Somerset average salary comparison

An average salary is ranging between 28.0k in Sedgemoor and 37.8k in Bath and North East Somerset. 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.
Somerset average salary comparison
AreaAverage salary in 2019
North Somerset£32.4k
South Somerset£32.6k
Somerset West and Taunton£33.5k
United Kingdom£37.4k
Bath and North East Somerset£37.8k
Somerset average salary by year

Somerset average salary comparison by sex

Gross average income in 2019 for female and male.

Somerset average salary comparison by sex
AreaFemale average salaryMale average salary
North Somerset£25.7k£37.8k
South Somerset£27.8k£34.5k
Somerset West and Taunton£26.5k£38.2k
United Kingdom£31.8k£41.2k
Bath and North East Somerset£28.9k£44.2k

Somerset median salary comparison

A median salary is ranging between 23.9k in Mendip and 31.9k in Bath and North East Somerset. 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.
Somerset median salary comparison
AreaMedian salary in 2019
North Somerset£26.4k
Somerset West and Taunton£29.0k
South Somerset£29.2k
United Kingdom£30.4k
Bath and North East Somerset£31.9k
Somerset median salary by year

Somerset median salary comparison by sex

Gross median income in 2019 for female and male.

Somerset median salary comparison by sex
AreaFemale median salaryMale median salary
North Somerset£22.5k£31.3k
Somerset West and Taunton£24.6k£32.2k
South Somerset£26.0k£29.9k
United Kingdom£26.8k£32.9k
Bath and North East Somerset£24.9k£36.0k

Somerset unemployment rate comparison

An unemployment rate is ranging between 2.7% in South Somerset and 4% in Sedgemoor. UK unemployment rate is 3.8% in 2019.
Somerset unemployment rate comparison
AreaUnemployment rate in 2019
South Somerset2.7%
Bath and North East Somerset2.9%
North Somerset3.1%
Somerset West and Taunton3.2%
United Kingdom3.8%
Somerset unemployment rate by year

Somerset 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 Sedgemoor 008, with £23.1k. The area with the highest average net income was North Somerset 009, with £44.1k. Median income was £32.7k - i.e. half of the areas had income equal or above £32.7k. 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).

Somerset net household income map
NameNet income
lowest Sedgemoor 008 £23.1k
median £32.7k
highest North Somerset 009 £44.1k

Somerset 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.

Somerset relative housing costs map

Somerset working age population share

2018 population estimates.


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Somerset working age population share
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