The Local Government Earnings Survey 2008/09 provides paybill and average pay rate information for all local government employees (excluding teachers and chief officers). It achieved a response rate of 212 of the 410 local authorities in England and Wales (51.7 per cent).
The survey collects line records of local government posts and the results presented below are based on over 1,000,000 local government posts. This not only improves the quality of the data but enables us to produce robust estimates of pay by occupational groups.
The data were weighted and grossed to take into account non-response by region and within LA type.
Due to the grossing methodology used and the effect of skewed samples in some region and type sub-groups, we do not advise comparing the paybill or pay rate growth from 2008/09 with 2010/11 on a regional or authority type level.
The published outputs from the Local Government Earnings Survey 2008/09 can be found below.
Download this document for a breakdown of grossed paybill and pay rates by region, authority type, gender and full-time/part-time working.
Download this document for a a detailed breakdown of observed occupational pay rates by region and type of authority. Please note that all occupational data presented here is representative of the outputs of our coding process and is intended only is indicative of pay rates. The FTE and post-count levels contained within are intended as base rates only and are not exhaustive.
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5 September 2012