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Hi All

Does anyone know where I can find the average British wage by year? I want to go back 20 years or so, and the ONS seems impossible to find anything on, with "average wage" not even returning any results when used in a search.

Again, thanks for your time.

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Hi All

Does anyone know where I can find the average British wage by year? I want to go back 20 years or so, and the ONS seems impossible to find anything on, with "average wage" not even returning any results when used in a search.

Again, thanks for your time.

Ask this lot.... not tried it myself but I have a high regard for Librarians.

http://www.peoplesnetwork.gov.uk/

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Guest Steve Cook
Mean, median, mode, mean median, mode.....

Given the seriously skewed shape of the salary distribution in the Uk, the mode would be appropriate. however, in order to use this, we would need to slice the distibution up into salary blocks of say, 5K portions (e.g. 0-5k, 5-10k, 10-15k, 15-20k etc).

I bet if the modal average wage was reported (the most commonly occuring wage) it would be a damned site lower than the government reported mean avarage wage (the total amount divided by the number of earners).

Which is probably why you will not find the modal average UK wage reported....

.......Anywhere

I know, I've looked

Edited by Steve Cook

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Hi All

Does anyone know where I can find the average British wage by year? I want to go back 20 years or so, and the ONS seems impossible to find anything on, with "average wage" not even returning any results when used in a search.

Again, thanks for your time.

Hi,

If you want information on the level of wages in sterling, rather than as an index, then you want to look at the ONS's ASHE (Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings). Just type ASHE into Google and you will find it. From memory, this gives information on the distribution of earnings on a particular data in April. It also breaks things down in many different ways (by age, sex, industry of work, region and so on). However, it doesn't go back 20 years or so. If you want to do this it is probably best to re-scale the ASHE data using the AEI (Average Earnings Index).

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