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Text version: Trends in household incomes at the bottom, the middle and the top, 1985 to 2014

This chart shows trends in real disposable household incomes among G7 countries for households in the bottom 10 per cent, the bottom 40 per cent, the middle 40 to 90 per cent and the top 10 per cent from 1985 to 2014. It shows household incomes trended upward by 8 to 14 per cent across all households from 1985 to 1990. From 1990 to 1995, household incomes among the bottom 10 and 40 per cent thresholds trended downward by 6 per cent and 1 per cent, respectively, while those of the middle thresholds remained nearly unchanged and those of the top 10 per cent threshold increased by 3 per cent. While real disposable household incomes have gradually trended upwards across all thresholds since 1995, the increase in household incomes has increased most significantly for households in the top 10 per cent threshold (an increase of 20.8 per cent) and least significantly for households in the bottom 10 per cent (an increase of 5 per cent).

Year Bottom 10% Bottom 40% Middle 40% to 90% Top 10%
1985 100 100 100 100
1990 109 109 111 114
1995 103 108 111 116
2000 108 114 119 129
2005 111 118 123 135
2007 113 120 126 139
2008 113 120 126 138
2009 113 120 126 139
2010 110 119 125 137
2011 110 118 124 138
2012 107 117 123 137
2013 109 117 124 138
2014 108 118 124 137

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Source: The Official Website of the 2018 Canadian Presidency of the G7

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