Scotland

Location of low pay

Key points

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Graph 1: By local authority

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Map

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Graph 2: Compared to the United Kingdom

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Definitions and data sources

The first graph and map show the proportions of employees paid less than 7 per hour by local authority.  The data is based on where people live rather than where they work.  To improve its statistical reliability, the data is the average for the latest three years.

The second graph shows, for the latest year, how the proportions of employees paid less than 7 per hour varies by region, with the data shown separately for men and women.

The data source for both the graphs and the map is the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE).  The proportions have been calculated from the hourly rates at each decile using interpolation to estimate the consequent proportion earning less than 7 per hour.  Note that there is no low pay data for either Shetlands or Eilean Siar and these areas are therefore not included in either the first graph or the map.

Overall adequacy of the indicator: high.  ASHE is a large annual survey of employers.

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