AN AREA of Flintshire has been revealed as richer than any other in north and mid Wales. 

The average household in Higher Kinnerton and Penyffordd has a disposable income of £35,900 - making it the region's richest. 

People living in some areas have £13,000 more to spend each year than others, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The poorest community in the area is Caia Park in Wrexham, with average disposable incomes of £19,800. Disposable income is the amount people have left after income tax, national insurance, council tax, pension contributions and child support is deducted.

Despite being just a mile or so away from Caia Park, the area with the highest household disposable income in Wrexham is Borras and Rhosnesni. Separated from Caia Park only by Holt Road, households there have £34,000 to spend before housing costs.

The poorest district in Flintshire is Flint North East, with disposable incomes of £22,700 per household.

Flintshire

Five richest areas: 

  • Penyffordd & Higher Kinnerton - £35,900
  • Ewloe & Hawarden - £34,900
  • Caerwys, Halkyn and Nannerch - £33,300
  • New Brighton and Mynydd Isa - £33,200
  • Buckley North, Northop and Sychdyn - £33,000

Five poorest areas:

  • Flint North East - £22,700
  • Shotton and Garden City - £23,300
  • Connah’s Quay North - £23,300
  • Holywell and Bagillt - £24,000
  • Queensferry and Sandycroft - £24,800

Wrexham

Five richest areas: 

  • Borras and Rhosnesni - £34,000
  • Gresford, Marford and Rossett - £33,100
  • Bangor-on-Dee, Overton & Penley - £31,400
  • Wrexham Town North, University and Rhosddu - £28,900
  • Ruabon and Marchwiel - £27,900

Five poorest areas:

  • Caia Park - £19,800
  • Cefn Mawr - £23,400
  • Rhosllanerchrugog and Johnstown South - £23,700
  • Hermitage and Whitegate - £23,900
  • Gwersyllt West and Summerhill - £25,200