People, population and community
Young people aged 16 to 24 years had median earnings growth of 28.7% from tax year ending (TYE) 2015 to TYE 2016. This is higher than all other age groups and compares with 6.8% for those aged 25 to 29 years. This is in part due to transitioning from part-time to full-time work.
Of the 5.2 million young people aged 16 to 29 years who had earnings in both TYE 2015 and TYE 2016, there were 16% that experienced progression of at least two earnings deciles.
For young people, aged 16 to 29 years, the level and growth of median annual earnings were generally lower for women than men, whether they were degree or school-educated, or had no qualifications.
Young people’s earnings progression is related to geographic mobility. The highest average annual growth in earnings was 22% for those moving to London between TYE 2012 and TYE 2016, compared with 7% for those that did not move local authority or moved elsewhere.
City regions tended to attract young people from nearby local authorities; for example, 33% of movers to London were from the South East and 36% of movers to Greater Manchester were from the North West.
These research outputs are experimental statistics on earnings progression. This analysis is based on a feasibility study exploring the use of administrative data linked to the 2011 Census. It is important that the research presented here be read alongside the quality and methodology information in the article to aid interpretation and avoid misunderstanding.
Vasita Patel, Vital Statistics Outputs Branch, Office for National Statistics, said:
“Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease remained the leading cause of death in 2017 for the third consecutive year. It was responsible for more than one in eight of all registered deaths, an increase from the previous year. Ischaemic heart diseases, which includes coronary heart disease, remained the second leading cause of death in 2017. “Chronic lower respiratory diseases, which affect the lungs, are now the third leading cause of death, overtaking cerebrovascular diseases, which held this position in 2016. This follows a long-term decline in deaths from cerebrovascular diseases, such as strokes and brain haemorrhages. Lung cancer has remained the fifth leading cause of death.”
Iain Bell, Deputy National Statistician, will host an ONS forum on young people and intergenerational fairness at the BEIS Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London on Tuesday, 30th October from 9.30am-12 midday.
We will be exploring policy issues relating to young people and intergenerational fairness, including earnings, housing, employment, skills, career progression and poverty. We will also be presenting new data on young people’s wages, earnings and career progression.
The event will consider how new data sources could shed further light on these issues. Guest speakers include Laura Gardiner from the Resolution Foundation, Tom Richmond from Policy Exchange, and The Prince’s Trust, who will give their views before taking your questions in a Q&A panel.
Places are limited – visit our Eventbrite page to register your place.