MAYO is the country's seventh poorest county, new figures have revealed.
THE County Incomes and Regional GDP figures published this week by the Central Statistics Office show that in 2014, the latest year for which figures are available, the average disposable income being €16,987. . .over €2,000 below the national everage.
Only Donegal, Monaghan, Roscommon, Offaly, Cavan and Longford had lower average disposable income levels.
Dublin, Limerick, Kildare and Cork are the only counties where per capita disposable income exceeded the State average of €19,198.
The figures show that the average Mayo person had about €5,000 less disposable income in 2014 than the average Dubliner.
Dublin continues to remain the only region with higher per capita disposable income than the State average during the entire 2006-2014 period while the Midland, Border and West regions continue to earn less than the State average.