Official Statistics

Rural earnings statistics

Workplace and residence based earnings for rural and urban areas.


Rural earnings


Workplace based earnings measure the average annual earnings of people who work in a particular area but may live elsewhere. Residence based earnings are measured by where employees live.



  • median workplace based earnings
  • median residence based earnings

Data source: Office for National Statistics Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings

Coverage: England

Rural classification used: Local Authority Rural-Urban Classification

Next release date: tbc

Additional information:

Defra statistics: rural

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Published 9 February 2012
Last updated 28 February 2019 + show all updates
  1. Published today, latest rural statistics on earnings.
  2. Published today, latest analysis on Rural Earnings
  3. We’ve changed how we’ve organised rural statistics and updated the content following Lord Cameron’s review of rural proofing.
  4. The latest statistics for rural earnings published today.
  5. 2012 workplace based and resident based earnings by rural urban classification.
  6. First published.