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Shipbuilding And Ship Repair Industry

Volume 80: debated on Tuesday 11 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people were employed in the shipbuilding and ship repair industry by year from 1974 onwards; what was the average wage in the industry, by year for the same period; and what was the average wage in the industry expressed as a percentage of the national average industrial earnings for the same year for the same period.

Shipbuilding and ship-repairing

Number of employees in March (thousands)

Average gross weekly earnings of adult manual men in April(£)

Col. (2) as a percentage of corresponding average earnings in index of production industries

(1)(2)
197447·5105
197564·7113
197676·0113
197778·3106
197891·8109
1979141·1106·4109
1980128·6123·8107
1981122·4135·3107
1982120·6160·1112
1983114·7154·2101
1984102·6175·2107

Minimum list heading 370·1 of 1968 Standard Industrial

Classification to 1981; group 361 of 1980 Standard Industrial

Classification from 1982.

† Males aged 21 and over working a full week. The figures include

bonus and overtime earnings which may fluctuate from year to year.