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Pay: Cornwall

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 13 November 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) mean and (b) median salary including pro-rata salary for part-time workers of (i) full-time men, (ii) full-time women, (iii) part-time men and (iv) part-time women was in Cornwall in each of the last 10 years. (164071)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Daren Dunnell, dated 13 November 2007:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent parliamentary question asking Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) mean and (b) median salary including pro-rata salary for part-time workers of (i) full-time men, (ii) full-time women, (iii) part-time men and (iv) part-time women was in the Cornwall in each of the last 10 years. (16407V)

Levels of earnings are estimated from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE), and are provided for all full-time employees on adult rates of pay, whose pay for the survey period was not affected by absence. The ASHE survey, carried out in April each year, is the most comprehensive source of earnings information in the United Kingdom.

I attach a table showing the mean and median gross weekly earnings for full-time, part-time males and females from 1997 to 2007 for Cornwall.

Gross weekly pay for employee jobsa by Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

Full time employees

Full time male

Full time female

Median

Growth rate

Mean

Growth rate

Median

Growth rate

Mean

Growth rate

Median

Growth rate

Mean

Growth rate

1997

250

289

279

319

211

247

1998

253

1

298

3

292

*5

327

3

219

4

257

4

1999

260

3

301

1

283

-3

326

0

226

3

263

3

2000

276

6

318

6

290

2

339

4

251

11

286

9

2001

297

8

337

6

320

10

369

9

252

*1

286

0

2002

303

2

349

3

319

0

372

1

274

*8

312

9

2003

332

392

362

417

284

*

349

*

2004 excl

333

-8

395

-8

354

-8

416

-10

308

-5

362

-5

2004 incb

328

391

354

412

302

357

2005

341

4

403

3

365

3

428

4

315

*4

365

2

2006 exclc

360

6

415

3

391

7

449

5

326

*4

366

0

2006 incc

359

414

389

449

326

*

365

2007

373

4

430

4

399

3

459

2

344

*6

389

6

a. Employees on adult rates whose pay for the survey pay-period was not affected by absence. b. In 2004 additional supplementary surveys were introduced to improve the coverage of the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings. Figures are presented both excluding and including the additional surveys for comparison purposes. c. In 2006 a small number of methodological changes were introduced to improve the quality of the survey These include changes to the sample design itself, as well as the introduction of an automatic occupation coding tool. Figures are presented both excluding and including these changes for comparison purposes. Guide to quality:The Coefficient of Variation (CV) indicates the quality of a figure, the smaller the CV value the higher the The true value is likely to lie within +/- twice the CV - for example, for an average of 200 with a CV of 5%, we would expect the population average to be within the range 180 to 220. CV <= 5% * CV>5%and<= 10% ** CV> 10%and<=20% x CV > 20%

Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, Office for National Statistics.

Gross weekly pay for employee jobsa by Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

Full time employees

Part time male

Part Time Female

Median

Growth rate

Mean

Growth rate

Median

Growth rate

Mean

Growth rate

Median

Growth rate

Mean

Growth rate

1997

89

*

100

x

x

108

**

89

**

99

*

1998

81

*-9

97

-3

x

x

105

**-3

80

-11*

95

*-4

1999

93

*15

110

14

111

**

133

*27

86

8*

105

11

2000

97

*4

118

7

x

x

x

x

95

*10

115

9

2001

111

*15

125

6

x

x

124

**-11

112

*19

125

*9

2002

109

*-2

125

0

108

**

119

**-3

109

*-2

126

1

2003

120

*

135

122

**

133

**

120

*

135

2004 excl

125

-1*

147

*-4

117

**0

155

**-26

126

*-1

145

3

2004 incb

119

*

143

102

**

143

**

122

*

142

2005

125

*5

139

-3

135

**

150

*5

122

*0

135

-5

2006 exclc

136

*9

167

*20

x

x

188

*26

138

*13

160

*19

2006 inc

136

*

167

*

x

x

190

**

137

*

160

*

2007

140

*3

165

-1

150

**

167

*-12

139

*2

164

3

a. Employees on adult rates whose pay for the survey pay-period was not affected by absence. b. In 2004 additional supplementary surveys were introduced to improve the coverage of the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings. Figures are presented both excluding and including the additional surveys for comparison purposes. c. In 2006 a small number of methodological changes were introduced to improve the quality of the survey These include changes to the sample design itself, as well as the introduction of an automatic occupation coding tool. Figures are presented both excluding and including these changes for comparison purposes. Guide to quality:The Coefficient of Variation (CV) indicates the quality of a figure, the smaller the CV value the higher the The true value is likely to lie within +/- twice the CV - for example, for an average of 200 with a CV of 5%. we would expect the population average to be within the range 180 to 220. CV <= 5% * CV>5%and <= 10% ** CV>10%and<=20% x -CV > 20% Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, Office for National Statistics.