In 2012 the disposable income of households declined in all Italian regions (-1.9% national average). The southern regions (-1.6%) and the North-east area (-1.8%) showed a lesser decline than the national average, while in the North-west and in the Centre the drop was -2%. The regions showing the most consistent decline were Valle d’Aosta and Liguria (-2.8% in both regions).
In 2012 the North area recorded the highest value of disposable income per inhabitant (about 20,300 euros both in North-east and in North-west areas). In the Centre the disposable income per inhabitant was 18,700 euros, while it was even lower in the South (13,200 euros, 25% below the national average).
In 2012 Bolzano/Bozen, with 22,300 euros disposable income per inhabitant, held the first place in the ranking, while Campania occupied the lowest position, with little less than 12,300 euros
In 2012 national households disposable income, at current market prices, was 1% above the value recorded in 2009. In the same time span the North-est recorded the most relevant increase in disposable income (+1.7%), while the South the lowest (0,2%).
Liguria was the region where the impact of the crisis proved to be more effective: between 2009 and 2012 household disposable income in the region decreased by 1.9%. In contrast, households in Umbria and Bolzano/Bozen where less affected by the economic crisis: in 2012 households disposable income in the two regions was 3.6% and 2.7% higher than in 2009.
Household income and wealth