economic position of households

The economic position of households, Q3 2012: ONS

  • Real household actual income per head increased by £21 (0.5 per cent) in the third quarter of 2012, compared with the second quarter of 2012, to its highest level since the fourth quarter of 2010
  • Real household actual expenditure per head was virtually unchanged falling by £9 (0.2 per cent) in the third quarter of 2012, compared with the second quarter of 2012
  • The household saving ratio increased by 0.3 percentage points to 7.7 per cent in the third quarter of 2012. Gross household saving was £21.2 billion in the same quarter, up from £20.3 billion in the second quarter of 2012
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The economic position of households

The economic position of households: Q1 2012: ONS

  • Real household actual income per head fell by 0.6 per cent in the first quarter of 2012 compared with the fourth quarter of 2011, to its lowest level since the second quarter of 2005
  • Real household actual expenditure per head fell by 0.2 per cent in the first quarter of 2012 compared with the fourth quarter of 2011, to its second lowest level since the third quarter of 2003
  • The household saving ratio fell by 0.5 percentage points to 6.4 per cent in the first quarter of 2012. Gross household saving was £17,000 million in the same quarter, down from £18,300 million in the fourth quarter of 2011