Household income, Q2 2012

The economic position of households, Q2 2012:  ONS

  • Real household actual income per head increased by £69 (1.6 per cent) in the second quarter of 2012, compared with the first quarter of 2012, to its highest level since the fourth quarter of 2010. Real household actual income per head stood at £4,510 in the second quarter of 2012
  • The increase in real household disposable income per head (differing from ‘actual’ income because it does not include in kind services provided by the state ) was slightly smaller in cash terms – £64 (1.8 per cent) from £3,653 in Q1 2012 to £3,717 in Q2 2012
  • Real household actual expenditure per head was virtually unchanged falling by £7 (0.2 per cent) in the second quarter of 2012, compared with the first quarter of 2012, falling from £4,430 in Q1 2012 to £4,423 in Q2 2012. Real household expenditure per head fell by £13 (0.4 per cent) from £3,579 in quarter 1 2012 to £3,566 in quarter 2 2012
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Consumer Trends

Consumer Trends Q1 2012: ONS

  • The volume of expenditure on goods and services (seasonally adjusted) fell by 0.1 per cent in Q1 2012, following growth of 0.5 per cent in Q4 2011.
  • In current prices, seasonally adjusted household expenditure increased by 0.5 per cent.

Consumer Trends Q4 2011

  • The volume of expenditure on goods and services (seasonally adjusted) grew by 0.4 per cent in Q4 2011, the first positive growth since Q2 2010.
  • In current prices, seasonally adjusted household expenditure increased by 1.2 per cent.
  • In 2011 volume expenditure fell by 1.2 per cent compared to 2010. Volume expenditure increased by 1.2 per cent into 2010.

Consumer Trends Q4 2011 – ONS