The above chart shows the regional distribution of Gross Disposable Household Income (GDHI) and Gross Value Added (GVA) across the period 1997 to 2011.
Interactive versions of this motion chart are available, which allow the user to select specific NUTS1, NUTS2 and NUTS3 regions.
A video podcast explaining how to use these charts is also available.
Users can analyse component level GDHI data using these charts. In GDHI, a distinction can be made between the two stages of income distribution:
The allocation of primary income account shows the income of households generated from employment and ownership of assets. The balance of primary income is equal to total primary resources less total primary uses.
• Total primary resources: compensation of employees (income from employment), operating surplus (mainly rental, imputed or otherwise), mixed income from self-employment and property income received from financial assets.
• Total primary uses: property income paid (for example mortgages, rent on land).
The secondary distribution of income account includes government redistribution of income. The balance of secondary income is equal to total secondary resources less total secondary uses.
• Total secondary resources: social benefits (for example state pensions, Jobseekers Allowance, incapacity benefits) and other current transfers received (such as financial gifts, non-life insurance claims).
• Total secondary uses: current taxes on income and wealth, social contributions paid (employee's pension/social security contributions) and other current transfers paid (for example non-life insurance premiums).
GDHI is derived from the balances of primary and secondary income. It includes consumption of fixed capital (the decline in value of fixed assets due to normal wear and tear, items becoming obsolete and a normal rate of accidental damage).
GDHI = Balance of Primary Income + Balance of Secondary Income
Source: Office for National Statistics
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