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Residence Based Earnings

Data on earnings is drawn from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) which is based on a sample of 1% of all employee jobs drawn from HMRC PAYE records. The dataset is split between residents and workplace based earnings.

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About the data

Average resident earnings in Devon are below the national average at £26,543 per annum. These lower incomes are broadly reflective of the high rates of employment in sectors with lower pay such as Retail, Health and Tourism. Residence based earnings are higher than workplace based earnings in Devon which suggests residents are commuting outside the county to receive higher pay for work in other areas.

At a district level resident earnings in Exeter are lower than workplace earnings which shows people are commuting into Exeter from neighbouring areas to receive higher rates of pay. Conversely areas such as the South Hams and Mid Devon have higher rates of residence based earnings and lower workplace based earnings. Residence based earnings are less diverse across the county than workplace based with North Devon residents earning an average of £23,599 compared to South Hams at £28,207.

East Devon has seen a dramatic fall in earnings. This is likely to be related to a similar fall in employment in the same period.

Last Updated: March 2019