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Dorset 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.

Dorset average salary comparison
AreaAverage salary
Weymouth and Portland£27.2k
Purbeck£29.6k
West Dorset£30.1k
East Dorset£30.8k
Christchurch£30.9k
North Dorset£31.5k
Poole£32.4k
Bournemouth£33.9k
United Kingdom£35.4k

Dorset 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.

Dorset median salary comparison
AreaMedian salary
East Dorset£
Weymouth and Portland£24.7k
West Dorset£24.8k
Christchurch£25.6k
Purbeck£27.2k
Poole£27.2k
North Dorset£27.5k
Bournemouth£28k
United Kingdom£28.8k

Dorset unemployment rate comparison 2017

Dorset unemployment rate comparison
AreaUnemployment rate
East Dorset2.2%
Christchurch2.3%
North Dorset2.4%
Purbeck2.4%
West Dorset2.6%
Poole2.9%
Weymouth and Portland3.2%
Bournemouth4%
United Kingdom4.4%

Dorset 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.

Dorset average salary by year

Dorset median salary

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

Dorset median salary by year

Dorset unemployment rate

Dorset unemployment rate by year

Dorset 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 Bournemouth 019, with £21.6k. The area with the highest average income was East Dorset 007, with £38.8k. Median income was £31k - i.e. half of the areas had income equal or above £31k. 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).

Dorset net household income map
NameNet income
lowest Bournemouth 019 £21.6k
median £31k
highest East Dorset 007 £38.8k

Dorset 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.

Dorset relative housing costs map

Dorset working age population share

2017 population estimates.

Dorset working age population share

Related reports

Dorset population statistics


Dorset crime statistics


Dorset real estate market


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