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Average weekly before-tax investment and other income

Income inequalityInequalityComponents of income

This graph shows the average weekly income received by the various income groups from investment and ‘other income’.

The majority of people live in households that receive little or no income from investments, while a few receive large amounts. The middle 20% had an average of $150 per week from investments and other private sources, while the highest 20% had almost five times as much ($705) and the highest 5% had almost eight times as much ($1,125).

As a result, despite being a small share of overall income, investment income contributes substantially to overall income inequality.

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