Gross Disposable Household Income

GDHI estimates from 1997 to 2021 for the UK International Territorial Level (ITL) ITL1, ITL2, ITL3 regions, local and combined authorities, city regions and other economic and enterprise regions, were released by the ONS on 14 September 2023.

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 2021 was £33,588 million.
  • This represents £17,636 per head of population.
  • The 2021 Northern Ireland GDHI per head of population figure was 81.3% of the corresponding UK figure.
  • Northern Ireland’s total GDHI increased by 4.5% between 2020 and 2021 whereas the UK’s total GDHI increased by 3.6%. Northern Ireland’s total GDHI growth rate between 2020 and 2021 was higher than that of any other UK region.
  • Northern Ireland’s GDHI per head increased by 4.0% between 2020 and 2021, which is higher than the growth rate of the UK as a whole, which increased by 3.7%.

Current publication and tables 

Further information

Suzanne Bradley