North West average salary comparison

The average salary in North West is £34.6k. The UK average salary is £38.6k in 2020. 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.
North West average salary comparison
AreaAverage salary in 2020
Wales£31.5k
North East£32.5k
Yorkshire£33.3k
East Midlands£34.2k
North West£34.6k
West Midlands£35.5k
United Kingdom£38.6k
North West average salary by year

North West average salary comparison by sex

The average salary for female in North West is £30.9k. The UK average salary for female is £33.3k in 2020. The average salary for male in North West is £37.3k. The UK average salary for male is £42.2k in 2020.
North West average salary comparison by sex
AreaFemale average salary, 2020Male average salary
Wales£29.0k£33.4k
North East£29.9k£34.2k
Yorkshire£28.7k£36.2k
East Midlands£29.0k£37.3k
North West£30.9k£37.3k
West Midlands£30.1k£39.0k
United Kingdom£33.3k£42.2k

North West median salary comparison

The median salary in North West is £29.6k. The UK median salary is £31.5k in 2020.
North West median salary comparison
AreaMedian salary in 2020
North East£27.9k
Wales£28.1k
Yorkshire£28.7k
East Midlands£29.1k
West Midlands£29.5k
North West£29.6k
United Kingdom£31.5k
North West median salary by year

North West median salary comparison by sex

The median salary for female in North West is £27.0k. The UK median salary for female is £28.0k in 2020. The median salary for male in North West is £31.7k. The UK median salary for male is £33.9k in 2020.
North West median salary comparison by sex
AreaFemale median salary, 2020Male median salary
North East£24.9k£30.0k
Wales£26.3k£29.5k
Yorkshire£25.3k£31.1k
East Midlands£24.7k£32.0k
West Midlands£26.3k£32.0k
North West£27.0k£31.7k
United Kingdom£28.0k£33.9k

North West unemployment rate comparison

The unemployment rate in North West is 3.8%. The UK unemployment rate is 3.9% in 2020.
North West unemployment rate comparison
AreaUnemployment rate in Q3/2019 - Q2/2020
North West3.8%
Wales3.8%
United Kingdom3.9%
Yorkshire4.2%
East Midlands4.5%
West Midlands4.6%
North East5.4%
North West unemployment rate by year

North West house price to earnings ratio

The median property price to median earnings ratio in North West is 5.8. Ie. North West resident with middle-income needs 5.8 gross annual salaries to buy a medium-priced property. The England and Wales ratio is 7.7 in 2020.
North West house price to earnings ratio
AreaMedian house price to median salary ratio in 2019
North East5.2
Wales5.7
North West5.8
Yorkshire5.9
East Midlands6.7
West Midlands6.9
England and Wales7.7
North West house price to earnings ratio history

North West 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 Merseyside, with £27.7k. The area with the highest average net income was Cheshire, with £33.0k. Median income was £28.4k - i.e. half of the areas had income equal or above £28.4k. 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).

North West net household income map
NameNet income
lowest Merseyside £27.7k
median £28.4k
highest Cheshire £33.0k

North West 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.

North West relative housing costs map

North West working age population share

2019 population estimates.

40.4

North West
average age

40.3

England & Wales
average age
North West working age population share
age grouphead-count% share of population% for Eng & Wales
0-151.4M19.1%19.1%
16-644.6M62.1%62.3%
65+1.4M18.7%18.5%

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