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These are the Scottish regions with the highest and lowest average weekly earnings

New data has been published this week revealing which Scottish regions have the highest and lowest average weekly earnings.

The figures, from the Scottish Government statistics website, show the gross mean average weekly earnings (in GBP) for full time workers based at a workplace by council area. In other words, the rankings are based on the pay at the workplace in a given area as opposed to where people live. Here is a list of Scotland’s council areas, ranked from highest to lowest, in terms of the workplace-based earnings. No earnings data is available for East Dunbartonshire.

Earnings: �663.50/week. Shipbuilding and manufacturing have gradually been replaced by growing sectors like financial services, communications, biosciences, creative industries and healthcare. Pic: Shutterstock

9. Glasgow City

Earnings: �663.50/week. Shipbuilding and manufacturing have gradually been replaced by growing sectors like financial services, communications, biosciences, creative industries and healthcare. Pic: Shutterstock
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10. Stirling

The train runs from Stirling castle
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Earnings: �658.50/week. Ayr is the administrative centre of South Ayrshire. Pic: Shutterstock

11. South Ayrshire

Earnings: �658.50/week. Ayr is the administrative centre of South Ayrshire. Pic: Shutterstock
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Earnings: �638.60/week. Clydebank, pictured, is within the West Dunbartonshire Council area. Pic: Shutterstock

12. West Dunbartonshire

Earnings: �638.60/week. Clydebank, pictured, is within the West Dunbartonshire Council area. Pic: Shutterstock
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