New 2023 provisional results from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) were added to Nomis on 7 December 2023. ASHE estimates for 2022 were revised at the same time.

Estimates are available for local authorities, parliamentary constituencies, regions and countries. ASHE estimates are not available below local authority or constituency level i.e. no ward or super output area data.

ASHE data on Nomis

Headline ASHE figures for an area are available in the labout market profiles:

Use the query data tool to access the full datasets which contain a wider range of variables than shown in the profiles:

Occupation and industry breakdowns of earnings are not available for local authorities or constituencies. These analyses are available at region and country level on the ONS website.

Survey details

ASHE collects information on actual payments made to the employee and the hours on which this pay was calculated. All estimates for 2023 are provisional and relate to the pay period that includes 19 April 2023. Estimates for 2022 have been revised and relate to the pay period that includes 27 April 2022.

The estimates are based on information gathered from a sample of 1% of employees in the UK. The achieved sample for 2023 was 156,000. Prior to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the achieved sample size of ASHE was approximately 180,000 each year. However, given the challenges to data collection during the coronavirus pandemic and response rates not recovering after, the final achieved sample size was 144,000 for 2020, 142,000 for 2021 and 148,000 for 2022.

Further information

ASHE Quality and Methodology Information. This report describes how the data is created along with its strenghts and limitations.

Employee earnings in the UK: 2023. This bulletin provides commentary on the 2023 estimates and includes link to regional and national ASHE datasets that are not available through Nomis.