I appreciate these map diagrams are from 2011, 2010 and 2007/8 and that the report from Wales is from 2005. But they do imply that there may be a problem if Scotland leaves the United Kingdom. An area with higher than average GDP and 5.3m people may be leaving the mutual pool of 65m people. Assuming budgets are static, the subsidy for the poorer regions that remain in the UK would be proportionately higher from the remaining affluent areas. This might cause some resentment… It certainly needs discussion. See post on Deprivation differences..
Report: Wales Government compares GDP with Europe April 2005. This reports claims Wales has 90.2% of the average GDP per capita of Europe.
GVA (Gross Value Added) in the UK shows the following table:
The Countries of the United Kingdom by GVA per capita sets out the Gross Value Added per capita (as of 2011) for each of the countries of the United Kingdom as well as separate figures for the nine English regions.
|Rank||Country (and English Regions)||GVA per capita||Total GVA|
|– Greater London – South East – East – South West – East Midlands – North West – West Midlands – Yorkshire and the Humber – North East||£35,638 £22,369 £19,355 £19,093 £18,083 £17,754 £17,486 £17,073 £15,842||£283 billion £192.3 billion £114.1 billion £101.5 billion £81.6 billion £123.9 billion £95.8 billion £91 billion £41.6 billion|
|2[note 1]||Scotland[note 1]||£20,571[note 1]||£108.1 billion[note 1]|
|3||Northern Ireland||£16,531||£29.9 billion|
|United Kingdom||£20,873||£1.34 trillion|
- Revenues from North Sea oil and gas are not included in these figures. If it was, Scotland would have a greater GVA per capita output than that of both England and the United Kingdom as a whole, although it would still be behind the Greater London region.
Source: Gavurin Geographic Data Intelligence.