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Wealth in Great Britain Wave 3

Source: Office for National Statistics (UK)

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).

+ Introduction and Demographics, 2010/12 (PDF; 114 KB)

+ Total Wealth, 2010/12 (PDF; 273 KB)

+ Property Wealth, 2010/12 (PDF; 299 KB)

+ Physical Wealth, 2010/12 (PDF; 219 KB)

+ Financial Wealth, 2010/12 (PDF; 332 KB)

+ Private Pension Wealth, 2010/12 (PDF; 244 KB)

+ Technical Details, 2010/12 (PDF; 182 KB)

+ Infographic



Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

Adrian can be reached at adrian.janes@freepint.com

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