§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the average income per household in (a) each of the Scottish regions and (b) Scotland; and if he will provide a similar figure for districts.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
The average weekly household income in Scotland before tax and national insurance etc. in 1978 was £111.29. This information from the family expenditure survey is not 599W available for regions or districts of Scotland. Information on the average income of tax units for the regions of Scotland for 1977–78 is set out in the table below.
AVERAGE TOTAL INCOME OF TAX UNITS Region Average Total Income £ Borders 3740 Central 4280 Dumfries and Galloway 3830 Fife 3930 Grampian 3930 Highland 3870 Lothian 4070 Strathclyde 3850 Tayside 3680 Island Authorities 3360 Scotland 3890
Average weekly household income—Department of Employment Family Expenditure Survey.
Average total income of tax units—Inland Revenue Suivey of Personal Incomes.