Wage divide: Kilkenny workers have 26% less disposable income than people in Dublin
Workers in Kilkenny have a staggering 26% less disposable income that our counterparts in Dublin.
And we lag significantly behind the national average (11%) when it comes to the cash left in our pockets after tax.
The stark figures are revealed in the latest Central Statistics Office ‘County Income and Regional GDP’ report.
According to the CSO Kilkenny workers had a disposable income of just €18,737 for the year 2017. This is €2,758 less than the national average and whopping €6,742 less than the disposable income an average employee in Dublin.
Only workers in Wexford, of the counties in the South East region, had less disposable income than those in Kilkenny – just €18,098. Workers in Tipperary had the highest disposable income at €19,677.
None of the counties in the South East region were above the state average of €21,495.