Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Richest Towns of United Kingdom 2017. The United Kingdom is a sovereign state in Europe also known as the United Kingdom of Britain and Northern Ireland or Britain. The U.K. consists of four countries namely: England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. With 65.1 million inhabitants, U.K. is one the 21st most populous country in the world. It covers 242,500 kilometers squared making it the 78th largest sovereign state in the world and 11th in Europe.
The citizens of this country work very hard to accumulate wealth. As a result of this, different towns have risen and harbor a large number of wealthy individuals. Below is a list of the ten richest towns in the United Kingdom 2017:
List of Top 10 Richest Towns of United Kingdom 2017
Average income per an individual per year – £17,200
Average tax per an individual per year – £2230
Hull is formerly known as Kingston upon Hull and is located 25 miles from the North Sea. It has a population of 257,710.The Monks of Meaux Abbey founded Hull in the late 12th century. At the time the town merely a port for wool export. Hull is a beautiful but busy town and that is how it has managed to amass such wealth
Average income per an individual per year – £18,100
Average tax per an individual per year – £2603
Let the towns small size fool you, Blackpool is a goldmine! Located on the Northwest England coast, Lancashire, England, between Ribble and Wyre estuaries, Blackpool, had an estimated population of 142,065 in 2011. Blackpool’s 7 miles beach is a hub for tourists making it one of the leading resorts in England. Being a tourist magnet has given way to a lot of opportunities in the area. No wonder it is rich!
Average income per an individual per year – £19,350
Average tax per an individual per year – £3120
The people in Caerphilly are into business. This is a beautiful town located at the southern end of the Rhymney Valley. It is a small town but it happens to be the largest town in county borough. The town can be traced back to around AD 75 where it was used by the Romans in their conquest for Britain. In the 17th century, the town began to establish as a market town and business has taken root and continues to thrive especially with sectors such as infrastructure and industrialization being well established in the town.
7. Alderley Edge
Average income per an individual per year – £22,102
Average tax per an individual per year – £4921
This golden town located in Cheshire is an amazing tourist destination. It had a population of 4,638 in 2011. Most of the products in this area are designed to target multi-millionaires. Such products include: posh houses, designer shops and even cafes. In 2001 the approximate workforce in Alderley Edge was 2157 people. The Self-employed percentage was very high; 29.3%.
Average income per an individual per year – £32,331
Average tax per an individual per year – £6431
Located in Hertfordshire, Harpenden is a rich town famous for good educational institutions such as; Sir John Lawes School, Roundwood Park School, St. George’s School and others. With a population of 30,000, this is a business town laden with all manner of business premises; shops, banks, estate agents, chemists among many others. It is the seventh most valuable commuter areas in according to Savillis research.
Average income per an individual per year – £64,201
Average tax per an individual per year – according to earning’s
In the New Forest, Hampshire, England, Brockenhurst is the village by population. It is close to Southampton and Winchester. It has a small population of 3,450 according to the last census.
Average income per an individual per year – £60,430
Average tax per an individual per year – £7604
The town is named after the largest settlement, Sunderland, it was formed in 1974 and earned its city status in 1992. According to the 2011 census, the city had a population of 275,300 people with the majority (174,286) living in Sunderland. New businesses have opened on the Eastern side of the city. Such businesses include: cafes, bars and retailers among others. The Sunderland centre receives over 26 million shopping visits each year.
Average income per an individual per year – £76,202
Average tax per an individual per year – £7043
Leicester is a rich town crawling with some of the state’s persons. Equipped with good learning institutions and a beautiful surrounding, Leicester has an ideal environment for outsiders to settle. Located in the County Leicestershire at the edge of the National Forest, Leicester has a population of 330,000 making it the 11th most populous urban area in England and the 13th in the United Kingdom. A huge part of Leicester’s revenues can be linked to engineering companies such as: Jones & Shipman, Richards Engineering, Transmon Engineering and Trelleborg.
2. City of Dundee
Average income per an individual per year – £86,235
Average tax per an individual per year – as per annual earnings
Apart from being the 51st most built-up area in the United Kingdom, the City of Dundee is the fourth largest city in Scotland. The 2015 midyear population was 148,210 people. Dundee has the second highest population density in Scotland. In honor of the city’s historic scientific activity, it is sometimes referred to as ‘One city, many discoveries’. With about 325,000 within 30 minutes’ drive and about 860, 000 within one hour in the city center; Dundee is a regional and employment center.
Average income per an individual per year – £96,544 and the government tax.
Average tax per an individual per year – is applied onto his/her earnings according to the age group as well as business background he/she is from.
Having a population of 29,506 people, Seveoaks is located in Western Kent, England, south-east of London. The area is characterized by a highly skilled workforce and top-notch level of economic undertakings. The sevenoaks Quarry is the main industry in the area.
In the list above we have the most richest towns in the United Kingdom. Apart from a few towns that benefit from their geographical locations, most of the other towns’ success is owed to the hardwork of its residents.