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Changes in average before-tax income of households ranked by private income March-December 2020

COVID-19Income inequalityComponents of income

This graph shows that, from March 2020 to December 2020:
* The average incomes of the lowest 20% income group (who mainly relied on pensions) rose by 8% ($56pw);
* Those of the next 20% (mainly low-paid workers and families on income support) rose by 11% ($144pw);
* The average incomes of the middle 20% rose by 3% ($53pw) and those of the next 20% rose by 2% ($67pw);
* In contrast, the average incomes of the highest 20% fell by 4% ($230pw).

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