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AVERAGE wages in South Yorkshire are among the best in the Yorkshire and Humber region according to new government figures.

The Office of National Statistics has revealed that out of 21 areas, Doncaster comes eighth with an average wage of £23,824.

Rotherham has the sixth-highest annual wages, with an average of £23,839, while Sheffield is seventh, averaging £23,832.

Barnsley is tenth, with average wages at £23,588.

The figures do not include self-employed or part-time workers. The highest average earnings are in North Lincolnshire, at £25,840.