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Cardiff average salary comparison 2017

Gross average income in 2017 for full-time employees by local government district. An 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
Merthyr Tydfil£28.6k
Rhondda Cynon Taf£29.7k
Caerphilly£30k
Bridgend£31.3k
Cardiff£32.7k
Vale of Glamorgan£33.1k
United Kingdom£35.4k

Cardiff median salary comparison 2017

Gross median income in 2017 for full-time employees including incentive payments. Median income divides the income distribution into two equal groups, half having income above that amount, and half having income below that amount.

Cardiff median salary comparison
AreaMedian salary
Merthyr Tydfil£22.7k
Vale of Glamorgan£25.2k
Caerphilly£25.5k
Rhondda Cynon Taf£26.4k
Bridgend£26.7k
Cardiff£28.1k
United Kingdom£28.8k

Cardiff unemployment rate comparison 2017

Cardiff unemployment rate comparison
AreaUnemployment rate
Vale of Glamorgan4.1%
United Kingdom4.4%
Bridgend5.2%
Rhondda Cynon Taf5.2%
Merthyr Tydfil5.8%
Cardiff6.1%
Caerphilly6.2%

Cardiff average salary

Gross average income in 2017 for full-time employees. An 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 by year

Cardiff median salary

Gross annual median income for full-time employees including incentive payments.

Cardiff median salary by year

Cardiff unemployment rate

Cardiff unemployment rate by year

Cardiff net household income map

Map shows net average household income in 2016 by middle layer super output area (MSOA). The lowest household income was in Cardiff 036, with £20.7k. The area with the highest average income was Cardiff 006, with £39k. 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 £39k

Cardiff relative housing costs map

The map below shows housing costs share of net household income. The higher share of income costs take the darker color is displayed. An equivalisation scale and different models for income before housing costs and after housing costs may results 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.

Cardiff working age population share

Related reports

Cardiff population statistics


Cardiff crime statistics


Cardiff real estate market


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