Pensioners: Personal Income

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 7th October 2008.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett PPS (Rt Hon Gordon Brown, Prime Minister), Prime Minister's Office

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average income for households where all occupants are of pensionable age is in (a) England, (b) Wakefield district and (c) Hemsworth constituency.

Photo of James Purnell James Purnell Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The information that is available is shown in the following table. Information cannot be provided at a lower level than Government office region, averaged over three years. Figures are based on survey data and as such subject to a degree of sampling and non-sampling error. Figures are based on the average of three years' data as single year estimates do not provide a robust guide to year-on-year changes.

Average gross income of pensioner units where all members are state pension age or over, 2004-05 to 2006-07
£ per week, (2006-07 prices)
Yorkshire and the Humber 293
England 327
Notes:

1. Gross income is income from all sources received by the pensioner unit including income from social security benefits, earnings from employment, any private pension, and tax credits.

2. Based on survey data and as such subject to a degree of sampling and non-sampling error. Figures are based on the average of three years' data as single year estimates do not provide a robust guide to year-on-year changes. Further information for single years at a national level are available in the publication 'Pensioners' Income Series 2006-07'.

3. Figures have been rounded to the nearest £.

4. Figures are based on the average incomes of pensioner units (couples or singles) where all members are state pension age or over.

Source:

Pensioners' Income Series 2006-07

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