Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings
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Frequency of release: Annually
Geographical coverage: UK
Geographical breakdown: Other
Survey name(s): Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE)
The Patterns of Pay article presents an analysis of the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) results. ASHE is ONS’s most detailed and comprehensive source of information on levels of earnings, make-up of total earnings and distribution of the earnings of employees. ASHE is based on a one per cent sample of employee jobs taken from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) PAYE records. Information on earnings and hours is obtained from employers and treated confidentially. ASHE does not cover the self-employed nor does it cover employees not paid during the reference period.
The first few sections of this article present summary analyses: overall medians, make-up and distribution of earnings of the current year’s ASHE results. The analysis compares the current year’s results with the previous year’s results (and where relevant to the series back to 1997). Of particular interest are the variations in earnings between different industries, occupations, regions and age groups and how these variations have changed over time.