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Latest results published 29 October 2019
The key points from the Northern Ireland ASHE 2019 show that:
- Weekly earnings increased over the year to April 2019 in nominal (3.3%) and real terms (1.2%) to £535.
- In the UK, weekly earnings were £585, an increase of 2.9% from 2018 (£568). Real UK weekly earnings increased by 0.9% over the year.
- Private sector weekly earnings increased by 3.4% over the year, while public sector weekly earnings increased by 0.7%. Public sector weekly earnings (£625) were 31% higher than private sector earnings (£479).
- Median hourly earnings (excluding overtime) for full-time females (£13.13) was 2.9% greater than those for full-time males (£12.76). NI remains the only region in the UK where full-time females earn more per hour on average than full-time males.
- Headline statistics for Northern Ireland
- Industry, occupation, age, public/private sector and skill level
- NI geographies, by place of work and place of residence
- Low pay analysis
- All tables in Open Document Spreadsheet (ODS) format
HMRC PAYE RTI earnings
Experimental Median monthly earnings from HMRC PAYE Real Time Information System was published on 19th May 2020. The key points were:
- Median monthly pay for NI employees in the three months to March 2020 was £1,715
- (Nominal) growth in median pay over the quarter to March was 1.5%
- Growth in median pay in the three months to March 2020 compared to same period last year was 3.3%
- Latest UK regional time series
Earnings distribution chart
Explanation of gender pay gap
The provisional results from the pensions element of the Northern Ireland ASHE 2019 were published on 4th March 2020.
Geographically data refers to place of work.
NI ASHE Background Information
- Background to the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings
- Advice for completing the ASHE 2020 survey for businesses affected by COVID-19
- ONS quality and methodology for ASHE
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