Mid and East Antrim among worst in UK for pay rises - comparable to Outer Hebrides and Shetland Islands
The borough of Mid and East Antrim has had one of the UK’s slowest salary increases, with a rise of just 14% since 2014.
And while that may seem low compared to the national average of 24%, residents there may still congratulate themselves that they did not see a much lower rise; In Aberdeen salaries have increased just 3% in the same period - eight times slower than the UK average increase.
The study, by money transfer experts Xendpay, used new ONS data to compare monthly wages from July 2014 to May 2021 across the UK.
In contrast to Aberdeen, the London boroughs of Hackney and Newham saw the highest spike of 45%, almost double the national average, and well above the London average of 32%.
After Aberdeen, the area with the second lowest rise was the Shetland Islands with just 12%, half the UK average.
The Outer Hebrides came third with just 13% over the seven year period.
On a national level, Scotland saw the lowest salary increases of all the UK’s countries, at just 17%, compared to 24% in England, 23% in Wales and 20% in Northern Ireland.
Black Lives Matter: DUP defends PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne after his meeting with protest organiser
A message from the Editor:
Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.
With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our advertisers - and consequently the revenue we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you taking out a digital subscription.
Subscribe to newsletter.co.uk and enjoy unlimited access to the best Northern Ireland and UK news and information online and on our app. With a digital subscription, you can read more than 5 articles, see fewer ads, enjoy faster load times, and get access to exclusive newsletters and content. Visit https://www.newsletter.co.uk/subscriptions now to sign up.
Our journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them. By supporting us, we are able to support you in providing trusted, fact-checked content for this website.