HC Deb 28 October 1976 vol 918 cc375-6W
Mr. Dempsey

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish in the Official Report details showing the average wages for males and females in each of the regions of the United Kingdom at the most recent convenient date.

Mr. Golding

Pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 18th October 1976; Vol. 917, c. 306], gave the following information:

Following are results of the New Earnings Survey 1976. Corresponding estimates for Northern Ireland are not available. Further information is published today in the Department of Employment Gazette.

Average total gross weekly earnings of full-time men aged 21 and over and full-time women aged 18 and over whose pay for the survey pay-period in April 1976 was not affected by absence.

Country/Region Men Women
Great Britain £71.80 £46.20
England £71.90 £46.50
South-East £77.00 £50.00
East Anglia £66.40 £43.40
South-West £67.20 £44.40
West Midlands £68.90 £44.80
East Midlands £67.30 £42.90
Yorkshire and Humber-side £68.90 £43.30
North-West £70.30 £44.40
North £71.40 £45.00
Wales £69.80 £45.50
Scotland £71.60 £44.60

The estimates are given to the nearest 10p and are subject to sampling error.