The Median Earnings on the Isle of Man are basically the same as England’s, according to data released from the United Kingdom’s Office for National Statistics and the Isle of Man Government.

The Manx data, uncovered by a Liberal Vannin Freedom of Information investigation earlier this year, show that Manx median earnings for 2019 were £30,911, a 3.5% increase on 2018. During 2019, English median earnings were £30,661, less than 1% behind the Isle of Man’s.

The underlying source for the English data was the Office for National Statistics’ Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, and offered a regional breakdown. It showed that in 2019, London median earnings were £36,797, over 19% higher than median earnings in the Isle of Man. Median earnings in the North West of England were £28,487, almost 8% below the Isle of Man’s median earnings.

I’ve produced a chart of the nominal data (not adjusted for inflation) below, and you are welcome to use this chart under a Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

Manx median earnings have closely tracked English median earnings for the last couple of decades

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