New 2016 and revised 1997-2015 estimates released

New regional GDHI estimates for 2016 and revised estimates for 1997-2015 were published on 24 May 2018.

Data are available by component of income for countries, regions, local authorities, LEPs, combined authorities and NUTS levels 1 to 3. Data are published as £ million totals and per head of population.

The dataset is available in the Regional Accounts folder using the Query Data tool:

About GDHI

Gross disposable household income (GDHI) is the amount of money that all of the individuals in the household sector have available for spending or saving after income distribution measures (for example, taxes, social contributions and benefits) have taken effect. GDHI is a concept which is seen to reflect the ‘material welfare’ of the household sector.

It should be noted that regional GDHI estimates relate to totals for all individuals within the household sector for a region rather than to an average household or family unit. The household sector comprises all individuals in an economy, including people living in traditional households as well as those living in institutions such as retirement homes and prisons. The sector also includes sole trader enterprises (the self-employed) and non-profit institutions serving households (NPISH), for example charities and most universities.

These estimates are produced at current prices, which means the effect of inflation has not been removed.

These regional GDHI estimates update those published in May 2017 for the period 1997 to 2015 and are consistent with the UK National Accounts, The Blue Book: 2017. National aggregates for the components of GDHI are allocated to regions using the most appropriate regional indicator available. Provisional estimates for the year 2016 are released for the first time. These figures are provisional as national estimates have not been through supply and use balancing at the time of this publication. Additionally, where regional data for the latest year are unavailable, for example, in estimates of wages and salaries from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), a forecast method has been used.

Further information on the components that make up GDHI and the methodology used to compile regional GDHI can be found in the UK regional accounts methodology guide (PDF, 615.5KB).

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