Primary income is composed of:

+ Payments of employees
+ Incomes of self-employed
+ Received interest, dividend, etc.
-  Paid interest
= Primary income

The disposable income is defined as the income households can use for consumption purposes. It consists of the following components:

+ Primary income
+ Benefits
-  Taxes and social contributions
+ Other income transfers (balance)
= Disposable income

The primary and disposable household incomes are attributed to the various provinces on the basis of the official address of the household.

The disposable income is not corrected for regional differences in the cost of living. Therefore, a lower income does not necessarily imply a lower purchasing power.

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