§ Sir J. Pitman
asked the Minister of Labour what are the figures of average weekly earnings, as at October, 1961, for the top deciles of the workers employed in the 20 major industries.
§ Mr. Hare
As inquiries into the distribution of earnings are held at infrequent intervals, information on the average weekly earnings for the top decile in October, 1961, is not available. The last inquiry of this kind related to October, 1960, and on the assumption that the spread of earnings since that date has not altered the following estimates can be made of the top deciles (i.e. for one-tenth of the men average earnings exceeded the figures shown).
Standard Industrial Classification Minimum List Heading Industry Estimated weekly earnings of Men in the top decile as at October. 1961 exceeded s. 212 Bread and Flour Confectionery 373 271 Chemicals and Dyes 440 311 Iron and Steel (General) 462 332 Metal Working Machine Tools 476 361 Electrical Machinery 437 370.1 Shipbuilding and Ship Repairing 445 381 Motor Vehicle Manufacture 506 383 Aircraft Manufacturing and Repair 488 414 Woollen and Worsted 378 450 Footwear 370 461 Bricks, fireclay and refractory goods 411 472 Furniture and Upholstery 428
Standard Industrial Classification Minimum List Heading Industry Estimated weekly earnings of Men in the top decile as at October. 1961 exceeded s. 481 Paper and Board 437 486 Printing, Publishing of Newspapers and Periodicals 640 491 Rubber 440 496 Plastics Moulding and Fabricating 423 500 Construction 423 601 Gas 362 602 Electricity 402 603 Water 336 702 Road Passenger Transport (except London Transport 379 887 Motor Repairers, Distributors, Garages and Filling stations 345 906 Local Government Service 295
The corresponding figures for coal mining and dock labour, which are not covered by the Ministry's inquiries, are estimated to be as follows:
s. Coal Mining … … 466 Dock Labour … … 465