REVEALED: Level of disposable income in Kilkenny – and how we compare to other counties
PEOPLE in Kilkenny have an average disposable income of €18,928 – more than €1,700 below the national average.
New figures published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) reveal people in Kikenny city and county have the 13th highest level of disposable income of all counties in the country.
However, we lag some distance behind the Dubs, who have by far the highest level of disposable income at an average of €24,431.
We have an extra €7 a year in our pockets in terms of disposable cash than people in Wexford, but less than our other neighbours in Carlow (€19,943) and Waterford (€20,101).
The CSO looked at figures in a total of eight areas – the Border and West areas in the Northern and Western regions; the Mid West, South East and South West areas in the Southern region; and Dublin, the Mid East and the Midland areas in the Eastern and Midland Regions.
Outside of Dublin, another four areas had a level of disposable income almost on a par with the national average. These were the Mid West (€20,306), the South East (€19,387), the South West (€19,784) and the Mid East (€19,911).
The remains regions had disposable income levels well below the national average – the Border area recorded an average of €17,370, the West recorded €18,363, and the Midlands recorded an average of €17,717. The Border was the lowest of the eight areas – 15.8% below the national average. The Midlands was the second lowest, coming in Carlow at 14.1% below the national average.
The CSO noted: “The gap between the maximum and minimum value of per capita disposable income, on a regional basis, increased from €6,617 in 2015 to €7,061 in 2016, due to Dublin regional incomes increasing by €982, while those of the lowest region, Border, increased by €538.”
The CSO said Dublin remains the only region where per capita disposable income was higher than the State average throughout the entire 2007-2016 period.
County Breakdown of Disposable Income per Person: