This graph highlights the similarity of the median incomes of the high professions and unskilled workers during the 1920s. The colour coding groups each job into larger occupational types. There was a striking clustering of annual incomes between £200 and £250 among those jobs with middling prestige and skill.
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Source: David G. Pearson, Johnsonville: continuity and change in a New Zealand township. Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1980, p. 62