Information on the amount of money that the individuals in the household sector have available for spending or saving after income distribution measures have taken effect for 1997 to 2016.

Main points

  • Gross disposable household income (GDHI) per head in Wales in 2016 was £15,835 or 81.5% of the UK average, up 0.1 percentage points relative to the UK average on 2015.
  • Wales saw the third lowest percentage increase in GDHI per head out of the UK countries and English regions between 1999 and 2016, up 58.8% compared to a 67.4% increase across the UK.
  • Wales saw the seventh largest percentage increase in GDHI per head out of the UK countries and English regions between 2015 and 2016, up 0.7% which is the same increase as the UK. The largest increase was in the East of England (up 1.3%).
  • The estimates for 2016 show that GDHI per head in East Wales and West Wales and the Valleys were 86.5% and 78.5% of the UK average, respectively.
  • West Wales and the Valleys has seen an increase of 58.0% in GDHI per head since 1999, while East Wales has seen a 59.7% increase, both below the increase for the UK (up 67.4%).
  • GDHI per head in Wales in 2016 was the third lowest amongst the UK countries and English regions, ahead of Northern Ireland and the North East.

Data

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Contact

Alex Fitzpatrick

Tel: 0300 025 9016

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