In June 2021 for the first time, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published local estimates of income.

Please note these are experimental statistics
  • There is a large caveat about these statistics: These admin-based income statistics (ABIS) are Experimental Statistics. These statistics have limited use for decision-making, as both the income measure and coverage are currently incomplete.  The small area income estimates are the official estimates of household income for small areas.
  • Over the last few years the ONS have been exploring how they can use a mixture of anonymised admin data from HM Revenue and Customs Pay As You Earn (PAYE) and Self-Assessment data and information from the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) benefit systems
  • Whilst these statistics are still in development, these improved admin-based income statistics (ABIS) complement existing national statistics on income, providing greater granularity of information on a range of characteristics, including age and region.
  • For more information on the data used, as well as further contextual information and caveats, please visit the ONS website.
  • The map below takes these experimental statistics and plots individual and (occupied) household income.
  • Use the grey arrows at the top left of the map to view different indicators, or view a larger version of the map using the link at the bottom left of the map.