The Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) is a UK wide survey that provides information on hourly, weekly and annual earnings by gender, work patterns, industry and occupation, including public versus private sector pay comparisons.Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings Latest Results - Published 19th November 2014
The key points from the Northern Ireland ASHE 2014 show that:
- The estimated median gross weekly earnings for all (i.e. both full- and part-time) employees in NI at April 2014 was £358, down 2.2% from £366 in 2013.
- The equivalent earnings in the UK as a whole increased by 0.6% over the same period.
- The fall in median gross weekly earnings in Northern Ireland was experienced by full-time employees in both the public (0.4%) and private (0.9%) sector.
- However, part-time median gross weekly earnings in the private sector increased by 5.8% to £140 per week.
- Median hourly earnings excluding overtime was £10.00 compared to £11.54 in the UK at April 2014. Hourly earnings excluding overtime fell by 2.4% in Northern Ireland, (compared to 0.1% growth in the UK) between April 2013 and April 2014.
- Other previously published official statistics sources indicate that in the period March 2013 to March 2014, the number of employee jobs in Northern Ireland increased by 2.1%, compared to a 2.4% increase in Great Britain. Over the same period NI full-time jobs increased by 2.9% and NI part-time jobs increased by 0.7%. These statistics also indicate that public sector jobs fell by 1.7% over the period and private sector jobs increased by 3.8%. This included the reclassification of Royal Mail and Lloyds PLC from the public to the private sector.
- The net effect of these changes was that median gross annual earnings for full-time employees (who had been in the same job for at least 12 months) in NI grew by 0.3% to £24,000 in 2014, compared to 0.7% growth in the UK (to £27,200).
- NI median gross annual earnings for all (full- and part-time) employees (who had been in the same job for at least 12 months) grew by 1.6% to £18,800 in 2014, compared to 0.9% growth in the UK (to £22,000). NI ASHE 2014 Annual Earnings Table (Excel 12 KB)
- NI ASHE 2014 Statistics Bulletin (PDF 410 KB)
- NI ASHE 2014 Statistics Press Release (PDF 49 KB)
- NI ASHE 2014 Bulletin Tables and Charts (Excel 96 KB)
- NI ASHE Detailed Results (Excel Tables)
The provisional results from the pensions element of the Northern Ireland ASHE 2014 were published on 26th February 2015.
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