Data set from Childcare and early years provider survey

Mean and median hourly fee by Local Authority for two-year-old children (2022)

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Mean and median fees for children aged 2 broken down by local authority.  In order to help interpret the mean, the table shows 95% confidence intervals.  Based on the responses we received to the survey, we can be 95% confident that the mean for all providers in the local authority lies between the lower and upper values.  Figures for some local authorities are based on small sample sizes (less than 30).

Data set details

Early years
Childcare and early years provider survey
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority
  • Lower 95% CI
  • Mean hourly fee
  • Median hourly fee
Time period

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2022Calendar yearLocal authorityE92000001EnglandE12000001North East841E06000005Darlington4.624.514 [u]4.145.09
2022Calendar yearLocal authorityE92000001EnglandE12000001North East840E06000047County Durham4.934.5604.475.39
2022Calendar yearLocal authorityE92000001EnglandE12000001North East390E08000020Gateshead5.685.323 [u]4.435.82
2022Calendar yearLocal authorityE92000001EnglandE12000001North East805E06000001Hartlepool5.02514 [u]4.465.35
2022Calendar yearLocal authorityE92000001EnglandE12000001North East806E06000002Middlesbrough4.864.516 [u]3.815.91

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 5 variables
Variable nameVariable description
lower_ciLower 95% CI
mean_hourly_feeMean hourly fee
median_hourly_feeMedian hourly fee
unweighted_baseUnweighted base
upper_ciUpper 95% CI


  1. Due to local authority re-organisation, mean fees for North Northamptonshire (£5.37 per hour) and West Northamptonshire (£5.02 per hour) cannot be displayed on the map.
  2. [u] Statistics based on an "unweighted base" (sample size) of less than 10 are not shown. Statistics based on an "unweighted base" of 10 or greater but less than 30 should be treated with caution and are only indicative.

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