Reading average salary comparison

An average salary is ranging between 42.0k in Reading and 47.7k in Wokingham. 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.
Reading average salary comparison
AreaAverage salary in 2019
United Kingdom£37.4k
West Berkshire£42.5k
Basingstoke and Deane£43.6k
Bracknell Forest£43.6k
Reading average salary by year

Reading average salary comparison by sex

Gross average income in 2019 for female and male.

Reading average salary comparison by sex
AreaFemale average salaryMale average salary
United Kingdom£31.8k£41.2k
West Berkshire£34.9k£46.3k
Basingstoke and Deane£31.6k£49.9k
Bracknell Forest£39.4k£46.9k

Reading median salary comparison

A median salary is ranging between 34.2k in Reading and 37.5k in Bracknell Forest. 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.
Reading median salary comparison
AreaMedian salary in 2019
United Kingdom£30.4k
Basingstoke and Deane£36.4k
West Berkshire£36.7k
Bracknell Forest£37.5k
Reading median salary by year

Reading median salary comparison by sex

Gross median income in 2019 for female and male.

Reading median salary comparison by sex
AreaFemale median salaryMale median salary
United Kingdom£26.8k£32.9k
Basingstoke and Deane£29.2k£38.8k
West Berkshire£30.7k£41.0k
Bracknell Forest£33.3k£41.1k

Reading unemployment rate comparison

An unemployment rate is ranging between 2.3% in Hart and 4% in Reading. UK unemployment rate is 3.8% in 2019.
Reading unemployment rate comparison
AreaUnemployment rate in 2019
Bracknell Forest2.4%
Basingstoke and Deane2.5%
West Berkshire2.8%
United Kingdom3.8%
Reading unemployment rate by year

Reading 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 Basingstoke and Deane 014, with £31.6k. The area with the highest average net income was Wokingham 014, with £63.7k. Median income was £43.5k - i.e. half of the areas had income equal or above £43.5k. 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).

Reading net household income map
NameNet income
lowest Basingstoke and Deane 014 £31.6k
median £43.5k
highest Wokingham 014 £63.7k

Reading 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.

Reading relative housing costs map

Reading working age population share

2018 population estimates.


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England & Wales
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Reading working age population share
age grouphead-count% share of population% for Eng & Wales

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