The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question what the average gross earnings of full time workers in (a) Hammersmith and Fulham (b) Greater London and (c) the United Kingdom were in the most recent year for which figures are available. (10901)
Average earnings are estimated from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings and are provided for employees on adult rates of pay whose pay was unaffected by absence during the pay period, by their place of work. This is the standard definition used for Annual Survey of Hours and Earning tables. The Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings does not collect data on the self employed and people who do unpaid work.
I attach a table showing the average gross weekly earnings for full time employees in Hammersmith and Fulham, Greater London and the United Kingdom in 2004. These statistics are also available on the National Statistics website on table 7:
The Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, carried out in April of each year, is the most comprehensive source of earnings information in the United Kingdom. It has a one per cent sample of all employees.
|Median||CV percentage(9)||Mean||CV percentage(9)|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||548.3||4.4||650.7||3.2|
(9) Guide to quality: The Coefficient of Variation (CV) is given to indicate the quality of a figure, the smaller the CV value the higher the quality. The true value is likely to lie within +/- twice the CV, e.g. for an average of 200 with a CV of 5 per cent., we would expect the population average to be within the range 180 to 220.
1. The Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, (ASHE), carried out in April of each year, is the most comprehensive source of earnings information in the United Kingdom. It is a 1 per cent. sample of all employees.
3. Average gross weekly earnings for adult full-time employees whose pay for the survey period was not affected by absence.
Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, ONS