South East average salary comparison

The average salary in South East is £39.4k. The UK average salary was £38.6k 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 data was published in November 2020. The income includes incentive payments and are available for local government districts/counties.
South East average salary comparison
RegionAverage salary in 2020
South West£34.2k
East Midlands£34.2k
West Midlands£35.5k
East of England£37.0k
United Kingdom£38.6k
South East£39.4k
London£55.9k
South East average salary by year

South East average salary comparison by sex

The average salary for female in South East is £33.3k. The UK average salary for female was £33.3k in 2019. The average salary for male in South East is £43.4k. The UK average salary for male was £42.2k in 2019.
South East average salary comparison by sex
RegionFemale average salary, 2020Male average salary
South West£29.9k£36.8k
East Midlands£29.0k£37.3k
West Midlands£30.1k£39.0k
East of England£31.7k£40.3k
United Kingdom£33.3k£42.2k
South East£33.3k£43.4k
London£45.5k£63.6k

South East median salary comparison

The median salary in South East is £33.0k. The UK median salary was £31.5k in 2019.
South East median salary comparison
RegionMedian salary in 2020
East Midlands£29.1k
West Midlands£29.5k
South West£29.5k
East of England£31.0k
United Kingdom£31.5k
South East£33.0k
London£41.0k
South East median salary by year

South East median salary comparison by sex

The median salary for female in South East is £28.3k. The UK median salary for female was £28.0k in 2019. The median salary for male in South East is £36.3k. The UK median salary for male was £33.9k in 2019.
South East median salary comparison by sex
RegionFemale median salary, 2020Male median salary
East Midlands£24.7k£32.0k
West Midlands£26.3k£32.0k
South West£26.0k£31.8k
East of England£27.0k£33.4k
United Kingdom£28.0k£33.9k
South East£28.3k£36.3k
London£35.8k£45.2k

South East unemployment rate comparison

The unemployment rate in South East is 4.1%. The UK unemployment rate was 4.8% in Q4/2019 - Q3/2020.
South East unemployment rate comparison
RegionUnemployment rate in Q4/2019 - Q3/2020
South East4.1%
South West4.1%
East of England4.3%
United Kingdom4.8%
East Midlands4.9%
West Midlands4.9%
London6%
South East unemployment rate by year

South East house price to earnings ratio

The median property price to median earnings ratio in South East is 9.7. Ie. South East resident with middle-income needs 9.7 gross annual salaries to buy a medium-priced property. The England and Wales ratio was 7.7 in 2019.
South East house price to earnings ratio
RegionMedian house price to median salary ratio in 2019
East Midlands6.7
West Midlands6.9
England and Wales7.7
South West8.6
East of England9
South East9.7
London12.8
South East house price to earnings ratio history

South East 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 Isle of Wight, with £31.3k. The area with the highest average net income was Surrey, with £44.7k. Median income was £37.9k - i.e. half of the areas had income equal or above £37.9k. 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).

South East net household income map
NameNet income
lowest Isle of Wight £31.3k
median £37.9k
highest Surrey £44.7k

South East 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.

South East relative housing costs map

South East working age population share

2019 population estimates.

41

South East
average age

40.3

England & Wales
average age
South East working age population share
age grouphead-count% share of population% for Eng & Wales
0-151.8M19.3%19.1%
16-645.6M61.2%62.3%
65+1.8M19.5%18.5%

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