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.
Of the NUTS1 regions in 2014 London had the highest GDHI per head where, on average, each person had £23,607 available to save or spend. Northern Ireland had the lowest where, on average, each person had £14,645. This compares with a UK average of £17,965.
In 2014 the highest growth in GDHI per head in the NUTS1 regions was in London at 1.9%, followed by the East Midlands at 0.8%. The largest decrease was in the West Midlands where GDHI per head fell by 0.5%. These figures are measured in current prices, so include the effect of inflation. The Consumer Prices Index grew by 1.5% in 2014, so only London increased in real terms.
Of the 173 NUTS3 local areas, in 2014 Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham had the highest GDHI per head, where the average person had £45,988 available to save or spend. Leicester had the lowest, with the average person having £12,071.
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.