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Weekly Earnings

Volume 986: debated on Thursday 19 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the numbers of full-time males aged 18 years and over in each of the counties of Wales and for each of the standard economic regions of the United Kingdom in the following bands (a) under £40, (b) £41 to £50, (c) £51 to £60, (d) £61 to £70, (e) £71 to £80, (f) £81 to £90, (g) £91 to £100, (h) £101 to £110, (i) £111 to £120, (j) £121 to £130, (k) £131 to £140, (l) £141 to £150 and (m) over £150.

The table below gives the latest estimates of the percentage distribution of gross weekly earnings from the new earnings survey. I regret that this analysis is not available for men aged 18 and over and I have therefore quoted figures on the usual basis for the new earnings survey results, males aged 21 and over.The survey is based on a 1 per cent. sample of employees. Only a very small number of employees will appear in some cells of the table and because of response and sampling variation the total number of employees in particular earnings bands cannot be confidently inferred from the number in the sample.

DISTRIBUTION OF GROSS WEEKLY EARNINGS, APRIL 1979—FULL-TIME MALES AGED 21 AND OVER WHOSE PAY WAS NOT AFFECTED BY ABSENCE

Percentage with gross weekly earnings in the range

Under £50

£50 to £60£60 to £70£70 to £80£80 to £90£90 to £100£100 to £110£110 to £130£130 to £150

Over £150

All ranges

Number in sample

Wales3·26·710·212·713·413·710·715·27·86·41003,589
Clwyd-West4·74·818·210·112·916·28·816·25·42·7100148
Clwyd-B7;East1·95·09·76·514·115·615·318·87·55·6100320
Dyfed (excluding Llanelli)7·214·312·413·113·69·510·47·56·45·6100251
Gwent1·54·29·212·116·016·111·115·68·75·5100597
Gwynedd5·711·812·916·014·111·76·99·16·55·3100263
Powys4·811·119·823·811·17·210·38·70·82·4100126
Mid Glamorgan3·64·78·615·811·813·19·715·28·19·5100591
South Glamorgan3·38·08·412·012·611·010·615·59·69·0100575
West Glamorgan (including Llanelli)1·95·18·911·413·016·511·318·78·25·0100718
England2·45·510·112·813·913·010·614·67·89·310067,010
South East2·14·38·711·313·111·710·815·49·313·310024,391
East Anglia3·07·714·614·912·212·88·512·06·67·71002,394
South West3·38·514·114·115·313·18·611·75·55·81005,634
West Midlands2·05·09·014·315·415·111·814·36·96·21008,009
East Midlands2·26·211·813·514·314·410·114·56·07·01005,612
Yorkshire and Humberside2·56·110·512·814·113·010·715·17·87·41007,393
North West2·46·310·013·413·713·911·214·17·47·61008,898
North2·45·79·912·814·612·810·915·37·77·91004,679
Scotland2·96·411·712·712·011·810·614·58·19·31007,365

Source : New Earnings Survey.