The map shows the richest region of Great Britain


Sussex and Surrey have been revealed as the richest areas in the UK (Getty Creative)

Surrey and Sussex have proven to be the wealthiest areas in Britain, with residents owning assets worth an average of £ 263,200 each.

The Inner London East region is the least affluent, with a median wealth of £ 26,400 per person.

The data, compiled by the Office for National Statistics and covering the period April 2018 to March 2020, reveals huge disparities in wealth across the country.

The report found that median individual wealth was £ 157,000 higher in the South East than in the North East of England, and that this regional disparity has widened over time.

He also revealed that the richest 10% of the population owns about half of all wealth, mostly in the form of pensions and private property.

The map shows the distribution of wealth across Great Britain (ONS)

The map shows the distribution of wealth across Great Britain (ONS)

The ONS used data from the Wealth and Assets Survey, a two-year project that measures the assets, debts and retirement plans of households and individuals.

The overall median total wealth of individuals in Britain was estimated at £ 125,000 between April 2018 and March 2020.

London has turned out to be the region with the most pronounced wealth inequality.

Median wealth in South Outer London was £ 255,900, compared to £ 26,400 in Inner London East.

Residents outside South London are on average ten times richer than those in the interior east (ONS)

This map shows the huge disparities between the wealth of people living in different parts of London (ONS)

Krishan Shah of the Resolution Foundation think tank warned that wealth disparities were widening.

He said: ‘Wealth rose by £ 500 billion in the two years leading up to the pandemic to a record high of £ 15.2 trillion – and is likely to have defied the crisis and has continued to grow since.

“With wealth inequalities remaining high and unchanged, this means that Britain’s huge and absolute wealth gaps have continued to widen.

“With limited financial resources to protect them from economic shocks, the poorest households were arguably in the worst position before the pandemic. Policymakers must help those most affected to build their financial resilience before future shocks. “

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Britain’s wealthiest regions are clustered in the south-east of England (Yahoo News UK / Flourish / ONS)

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Inner London East is the least affluent area, followed by Merseyside (Yahoo News UK / Flourish / ONS)

Research has shown that average individual wealth increases with age, peaking in the 60-64 age group to a level nine times that of the 30-34 age group, before dropping in. older age groups, as people use their wealth to support retirement living.

Shoppers, some wearing face masks to combat the spread of Covid-19, walk along Regent Street in London on December 28, 2021. (Photo by Hollie Adams / AFP) (Photo by HOLLIE ADAMS / AFP via Getty Images)

Residents outside South London are on average ten times richer than those living in the center-east of the capital (Hollie Adams / AFP)

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Average wealth was estimated to be £ 101,000 less for women than for men overall.

Average wealth has been estimated to be £ 65,000 less for people with a long-standing illness or disability than those without, and also £ 65,000 less for those without. identify as bisexual versus those who identify as heterosexual.

People of ethnicity were also less wealthy overall than those who identified as white Britons.

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