The richest 10% in Scotland are more than 200 times wealthier than the poorest 10%, new figures show.
The median wealth held by the richest in the country rose to £1,651,700 between 2018 and 2020, Scottish Government data shows, and has risen by 32% since 2006-08.
In contrast, median wealth for the poorest 10% was just £7600 – a difference of 217 times.
The figure for the poorest has more than doubled from £3500 in 2006-08, but has fallen from a peak of £8100 in 2014-16.
The absolute wealth gap between the top 10% and the poorest 40% in Scotland was £1,614,900, which has grown by 32% since 2006-08.
The figures, which come from a survey by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), found the median household wealth in Scotland to be £214,000.
One in three people said they do not have the required savings to keep themselves above the poverty line should they lose their job.
Half the people in the bottom 20% of earners in Scotland are deemed financially vulnerable, compared to just 8% of the highest 20% of earners.
Some 46% of households who would struggle to financially see out a month after losing their income include a person who is disabled – up 8% since 2006-08.
The number of households who reported living with unmanageable debt has dropped from 6% to 4% in Scotland in the past 14 years.
Some 72% of the households who reported struggling with debt were in the lowest 40% of earners, the figures show, compared to just 3% of the top earners.
The second lowest 20% of earners also added another 10% to those reporting debt to be at an unmanageable level.
The gap between the richest and poorest in terms of property wealth also expanded, with the bottom 10% reporting a median property wealth of £18,000, compared to £500,000 in the top 10%.
The figure for the poorest declined from £23,200 in 2006-08, while their wealthy counterparts saw median property wealth rise from £469,600.
Median pension wealth was even more unequal than wealth in general, with the bottom 10% boasting just £1,700, and the top 10% reporting £617,300 in pensions – 363 times more than the poorest Scots.
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