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Incomes

Volume 979: debated on Tuesday 26 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish in the Official Report a table listing the number of wage and salary earners in the following groups: up to £1,000, £1,000 to £2,000, £2,000 to £3,000, £3,000 to £4,000 and over £4,000 in Scotland, England, by region and Wales; and what is the percentage of total incomes in each area that falls within each group.

I have been asked to reply.Figures for the fiscal year 1977–78—the latest year for which such information is available—are given in the following table.

RANGE OF EMPLOYMENT INCOME

£1–£999

£1,000–£1,999

£2,000–£2,999

£3,000–£3,999

£4,000 and over

All ranges

Place of residence

Numbers in range

Percentage of total employment income in range

Numbers in range

Percentage of total employment income in range

Numbers in range

Percentage of total employment income in range

Numbers in range

Percentage of total employment income in range

Numbers in range

Percentage of total employment income in range

Numbers

Total employment income

(000)(per cent.)(000)(per cent.)(000)(per cent.)(000)(per cent.)(000)(per cent.)(000)(£ million)
England3,3603·04,0009·54,89019·74,57025·34,81042·521,60062,700
North2473·62539·533822·026924·030740·91,4103,900
Yorkshire and Humberside4073·848811·850620·546125·944438·02,3006,180
North West4723·158210·768620·861425·960539·62,9608,280
East Midlands2663·237011·642422·437927·831735·11,7604,760
West Midlands3773·04499·458020·758628·651138·42,5007,070
East Anglia1142·815810·720222·916325·116238·57992,230
South East1,1302·61,3208·21,59016·71,60023·22,04049·47,68024,000
South West3083·535011·043823·139228·230334·31,7904,810
Wales1743·220010·526823·722427·518735·01,0502,840
Scotland3242·949012·251921·242824·544939·22,2106,100

The income ranges relate to main sources of employment income (i.e., income from second jobs is excluded), and they cover all taxable emoluments net of allowable expenses and superannuation contributions.

The data are derived from the Inland Revenue's survey of personal incomes, and cover almost all individuals who had employment income at any time during 1977–78.

Members of the Armed Forces have been allocated to England but not to any particular region.