- provides an overview of economic diversity and social welfare at regional, sub-regional and local area levels
- regional gross disposable household income (GDHI) is produced for domestic purposes
- regional net disposable household income (NDHI) is produced as a legal requirement of the European Union
Estimates are produced annually and are published in the Regional Gross Disposable Household Income (GDHI) Statistical Bulletin.
GDHI estimates cover the UK as a whole and are broken down according to the Nomenclature of Units for Territorial Statistics (NUTS).
GDHI is the amount of money that individuals have available for spending or saving. It is calculated gross of any deductions for the consumption of fixed capital.
Regional GDHI estimates are compiled at 3 levels of NUTS geography (regions, sub-regions and local areas). The estimates are on a residence basis: the incomes of individuals are allocated to the region in which they live.
The annual provision of regional and sub-regional NDHI at NUTS2 level (sub-regions) is an EU requirement. The estimates of NDHI are net of consumption of fixed capital. The UK regards gross estimates as a more meaningful indicator.