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Coastal residents earn less than people living inland

BBC News analysis has found that people working in coastal areas in Britain earn on average £1,600 less per year.

The most deprived areas in England are also found by the sea. BBC News analysed income data from the Office for National Statistics and found that in coastal constituencies, the typical (median) worker in 2018 earned £22,104 before tax which was £1,681 less than the typical worker in a non-coastal area, who earned £23,785 before tax.

The lower wages were in part attributed to a higher proportion of people in low skilled, low paid seasonal jobs, often reliant on the tourist industry.

At its recent conference, the Labour Party promised to build 37 offshore windfarms which it said would generate more than 60,000 well-paid jobs in seaside areas.

The Government said that since 2012 the Coastal Communities Fund has invested more than £200 million in seaside areas.

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BBC News - Coastal communities: Residents earn £1,600 less than people inland

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