The average disposable income in Extremadura stood at 17,710 euros in 2020, well below the national average, which is 22,706 euros
The average disposable income in Extremadura in 2020 was 17,710 euros, which is 6.9 percent more than in 2016, and is well below the country average, which is 22,706 euros.
In the case of the province of Badajoz, the disposable income in 2020 was 17,697 euros, and in that of Cáceres, it was 17,732 euros, according to data published this Friday by the National Institute of Statistics.
According to these data, in 2020 there were 10 Extremaduran municipalities with more than 1,000 inhabitants that reached average disposable incomes higher than the value of Extremadura, five of them in the province of Badajoz, which are Badajoz (21,848 euros), Mérida (20,206 euros) , Zafra (20,069 euros), Don Benito (18,688 euros) and Llerena (18,482 euros.
The other five municipalities with incomes above the average for the region are from the province of Cáceres, and are Almaraz (22,040 euros), Cáceres (21,956 euros), Navalmoral de la Mata (20,810 euros), Plasencia (19,595 euros) and Malpartida. of Cáceres (18,455 euros).
Below the national average
In any case, it should be noted that none of these ten Extremaduran municipalities has managed to have an average disposable income equal to or higher than the national average, which for the year 2020 stood at 22,706 euros.
In the other region of Extremadura are the municipalities with more than 1,000 inhabitants with the lowest disposable income, which are Ahigal (11,869 euros), Higuera de Vargas (11,883 euros), Fuenlabrada de los Montes (11,923 euros), Piornal (11,966 euros) and Oliva de Mérida (12,050 euros).
Average income per inhabitant by municipalities. /
In the country as a whole, Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid) was in 2020 the municipality with more than 2,000 inhabitants with the highest average annual income per person, a total of 26,009 euros, while the Sevillian municipality of El Palmar de Troya presented the highest figure. low, with 6,785 euros, according to the Household Income Distribution Atlas for the year 2020 published this Friday by the National Institute of Statistics (INE).
According to Statistics data, Matadepera, in Barcelona, is the second richest municipality, with an average annual income per inhabitant of 22,806 euros, followed by Boadilla del Monte (Madrid), with 22,224 euros, and two other Barcelona municipalities , those of Sant Just Desvern and Sant Cugat del Vallés, with average annual incomes of over 21,300 euros per inhabitant.
On the other hand, the five municipalities with more than 2,000 inhabitants that in 2020 presented the lowest figures for average annual income per inhabitant are all located in Andalusia: El Palmar de Troya, in Seville (6,785 euros); Iralloz and Albuñol, both in Granada, with 7,036 and 7,061 euros, respectively; Huesa, in Jaén, with 7,080 euros, and Pruna, in Seville, with 7,219 euros.
By geographical location, the 2020 data published today by the INE reveal that 88.8% of the municipalities of the Basque Country are among the 25% of those with the highest income in Spain, above 13,637 euros, followed by Catalonia , with 49.1%.
At the other extreme is Andalusia, where 83.3% of its municipalities are among the 25% with the lowest income, below 10,393 euros, followed by Extremadura, with 83%.
The province with the highest income
According to the INE, the provincial capitals with a higher percentage of census tracts with the highest average annual net income per inhabitant are led by San Sebastián (57.6%), Girona (41%) and Madrid (39.8%). . On the contrary, Guadalajara (3.4%), Huelva (2.8%) and Pontevedra (1.6%) present the lowest percentages of very rich census sections.
For their part, the provincial capitals with the highest percentage of sections with the lowest average annual net income per inhabitant, below the first income decile, are Melilla (31.8%), Ceuta (25%) and Alicante (22 .9%).
Statistics highlights that eleven provincial capitals do not have any census section at the low end of average income per inhabitant.
Basque Country versus Extremadura
As a whole, 62.2% of the population in the Basque Country lives in high-income census tracts, while in the case of Extremadura this percentage is only 7.6%.
By contrast, 59.5% of the population in Andalusia lives in low-income census tracts. In the Basque Country, this percentage stands at 1.1%.
By provinces, Guipúzcoa heads the list of annual income, with 16,399 euros of average annual net income per inhabitant. They are followed by Madrid, with 15,579 euros; Vizcaya (15,555 euros); Barcelona (14,676 euros) and Álava (14,962 euros).
The provinces with the lowest annual income per capita are Almería (9,709 euros of net income); Jaen (9,958); Badajoz (10,001 euros); Huelva (10,112 euros) and Cádiz (10,113).
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.