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National Insurance Contributions

Volume 33: debated on Tuesday 30 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list national insurance contributions as a percentage of earnings for a single person, married couple, married couple with one, two and four children on two-thirds, average, twice average and five times average earnings for each year since 1950.


Earnings, and National Insurance contributions as a percentage of earnings

average earnings

Average earnings

Two x average earnings

Five x average earnings








* Estimated.

1. Type of family irrelevant—assumed earnings by male head of household.

2. Prior to 1970 only April and October average earnings were available.