Wage data comes from the Office for National Statistics’ Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings. The latest data relates to the pay period that includes 22 April 2020, when the UK was in lockdown. This resulted in challenges to collecting data, so estimates are subject to more uncertainty than usual. For this reason, constituency estimates are not reliable and are not published here.

Library briefing paper Average earnings by age and region provides reliable wage data at a regional and national level, and includes an interactive data tool which allows you to find wage trends by age, gender and region.

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