1.3.8. Average annual income by consumption unit

Description of indicator

Income by consumption unit (or equivalent income) is used in all EU countries with the so-called OECD modified scale, which gives a weight of 1.0 to the first person aged 14 or more, a weight of 0.5 to other persons aged 14 or more and a weight of 0.3 to persons aged 0-13.

This way, a household with two adults would count as 1.5 consumption units (1+0.5=1.5) and a household with two adults and two children would be given by 2.1 consumption units (1+0.5+0.3+0.+=2.1). Income per household consumption unit is calculated by dividing the total household income between the number of consumption units in that household. Hence, in the aforementioned household, the income will be divided by 2.1 consumptions unit. Once the income by consumption unit has been calculated, it is assigned to each member.

At national level, the source is the Living Conditions Survey.

Geographical coverage: data for all spatial levels is provided. The sub-municipal level refers to the SCD level (Sub City District), only available in the Spanish municipalities with more than 250,000 inhabitants. Data is also provided for all Spanish municipalities with more than 20,000 inhabitants. For this indicator, information about foral communities of the Basque country and Navarre is not provided.

Available series: 2015-2018.

Graphs and tables

For sub-municipal areas, it is possible to access tables in INEbase with all indicators. For Cities, Greater cities and Functional Urban Areas, it is possible whether to access a table in INEbase with all indicators and periods, or to visualize the indicator in the graph. In this case, when positioning on each bar, the data and the year referred to are shown.

Sub-cities:Go to table 2013 - Go to table 2015 - Go to table 2016 - Go to table 2017 - Go to table 2018 - Go to table 2019

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