HC Deb 17 February 1972 vol 831 c162W
Mr. Pardoe

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list for Cornwall and the United Kingdom, respectively, the average personal pre-tax income, and the percentage that the former was of the latter, in 1950, 1960, 1965 and 1970 or the latest year for which figures are available.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

The figures are:

Average Income (£ per head of population) Cornwall United Kingdom Cornwall as percentage of United Kingdom
1949–50 158
1959–60 196 295 66
1964–65 278 399 70
1969–70 435 528 82


1. The figures are derived from the Surveys of Personal Incomes carried out for each of the income years shown. These surveys do not cover non-taxable income or income below the deduction card limit (£135 in 1949–50; £180 in 1959–60; £275 in 1964–65 and £330 in 1969–70). The survey for 1969–70 uses the place of residence of the taxpayer in the regional analysis; earlier surveys hold the place of assessment to classify taxpayers by region. The 1969–70 figures are therefore not comparable with those for earlier years.

2. The population figures used relate to mid-1949, 1959, 1964 and 1969, respectively.

3. An estimate for Cornwall is not available for 1949–50 as no estimate of the population in mid-1949 for the county is available.

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