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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Differences in the income distribution between men and women of different ages


These charts are taken from 2006/2007 data published by the UK’s Inland Revenue.

A few observations (some blindingly obvious):
  • How much lower the mean and median of women’s income is to that of men
  • For the age range 30 – 54, women’s income is almost constant
  • The substantial differences between mean and median, especially for men, that illustrates there are a hell of a lot of lower paid people that brings down the average.
  • The median income of men aged 65+ is about half of that of those aged 45-49. Note there is nothing like the same fall in the level of women’s income.
Fascinating stuff. I will next publish some musings about the distribution of wealth. Dick Stroud

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