Brighton average salary comparison

The average salary is ranging between £30.9k in Arun and £36.3k in Brighton and Hove. 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.
Brighton average salary comparison
Local authorityAverage salary in 2021
Arun£30.9k
Adur£31.0k
Eastbourne£32.9k
Wealden£33.0k
Worthing£33.1k
Lewes£33.9k
Brighton and Hove£36.3k
United Kingdom£38.1k
Brighton average salary by year

Brighton average salary comparison by sex

The average salary for female is ranging between £30.3k in Arun and £31.5k in Brighton and Hove. The UK average salary for female was £33.2k in 2021. The average salary for male is ranging between £31.4k in Arun and £39.9k in Brighton and Hove. The UK average salary for male was £41.5k in 2021.
Brighton average salary comparison by sex
Local authorityFemale average salary, 2021Male average salary
Arun£30.3k£31.4k
Adur£34.7k£28.6k
Eastbourne£31.9k£33.5k
Wealden£29.2k£35.6k
Worthing£28.4k£36.7k
Lewes£29.6k£37.1k
Brighton and Hove£31.5k£39.9k
United Kingdom£33.2k£41.5k

Brighton median salary comparison

The median salary is ranging between £25.7k in Adur and £32.1k in Brighton and Hove. The UK median salary was £31.3k in 2021.
Brighton median salary comparison
Local authorityMedian salary in 2021
Adur£25.7k
Arun£26.7k
Wealden£27.0k
Eastbourne£29.4k
Worthing£29.4k
United Kingdom£31.3k
Lewes£32.0k
Brighton and Hove£32.1k
Brighton median salary by year

Brighton median salary comparison by sex

The median salary for female is ranging between £26.7k in Arun and £29.7k in Brighton and Hove. The UK median salary for female was £28.3k in 2021. The median salary for male is ranging between £26.7k in Arun and £33.7k in Brighton and Hove. The UK median salary for male was £33.4k in 2021.
Brighton median salary comparison by sex
Local authorityFemale median salary, 2021Male median salary
AdurN/A£25.7k
Arun£26.7k£26.7k
Wealden£25.9k£29.9k
Eastbourne£27.6k£30.1k
Worthing£25.3k£34.0k
United Kingdom£28.3k£33.4k
Lewes£27.5k£34.9k
Brighton and Hove£29.7k£33.7k

Brighton unemployment rate comparison

The unemployment rate is ranging between 3.5% in Wealden and 4.8% in Eastbourne. The UK unemployment rate was 4.1% in 2021.
Brighton unemployment rate comparison
Local authorityUnemployment rate in 2021
Wealden3.5%
Adur3.7%
Arun3.7%
Lewes3.9%
United Kingdom4.1%
Worthing4.4%
Brighton and Hove4.8%
Eastbourne4.8%
Brighton unemployment rate by year

Brighton house price to earnings ratio

The median property price to median earnings ratio is ranging between 9.6 in Eastbourne and 12.6 in Brighton and Hove. Ie. Eastbourne resident with middle-income needs 9.6 gross annual salaries to buy a medium-priced property. Resident in Brighton and Hove needs 12.6 annual salaries. The England and Wales ratio was 8.92 in 2021.
Brighton house price to earnings ratio
Local authorityMedian house price to median salary ratio in 2021
England and Wales8.92
Eastbourne9.6
Lewes10.9
Worthing11
Arun11.3
Wealden12
Adur12.4
Brighton and Hove12.6
Brighton house price to earnings ratio history

Brighton 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 Eastbourne 010, with £26.5k. The area with the highest average net income was Brighton and Hove 007, with £46.2k. Median income was £34.2k - i.e. half of the areas had income equal or above £34.2k. 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).

Brighton net household income map
NameNet income
lowest Eastbourne 010 £26.5k
median £34.2k
highest Brighton and Hove 007 £46.2k

Brighton 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.

Brighton relative housing costs map

Brighton working age population share

2020 population estimates.

42.5

Brighton
average age

40.4

England & Wales
average age
Brighton working age population share
age grouphead-count% share of population% for Eng & Wales
0-15144k16.7%19.1%
16-64533k61.7%62.2%
65+186k21.6%18.6%

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