South West London average salary comparison

The average salary is ranging between £36.7k in Wandsworth and £46.1k in Kensington and Chelsea. The UK average salary was £38.1k in 2021. 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 2021. The income includes incentive payments and are available for local government districts/counties.
South West London average salary comparison
Local authorityAverage salary in 2021
Wandsworth£36.7k
United Kingdom£38.1k
Merton£40.0k
Lambeth£44.6k
Kensington and Chelsea£46.1k
South West London average salary by year

South West London average salary comparison by sex

The average salary for female is ranging between £33.3k in Wandsworth and £41.6k in Lambeth. The UK average salary for female was £33.2k in 2021. The average salary for male is ranging between £39.2k in Wandsworth and £47.3k in Lambeth. The UK average salary for male was £41.5k in 2021.
South West London average salary comparison by sex
Local authorityFemale average salary, 2021Male average salary
Wandsworth£33.3k£39.2k
United Kingdom£33.2k£41.5k
Merton£35.0k£44.3k
Lambeth£41.6k£47.3k
Kensington and ChelseaN/A£51.6k

South West London median salary comparison

The median salary is ranging between £33.5k in Wandsworth and £35.6k in Lambeth. The UK median salary was £31.3k in 2021.
South West London median salary comparison
Local authorityMedian salary in 2021
United Kingdom£31.3k
Wandsworth£33.5k
Kensington and Chelsea£34.2k
Merton£34.3k
Lambeth£35.6k
South West London median salary by year

South West London median salary comparison by sex

The median salary for female is ranging between £31.6k in Wandsworth and £32.5k in Lambeth. The UK median salary for female was £28.3k in 2021. The median salary for male is ranging between £34.9k in Wandsworth and £38.6k in Lambeth. The UK median salary for male was £33.4k in 2021.
South West London median salary comparison by sex
Local authorityFemale median salary, 2021Male median salary
United Kingdom£28.3k£33.4k
Wandsworth£31.6k£34.9k
Kensington and Chelsea£32.1k£36.0k
Merton£31.6k£37.8k
Lambeth£32.5k£38.6k

South West London unemployment rate comparison

The unemployment rate is ranging between 5.1% in Wandsworth and 6.2% in Merton. The UK unemployment rate was 4.8% in 2021.
South West London unemployment rate comparison
Local authorityUnemployment rate in 2021
United Kingdom4.8%
Wandsworth5.1%
Kensington and Chelsea5.8%
Lambeth6.2%
Merton6.2%
South West London unemployment rate by year

South West London house price to earnings ratio

The median property price to median earnings ratio is ranging between 11.5 in Merton and 27.2 in Kensington and Chelsea. Ie. Merton resident with middle-income needs 11.5 gross annual salaries to buy a medium-priced property. Resident in Kensington and Chelsea needs 27.2 annual salaries. The England and Wales ratio was 7.69 in 2020.
South West London house price to earnings ratio
Local authorityMedian house price to median salary ratio in 2020
England and Wales7.69
Merton11.5
Lambeth13.1
Wandsworth14.4
Kensington and Chelsea27.2
South West London house price to earnings ratio history

South West London 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 Kensington and Chelsea 019, with £30.5k. The area with the highest average net income was Wandsworth 015, with £79.3k. Median income was £42.6k - i.e. half of the areas had income equal or above £42.6k. 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 West London net household income map
NameNet income
lowest Kensington and Chelsea 019 £30.5k
median £42.6k
highest Wandsworth 015 £79.3k

South West London 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 West London relative housing costs map

South West London working age population share

2020 population estimates.

36.7

South West London
average age

40.4

England & Wales
average age
South West London working age population share
age grouphead-count% share of population% for Eng & Wales
0-15169k18.0%19.1%
16-64665k70.9%62.2%
65+105k11.2%18.6%

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