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Regional Households disposable income

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Istat disseminates regional accounts for Households up to disposable income for the years 2008 and 2009. Regional households accounts show the economic behaviour of the Household sector in its crucial steps, from production to disposable income formation in each Italian region. Data are provided at NUTS2 level. Data for 2007 and 2006 have been revised, coherently with national sector accounts published in July 2010 and with regional accounts published in September 2010.

During the period 2006-2009 households disposable income has been concentrating for about 53% in the North area, for 26% in the South and the Islands and for the remaining 21% in the Centre. The North-west area quota decreased from 31.1% in 2006 to 30.5% in 2009, while the Centre quota increased from 20.9% in 2006 to 21.,4% in 2009 and the South quota from 25.9% to 26.1%. The North-east one remained unchanged at 22%.

The growth rate of household disposable income progressively reduced from +3.5% in 2006 to -2.7% in 2009. The decline was more evident in the North (-4.1% in the North-West, -3.4 in the North-East), less in the Centre (-1,8%) and in the South and the Islands (-1,2%). This is mainly due to the fall of property incomes, even if in some regions (especially Piemonte and Abruzzo), the decrease of compensation of employees gave an important contribution too.

Reference period: Years 2006-2009

Date of Issue: 02 February 2011



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