Cardiff average salary comparison

The average salary is ranging between £30.1k in Rhondda Cynon Taf and £33.5k in Cardiff. The UK average salary was £38.1k in 2021. Gross average salary is calculated for full-time employees. Employee has to be in the same job for over 12 months. The data collected is Tax Year Ending. The data was published in November 2021. The income includes incentive payments and are available for local government districts/counties.
Cardiff average salary comparison
Local authorityAverage salary in 2021
Rhondda Cynon Taf£30.1k
Vale of Glamorgan£30.2k
Merthyr Tydfil£30.3k
Caerphilly£33.2k
Bridgend£33.3k
Cardiff£33.5k
United Kingdom£38.1k
Cardiff average salary by year

Cardiff average salary comparison by sex

The average salary for female is ranging between £27.7k in Rhondda Cynon Taf and £30.1k in Cardiff. The UK average salary for female was £33.2k in 2021. The average salary for male is ranging between £32.2k in Rhondda Cynon Taf and £35.9k in Cardiff. The UK average salary for male was £41.5k in 2021.
Cardiff average salary comparison by sex
Local authorityFemale average salary, 2021Male average salary
Rhondda Cynon Taf£27.7k£32.2k
Vale of Glamorgan£26.9k£33.1k
Merthyr Tydfil£24.5k£35.8k
Caerphilly£30.2k£35.2k
Bridgend£29.8k£36.0k
Cardiff£30.1k£35.9k
United Kingdom£33.2k£41.5k

Cardiff median salary comparison

The median salary is ranging between £25.1k in Merthyr Tydfil and £30.8k in Bridgend. The UK median salary was £31.3k in 2021.
Cardiff median salary comparison
Local authorityMedian salary in 2021
Merthyr Tydfil£25.1k
Vale of Glamorgan£26.6k
Rhondda Cynon Taf£26.6k
Cardiff£29.5k
Caerphilly£29.6k
Bridgend£30.8k
United Kingdom£31.3k
Cardiff median salary by year

Cardiff median salary comparison by sex

The median salary for female is ranging between £23.1k in Merthyr Tydfil and £26.7k in Bridgend. The UK median salary for female was £28.3k in 2021. The median salary for male is ranging between £28.5k in Merthyr Tydfil and £35.0k in Bridgend. The UK median salary for male was £33.4k in 2021.
Cardiff median salary comparison by sex
Local authorityFemale median salary, 2021Male median salary
Merthyr Tydfil£23.1k£28.5k
Vale of Glamorgan£22.5k£28.8k
Rhondda Cynon Taf£24.8k£27.2k
Cardiff£27.7k£31.2k
Caerphilly£26.6k£31.1k
Bridgend£26.7k£35.0k
United Kingdom£28.3k£33.4k

Cardiff unemployment rate comparison

The unemployment rate is ranging between 3.9% in Bridgend and 5.1% in Cardiff. The UK unemployment rate was 4.8% in 2021.
Cardiff unemployment rate comparison
Local authorityUnemployment rate in 2021
Bridgend3.9%
Caerphilly4%
Vale of Glamorgan4.5%
United Kingdom4.8%
Rhondda Cynon Taf4.8%
Merthyr Tydfil4.9%
Cardiff5.1%
Cardiff unemployment rate by year

Cardiff house price to earnings ratio

The median property price to median earnings ratio is ranging between 4.1 in Rhondda Cynon Taf and 7.9 in Vale of Glamorgan. Ie. Rhondda Cynon Taf resident with middle-income needs 4.1 gross annual salaries to buy a medium-priced property. Resident in Vale of Glamorgan needs 7.9 annual salaries. The England and Wales ratio was 7.69 in 2020.
Cardiff house price to earnings ratio
Local authorityMedian house price to median salary ratio in 2020
Rhondda Cynon Taf4.1
Merthyr Tydfil4.5
Caerphilly5
Bridgend5.7
Cardiff7.6
England and Wales7.69
Vale of Glamorgan7.9
Cardiff house price to earnings ratio history

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

2020 population estimates.

39.9

Cardiff
average age

40.4

England & Wales
average age
Cardiff working age population share
age grouphead-count% share of population% for Eng & Wales
0-15198k18.4%19.1%
16-64682k63.5%62.2%
65+194k18.0%18.6%

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