Average weekly earnings for residents in West Sussex
The Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) is a UK-wide survey that provides information on hourly, weekly and annual earnings by gender and work patterns, and at national and regional level geographies on industry and occupation, including public versus private sector pay comparisons. The annual series dates back to 2002, though there have been some methodological changes over this time. The data is generally available at local authority level, though in some cases due to sampling issues the data can be suppressed for particular variables.
We aim to be in the top quartile of statistical neighbours by 2022
November 2019 Performance
West Sussex lies in the top quartile compared with its statistical neighbours in terms of gross weekly pay levels of full-time workers, resident in West Sussex. The levels in West Sussex are slightly higher than the national average (£591.30) but lower than the regional average at £636.00. There continues to be a wide variation across the county, with residents in Chichester, on average, receiving £658.5 weekly gross pay levels, compared with Arun which has the lowest levels at £513.60.
For 2020-21 our milestone target is to remain in the top quartile. We continue to exceed our target to be in the top quartile
Earnings levels of residents continue to be higher than the average earnings levels of people working in West Sussex. The exception continues to be in Crawley where weekly earnings levels for people working in Crawley are higher than the regional and national average.