HC Deb 02 December 1982 vol 33 c260W
Mr. Cook

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the number of taxpayers whose personal wealth exceeds £100,000, the total amount of personal wealth in excess of £100,000, and the contribution which owner-occupied property makes to these figures.

Mr. Ridley

The latest available figures relating to type and size of wealth are for 1978, when 195,000 individuals are estimated to have had identified personal wealth exceeding £100,000. The average amount of such wealth in excess of £100,000 is estimated at some £110,000 per individual. Some 125,000 of these individuals are estimated to have possessed owner-occupier property valued on average at some £44,000 per owner-occupier. These figures are as defined for table 4.13, amended, of "Inland Revenue Statistics 1982", a copy of which is in the Library.