Average weekly gross earnings of food producers by sex


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Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Geographical Area: United Kingdom

Unit of Measurement: GBP (£)


From 2000 to 2007, food production industries are defined using SIC03. From 2008, food production industries are defined using SIC07. Please see defintions section for further information.

Please note, the figures for 2021 are provisional values.

The figures diplayed are mean averages. Median averages are also available from the data source.

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

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Average weekly gross earnings of food producers by sex

Indicator description
Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Unit of measurement

GBP (£)


Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes are used to classify business establishments and other statistical units by the type of economic activity in which they are engaged.

Food production industries are defined using Standard Industrial Classification 2003 (SIC03) from 2000 to 2007 and Standard Industrial Classification 2007 (SIC07) from 2008 onwards.

For years 2000 to 2007, SIC03 division 01 (agriculture, hunting and related service activities) and 05 (fishing, fish farming and related service activities) are used. For years 2008 onwards, SIC07 division 01 (crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities) and 03 (fishing and aquaculture) are used. Therefore, data from 2008 onwards should not be directly compared to earlier data.

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This indicator is being used as an approximation of the UN SDG Indicator. Where possible, we will work to identify or develop UK data to meet the global indicator specification. This indicator has not been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

Data last updated 13 May 2022
Metadata last updated 26 May 2022

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Average income of small-scale food producers, by sex and indigenous status

Target name

By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier II

UN custodian agency

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

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Office for National Statistics (ONS)



Earliest available data


Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Link to data source Estimates of gross weekly pay (£) for employee jobs in food production industries - UK, 2016 to 2021 opens in a new window
Release date 11 May 2022
Next release


Statistical classification

National Statistic

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