Estimates and interpretation of trends in the levels and sources of pensioners' incomes throughout the year, based on 2 household surveys.
We have produced this publication according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority. It updates the statistics released on 12 May 2011.
The key points from this release are:
- in 2010 to 2011 the average net income for all pensioner units (pensioner couples and single pensioners together) was £340 after housing costs (£369 per week before housing costs)
- between 1998/99 and 2010/11, average net income after housing costs increased by 40% (before housing costs the rise was 33%)
- average pensioners’ income has grown faster between 1998/99 and 2010/11 than average earnings, which increased by 11% during the same period
Geographic breakdown: government office region
Next release date: 11 July 2013