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National Income: Darlington

Volume 459: debated on Tuesday 1 May 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the gross domestic product was per head of the resident population in Darlington in each year since 1992. (135015)

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

Letter from Colin Mowl, dated 1 May 2007:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent question about Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita for the resident population of Darlington in each year since 1992. I am replying in her absence. (135015)

The Office for National Statistics publishes regional Gross Value Added (GVA) rather than regional GDP. GVA is the same as GDP except for excluding taxes and subsidies on products. Estimates of GVA for Darlington on a consistent basis are only available for the period 1995 to 2004. These data are shown in table 1.

Prior to 1995 regional estimates of GDP were produced on a different accounting basis using different methodology and cannot be used to produce a consistent time series with the later data. GDP on this basis only exists for Darlington for the years 1993 and 1994 and these data are shown in table 2.

Both data-sets are at current prices, therefore the effects of inflation are not taken into account.

Table 1: GVA per head for Darlington 1995-2004

GVA per head

1995

11,033

1996

11,388

1997

11,837

1998

12,120

1999

12,689

2000

13,270

2001

14,246

2002

14,855

2003

15,605

2004

16,361

Table 2: GDP per head for Darlington 1993-94

GDP per head

1993

9,137

1994

9,667