Home > DocuBase > Article

« All DocuBase Articles


Follow DocuTicker on Twitter   Feed

Tuesday, 8th July 2014

UK Wages Over the Past Four Decades - 2014

Source: Office for National Statistics (UK)

Key Points:

• Employees aged 21 in 1995 earned 40% more after adjusting for inflation by the age of 39 than those aged 21 in 1975 did up to the age of 39.

• Average hourly earnings peaked at older ages in 2013 compared to 1975.

• The difference between male and female average pay for the under 30s has decreased dramatically since 1975.

• Since 2011 the top 10% of full-time earners have had the largest falls in wages after adjusting for inflation.

• Since 1975 average earnings for full-time employees have more than doubled after accounting for inflation.

• Since the introduction of the National Minimum Wage, wage growth at the bottom of the earnings distribution has been strong for both full and part-time employees.

• Almost a third (32.6%) of those in the top 10% of earners worked in London in 2013 while 12.3% of the bottom 10% of earners worked in the North West.

• Hourly wage inequality has fallen across the regions and devolved countries of the UK since 1998.

+ Direct link to document (PDF; 534 KB)



Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

Adrian can be reached at adrian.janes@freepint.com

More articles by Adrian Janes »

Please note: DocuTicker's editors collect citations for full-text PDF reports freely available on the web but we do not archive these reports. When you click a link to find and/or download the report, you are leaving the DocuTicker site. DocuTicker makes no representations regarding the ongoing availability of any report or any external resource. Links were accurate as of the date of posting.

« All DocuBase Articles



FreePint supports the value of information in the enterprise. Read more »

FeedLatest FreePint Content:

  • Click to view the article Product Review of RefME (Technology - Search & User Interface; Outputs & Alerts; New Features)
    Tuesday, 6th October 2015

    Cindy Romaine looks at the technology behind RefME in the third part of her product review of the free tool to create citations, reference lists and biographies in any format. She covers how the tool allows sharing and collaborating on resources, methods of adding information for both desktop and mobile device and how to synchronise between the two, as well as covering exporting and looking at new features just announced.

  • Click to view the article Ebooks in the Corporate Market
    Tuesday, 6th October 2015

    When it comes to ebooks the corporate market lags behind the academic and public sector and a recent FreePint webinar highlighted the results of research carried out earlier this year as well as presenting thoughts from two major vendors operating in the ebooks market and how they are addressing this problem.

  • Click to view the article Q&A with CLA - Copyright Compliance in Multinational Business
    Tuesday, 6th October 2015

    FreePint's managing editor, Catherine Dhanjal, interviews speaker James Bennett, head of development at the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) to find out more about the agency and his upcoming speech "Copyright Compliance in Multinational Business" at the Content Workflow 2015 conference in October.

  • ... more ...

All FreePint Content »
FreePint Topics »

A FreePint Subscription delivers articles and reports that support your organisation's information practice, content and strategy.

Find out more and order a FreePint Subscription by visiting the
completing our online form: Subscription Order page.

FreePint Testimonials

"I found the Communities of Practice session one of the most valuable I have attended. It's helpful to talk to so many people who worry about ..."

Read more testimonials and supply yours »




Receive the DocuTicker Newsletter each week.

Find out more »

Article Categories

All Article Categories »


All DocuBase Sources »

Source Categories

All Source Categories »


All Archives »