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Income: Greater London

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the decile boundary earnings were for (a) London and (b) each London borough in the latest 12 month period for which figures are available, broken down by age cohort. (196517)

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

Letter from Jil Matheson, dated 31 March 2008:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking what the decile boundary earnings were for (a) London and (b) each London borough in the latest 12 month period for which figures are available, broken down by age cohort. I am replying in her absence. (196517)

Levels of earnings including medians, deciles and quartiles, are estimated from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE), and are provided for employees on adult rates of pay, whose pay for the survey period was not affected by absence. The ASHE, 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, deciles and quartiles for gross weekly earnings for full time employees in London by age for 2007. Figures for each London borough broken down by age group are not available. However, aggregate results for London boroughs can be obtained on the National Statistics website at:

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/ashe

Weekly pay—gross (£)—for full-time employee jobs1: United Kingdom, 2007

Percentiles

Description

Number of jobs(thousand)

Median

Mean

10

20

25

30

40

60

70

75

80

90

London

2,661

581

731

309

383

419

451

513

667

767

838

935

1,275.0

London, age 18-21

78

305

331

203

231

245

256

278

328

356

374

388

2

London, age 22-29

607

481

541

290

350

376

401

445

533

586

623

671

856.9

London, age 30-39

773

651

783

344

436

474

508

576

730

843

924

1,020

1,375.5

London, age 40-49

684

674

869

345

437

479

513

591

759

885

977

1,116

1,631.2

London, age 50-59

410

606

779

329

396

431

462

533

700

807

876

984

1,313.8

London, age 60+

106

523

679

289

345

372

399

466

597

687

767

847

2

1 Employees on adult rates whose pay for the survey pay-period was not affected by absence.

2 Estimate unreliable.

Source:

Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, Office for National Statistics. 1997-2007