Wigan average salary comparison

The average salary in Wigan is 29.0k. 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.
Wigan average salary comparison
AreaAverage salary in 2019
United Kingdom£37.4k
Wigan average salary by year

Wigan average salary comparison by sex

Gross average income in 2019 for female and male.

Wigan average salary comparison by sex
AreaFemale average salaryMale average salary
United Kingdom£31.8k£41.2k

Wigan median salary comparison

The median salary in Wigan is 25.0k. 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.
Wigan median salary comparison
AreaMedian salary in 2019
United Kingdom£30.4k
Wigan median salary by year

Wigan median salary comparison by sex

Gross median income in 2019 for female and male.

Wigan median salary comparison by sex
AreaFemale median salaryMale median salary
United Kingdom£26.8k£32.9k

Wigan unemployment rate comparison

The unemployment rate in Wigan is 3.5%. UK unemployment rate is 3.8% in 2019.
Wigan unemployment rate comparison
AreaUnemployment rate in 2019
United Kingdom3.8%
Wigan unemployment rate by year

Wigan 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 Wigan 010, with £20.5k. The area with the highest average net income was West Lancashire 005, with £37.2k. Median income was £27.2k - i.e. half of the areas had income equal or above £27.2k. 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).

Wigan net household income map
NameNet income
lowest Wigan 010 £20.5k
median £27.2k
highest West Lancashire 005 £37.2k

Wigan 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.

Wigan relative housing costs map

Wigan working age population share

2018 population estimates.


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Wigan working age population share
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