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Weekly Earnings

Volume 979: debated on Monday 25 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the mean and median incomes of each of the metropolitan districts of Greater

GROSS WEEKLY EARNINGS (£) OF FULL-TIME MALE EMPLOYEES AGED 21 AND OVER· WHOSE PAY WAS NOT AFFECTED BY ABSENCE
April 1975April 1976April 1977April 1978April 1979
Greater Manchester Metropolitan County area
Mean58·569·875·886·098·8
Standard deviation24·230·330·035·539·8
Median54·163·870·079·591·8
South East
Mean65·377·084·195·3108·5
Standard deviation32·237·437·343·246·9
Median59·169·476·086·298·9
East Anglia
Mean56·266·472·682·695·9
Standard deviation23·427·028·833·240·2
Median51·460·167·075·888·2
South West
Mean56·267·273·482·592·4
Standard deviation22·326·629·837·534·0
Median51·961·567·175·986·5
West Midlands
Mean58·468·976·385·798·1
Standard deviation21·123·625·929·833·9
Median55·565·072·381·492·7
East Midlands
Mean58·667·374·585·497·1
Standard deviation28·523·626·735·635·4
Median53·962·769·979·491·3
Yorkshire and Humberside
Mean58·468·975·486·199·1
Standard deviation22·325·827·134·637·0
Median54·464·170·480·093·2
North West (including Greater Manchester)
Mean59·170·376·887·199·2
Standard deviation24·328·429·534·039·0
Median54·664·771·281·092·9
North
Mean60·571·477·588·499·7
Standard deviation21·825·327·031·236·5
Median56·666·872·583·693·4
Wales
Mean59·069·876·586·197·6
Standard deviation20·626·127·145·035·2
Median55·465·471·780·792·6
Scotland
Mean60·371·678·388·5101·2
Standard deviation24·530·132·337·542·3
Median56·265·871·881·593·3
Northern Ireland
Mean54·768·672·181·593·4
Standard deviation24·231·532·734·940·1
Median49·961·565·074·484·3
United Kingdom
Mean60·771·778·588·9101·2
Standard deviation26·630·631·838·440·8
Median55·865·772·381·993·8

Source: New Earnings Survey.

Manchester and their standard deviations and of the regions of the United Kingdom as a whole for the past five years.

Figures in respect of individual metropolitan districts within Greater Manchester are not readily available. Figures for the last five years, however, are available in respect of average earnings for Greater Manchester as a whole and for the standard regions of the United Kingdom as follows:

Figures on incomes, as distinct from earnings, by region, and so on, are not available later than in respect of the fiscal year 1977–78. These are published in "Regional Statistics 15", table 13.4.

Differences in average earnings between areas will reflect differences in industrial and occupational structure, and so on, and do not necessarily indicate differences in earnings for comparable jobs.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the average gross weekly earnings for full-time adult employees, male and female, in all the regions of Great Britain.

The figures in respect of April 1979 are as follows:

AVERAGE GROSS WEEKLY EARNINGS OF FULL·TIME ADULT EMPLOYEES WHOSE EARNINGS WERE NOT AFFECTED BY ABSENCE
RegionMen aged 21 and overWomen aged 18 and over
££
South East108·568·4
East Anglia95·960·2
South West92·460·0
West Midlands98·161·4
East Midlands97·159·7
Yorkshire and Humberside99·159·4
North West99·260·5
North99·760·6
Wales97·661·4
Scotland101·260·4

Source: New Earnings Survey.

Differences in average earnings between areas will reflect differences in industrial and occupational structure, and so on, and do not necessarily indicate differences in earnings for comparable jobs.