HC Deb 27 May 2004 vol 421 c1847W
Mr. Gregory Campbell

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average industrial wage in Northern Ireland is. [175919]

Mr. Gardiner

In all industries in Northern Ireland, average gross weekly earnings of all full-time adult employees was£404.50 at April 2003. The average gross weekly earnings by industry is as follows:

Industry Average



pay (£)

Agriculture, hunting and forestry 273.60
Mining and quarrying 350.60
Manufacturing 374.30
Electricity, gas and water supply 596.30
Construction 372.00
Wholesale and retail trade 336.10
Hotels and restaurants 269.60
Transport, storage and communication 386.70
Financial intermediation 507.40
Real estate, renting and business activities 387.60
Public administration and defence, compulsory social security 451.60
Education 507.30
Health and social work 419.90
Other community social and personal activities 370.50
All industries 404.50