equivalised (adjusted) to account for differences in household size and composition.  The data is at 2007/08 prices.

For each type of local authority district, the first graph shows, the second fifth graph shows the proportion of the population whose net income is in the lowest and highest UK income quintiles (fifths).

Level of the data

Lower tier local authorities (districts), as classified by the DEFRA 2009 classification system.  Both the DEFRA classification rules and their results by local authority can be found on the page on rural/urban classification systems.

Source

Households Below Average Income, DWP.

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The numbers

Graph 1

As shown on the graph.

Graph 2

Type of district In the UK's poorest fifth In the UK's richest fifth
'Very rural' districts16% 21%
'Mostly rural' districts17% 23%
'Part rural' districts16% 23%
Urban districts23% 20%

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