Regional GDP per capita disparities in the EU - boring title, fascinating graph
We have been hearing a good deal about our divided country. I thought I'd look up the figures. Here is the link to the ONS' statistical bulletin, but I have copied and pasted the relevant section below, without further comment. Just scroll down to see how much richer London is than the rest of the country - and indeed the rest of the EU.
Figure 8 shows the differences across the NUTS2 sub-regions of the EU countries:
the light purple shaded bar shows the range of the highest to lowest region for each country
the dark green bar shows the national average
the green circle shows the capital city region
the dark purple circles show the other NUTS2 regions
The greatest variation in GDP per inhabitant is seen in the UK, however the national average figure is similar to that of the EU average.
Figure 8: Regional disparities in gross domestic product (GDP) per inhabitant, in purchasing power standard (PPS), by NUTS level 2 region, 2013¹
(% of the EU-28 average, EU-28 = 100)
Consistent with the May 2015 Regional GDP Eurostat publication.