The amount of money that 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 does not provide measures relating to actual households or family units. The figures cover regions, sub-regions and local areas of the UK.
In 2016, England was the only country of the UK with a gross disposable household income (GDHI) per head above the UK average, but the strongest growth compared with 2015 was in Scotland, at 1.2%.
Of the NUTS1 regions in 2016, London had the highest GDHI per head where, on average, each person had £27,151 available to spend or save; the North East had the lowest at £15,595 and this compares with a UK average of £19,432.
Between 2015 and 2016, GDHI per head of population increased in all NUTS1 regions except the North East and North West, which fell by 0.6% and 0.2% respectively; the largest percentage increase was in the East of England at 1.3%.
This article presents estimates of Gross disposable household income (GDHI) for Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in England. Data are available for 1997 to 2014. The data are consistent with data in the existing ONS Regional GDHI release and as such the LEP GDHI estimates carry the National Statistics Badge.