Dáil Éireann - Volume 535 - 09 May, 2001

Written Answers - Income Statistics.

154. Mr. Creed asked the Minister for Finance the proportion of taxpayers who are earning under £15,000 per annum; under £20,000 per annum; under £30,000 per annum; and more than £30,000 per annum. [13156/01]

Minister for Finance (Mr. McCreevy): I am informed by the Revenue Commissioners that the information requested, estimated by reference to the income tax year 2001 to 2002, is as follows:

Proportions of all income earners on tax records, including tax exempt individuals, by ranges of income

Gross Income

£

Numbers

(000's)

% of all income earners

Not exceeding £15,000

924.9

52.2

£15,001 – £20,000

229.4

13.0

£20,001 – £30,000

275.8

15.6

More than £30,000

338.9

19.2

These figures are provisional and subject to revision. A married couple who has elected or has been deemed to have elected for joint assessment is counted as one tax unit.