asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the number of people in Wales earning less than 60 per cent. of the national average wage; and what this number is as a percentage of the working population in Wales.
The exact information requested is not available, but according to the new earnings survey for 1984, approximately 16·5 per cent. of full-time employees on adult rates in Wales were earning less than 60 per cent. of the Welsh figure for average earnings.
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the number of people, whether single, married or as part of families, living on incomes of 60 per cent. of the national average or less; and what this number is as a percentage of the total population of Wales.
The information is not available in the form requested, but figures from the 1983 family expenditure survey show that approximately 34 per cent. of Welsh households have a gross normal weekly income of 60 per cent. or less of the Wales average.
|Indices of average earnings (1979=100)|
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|* The 1979–83 figures are for men aged 21 and over and women aged 18 and over in full-time employment whose pay was not affected by absence. The 1984 figures are for full-time employees on adult rates whose pay was not affected by absence.|