Berkshire average salary comparison

The average salary is ranging between £42.0k in Slough and £50.5k in Wokingham. The UK average salary was £38.6k in 2020. 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 2020. The income includes incentive payments and are available for local government districts/counties.
Berkshire average salary comparison
Local authorityAverage salary in 2020
United Kingdom£38.6k
Slough£42.0k
West Berkshire£42.8k
Reading£42.8k
Bracknell Forest£48.8k
Windsor and Maidenhead£48.8k
Wokingham£50.5k
Berkshire average salary by year

Berkshire average salary comparison by sex

The average salary for female is ranging between £34.1k in Slough and £36.6k in Wokingham. The UK average salary for female was £33.3k in 2020. The average salary for male is ranging between £46.6k in Slough and £57.6k in Wokingham. The UK average salary for male was £42.2k in 2020.
Berkshire average salary comparison by sex
Local authorityFemale average salary, 2020Male average salary
United Kingdom£33.3k£42.2k
Slough£34.1k£46.6k
West Berkshire£36.5k£46.4k
Reading£35.1k£47.2k
Bracknell Forest£41.2k£54.3k
Windsor and Maidenhead£37.1k£58.5k
Wokingham£36.6k£57.6k

Berkshire median salary comparison

The median salary is ranging between £33.9k in Reading and £41.8k in Bracknell Forest. The UK median salary was £31.5k in 2020.
Berkshire median salary comparison
Local authorityMedian salary in 2020
United Kingdom£31.5k
Reading£33.9k
Windsor and Maidenhead£34.6k
Slough£35.3k
West Berkshire£36.1k
Wokingham£38.2k
Bracknell Forest£41.8k
Berkshire median salary by year

Berkshire median salary comparison by sex

The median salary for female is ranging between £31.5k in Reading and £35.8k in Bracknell Forest. The UK median salary for female was £28.0k in 2020. The median salary for male is ranging between £ in Reading and £46.2k in Bracknell Forest. The UK median salary for male was £33.9k in 2020.
Berkshire median salary comparison by sex
Local authorityFemale median salary, 2020Male median salary
United Kingdom£28.0k£33.9k
Reading£31.5kN/A
Windsor and Maidenhead£29.7k£42.0k
Slough£31.2k£38.8k
West Berkshire£29.4k£40.9k
Wokingham£32.4k£42.6k
Bracknell Forest£35.8k£46.2k

Berkshire unemployment rate comparison

The unemployment rate is ranging between 3% in West Berkshire and 5.7% in Slough. The UK unemployment rate was 4.5% in 2020.
Berkshire unemployment rate comparison
Local authorityUnemployment rate in 2020
West Berkshire3%
Wokingham3.2%
Windsor and Maidenhead3.3%
Bracknell Forest3.4%
Reading4.2%
United Kingdom4.5%
Slough5.7%
Berkshire unemployment rate by year

Berkshire house price to earnings ratio

The median property price to median earnings ratio is ranging between 9.4 in Reading and 11.4 in Windsor and Maidenhead. Ie. Reading resident with middle-income needs 9.4 gross annual salaries to buy a medium-priced property. Resident in Windsor and Maidenhead needs 11.4 annual salaries. The England and Wales ratio was 7.7 in 2019.
Berkshire house price to earnings ratio
Local authorityMedian house price to median salary ratio in 2019
England and Wales7.7
Reading9.4
West Berkshire9.6
Bracknell Forest10
Slough10.2
Wokingham11.1
Windsor and Maidenhead11.4
Berkshire house price to earnings ratio history

Berkshire 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 Slough 009, with £33.8k. The area with the highest average net income was Wokingham 014, with £63.7k. Median income was £42.9k - i.e. half of the areas had income equal or above £42.9k. 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).

Berkshire net household income map
NameNet income
lowest Slough 009 £33.8k
median £42.9k
highest Wokingham 014 £63.7k

Berkshire 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.

Berkshire relative housing costs map

Berkshire working age population share

2019 population estimates.

38.7

Berkshire
average age

40.3

England & Wales
average age
Berkshire working age population share
age grouphead-count% share of population% for Eng & Wales
0-15197k21.6%19.1%
16-64575k62.9%62.3%
65+143k15.6%18.5%

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