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Cardiff average salary comparison

Gross average income in 2018 for full-time employees by local government district. Employee has to be in the same job for over 12 months. The data collected is Tax Year Ending. The income includes incentive payments.

Cardiff average salary comparison
AreaAverage salary in 2018
Rhondda Cynon Taf£29.6k
Caerphilly£30.0k
Merthyr Tydfil£31.5k
Bridgend£32.8k
Cardiff£33.2k
Vale of Glamorgan£34.0k
United Kingdom£36.6k
Cardiff average salary by year

Cardiff average salary comparison by sex

Gross average salary in 2018 for female and male.

Cardiff average salary comparison by sex
AreaFemale average salaryMale average salary
Rhondda Cynon Taf£27.7k£31.1k
Caerphilly£26.7k£32.2k
Merthyr Tydfil£25.1k£37.4k
Bridgend£28.5k£35.2k
Cardiff£29.3k£35.9k
Vale of Glamorgan£28.2k£38.2k
United Kingdom£31.0k£40.2k

Cardiff median salary comparison

Gross median income in 2018 for full-time employees including incentive payments. Median income divides the income distribution into two equal groups, upper half having income above that amount, and lower half having income below that amount.

Cardiff median salary comparison
AreaMedian salary in 2018
Merthyr Tydfil£24.6k
Vale of Glamorgan£25.0k
Rhondda Cynon Taf£25.0k
Caerphilly£25.2k
Cardiff£28.1k
United Kingdom£29.6k
Bridgend£29.7k
Cardiff median salary by year

Cardiff median salary comparison by sex

Gross median salary in 2018 for female and male.

Cardiff median salary comparison by sex
AreaFemale median salaryMale median salary
Merthyr Tydfil£23.3kN/A
Vale of GlamorganN/A£28.8k
Rhondda Cynon Taf£22.6k£26.8k
Caerphilly£23.7k£27.3k
Cardiff£24.9k£30.5k
United Kingdom£26.1k£31.8k
Bridgend£26.6k£31.7k

Cardiff unemployment rate comparison

Cardiff unemployment rate comparison
AreaUnemployment rate in 2018
Vale of Glamorgan3.6%
United Kingdom4%
Bridgend4.6%
Merthyr Tydfil5%
Cardiff5.4%
Caerphilly5.7%
Rhondda Cynon Taf5.7%
Cardiff unemployment rate by year

Cardiff net household income map

Map shows the net average household income in 2016 by middle layer super output area (MSOA). The lowest average net household income was in Cardiff 036, with £20.7k. The area with the highest average net income was Cardiff 006, with £39.0k. Median income was £25.6k - i.e. half of the areas had income equal or above £25.6k. Median income for England and Wales was 31.9k ( the lowest income was in Leeds 086, £16.8k, the highest in Tower Hamlets 033, £93.8k).

Cardiff net household income map
NameNet income
lowest Cardiff 036 £20.7k
median £25.6k
highest Cardiff 006 £39.0k

Cardiff relative housing costs map

The map below shows housing costs share of net household income in 2016. The higher the share of income costs the darker the displayed color. An equivalisation scale and different models for income before housing costs and after housing costs may result in a few inconsitencies. Although there are some inconsistencies, it does not change significantly the overall picture of area comparison.

Cardiff relative housing costs map

Cardiff working age population share

2017 population estimates.

39.5

Cardiff
average age

40

England & Wales
average age
Cardiff working age population share
age grouphead-count% share of population% for Eng & Wales
0-15196k18.5%19.1%
16-64674k63.8%62.8%
65+186k17.6%18.2%

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Cardiff home energy certificates

Cardiff real estate market

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Cardiff home features

Cardiff population statistics

Cardiff crime statistics

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