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Personal Income: York

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 16 March 2010

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average household disposable income was in York in (a) cash and (b) real terms in (i) 1996-97 and (ii) the latest 12 months for which figures are available. (322110)

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

Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated March 2010:

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking what the average household disposable income was in York in (a) cash and (b) real terms in (i) 1996-97 and (ii) the latest 12 months for which figures are available. (322110).

Table 1 shows the average net weekly equivalised household income for the City of York Parliamentary constituency area, both before and after housing costs, for the years 2007-08, the latest available, and 2001-02, the earliest period for which data are available, in current and 2007-08 prices. These figures are based on experimental small area statistics published by the ONS.

These estimates, as with any involving sample surveys, are subject to a margin of uncertainty.

Table 1: Average net weekly equivalised household income in the City of York parliamentary constituency area, 2001-02 and 2007-08 1, 2

£

(a) In current prices4

Mean income (before housing costs)3

Mean income (after housing costs)3

2001-02

360

330

2007-08

470

380

(b) In 2007-08 prices

2001-02

410

370

2007-08

470

380

1 Incomes are presented net of income tax payments, National Insurance contributions and Council tax

2 Figures rounded to the nearest £10

3 Housing costs include rent (gross of housing benefit), water charges, mortgage interest payments, structural insurance, ground rent and service charges.

4 Current prices are the prices as they were at the time of the survey. For example, data for 2001-02 are in 2001-02 prices and data for 2007-08 are in 2007-08 prices

Source:

Office for National Statistics