The CSO report has revealed a rise in disposable income for families in County Wicklow.
Spending power in the Garden County increased by 10% between 2016 and 2017, with the average disposable income rising from €18,300 to €20,100 while Kildare saw a 5.5% increase with disposable incomes rising from just under €20,000 to €20,950.
New official figures for 2016/17 have looked at life in rural Ireland from broadband to fertility and binge drinking.
One in six drivers have penalty points - the rate is as high as 21 per cent in Wexford and Galway but just 13 per cent in Donegal and Louth.
Almost 60 per cent of people in Leitrim have broadband access, but Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown residents are much better connected on 86 per cent.
Dubliners are the biggest binge drinkers - nearly 90 per cent say they have more than six units of alcohol on a night out.