Monied Carlow are better off…


CARLOW people have more disposable income than those in Kilkenny. That’s according to the Central Statistics Office, which has this week released figures for 2016.

The average disposable income per person in Ireland during 2016 was €20,638.
Dublin, Limerick and Kildare were the only counties where their disposable income exceeded that figure.

While Carlow was one of the counties just below the national average, at €19,943.
Carlow comes in at seventh on the list of highest disposable incomes.
Kilkenny, meanwhile, is 11th on that list, at €18,928.

Preliminary statistics for 2017 have also been compiled showing an increase across the board, with both counties retaining their rankings on the list.

Disposable income in Kilkenny rose by around €400, while in Carlow it rose by just over €200 a person.

Meantime, the average gross weekly household income for the State in 2015-2016 was €1,099.70, which was 7.1% higher than the €1,026.77 figure recorded in 2009-2010. Total direct income increased by 11.6% from €809.56 to €903.48.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.