Borders residents enjoyed the steepest rise in disposable income in the whole of the UK during 2013.
Disposable incomes grew faster in the Borders, than in Kensington or Chelsea, although central London residents remained the richest in the country. Gross disposable household income (GDHI) per head grew by 5.2% in the Borders, compared to 2012 figures, to £17,953.
That was above the income of the average UK resident, of £17,559.
GDHI is used to measure the income people have left after paying taxes and receiving any benefit payments - the amount they can actually spend.