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Release: Wealth in Great Britain Wave 3, 2010-2012

Released: 15 May 2014


Elaine Chamberlain

Telephone: 01633 456295

Categories: Economy, Personal Finances, Pensions, Personal Debt and Insolvencies, Personal Income and Wealth

Frequency of release: Biennially

Language: English

Geographical coverage: GB

Geographical breakdown: Region

Survey name(s): Wealth and Assets Survey

  • In 2010/12, aggregate total wealth of all private households in Great Britain was £9.5 trillion.

  • The wealthiest 10% of households owned 44% of total aggregate household wealth.

  • Half of all households had total wealth of £218,400 or more.

The Wealth & Assets Survey (WAS) is a vital source of information on how households in Great Britain are managing economically. The survey focuses on household assets and debts, borrowing and saving, and plans for retirement. The following publication presents headline results from WAS incorporating results from the survey's third wave (2010/12).

These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

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