West Midlands county average salary comparisonAn average salary is ranging between 30.2k in Sandwell and 42.0k in Solihull. 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.
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West Midlands county average salary comparison by sex
Gross average income in 2019 for female and male.
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West Midlands county median salary comparisonA median salary is ranging between 26.1k in Sandwell and 33.0k in Solihull. 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.
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West Midlands county median salary comparison by sex
Gross median income in 2019 for female and male.
|Area||Female median salary||Male median salary|
West Midlands county unemployment rate comparisonAn unemployment rate is ranging between 3.7% in Solihull and 8.1% in Birmingham. UK unemployment rate is 3.8% in 2019.
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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
2018 population estimates.
37.4West Midlands county
40.2England & Wales
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