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Average wealth of households by age, as a percentage of the average wealth of all (%)

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This graph shows that wealth inequality has increased across generations since 2003, especially in the distribution of owner-occupied housing. As a proportion of the average value of owner-occupied homes held across all age groups:
• The average value held in households with a reference person under 35 years fell from 31% in 2003 to 26% in 2021;
• That of those aged 35-44 years fell from 82% in 2003 to 69%;
• That of those aged 64 years rose from 140% in 2003 to 144%.

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