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Average Gross Weekly Earnings

Volume 15: debated on Wednesday 16 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what were the figures for average gross weekly earnings of (a) full-time manual men over 21 years and (b) full-time employees, men and women, in (i) Scotland, (ii) Wales and (iii) England, for each year since 1978; and if he will express the figures for Scotland, Wales and England as percentages of the figures for Great Britain.

The following figures are taken from the reports on the "New Earnings Survey" and relate to April each year.

Average gross weekly earnings of full-time employees whose pay was not affected by absence in the survey period
Manual men aged 21 and overAll men aged 21 and overAll women aged 18 and over
£As percentage of Great Britain average£As percentage of Great Britain average£As percentage of Great Britain
Scotland
197881·4100·988·599·354·696·8
197993·6100·6101·299·860·495·9
1980112·2100·4123·198·974·794·8
1981124·8102·4140·099·687·195·3
Wales
197880·9100·286·196·653·995·6
197994·1101·297·296·361·497·5
1980111·399·6119·195·775·495·7
1981120·398·7132·794·487·595·7
England
197880·699·989·3100·256·7100·5
197992·999·9101·6100·263·5100·8
1980111·499·7124·7100·279·5100·9
1981121·699·8141·0100·492·1100·8

Source: Tables 12 and 13 of Part A of the reports on the "New Earnings Survey" 1978 to 1981.