Southampton average salary comparison

An average salary is ranging between 33.5k in Test Valley and 40.0k in Southampton. 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.
Southampton average salary comparison
AreaAverage salary in 2019
Test Valley£33.5k
New Forest£34.6k
United Kingdom£37.4k
Southampton average salary by year

Southampton average salary comparison by sex

Gross average income in 2019 for female and male.

Southampton average salary comparison by sex
AreaFemale average salaryMale average salary
Test Valley£27.9k£35.8k
New Forest£27.9k£40.0k
United Kingdom£31.8k£41.2k

Southampton median salary comparison

A median salary is ranging between 29.3k in New Forest and 31.6k in Winchester. 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.
Southampton median salary comparison
AreaMedian salary in 2019
New Forest£29.3k
United Kingdom£30.4k
Test Valley£30.7k
Southampton median salary by year

Southampton median salary comparison by sex

Gross median income in 2019 for female and male.

Southampton median salary comparison by sex
AreaFemale median salaryMale median salary
New Forest£23.9k£37.5k
United Kingdom£26.8k£32.9k
Test Valley£24.3k£31.7k

Southampton unemployment rate comparison

An unemployment rate is ranging between 2.5% in New Forest and 4.1% in Southampton. UK unemployment rate is 3.8% in 2019.
Southampton unemployment rate comparison
AreaUnemployment rate in 2019
New Forest2.5%
Test Valley2.7%
United Kingdom3.8%
Southampton unemployment rate by year

Southampton 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 Southampton 022, with £25.3k. The area with the highest average net income was Test Valley 014, with £55.3k. Median income was £36.7k - i.e. half of the areas had income equal or above £36.7k. 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).

Southampton net household income map
NameNet income
lowest Southampton 022 £25.3k
median £36.7k
highest Test Valley 014 £55.3k

Southampton 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.

Southampton relative housing costs map

Southampton working age population share

2018 population estimates.


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

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