Official Statistics

Income Dynamics, 2010 to 2016

Income Dynamics experimental statistics look at changes in household income including a measure of persistent low income. The data is for 2010 to 2016.

Documents

Income Dynamics: Income movements and the persistence of low incomes

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Income Dynamics background information and methodology

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Income Dynamics: Persistent low income trends

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Income Dynamics: Individuals in persistent low income

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Income Dynamics: Children in persistent low income

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Income Dynamics: Working-age adults in persistent low income

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Income Dynamics: Pensioners in persistent low income

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Income Dynamics: Movements between quintiles

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Income Dynamics: Quintile movements over time

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Income Dynamics: Low-income entry and exit rates

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Income Dynamics methodology tables

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Details

Income Dynamics provides estimates of the likelihood of the same people being persistently in low income in at least 3 out of 4 years and of mobility across the income distribution.

It does this using a survey which follows respondents over time. This is unlike the survey underlying the Households Below Average Income (HBAI) series, which looks at the distribution of incomes with different samples each year.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) previously published low income dynamics statistics based on the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS). The final release was published on 23 September 2010.

The BHPS has now been subsumed into the Understanding Society survey, a longitudinal study about life in the UK and how it’s changing. This survey now forms the basis for Income Dynamics.

Published 22 March 2018