The proportion of Londoners earning a six-figure salary is more than double that of workers in the rest of the UK, new data shows.
Nearly one in 20 Londoners – 4.8% – paid tax on annual income over £100,000 in 2012/13, according to figures released by Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC). This amounted to 187,000 people.
In total, only 2.3% of British taxpayers passed the threshold in the same financial year.
The capital had by far the highest share of workers on six-figure salaries in the UK during the period.
Behind London came the South East - unsurprisingly - where 3.5% were earning £100,000 or more.
Wales had the lowest proportion of people on six-figure salaries or more, with just 0.9% of people taking home that amount. And only one person in every 100 in North East England and Northern Ireland fell into this category.