Greater Manchester average salary comparison

An average salary is ranging between 29.0k in Wigan and 38.0k in Trafford. UK average salary is 37.4k in 2019. 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 income includes incentive payments and are available for local government districts/counties.
Greater Manchester average salary comparison
AreaAverage salary in 2019
Wigan£29.0k
Oldham£29.0k
Rochdale£29.2k
Bolton£30.1k
Bury£33.5k
Tameside£33.7k
Stockport£34.6k
Salford£34.7k
Manchester£36.5k
United Kingdom£37.4k
Trafford£38.0k
Greater Manchester average salary by year

Greater Manchester average salary comparison by sex

Gross average income in 2019 for female and male.

Greater Manchester average salary comparison by sex
AreaFemale average salaryMale average salary
Wigan£27.3k£30.4k
Oldham£25.2k£32.2k
Rochdale£27.6k£30.1k
Bolton£26.1k£33.1k
Bury£26.1kN/A
Tameside£24.2kN/A
Stockport£30.0k£38.1k
Salford£29.5k£38.3k
Manchester£31.3k£40.1k
United Kingdom£31.8k£41.2k
Trafford£31.0k£42.3k

Greater Manchester median salary comparison

A median salary is ranging between 23.5k in Tameside and 30.7k in Manchester. UK median salary is 30.4k in 2019. Gross median salary in 2019 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.
Greater Manchester median salary comparison
AreaMedian salary in 2019
Tameside£23.5k
Wigan£25.0k
Oldham£25.2k
Rochdale£25.3k
Bury£25.4k
Bolton£25.5k
Trafford£28.4k
Salford£28.8k
Stockport£29.1k
United Kingdom£30.4k
Manchester£30.7k
Greater Manchester median salary by year

Greater Manchester median salary comparison by sex

Gross median income in 2019 for female and male.

Greater Manchester median salary comparison by sex
AreaFemale median salaryMale median salary
Tameside£21.2k£25.7k
Wigan£23.2k£26.5k
Oldham£21.2k£27.6k
Rochdale£23.9k£27.0k
Bury£22.1k£28.4k
Bolton£24.5k£26.2k
Trafford£25.6k£30.7k
Salford£26.2k£30.9k
Stockport£25.7k£32.4k
United Kingdom£26.8k£32.9k
Manchester£27.7k£33.6k

Greater Manchester unemployment rate comparison

An unemployment rate is ranging between 3.4% in Stockport and 6.4% in Rochdale. UK unemployment rate is 3.8% in 2019.
Greater Manchester unemployment rate comparison
AreaUnemployment rate in 2019
Stockport3.4%
Wigan3.5%
United Kingdom3.8%
Trafford3.9%
Salford4.5%
Tameside4.5%
Bury4.7%
Bolton4.8%
Oldham5.1%
Manchester5.4%
Rochdale6.4%
Greater Manchester unemployment rate by year

Greater Manchester 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 Bolton 016, with £17.6k. The area with the highest average net income was Manchester 060, with £56.6k. Median income was £27.4k - i.e. half of the areas had income equal or above £27.4k. 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).

Greater Manchester net household income map
NameNet income
lowest Bolton 016 £17.6k
median £27.4k
highest Manchester 060 £56.6k

Greater Manchester 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.

Greater Manchester relative housing costs map

Greater Manchester working age population share

2018 population estimates.

38.2

Greater Manchester
average age

40.2

England & Wales
average age
Greater Manchester working age population share
age grouphead-count% share of population% for Eng & Wales
0-15577k20.5%19.1%
16-641.8M63.7%62.5%
65+445k15.8%18.3%

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