About the data
The latest (non-provisional) data is for 2015 and suggests the total GDHI in Somerset was £9.8m. Per head of the population this is £18,833. This was lower than both the South West average of £19,072 and the UK average £19,304. It is also lower than the Devon County Council area (£19,088), but higher than it is for both Plymouth (£15,147) and Torbay (£16,937).
Between 2014 and 2015, GDHI was estimated to have grown by 3.6%. This is lower than the growth rate for the South West (4.7%) and the UK (5.4%). However, it is worth noting that on numerous previous occasions (e.g. 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014) the estimated growth of GDHI in Somerset has been greater than that for both the South West and the UK.
Source: ONS, Regional Accounts, Gross Disposable Household Income. May 2019