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 (£)

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Average weekly gross earnings of food producers by sex

Indicator description
Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Unit of measurement

GBP (£)


AGRIS - International System for Agricultural Science and Technology; CAP - Common Agriculture Policy; IAEG - Inter-Agency and Expert Group; IFAD - International Fund for Agricultural Development. Food production industries are defined using Standard Industrial Classification 2003 (SIC03) from 2000 to 2008 and Standard Industrial Classification 2007 (SIC07) from 2008 onwards. SIC03 - SIC division 01 and 05 are used. SIC07 - SIC division 01 and 03 are used. Low pay is defined as the value that is two-thirds of median hourly earnings and high pay is defined as the value that is 1.5 times median hourly earnings. For example, median hourly earnings for full-time employees in 2017 is £14.00, therefore low pay employees are considered to be anyone earning below two-thirds of £14.00, which is £9.33 and high pay full-time employees are those earning anything above 1.5 times £14.00, which is £21.00. Low pay is defined by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)

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Data last updated 08 October 2021
Metadata last updated 08 October 2021

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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 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings - 2017 provisional and 2016 revised results opens in a new window
Release date 26 October 2017
Next release


Statistical classification

National Statistic

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