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Wage Rates

Volume 895: debated on Thursday 17 July 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) if he will publish in the Official Report the percentage of full-time (a) all women, (b) manual women and (c) non-manual women with hourly earnings less than 30p, 40p, 45p, 50p, 55p, 60p, 65p, 70p, 80p, 100p, 120p in (i) each Welsh county, (ii) Wales, (iii) all English regions and (iv) Great Britain;(2) if he will publish in the

Official Report the percentage of full-time ( a) all men, ( b) manual men and ( c) non-manual men with hourly earnings less than 50p, 60p, 70p, 75p, 80p, 85p, 90p, 100p, 120p, 150p, 200p in (i) each Welsh county, (ii) Wales, (iii) all English regions and (iv) Great Britain;

(3) if he will publish in the Official Report details of the average hourly earnings excluding overtime of full-time ( a) all men, ( b) manual men and ( c) non-manual men in (i) each Welsh county, (ii) Wales, (iii) all English regions and (iv) Great Britain;

(4) if he will publish in the Official Report the average gross weekly earnings of full-time ( a) all men, ( b) manual men and ( c) non-manual men in (i) each Welsh county, (ii) Wales, (iii) the English regions and (iv) Great Britain;

(5) if he will publish in the Official Report the average gross weekly earnings of full-time ( a) all women, ( b) manual women and ( c) non-manual women in

DISTRIBUTION OF EARNINGS—APRIL 1974

Percentage with gross weekly earnings less than

£25

£27

£30

£35

£40

£45

£50

£55

£60

£80

£100

Manual men

Clwyd3·96·210·124·039·357·872·784·190·999·4100·0
Clwyd—East2·63·96·416·733·952·869·182·490·699·6100·0
Dyfed (excluding Llanelli)5·914·824·943·853·966·381·788·894·198·8100·0
Gwent2·75·18·822·739·157·975·284·591·098·299·6
Gwynedd6·110·517·534·250·064·974·685·189·599·1100·0
Mid Glamorgan3·66·612·826·543·258·170·983·191·598·799·8
South Glamorgan4·05·713·428·046·261·373·484·792·599·599·7
West Glamorgan (including Llanelli)1·83·17·218·833·547·566·378·887·597·899·1

(i) each Welsh county, (ii) Wales, (iii) the English regions and (iv) Great Britain.;

(6) if he will publish in the Official Report the percentage of full-time ( a) all women, ( b) manual women, ( c) non-manual women with average gross weekly earnings less than £12, £15, £17, £20, £22, £25, £27, £30, £35, £40 and £50 in (i) each Welsh county, (ii) in Wales, (iii) in the English regions and (iv) Great Britain;

(7) if he will publish in the Official Report the percentage of full-time ( a) all men, ( b) manual men and ( c) non-manual men with average gross weekly earnings under £25, £29, £30, £35, £40, £45, £50, £55, £60, £80 and £100 in (i) each Welsh county, (ii) Wales, (iii) each English region and (iv) Great Britain.

Information is available from the New Earnings Survey relating to April 1974. Estimates of average weekly earnings, of average hourly earnings, excluding the effects of overtime, of the distribution of weekly earnings and of the distribution of hourly earnings in Wales, in each of the regions of England and in Great Britain were published in tables 108 and 115 of New Earnings Survey 1974, Part E. Tables 108 to 113 also include estimates of average weekly earnings and of average hourly earnings excluding the effects of overtime in each Welsh county where sample sizes were large enough to give reliable estimates. They do not include comprehensive estimates of the distribution of earnings in Welsh counties.The following table gives estimates of the distribution of weekly earnings and of hourly earnings in April 1974 of full-time men aged 21 and over and women aged 18 and over who were employed in counties in Wales where sample sizes were large enough to give reliable estimates and whose pay for the survey reference period was not affected by absence.

Percentage with gross weekly earnings less than

£25

£27

£30

£35

£40

£45

£50

£55

£60

£80

£100

Non-manual men

Clwyd2·47·19·523·036·550·058·770·677·892·996·0
Gwent2·76·514·622·235·149·266·073·081·196·299·5
Mid Glamorgan4·96·110·320·629·741·253·361·869·188·596·4
South Glamorgan2·34·08·616·130·340·153·664·872·086·594·1
West Glamorgan (including Llanelli)1·83·15·513·522·732·550·965·679·193·397·6

All men

Clwyd3·56·59·923·738·555·568·780·287·197·598 ·9
Clwyd—West7·912·320·243·954·465·875·483·387·796·598·3
Clwyd—East1·94·46·316·632·851·966·379·186·997·899·1
Dyfed (excluding Llanelli)4·811·721·037·550·061·373·881·988·796·499·6
Gwent2·75·510·322·638·155·672·781·588·497·799·6
Gwynedd6·69·815·329·042·154·164·576·582·096·798·4
Mid Glamorgan4·06·512·225·039·753·766·477·685·696·198·9
South Glamorgan3·34·911·222·639·151·864·575·783·393·697·2
West Glamorgan (including Llanelli)1·83·16·817·430·743·662·375·385·396·698·7

