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Individual Income Series, 1996/97-1998/99 and 2004/05-2007/08

Title details

SN: 6478
Title: Individual Income Series, 1996/97-1998/99 and 2004/05-2007/08
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-6478-1
Depositor: Government Equalities Office
Principal investigator(s): Government Equalities Office
Department for Work and Pensions
Original data producer(s): Department for Work and Pensions


The citation for this study is:

Government Equalities Office, Department for Work and Pensions. (2011). Individual Income Series, 1996/97-1998/99 and 2004/05-2007/08. [data collection]. Department for Work and Pensions, [original data producer(s)]. UK Data Service. SN: 6478,

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Subject Categories

Economic conditions and indicators - Economics
Equality and inequality - Social stratification and groupings
Income, property and investment - Economics


Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.

The Individual Income Series provides estimates of the individual income of women and men in Great Britain and changes in income over time. These provide a means of comparing the income accruing to women with that accruing to men, either directly or in their own right. Individual income estimates cover all adult women and men, whether living as couples or as single persons. The data are derived directly from the Family Resources Survey (FRS) (available at the UK Data Archive under GN 33283) and the Households Below Average Income (HBAI) (available at the Archive under SN 5828).

The Individual Income Series is distinct in that they seek to compare the incomes that accrue to women with those that accrue to men. This information complements data in other official statistics publications, which address different issues: HM Revenue and Customs' statistics cover only taxable income; certain other statistics cover only earned income; and other series such as the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) HBAI analyse household income.

The Individual Income Series does not provide a means of comparing the living standards of women and men, nor of different groups of women: the analyses take no account of the extent to which members of a household share their incomes or resources with other household members.

The National Equality Panel, set up by the Minister for Women and Equality in October 2008, was asked to look at the best available evidence on the relationship between inequality in economic outcomes and differences related to people's characteristics, such as gender, ethnicity and disability. One of the economic outcomes analysed by the Panel was individual income, received by each adult in their own right from all sources in total, before and after deducting direct taxes. The final report of the National Equality Panel, specifically chapter six, contains the analyses of the Individual Income Series, and are available as part of the study documentation (see below). The data files used for this analysis form the data available as part of this study. Some additional tables are available on the Government Equalities Office Individual Incomes Statistical Annex web page.
Main Topics:
The data cover:
  • total income
  • net income
  • disposable income
  • demographics (gender, ethnicity, age, disability status, occupational social class, housing tenure)

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: 1996 - 2008
Dates of fieldwork: 1996/97-1998/99 (Great Britain) and 2004/05-2007/08 (United Kingdom)
Country: Great Britain | United Kingdom
Spatial units: Government Office Regions
Observation units: Individuals
Kind of data: Numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: National
Respondents of the FRS, 1996/97-1998/99 and 2004/05-2007/08.
Time dimensions: Repeated cross-sectional study
Sampling procedures: Stratified clustered probability sample (Great Britain) and simple random sample (Northern Ireland)
Number of units: 1996/97: 45,174;
1997/98: 41,744;
1998/99: 40,498;
2004/05: 45,709;
2005/06: 49,209;
2007/08: 43,331
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview
Weighting: No weighting used.
Data sources: The data are derived directly from the FRS and the HBAI (see abstract for further details).

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 04 February 2011
Copyright: Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
Availability: UK Data Service
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Title File Name Size (KB)
Report of the National Equality Panel: Executive summary 6478findings_final.pdf 325
Report of the National Equality Panel 6478nep_report.pdf 4208
Report of the National Equality Panel: Summary 6478nep_summary.pdf 2241
Individual Income Report 6478report.pdf 613
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_6478_Information.htm 6
READ File read6478.htm 10
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