South West average salary comparison

The average salary in South West is £34.2k. 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.
South West average salary comparison
AreaAverage salary in 2020
Wales£31.5k
South West£34.2k
East Midlands£34.2k
West Midlands£35.5k
United Kingdom£38.6k
South East£39.4k
London£55.9k
South West average salary by year

South West average salary comparison by sex

The average salary for female in South West is £29.9k. The UK average salary for female is £33.3k in 2020. The average salary for male in South West is £36.8k. The UK average salary for male is £42.2k in 2020.
South West average salary comparison by sex
AreaFemale average salary, 2020Male average salary
Wales£29.0k£33.4k
South West£29.9k£36.8k
East Midlands£29.0k£37.3k
West Midlands£30.1k£39.0k
United Kingdom£33.3k£42.2k
South East£33.3k£43.4k
London£45.5k£63.6k

South West median salary comparison

The median salary in South West is £29.5k. The UK median salary is £31.5k in 2020.
South West median salary comparison
AreaMedian salary in 2020
Wales£28.1k
East Midlands£29.1k
West Midlands£29.5k
South West£29.5k
United Kingdom£31.5k
South East£33.0k
London£41.0k
South West median salary by year

South West median salary comparison by sex

The median salary for female in South West is £26.0k. The UK median salary for female is £28.0k in 2020. The median salary for male in South West is £31.8k. The UK median salary for male is £33.9k in 2020.
South West median salary comparison by sex
AreaFemale median salary, 2020Male median salary
Wales£26.3k£29.5k
East Midlands£24.7k£32.0k
West Midlands£26.3k£32.0k
South West£26.0k£31.8k
United Kingdom£28.0k£33.9k
South East£28.3k£36.3k
London£35.8k£45.2k

South West unemployment rate comparison

The unemployment rate in South West is 3.8%. The UK unemployment rate is 3.9% in 2020.
South West unemployment rate comparison
AreaUnemployment rate in Q3/2019 - Q2/2020
South East3.4%
South West3.8%
Wales3.8%
United Kingdom3.9%
East Midlands4.5%
West Midlands4.6%
London5.1%
South West unemployment rate by year

South West house price to earnings ratio

The median property price to median earnings ratio in South West is 8.6. Ie. South West resident with middle-income needs 8.6 gross annual salaries to buy a medium-priced property. The England and Wales ratio is 7.7 in 2020.
South West house price to earnings ratio
AreaMedian house price to median salary ratio in 2019
Wales5.7
East Midlands6.7
West Midlands6.9
England and Wales7.7
South West8.6
South East9.7
London12.8
South West house price to earnings ratio history

South 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 Cornwall, with £28.3k. The area with the highest average net income was Wiltshire, with £34.9k. Median income was £31.3k - i.e. half of the areas had income equal or above £31.3k. 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 net household income map
NameNet income
lowest Cornwall £28.3k
median £31.3k
highest Wiltshire £34.9k

South 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.

South West relative housing costs map

South West working age population share

2019 population estimates.

42.6

South West
average age

40.3

England & Wales
average age
South West working age population share
age grouphead-count% share of population% for Eng & Wales
0-15992k17.6%19.1%
16-643.4M60.1%62.3%
65+1.3M22.3%18.5%

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