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Earnings: a data cube slice

Mean and median gross weekly earnings (£s) by gender, working pattern and workplace/residence measure.

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  1. All
  2. Female
  3. Male
Measure Type
  1. Mean
  2. Median
Population Group
  1. Residence Based
  2. Workplace Based
Reference Period
  1. 1997
  2. 1998
  3. 1999
  4. 2000
  5. 2001
  6. 2002
  7. 2003
  8. 2004
  9. 2005
  10. 2006
  11. 2007
  12. 2008
  13. 2009
  14. 2010
  15. 2011
  16. 2012
  17. 2013
  18. 2014
  19. 2015
  20. 2016
  21. 2017
  22. 2018
  23. 2019
Working Pattern
  1. All Patterns
  2. Full Time
  3. Part Time
Reference Area
(showing types of area available in these data)
  1. Countries
  2. Council Areas
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About the Dataset
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Next update due
November 2020

The median and mean gross weekly earnings (before deductions for Tax & National Insurance) of full-time employees on adult rates, whose pay for the survey period was not affected by absence. The self-employed are excluded from this study. This information is obtained from the Annual Survey of Hours & Earnings (ASHE). This is an Office for National Statistics (ONS) publication

Confidentiality Policy

This dataset does not contain any sensitive or personal information.

Quality Management

Further information about this data set can be located on the ONS website.

Results for 2003 and earlier exclude supplementary surveys. In 2006 there were a number of methodological changes made. For further details go to NOMIS.

Accuracy and Reliability

As these estimates are obtained from a sample survey, the quality of each estimate is assessed by ONS using the coefficient of variation (CV). The CV is the ratio of the standard error of an estimate to the estimate itself and is expressed as a percentage. Estimates which have a CV of less than or equal to 5% are considered ‘precise’. Estimates where the CV is greater than 5% and less than or equal to 10% are considered reasonable quality while estimates with a CV of greater than 10% and less than or equal to 20% are considered lower quality and should be used with caution. Where the CV of an estimate is greater than 20% then the estimate is considered unreliable and is not shown. Estimates which are considered to be of reasonable quality and estimates that are considered to be of lower quality have been included in this dataset. No indication of their reliability is provided. Coefficients of variations, for all estimates, are published by ONS at Employee earnings in the UK: 2019

Coherence and Comparability

The Scottish Government publishes reports which present analysis on the labour market at Scotland and sub-Scotland levels.

Accessibility and Clarity

Statistics from ASHE are presented in reports and spreadsheets available on the Scottish Goverment's website.


The Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) is the official source of UK earnings and hours worked estimates. ASHE data is published annually by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and is based on a 1 per cent sample of employee jobs from HM Revenue and Customs Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system.

Timeliness and Punctuality

Information is published annually.


All estimates for 2019 are provisional and relate to the reference date 11 April 2019. 2018 data was revised in November 2019 and is no longer provisional.


This slice of multidimensional data is not a Linked Data resource in the database: it's a virtual resource (i.e. you can't query it by SPARQL). But does have a permanent unique URL which can be bookmarked.
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Measure Type
Reference Period
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Population Group
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Reference Area
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Working Pattern
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