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Pay: St Ives

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 the St Ives constituency in each of the last 10 years. (164070)

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

Letter from Karen 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 St Ives constituency in each of the last 10 years.(164070)

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 St Ives.

Gross weekly pay for employee jobsa by St. Ives

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

228

*

294

**

249

**

348

**

197

**

216

*

1998

233

*2

296

**1

241

**-3

343

**-1

214

**8

228

*6

1999

252

*8

318

**8

260

**8

370

**8

218

**2

243

*6

2000

256

*1

326

**2

272

**5

377

**2

237

**9

260

*7

2001

271

**6

322

*-1

289

**6

348

*-8

x

x

288

*11

2002

279

**3

371

**15

299

**3

x

x

263

**

288

*0

2003

284

*2

379

**2

302

**1

x

x

273

**4

299

*4

2004 exclb

316

**11

380

*0

324

**7

410

*-4

279

2

331

*11

2004 incb

309

**

378

*

323

**

412

**

279

**

325

*

2005

304

*-2

373

*-1

318

**-2

398

**-3

289

**3

333

*2

2006 exclc

330

*9

430

**15

358

*12

511

**28

295

**2

328

*-1

2006 incc

329

*

426

**

355

*

510

**

294

**

325

*

2007

332

**1

392

*-8

341

**-4

422

*-17

320

**9

347

*7

Part-time employeesPart-time malePart-time female

Median £

Growth rate

Mean £

Growth rate

Median £

Growth rate

Mean £

Growth rate

Median £

Growth rate

Mean £

Growth rate

1997

100

**

107

**

x

x

x

x

97

**

99

**

1998

87

*-13

93

**-13

x

x

x

x

1999

105

**21

112

*21

121

**

137

**114

99

**

108

**9

2000

x

x

130

**15

125

**3

x

x

x

x

120

**12

2001

x

x

142

*9

x

x

156

**-4

x

x

138

**15

2002

112

**

128

*-9

x

x

x

x

112

**

132

**-4

2003

129

**16

139

*8

x

x

x

x

130

**16

137

*4

2004 exclb

128

**-1

145

*4

x

x

143

**

125

**-3

145

**6

2004 incb

124

**

141

*

x

x

143

**

112

**

141

*

2005

124

**0

135

*-5

x

x

153

**7

x

x

126

**-11

2006

130

**5

173

**28

x

x

x

x

113

**

143

**14

2006c

131

**

175

**

x

x

x

x

x

x

144

**

2007

124

**-5

159

**-10

x

x

172

**

123

**

153

**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 quality.

The true value is likely to lie within +/- twice the CV—for example, for an average of 200 with a CV of 5 per cent. 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.