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Release: The Economic Position of Households, Q2 2012

Released: 15 October 2012 Next edition: 14 January 2013

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Andy Botterill

Household Sector Accounts

saving.ratio@ons.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 651559

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

  • Real household actual income per head increased by £69 (1.6 per cent) in the second quarter of 2012, compared with the first quarter of 2012, to its highest level since the fourth quarter of 2010.

  • Real household actual expenditure per head was virtually unchanged falling by £7 (0.2 per cent) in the second quarter of 2012, compared with the first quarter of 2012.

  • The household saving ratio increased by 0.7 percentage points to 6.7 per cent in the second quarter of 2012. Gross household saving was £18.2 billion in the same quarter, up from £16.0 billion in the first quarter of 2012.

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