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Data Provider: Welsh Government People in employment who are on permanent contracts (or on temporary contracts and not seeking permanent employment) and who earn more than two thirds of the UK median wage by quarter
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All[Collapse]United Kingdom66.566.766.666.866.666.666.666.666.967.568.6
United KingdomNorth East61.560.561.661.561.662.062.862.463.663.467.9
North West64.964.564.064.964.164.664.864.364.664.767.1
Yorkshire and the Humber62.362.361.662.061.260.961.562.162.564.269.1
East Midlands64.265.464.364.864.863.564.164.063.564.764.1
West Midlands63.864.565.565.665.766.766.366.365.965.068.0
South East70.670.669.768.968.868.869.269.569.870.970.5
South West64.864.064.465.365.765.965.064.464.564.864.8
Northern Ireland62.861.663.262.861.764.162.962.763.863.666.8
Full-time[Collapse]United Kingdom71.371.170.369.869.769.970.270.470.470.570.5
United KingdomNorth East66.
North West66.965.964.964.
Yorkshire and the Humber65.666.364.964.764.064.064.365.465.965.566.6
East Midlands64.465.664.365.165.465.366.866.966.866.265.4
West Midlands65.765.365.465.866.067.668.368.368.266.669.3
South East77.777.676.775.073.874.074.374.375.075.875.3
South West70.769.068.468.068.468.568.168.868.669.869.1
Northern Ireland64.963.363.062.562.764.963.361.662.661.664.0


Percentage of people in employment who are on permanent contracts (or on temporary contracts and not seeking permanent employment) and who earn more than two thirds of the UK median wage

Last update
17 November 2018 17 November 2018

Next update
23 February 2018

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Labour Force Survey, Office for National Statistics

Source 2
Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, Office for National Statistics

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Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
UK regions

Geographical coverage
UK regions

Languages covered
English and Welsh

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

General description
The Labour Force Survey sample is composed of approximately 40,000 UK households and 100,000 individuals each quarter. Respondents are interviewed for five successive waves at three-monthly intervals and 20% of the sample is replaced every quarter.

Estimates shown are four quarter averages. For example, the figure for 2015 Q1 is an average of 2014 Q2, 2014 Q3, 2014 Q4 and 2015 Q1. The figures for all employees are subject to variation due to changes in the number of part-time employees in the sample, and the number of hours those part-time employees work, therefore the preferred measure includes full-time employees only. UK median wage data is from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings for employees earning a full adult rate and whose pay was not affected by absence.

Frequency of publication
Twice yearly

Data reference periods
2015q1 to 2017q3

Revisions information
In May 2017, the Labour Force Survey data has been revised back to 2012, due to taking on board the latest population estimates (2015) and a review of the seasonal adjustment process.

Statistical quality
The data come from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) so the results are sample-based estimates and are therefore subject to sampling error. However, the sampling errors are small because the LFS uses a single-stage, random sample of addresses. The geographical ordering of the sampling frame implicitly stratifies the sample.

There is also sample attrition, where respondents begin the survey but drop out in subsequent waves. Respondents who remain in all waves of the survey tend to have different characteristics to those who do not, and this can result in sample attrition bias. Proxy responses are collected where there are other individuals in the household who can answer on behalf of an absent respondent, reducing non-response bias.

The LFS excludes most communal establishments. Members of the armed forces are only included if they live in private accommodation. Workers under 16 years of age are not covered.