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Regional gross disposable household income

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  • Release date: 24 May 2018
  • Period covered: 1997 to 2016
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 2016 was £15,835 or 81.5 per cent 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 per cent compared to a 67.4 per cent 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 per cent which is the same increase as the UK. The largest increase was in the East of England (up 1.3 per cent).
  • The estimates for 2016 show that GDHI per head in East Wales and West Wales and the Valleys were 86.5 per cent and 78.5 per cent of the UK average, respectively.
  • West Wales and the Valleys has seen an increase of 58.0 per cent in GDHI per head since 1999, while East Wales has seen a 59.7 per cent increase, both below the increase for the UK (up 67.4 per cent).
  • 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.

Note

As agreed with the Office for Statistics Regulation, these statistics will be updated at 12.30pm on the day of release by ONS.

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 0300 025 9016
Email: economic.stats@gov.wales

Media:
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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