Percentage with gross weekly earnings less than

£12

£15

£17

£20

£22

£25

£27

£30

£35

£40

£50

Manual women

Mid Glamorgan2·06·915·831·748·575·386·193·199·099·0100·0

Non-manual women

Clwyd1·94·614·827·834·350·957·466·775·987·094·4
Gwent1·34·710·022·034·746·054·768·078·788·093·3
Mid Glamorgan0·83·910·930·543·859·465·674·280·585·993·0
South Glamorgan1·02·96·717·726·840·751·764·177·088·595·7
West Glamorgan (including Llanelli)2·66·018·835·045·357·365·075·283·893·298·3

All women

Clwyd2·47·118·932·040·259·265·774·684·091·195·9
Gwent1·25·013·229·342·255·064·575·685·591·795·9
Mid Glamorgan1·35·213·131·045·966·474·782·588·791·796·1
South Glamorgan1·74·19·120·330·243·455·466·979·389·795·9
West Glamorgan (including Llanelli)2·06·518·536·048·563·070·078·087·095·599·0

Percentage with gross hourly earnings less than

50p

60p

70p

75p

80p

85p

90p

100p

120p

150p

200p

Manual men

Clwyd0·33·013·421·129·136·548·263·686·399·0100·0
Clwyd—East0·01·39·217·525·032·542·559·285·199·1100·0
Dyfed (excluding Llanelli)1·26·627·038·352·158·768·382·091·699·499·4
Gwent1·42·610·315·925·834·042·056·382·797·699·6
Gwynedd1·06·717·326·034·650·057·774·093·3100·0100·0
Mid Glamorgan0·74·012·820·827·235·843·358·780·697·899·8
South Glamorgan0·84·115·223·534·044·857·269·692·598·699·5
West Glamorgan (including Llanelli)0·22·58·814·721·729·435·550·975·895·799·3

Non-manual men

Clwyd0·91·88·311·020·223·929·439·555·176·289·0
Gwent0·62·48·313·117·319·625·034·554·278·093·5
Mid Glamorgan0·71·36·08·110·711·418·827·544·362·481·9
South Glamorgan1·22·34·66·210·012·718·228·246·769·985·3
West Glamorgan (including Llanelli)0·01·34·05·38·010·713·321·341·373·391·3

All men

Clwyd0·52·712·018·426·733·143·157·177·992·997·1
Clwyd—West1·97·623·828·641·948·661·070·582·991·496·2
Clwyd—East0·01·07·914·921·527·737·052·576·293·497·4
Dyfed (excluding Llanelli)0·96·021·932·242·547·257·172·182·092·396·6
Gwent1·22·59·815·223·730·437·750·875·692·798·1
Gwynedd0·65·512·718·224·236·442·455·875·287·994·6
Mid Glamorgan0·73·311·117·623·129·737·251·071·689·095·4
South Glamorgan1·03·410·816·324·031·440·952·373·486·693·6
West Glamorgan (including Llanelli)0·22·27·612·318·224·729·943·467·190·097·3

Percentage with gross hourly earnings less than

30p

40p

45p

50p

55p

60p

65p

70p

80p

100p

120p

Non-manual women

Gwent0·74·810·918·424·535·442·949·063·381·690·5
Mid Glamorgan0·04·012·723·837·347·654·861·172·280·283·3
South Glamorgan0·53·48·311·719·427·236·444·761·280·688·8
West Glamorgan (including Llanelli)0·98·621·632·842·248·356·959·573·388·897·4

All women

Clwyd2·79·320·528·538·455·061·667·680·193·494·0
Gwent0·95·113·725·234·645·755·162·473·588·094·0
Mid Glamorgan0·45·314·724·444·056·967·172·983·688·990·7
South Glamorgan0·44·211·014·423·331·440·749·265·783·190·3
West Glamorgan (including Llanelli)0·59·119·229·843·455·163·667·778·392·998·5

These estimates are subject to sampling error.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment, taking the first quarter of 1945 as 100, what would be the index number for (a) the value of average earnings and (b) basic rates of wages in each quarter from 1945 to the latest quarter for which information is available.

Comparable figures of earnings and wage rates, relating to manual workers in the industries and services covered by the Department's present October inquiry into earnings and hours, are given in index number form from October 1947 in Table 85 of "British Labour Statistics: Historical Abstract 1886–1968". Similar pairs of index numbers for earlier periods are not available. Figures for 1969–72 are given in Table 39 of "British Labour Statistics: Year Book 1972".Subsequent figures are as follows:

INDICES OF EARNINGS AND COMPARABLE WAGE RATES: FULL-TIME MANUAL WORKERS IN INDUSTRIES COVERED
(Average 1956=100)
Average weekly earningsBasic weekly wage rates
1973 October354·7284·3
1974 October425·5342·7