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Distribution of personal wealth statistics

This series contains statistics on identified personal wealth in the UK.

Distribution of Personal Wealth Statistics

The statistics are based on Inheritance Tax returns and include information on the distribution of wealth, liquid wealth, the assets held by estates and how those vary by age and gender. They also include new statistics on property, interest and dividend income based on HMRC’s Survey of Personal Incomes and Self Assessment returns. More information on this can be found in the published commentary.

UK Personal Wealth Statistics: 2014 to 2016

The latest edition of these statistics will now be published in January 2019. The exact date will be confirmed nearer the time of publication in line with HMRC’s statistics publication policy.

Previous years

You can find tables for previous years on the National Archives website (both tables published on or before 2013 and tables published after 2013).

Commentary

  1. UK Personal Wealth Statistics: 2011 to 2013
  2. Personal Wealth Statistics and the Wealth and Assets Survey

Identified Wealth

Identified wealth is the wealth represented by estates passing on death each year that require a grant of representation. Not all estates require a grant of representation and figures in these tables do not represent the entire population. The identified wealth population represents around 15.153 million people which is 30% of the average annual UK adult population over the period 2011 to 2013.

  1. Table 13.1 Identified personal wealth: assets by range of estate
  2. Table 13.2 Identified personal wealth: assets by age and gender
  3. Table 13.3 Identified personal wealth: estate size by age and gender
  4. Table 13.4 Identified personal wealth: liquid wealth by age
  5. Table 13.5 Identified personal wealth: liquid wealth by gender
  6. Table 13.6: Identified personal wealth: number of estates in each asset band
  7. Table 13.7 Identified personal wealth: assets by year
  8. Table 13.8 Identified personal wealth: analysis by decile

Income from property, interest, dividends and other investments

Other information about these statistics

Published 28 September 2012
Last updated 29 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated to notify users that the next edition of these statistics will be published in January 2019.
  2. Updated the eight existing tables with new data covering the period 2011 to 2013 and added four new tables.
  3. Updated text to reflect results from consultation on the future of the Personal Wealth National Statistics.
  4. Announced details of a consultation on the future of these statistics.
  5. First published.