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Trends in household disposable incomes, 1999-00 to 2017-18

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This graph shows trends in median household incomes from 1999-00 to 2017-18, adjusted for inflation using 2017-18 dollars. Because the poverty lines used in this website are benchmarked against median equivalent household disposable income, major changes in this income affects measured poverty levels. This graph shows that median household disposable incomes rose sharply from 1999-00 to the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-08, and thereafter grew much more slowly. This reflects the economic boom conditions from before the Global Financial Crisis, and the sluggish growth afterwards.

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