West Midlands county average salary comparisonThe average salary is ranging between £30.7k in Wolverhampton and £39.5k in Solihull. 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.
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West Midlands county average salary comparison by sexThe average salary for female is ranging between £27.2k in Wolverhampton and £31.6k in Solihull. The UK average salary for female was £33.2k in 2021. The average salary for male is ranging between £32.9k in Wolverhampton and £42.6k in Solihull. The UK average salary for male was £41.5k in 2021.
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West Midlands county median salary comparisonThe median salary is ranging between £27.5k in Sandwell and £35.5k in Solihull. The UK median salary was £31.3k in 2021.
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West Midlands county median salary comparison by sexThe median salary for female is ranging between £24.2k in Sandwell and £26.7k in Solihull. The UK median salary for female was £28.3k in 2021. The median salary for male is ranging between £28.7k in Sandwell and £38.4k in Solihull. The UK median salary for male was £33.4k in 2021.
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West Midlands county unemployment rate comparisonThe unemployment rate is ranging between 4.3% in Solihull and 8.5% in Birmingham. The UK unemployment rate was 4.8% in 2021.
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West Midlands county house price to earnings ratioThe median property price to median earnings ratio is ranging between 5.7 in Walsall and 8.2 in Solihull. Ie. Walsall resident with middle-income needs 5.7 gross annual salaries to buy a medium-priced property. Resident in Solihull needs 8.2 annual salaries. The England and Wales ratio was 7.69 in 2020.
|Local authority||Median house price to median salary ratio in 2020|
|England and Wales||7.69|
West Midlands county 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 Birmingham 050, with £17.0k. The area with the highest average net income was Solihull 024, with £40.6k. Median income was £27.3k - i.e. half of the areas had income equal or above £27.3k. 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).
|lowest|| Birmingham 050 || £17.0k |
|median|| || £27.3k |
|highest|| Solihull 024 || £40.6k|
West Midlands county 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.
West Midlands county working age population share
2020 population estimates.
37.5West Midlands county
40.4England & Wales
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