Gross Disposable Household Income

GDHI estimates from 1997 to 2017 for the regions, sub regions and local areas of the UK, including NI and NI local areas and district councils, were released by the ONS on 22 May 2019.

Gross Disposable Household Income (GDHI) is the amount of money individuals have for spending or saving.  This is money left after expenditure such as taxes associated with income and social contributions, property ownership and future provision for pension income. 

Headline results

Key points:

  • the GDHI estimate for Northern Ireland for 2017 was £29,583 million
  • this represents £15,813 per head of population  
  • the 2017 Northern Ireland GDHI per head of population figure was 81.0% of the corresponding UK figure
  • Northern Ireland’s total GDHI grew by 1.5% in 2017 compared to growth of 1.6% for the UK as a whole
  • GDHI per head increased in all NUTS I regions except for Yorkshire and Humber where it decreased by 0.2%.
  • The highest growth per head was recorded in London (2.2%).

Current publication and tables 

Further information

Suzanne Bradley
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