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National Income

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 3 February 2010

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what headline workplace-based gross value was added per head at current basic prices in each NUTS 1 region in each year since 2005; and what the percentage change was from each year to the next. (313759)

I have been asked to reply.

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.

Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated 28 January 2010:

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning headline workplace-based gross value added per head at current basic prices in each NUTS1 region in each year since 2005; and what the percentage change was from each year to the next (313759).

The latest year for which NUTS1 data are available is 2008. Headline gross value added (GVA) per head figures for each NUTS1 region, calculated on a workplace basis are shown in annex A for the years 2005 to 2008. Data on GVA per head percentage changes for each NUTS1 region can be found in annex B.

Annex A: GVA per head

£ per head

2005

2006

2007

2008

North East

14,200

14,851

15,460

15,887

North West

15,596

16,245

16,967

17,555

Yorkshire and the Humber

15,416

15,994

16,670

17,096

East Midlands

16,158

16,868

17,614

18,041

West Midlands

15,671

16,306

17,044

17,463

East of England

17,249

18,160

19,083

19,473

London

29,846

31,674

33,694

34,786

South East

19,475

20,360

21,248

21,688

South West

16,679

17,473

18,235

18,782

Wales

13,717

14,228

14,853

15,237

Scotland

17,262

18,266

19,267

20,086

Northern Ireland

14,547

15,200

15,854

16,188

United Kingdom

18,537

19,495

20,430

21,147

United Kingdom less extra-regio

18,122

19,011

19,951

20,520

Source:

Table 1.1, Regional GVA, ONS, available on the National Statistics website at

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_economy/NUTS1.xls

Annex B: Percentage changes in GVA per head

Percentage

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

North East

4.6

4.1

2.8

North West

4.2

4.4

3.5

Yorkshire and the Humber

3.7

4.2

2.6

East Midlands

4.4

4.4

2.4

West Midlands

4.1

4.5

2.5

East of England

5.3

5.1

2.0

London

6.1

6.4

3.2

South East

4.5

4.4

2.1

South West

4.8

4.4

3.0

Wales

3.7

4.4

2.6

Scotland

5.8

5.5

4.3

Northern Ireland

4.5

4.3

2.1

United Kingdom

5.2

4.8

3.5

United Kingdom less extra-regio

4.9

4.9

2.9

Source:

Table 1.1, Regional GVA, ONS, available on the National Statistics website at:

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_economy/NUTS1.xls