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Volume 476: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the average hourly earnings of (a) women and (b) men undertaking part-time (i) manual and (ii) non-manual work was in each of the last five years; and what average hourly earnings for (A) women and (B) men in part-time work were in each such year. (206319)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 20 May 2008:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking what the average hourly earnings of (a) women and (b) men doing part-time (i) manual and (ii) non-manual work was in each of the last five years; and what the average hourly earnings for (A) women and (B) men was in part-time work in each such year. (206319)

Average levels of earnings are estimated from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE). The ASHE, carried out in April each year, is the most comprehensive source of earnings information in the United Kingdom. It is a sample of employees who are members of pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) schemes.

I attach a table for the last five years, showing the average hourly earnings for UK manual and non-manual part-time employees.

Gross hourly pay (£)—part-time employee jobs1: United Kingdom

Description

Median

Mean

2003

Male

6.02

9.14

Female

6.13

7.84

Male Non-Manual

10.67

14.50

Male Manual

5.29

6.24

Female Non-Manual

8.40

10.11

Female Manual

5.33

5.86

20042

Male

6.22

9.21

Female

6.39

8.18

Male Non-Manual

10.70

14.27

Male Manual

5.53

6.57

Female Non-Manual

8.70

10.45

Female Manual

5.48

6.08

20043

Male

6.24

9.18

Female

6.35

8.13

Male Non-Manual

10.55

14.06

Male Manual

5.53

6.61

Female Non-Manual

8.64

10.39

Female Manual

5.46

6.06

2005

Male

6.58

10.02

Female

6.75

8.71

Male Non-Manual

11.42

15.58

Male Manual

5.75

7.12

Female Non-Manual

9.39

11.29

Female Manual

5.70

6.35

20064

Male

6.89

10.49

Female

7.03

9.17

Male Non-Manual

12.60

16.37

Male Manual

5.98

7.28

Female Non-Manual

9.88

11.99

Female Manual

5.96

6.57

20065

Male

6.88

10.47

Female

7.02

9.14

Male Non-Manual

12.47

16.27

Male Manual

5.98

7.28

Female Non-Manual

9.81

11.92

Female Manual

5.96

6.58

2007

Male

7.22

11.07

Female

7.30

9.58

Male Non-Manual

13.97

17.51

Male Manual

6.15

7.64

Female Non-Manual

10.29

12.63

Female Manual

6.19

6.87

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

2 2004 results excluding supplementary survey for comparison with 2003.

3 2004 results including supplementary surveys designed to improve coverage of the survey (for more information see National Statistics website www.statistics.gov.uk).

4 2006 results are methodology consistent with 2005.

5 2006 results are methodology consistent with 2007.

Notes:

1. The manual/non-manual classification is derived from National Statistics Socio-economic Classification (NS-SEC). Further information is available at:

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/methods_quality/ns_sec/default.asp

2. Values 1 and 2 of the ‘Three Class’ split define non-manual and Value 3 defines manual. It is important to note that a manual/non-manual split derived from NS-SEC is not the same as the manual/non-manual split used in NES 2002 and earlier.

Source:

Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, Office for National Statistics. 2003-07