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Inequality calculator

SCOTLAND'S INCOME INEQUALITY CALCULATOR

Where do you sit on the equivalised income spectrum?  

Enter a few details to find out how your household compares financially to the rest of Scotland. How it works

This income inequality gragh shows the distribution of the Scottish population by equivalised household net incomeThis is a calculation that adjusts your household income so that it's equivalent to that of a two adult household. It means we can compare different household incomes across Scotland more easily. in 2015/16 (the last year for which we have dataData source: the Fraser of Allander Institute Analysis of Households Below Average Income dataset). It divides the Scottish population into 100 equally sized groups, known as percentiles. Given the population of Scotland is 5,373,000, each bar on the graph represents about 53,000 people, lined up in order of their equivalised households' net household income from poorest (left) to richest (right).

Enter a few details to see which percentile your household falls into. The information you share in this calculator will not be stored or used by Oxfam for any purpose.

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Weekly net equivalised household income (£)

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Your weekly household income of £? puts you in the ?th percentile.

How was this calculated?

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How many people make up your household?

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Young people (14 - 17):
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Children (under 14):
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How much council tax does your household pay?

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Enter what you pay on a monthly or yearly basis over 10 months.

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Weekly net equivalised household income

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Your equivalised weekly household income of £? puts you in the ?th percentile.

How was this calculated?

This is how it works

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 Poorer    Percentile of income distribution    Richer 

Percentile of income distribution

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As you can see, like the rest of the world, Scotland is seriously unequal with a yawning gap between the richest and the rest of us. That's worrying because extreme inequality creates a barrier to reducing poverty.

The poorest 10% of households in Scotland are living on less than £240 a week. Yet every week, the top 1% of Scottish households bring home more than ten times that amount.

If you think, like us, that such extreme inequality is unfair when around one in five people in Scotland live in poverty, help us do something about it.

Join Oxfam Scotland’s campaign network today.

Want to know more about the causes of poverty and inequality in the UK and Scotland, and what we can do to tackle them? Read our report here.