Swansea average salary comparison

The average salary is ranging between £31.5k in Neath Port Talbot and £32.8k in Carmarthenshire. 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.
Swansea average salary comparison
Local authorityAverage salary in 2021
Neath Port Talbot£31.5k
Swansea£31.5k
Pembrokeshire£32.4k
Ceredigion£32.4k
Carmarthenshire£32.8k
United Kingdom£38.1k
Swansea average salary by year

Swansea average salary comparison by sex

The average salary for female is ranging between £28.3k in Neath Port Talbot and £33.2k in Carmarthenshire. The UK average salary for female was £33.2k in 2021. The average salary for male is ranging between £32.8k in Neath Port Talbot and £32.4k in Carmarthenshire. The UK average salary for male was £41.5k in 2021.
Swansea average salary comparison by sex
Local authorityFemale average salary, 2021Male average salary
Neath Port Talbot£28.3k£32.8k
Swansea£31.4k£31.7k
Pembrokeshire£29.2k£35.1k
Ceredigion£31.7k£33.0k
Carmarthenshire£33.2k£32.4k
United Kingdom£33.2k£41.5k

Swansea median salary comparison

The median salary is ranging between £27.3k in Pembrokeshire and £30.5k in Neath Port Talbot. The UK median salary was £31.3k in 2021.
Swansea median salary comparison
Local authorityMedian salary in 2021
Pembrokeshire£27.3k
Ceredigion£27.5k
Swansea£28.7k
Carmarthenshire£29.3k
Neath Port Talbot£30.5k
United Kingdom£31.3k
Swansea median salary by year

Swansea median salary comparison by sex

The median salary for female is ranging between £24.5k in Pembrokeshire and £26.5k in Neath Port Talbot. The UK median salary for female was £28.3k in 2021. The median salary for male is ranging between £28.5k in Pembrokeshire and £31.6k in Neath Port Talbot. The UK median salary for male was £33.4k in 2021.
Swansea median salary comparison by sex
Local authorityFemale median salary, 2021Male median salary
Pembrokeshire£24.5k£28.5k
Ceredigion£28.6k£27.0k
Swansea£28.7k£28.5k
Carmarthenshire£29.5k£28.3k
Neath Port Talbot£26.5k£31.6k
United Kingdom£28.3k£33.4k

Swansea unemployment rate comparison

The unemployment rate is ranging between 3.7% in Ceredigion and 4.7% in Swansea. The UK unemployment rate was 4.8% in 2021.
Swansea unemployment rate comparison
Local authorityUnemployment rate in 2021
Ceredigion3.7%
Neath Port Talbot3.8%
Carmarthenshire4.3%
Pembrokeshire4.3%
Swansea4.7%
United Kingdom4.8%
Swansea unemployment rate by year

Swansea house price to earnings ratio

The median property price to median earnings ratio is ranging between 4.5 in Neath Port Talbot and 7 in Ceredigion. Ie. Neath Port Talbot resident with middle-income needs 4.5 gross annual salaries to buy a medium-priced property. Resident in Ceredigion needs 7 annual salaries. The England and Wales ratio was 7.69 in 2020.
Swansea house price to earnings ratio
Local authorityMedian house price to median salary ratio in 2020
Neath Port Talbot4.5
Carmarthenshire5
Swansea5.6
Pembrokeshire6.6
Ceredigion7
England and Wales7.69
Swansea house price to earnings ratio history

Swansea 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 Swansea 019, with £20.0k. The area with the highest average net income was Swansea 027, with £32.8k. Median income was £25.9k - i.e. half of the areas had income equal or above £25.9k. 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).

Swansea net household income map
NameNet income
lowest Swansea 019 £20.0k
median £25.9k
highest Swansea 027 £32.8k

Swansea 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.

Swansea relative housing costs map

Swansea working age population share

2020 population estimates.

42.9

Swansea
average age

40.4

England & Wales
average age
Swansea working age population share
age grouphead-count% share of population% for Eng & Wales
0-15125k17.1%19.1%
16-64441k60.3%62.2%
65+166k22.7%18.6%

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