Briefing 38: Most of the UK’s wealth belongs to the richest fifth of the population

The richest fifth are more than a hundred times richer than the poorest fifth

The richest fifth have around two thirds of the UK's total household wealth

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Explaining the data

This data is from the Office for National Statistics Wealth in Great Britain, Wave Three report covering the years 2010-12 (the most recent period for which data is available). The report can be found online at http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/was/wealth-in-great- britain-wave-3/2010-2012/index.html 

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