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Wages (London And Manchester)

Volume 961: debated on Wednesday 31 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the latest convenient figures for comparisons of average wages in the Greater London area and the Greater Manchester area.

The following new earnings survey estimates of average gross weekly earnings in April 1978 relate to full-time men aged 21 and over and women aged 18 and over employed within the specified areas whose pay for the survey reference pay period was not affected by absence. They are rounded to the nearest 10p and are subject to sampling errors. Inter-area differences in occupational and industrial structures and of special London allowances. They do not indicate differences in pay for comparable work.

Greater LondonGreater Manchester
Men aged 21 and over
all occupations101·0086·00
non-manual occupations113·9097·30
manual occupations84·4078·40
Women aged 18 and over
all occupations65·3054·00
non-manual occupations68·0057·30
manual occupations54·4047·80