HC Deb 06 April 1971 vol 815 cc114-5W
Mr. Roderick

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is now the mean, modal and median wage of, respectively, single men, married men with no children, married men with one child, married men with two children, married men with three children, married men with four children, and all employees.

Mr. Bryan

The following estimates from the New Earnings Survey 1970 relate to adults employed in Great Britain on a full-time basis in manual occupations, whose pay was not affected by absence during the survey pay-period in April, 1970. Weekly earnings are gross before deductions, exclude the value of income in kind and tips but include the average weekly value of annual and other periodical bonus and commission payments. Estimates according to family circumstances are not available.

Manual men aged 21 and over:

Mean 26.80
Median 25.60
Mode in range 24 to 26

Manual women aged 18 and over:

Mean 13.40
Median 12.80
Mode in range 12 to 13

The estimates are subject to sampling error. Means and medians are rounded to the nearest 10p. Modal values were within the ranges shown and slightly lower than the corresponding median.