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    Average Weekly Earnings

    Source: ONS - Average Weekly Earnings for All Sectors

    Note:
      • figures show Seasonally Adjusted Regular Pay
      • figures exclude Bonuses and Arrears of Pay
      • percentage shows annual change
      • p = Provisional   r = Revised
      • With effect from January 2016 ONS ceased publishing annual percentage increases. abacus are now
        calculating such figures from the 'whole pounds' average weekly wage provided by ONS. abacus calculated
        figures are shown in dark blue to 2 decimal places. However, any retrospective changes by ONS to average
        weekly wage figures are not reflected in the ONS percentages shown below.

      • revisions shown in this colour relate to ONS annual revisions published 14th October 2015.
        Previously the figures were based on 9,000 companies with 20 or more employees but have now been revised to include
        companies with less than 20 employees. These amendments have not been suffixed by (r).

      • revisions shown in this colour relate to ONS revisions published 16th December 2015.
      • revisions shown in this colour relate to ONS revisions published 20th January 2016.
      • revisions shown in this colour relate to ONS revisions published 17th February 2016.
      • revisions shown in this colour relate to ONS revisions published 16th March 2016.
      • revisions shown in this colour relate to ONS revisions published 20th April 2016.
      • revisions shown in this colour relate to ONS revisions published 18th May 2016.
      • next update due 15th June 2016.

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  • 2011-2016
  • 2005-2010
  • 2000-2004
  • All years: Earnings
  • All years: Annual % Change
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    Average Weekly Earnings: 2011-2016
      2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
    £
    Earnings
    %
    Change
    £
    Earnings
    %
    Change
    £
    Earnings
    %
    Change
    £
    Earnings
    %
    Change
    £
    Earnings
    %
    Change
    £
    Earnings
    %
    Change
    Jan 467 2.19 457 1.6 450 1.7 442 1.1 437 1.0 433 2.2
    Feb 469 2.40 458 2.4 448 1.2 443 0.7 439 1.7 432 2.1
    Mar 468(p) 1.74 460 2.8 447 1.0 443 0.6 441 1.9 432 1.7
    Apr     461 2.8 448 0.5 446 1.4 440 1.7 433 2.1
    May     461 2.8 449 0.7 446 1.1 441 1.7 433 2.3
    Jun     462 2.8 449 0.8 446 0.9 442 2.0 433 2.0
    Jul     463 2.9 450 0.8 446 1.0 442 1.9 434 1.6
    Aug     463 2.6 451 1.1 446 0.6 444 2.1 434 1.5
    Sep     463(r) 1.9 454 1.8 446 0.8 442 1.5 436 1.7
    Oct     463 1.6(r) 456(r) 2.0(r) 447 1.0 442 1.3 437 1.8
    Nov     465(r) 2.2(r) 455 1.7 447 0.7 444 1.4 438 1.8
    Dec     465 2.1 456 1.6 449 1.3 443 1.2 438 1.9

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    Average Weekly Earnings: 2005-2010
      2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
    £
    Earnings
    %
    Change
    £
    Earnings
    %
    Change
    £
    Earnings
    %
    Change
    £
    Earnings
    %
    Change
    £
    Earnings
    %
    Change
    £
    Earnings
    %
    Change
    Jan 423 1.8 416 2.8 404 4.1 388 3.7 374 4.1 360 4.2
    Feb 423 1.5 417 2.6 406 4.2 390 3.8 375 4.2 360 4.2
    Mar 425 2.1 417 2.1 408 4.1 392 4.2 376 3.8 362 4.4
    Apr 424 1.4 418 1.8 411 4.8 392 4.0 377 3.7 363 4.3
    May 424 1.2 419 2.2 409 3.8 395 4.2 379 4.0 364 4.2
    Jun 425 1.4 419 2.0 411 3.5 397 4.2 381 4.2 365 4.2
    Jul 427 2.2 418 1.4 412 3.4 398 4.6 381 3.6 367 4.4
    Aug 428 2.3 418 1.3 413 3.3 400 4.9 381 3.4 369 4.4
    Sep 428 2.2 419 1.4 414 3.3 400 4.5 383 3.5 370 4.6
    Oct 429 2.2 419 1.0 415 3.6 401 3.9 386 4.0 371 4.2
    Nov 430 2.4 420 1.0 416 3.2 403 4.2 386 4.0 371 4.2
    Dec 429 1.9 421 1.3 416 3.1 403 4.0 388 4.1 372 3.7

