Figure 2: There was little difference between income deciles in 2018, as contributions from transport were offset by housing

Contributions to the difference in annual inflation: income decile 2 less income decile 9, UK, January 2006 to March 2019

Source: Office for National Statistics – Consumer price inflation

Notes:

Stacked bars reflect the percentage point contributions of each of the 12 categories items to the annual percentage change in the CPIH-consistent inflation rate. Note that a reduction in the contribution of series to the annual rate of change need not imply falling prices, but could also reflect a lower rate of increase than the previous year.

The other category reflects the combined division-level contributions of furniture, health, clothing, communication and education, bringing the sum of contributions to the inflation rate.