Personal Debt Statistics in the UK: Striking Numbers July 2019

– The population of the UK grew by an estimated 1,083 people a day between 2017 and 2018.

– On average, a UK household spends £4.05 a day on water, electricity and gas.

350 people a day were declared insolvent or bankrupt in January to March 2019. This was equivalent to one person every 4 minutes and 7 seconds.

3,567 Consumer County Court Judgements (CCJs) were issued every day in England and Wales in Q1 2019, with an average value of £1,398.

– Citizens Advice Bureaux in England, Wales and Northern Ireland dealt with 2,536 debt issues every day in the year to June 2019.

15 properties were repossessed every day in Q1 2019, or one every 1 hour and 34 minutes.

– The number of mortgages with arrears of over 5%of the remaining balance fell by 8 a day.

– The number of people unemployed fell by 318 per day in the year to May 2019.

1,098 people a day reported they had become redundant in March to May 2019.

– Net lending to individuals and housing associations in the UK grew by £111 million a day in May 2019.

– Government debt increased by £197.0 million a day in the year to June 2019.

– Borrowers paid £138 million a day in interest in May 2019.

– It costs an average of £95 per day for a couple to raise a child from birth to the age of 18.

– For a lone parent family, the cost of raising a child comes to £90 per day.

68 mortgage possession claims and 48 mortgage possession orders were made every day In January to March 2019.

337 landlord possession claims and 263 landlord possession orders were made every day.


Personal Debt in the UK

People in the UK owed £1,640 billion at the end of May 2019. This is up from £1,592 billion at the end of May 2018, an extra £922.00 per UK adult over the year.


Type of Personal Debt Total Personal Debt £billion Per Household £ Per Adult £
Secured (Mortgages) £1,422.9 billion £51,798 £26,979
Unsecured Consumer Debt £217.3 billion £7,910 £4,120
Of Which, Credit Card £72.9 billion £2,653 £1,382
Grand Total (May 2019) £1,640.2 billion £59,708 £31,099


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Personal Debt Statistics in the UK

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