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Release: The Economic Position of Households, Q4 2012

Released: 16 April 2013

Contact

Gareth Clancy

Household Sector Accounts

saving.ratio@ons.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 655889

Categories: UK Sector Accounts, Economy, National Accounts, People and Places, Housing and Households, Households, Household Income and Expenditure

Frequency of release: Quarterly

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: Country

  • Inflation adjusted household income per head, including services in kind provided by Government fell by £13 (or -0.3%) in Q4 2012, but the last nine years have been flat compared with growth between 1997 and 2004.

  • Inflation adjusted household expenditure per head, including spending by Government on behalf of households increased by £4 (0.1%) in Q4 2012, but grew between 1997 and 2007, fell in 2008, then remained relatively flat.

  • The household saving ratio in current prices (price effects included) was 6.7% in Q4 2012 (down from 7.9% in Q3 2012).

  • Household financial liabilities in current prices (price effects included) were 1.46 times greater than household disposable income in Q4 2012.

Release compiling the latest statistics on the household economic situation, including key National Accounts aggregates.
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