Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings

The ASHE is a UK wide survey that provides data on hourly, weekly and annual earnings by gender, work patterns, industry and occupation, including public versus private sector pay comparisons.

Latest Results - Published 26 October 2017

The key points from the Northern Ireland ASHE 2017 show that:

  • Median gross weekly earnings for full-time employees in April 2017 were £501, an increase of 1.5% from £494 in 2016. This is the first time median gross weekly earnings for full-time employees have exceeded £500.
  • When adjusted for inflation median gross weekly earnings for full-time employees decreased by 1.0%.
  • In the UK, median gross weekly earnings for full-time employees were £550, an increase of 2.2% since 2016 (£539). When adjusted for inflation UK median earnings decreased by 0.4%.
  • The increase in median gross weekly earnings was more marked in the private than in the public sector. The full-time median gross weekly earnings in the private sector increased by 3.0% to £446, compared to a 1.0% increase in the public sector, to £623. 


Detailed Results

  1. Headline statistics for Northern Ireland (1997-2017)
  2. Industry, occupation, age, public/private sector and skill level, 2017 (provisional) and 2017 (revised)
  3. NI geographies, by place of work and place of residence, 2017 (provisional) and 2016 (revised)

Pension Results

The provisional results from the pensions element of the Northern Ireland ASHE 2016 were published on 2nd March 2017.

NI ASHE Background Information

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