Brussels Region has the lowest average income in Belgium
In 2017, the Belgians’ net taxable income reached an average of 18.331 euros, against the 17.824 euros of the year before. The updated data were published this Thursday by the Belgian Statistical Office, Statbel. Flanders resulted again to have the highest average income (19,636 euros), followed by Wallonia (17,281) and finally Brussels (14,372).
The income taken into account is the net taxable amount, calculated from the personal income tax returns. The breakdown of the figures between the three Regions shows that Flanders has the highest average income per capita, which is 7% higher than the national average. The inhabitants of the Walloon Region and the Brussels-Capital Region have incomes respectively 6 and 22% below average.
As for the provinces, Brabant is in the first place. In the north, residents have an average income of 21,462 euros, and in the south of 21,035. Other Flemish provinces follow while Namur is the second Walloon province with 17,893 euros. The Brussels-Capital Region closes in the last place.
As for the municipalities, those of Sint-Martens-Latem, Keerbergen, and Oud-Heverlee are the top three, with the average revenues ranging from 26,590 to 30,748 euros. Lasne is the only Walloon entity to be in the top 10, in the fourth position with 26,395 euros. The two municipalities with the lowest average income are in Brussels: Saint-Josse-ten-Noodde (9,297 euros) and Molenbeek-Saint-Jean (10,406 euros).