Apologies, there were two typos in the Income section of today’s blog post ‘How is the Western Region doing?’.
Disposable income per person in the Western Region, as a share of the State, in 1995 was definitely NOT 3%. It was actually 84.3% and Clare’s share of the State average in 2014 it 93.3%. The typos have now been corrected in the original post and here’s the revised section.
- Disposable income per person in the Western Region was €17,260 in 2013 (92.3% of State). Provisional 2014 figures show some growth (€17,768) but still well below the 2008 peak (€21,167).
- Longer term, the gap is narrowing, the Western Region had disposable income of 84.3% of State in 1995, 92.3% of State in 2013.
- Within the Western Region, Roscommon had a significantly lower income relative to the State in 2014 (87.2%) compared with 2005 (95.8%). Clare has also fallen relative to the State starting at 95.5% in 2005 and dropping to 93.3% in 2014. Sligo, Galway, Mayo and Donegal have all improved their position relative to the State since 2005, albeit with some variation. Galway and Sligo had greatest improvements.