In 2019-22, the total household income of the top ten percent of the population as measured by the Palma ratio was 18% higher compared to that of the bottom forty percent. This compares to 20%, 21% and 24% higher incomes in the three previous periods. Find out more about this indicator.
More information is available in the poverty statistics report.
This indicator cannot be meaningfully broken down by equality characteristics. However, the related indicator “relative poverty” shows which groups in the population are more likely to have lower incomes than others.