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    Average Weekly Earnings: 2000-2004
      2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
    £
    Earnings
    %
    Change
    £
    Earnings
    %
    Change
    £
    Earnings
    %
    Change
    £
    Earnings
    %
    Change
    £
    Earnings
    Jan 345 3.4 334 3.4 323 4.5 309 3.6 298
    Feb 346 3.3 335 2.9 325 5.2 309 3.7 298
    Mar 347 3.4 335 2.9 326 4.8 311 4.5 298
    Apr 348 3.5 336 3.0 327 4.2 313 5.4 297
    May 350 3.6 337 3.3 327 4.1 314 4.9 299
    Jun 351 3.7 338 2.9 329 4.5 314 4.9 300
    Jul 352 3.8 339 2.9 329 4.0 316 5.4 300
    Aug 353 3.9 340 3.6 328 3.1 319 5.6 302
    Sep 354 3.7 341 3.6 329 3.4 319 4.8 304
    Oct 356 3.9 342 3.7 330 3.2 320 4.8 305
    Nov 356 3.7 344 3.8 331 3.0 321 4.8 307
    Dec 359 4.1 345 4.3 331 2.9 322 4.5 308

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    Average Weekly Earnings: 2001-2016
    Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    2016 467 469 468(p)                  
    2015 457 458 460 461 461 462 463 463 463(r) 463 465(r) 465
    2014 450 448 447 448 449 449 450 451 454 456(r) 455 456
    2013 442 443 443 446 446 446 446 446 446 447 447 449
    2012 437 439 441 440 441 442 442 444 442 442 444 443
    2011 433 432 432 433 433 433 434 434 436 437 438 438
    2010 423 423 425 424 424 425 427 428 428 429 430 429
    2009 416 417 417 418 419 419 418 418 419 419 420 421
    2008 404 406 408 411 409 411 412 413 414 415 416 416
    2007 388 390 392 392 395 397 398 400 400 401 403 403
    2006 374 375 376 377 379 381 381 381 383 386 386 388
    2005 360 360 362 363 364 365 367 369 370 371 371 372
    2004 345 346 347 348 350 351 352 353 354 356 356 359
    2003 334 335 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 344 345
    2002 323 325 326 327 327 329 329 328 329 330 331 331
    2001 309 309 311 313 314 314 316 319 319 320 321 322
    2000 298 298 298 297 299 300 300 302 304 305 307 308

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    With effect from January 2016 ONS ceased publishing annual percentage increases. abacus are now calculating such figures from the 'whole pounds' average weekly wage provided by ONS. abacus calculated figures are shown in dark blue to 2 decimal places. However, any retrospective changes by ONS to average weekly wage figures are not reflected in the ONS percentages shown below.

    Annual Percentage Change: 2001-2016
    Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    2016 2.19 2.40 1.74                  
    2015 1.6 2.4 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.9 2.6 1.9 1.6(r) 2.2(r) 2.1
    2014 1.7 1.2 1.0 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.8 1.1 1.8 2.0(r) 1.7 1.6
    2013 1.1 0.7 0.6 1.4 1.1 0.9 1.0 0.6 0.8 1.0 0.7 1.3
    2012 1.0 1.7 1.9 1.7 1.7 2.0 1.9 2.1 1.5 1.3 1.4 1.2
    2011 2.2 2.1 1.7 2.1 2.3 2.0 1.6 1.5 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.9
    2010 1.8 1.5 2.1 1.4 1.2 1.4 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.4 1.9
    2009 2.8 2.6 2.1 1.8 2.2 2.0 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.0 1.0 1.3
    2008 4.1 4.2 4.1 4.8 3.8 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.6 3.2 3.1
    2007 3.7 3.8 4.2 4.0 4.2 4.2 4.6 4.9 4.5 3.9 4.2 4.0
    2006 4.1 4.2 3.8 3.7 4.0 4.2 3.6 3.4 3.5 4.0 4.0 4.1
    2005 4.2 4.2 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.4 4.4 4.6 4.2 4.2 3.7
    2004 3.4 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.7 3.9 3.7 4.1
    2003 3.4 2.9 2.9 3.0 3.3 2.9 2.9 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.8 4.3
    2002 4.5 5.2 4.8 4.2 4.1 4.5 4.0 3.1 3.4 3.2 3.0 2.9
    2001 3.6 3.7 4.5 5.4 4.9 4.9 5.4 5.6 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.5

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