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Household Income Levels: Scotland

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average household income is in (a) the Highland Council area, (b) Glasgow, (c) Scotland and (d) the UK. (113404)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Colin Mowl, dated 8 January 2007:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent question on the levels of average household income in Highlands Council area, Glasgow, Scotland and the United Kingdom. I am replying in her absence. (113404)

ONS publishes estimates of Gross Disposable Household Income (GDHI) per head on a regional basis. The latest figures published are for 2004. Regional GDHI data are produced using the official statistical geographies known as NUTS (Nomenclature of Units for Territorial Statistics). Data are not available for the Highlands Council area. Data are provided for the Highlands and Islands NUTS 2 area, along with its six constituent NUTS 3 areas.

NUTS level2

Region name

GDHl1 per head (2004) (£)

NUTS2

Highlands and Islands

11,221

NUTS3

Caithness & Sutherland and Ross & Cromarty

11,806

NUTS3

Inverness & Nairn and Moray, Badenoch & Strathspey

11,320

NUTS3

Lochaber, Skye & Lochalsh and Argyll and the Islands

10,546

NUTS3

Eilean Siar

11,244

NUTS3

Orkney Islands

11,003

NUTS3

Shetland Islands

11,606

NUTS3

Glasgow City

11,500

NUTS1

Scotland

12,116

United Kingdom

12,840

1 Gross disposable household income is defined as the amount of money that households have available for spending or saving after deductions and expenditure associated with income. Examples of deductions and expenditures associated with income would be taxes and social contributions and provision for future pension income. 2 NUTS areas in Scotland are as follows: NUTS1—Country

NUTS2—Groups of whole/part unitary authorities and/or local enterprise company areas (4 areas) NUTS3—Groups of whole/part unitary authorities and/or local enterprise company areas (23 areas).