By Claire West

More than 1 in 7 households in the South East of England are in the top 10% of the wealthiest households, according to new figures released today by ONS. The figures, taken from the Wealth & Assets survey, also show that Scotland has the lowest share of wealthiest households, with less than 1 in 14 of Scottish households coming from the top 10%.

Across the country, London, the South East, the South West and the East have more than the average number of households in the top 10%, with all of the other regions of the GB having fewer.

The wealthiest 10% of households are those with a total household wealth of at least £967,000. The top 1% of households had a total wealth of at least £2,807,000.

The head of the household in the wealthiest 10% of households were over three times more likely to have a degree or to have worked in managerial or professional occupations than household heads in the least wealthy 50% of households.