Older people earn more

A
study by the Office for National Statistics shows that the best-paid age group
in the UK is those aged 40-49, who are paid an average of £510 per week.

The
worst-paid group is, predictably, those aged 18-20, however, wages for people
in the younger age groups are increasing at a higher rate year-on-year.

The
largest increase from 2001 to 2002 was recorded among employees aged 25-29,
whose weekly earnings increased by 5.3 per cent to £415.

The
group aged 21-24 saw an increase of 1.7 per cent in weekly earnings.

The
study also shows that those aged 60-64 work the longest average hours – at 41.1
a week.  www.statistics.gov.uk

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