It transpires the mean salary for Birkenhead is £428 a month, ie 50% of the employed
people in Birkenhead are earning £428 a month or less. This was the lowest for the country.
To me that would indicate that many are trapped in part time jobs, to give some ideas of how low this is ....
An apprentice on a disgusting minimum of £3.70/hr working 40 hours a week would get £641/mth
An over-25 earning national living wage (£7.83/hr) for 40 hours a week would get £1375/mth
A single pensioner gets a minimum of £706 a month.
Married pensioners get a minimum of £539/mth each
The Government love part time jobs, they get more people off the unemployment register than if most people worked full time.
It also transpires that the average mortgage payments for Birkenhead was £905/mth.
The Government and the Council should take strong note of these figures (problems like this are part of their job to sort out), it can only lead to people getting further and further into crippling debt.SOURCE