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Regional gross disposable household income

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  • Release date: 24 May 2017
  • Period covered: 1997 to 2015
An annual report, produced by the Office for National Statistics, which shows the amount of money that the individuals in the household sector have available for spending or saving after income distribution measures have taken effect.

Key points

  • Gross disposable household income (GDHI) per head in Wales in 2015 was £16,341 or 85.5 per cent of the UK average, up 0.3 percentage points relative to the UK average on 2014.
  • Wales saw the sixth largest percentage increase in GDHI per head out of the UK countries and English regions between 1999 and 2015, up 58.5 per cent compared to a 60.8 per cent increase across the UK.
  • Wales saw the third largest percentage increase in GDHI per head out of the UK countries and English regions between 2014 and 2015, up 3.3 per cent compared to a 2.9 per cent increase for the UK. The largest increase was in the North East (up 3.9 per cent).
  • The estimates for 2015 show that GDHI per head in East Wales and West Wales and the Valleys were 90.3 per cent and 82.7 per cent of the UK average respectively.
  • West Wales and the Valleys has seen an increase of 58.2 per cent in GDHI per head since 1999, while East Wales has seen a 58.7 per cent increase, both below the increase for the UK (up 60.8 per cent).
  • GDHI per head in Wales in 2015 was the fourth lowest amongst the UK countries and English regions, ahead of Northern Ireland, the North East and Yorkshire and The Humber.

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 0300 025 6960
Email: economic.stats@gov.wales

Media:
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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