Chester average salary comparison

The average salary is ranging between £30.5k in Wirral and £32.5k in Cheshire West and Chester. 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.
Chester average salary comparison
Local authorityAverage salary in 2020
Wirral£30.5k
Flintshire£32.5k
Cheshire West and Chester£32.5k
United Kingdom£38.6k
Chester average salary by year

Chester average salary comparison by sex

The average salary for female is ranging between £28.4k in Wirral and £29.6k in Cheshire West and Chester. The UK average salary for female was £33.3k in 2020. The average salary for male is ranging between £32.4k in Wirral and £35.0k in Cheshire West and Chester. The UK average salary for male was £42.2k in 2020.
Chester average salary comparison by sex
Local authorityFemale average salary, 2020Male average salary
Wirral£28.4k£32.4k
Flintshire£29.1k£34.4k
Cheshire West and Chester£29.6k£35.0k
United Kingdom£33.3k£42.2k

Chester median salary comparison

The median salary is ranging between £26.7k in Wirral and £30.8k in Flintshire. The UK median salary was £31.5k in 2020.
Chester median salary comparison
Local authorityMedian salary in 2020
Wirral£26.7k
Cheshire West and Chester£28.7k
Flintshire£30.8k
United Kingdom£31.5k
Chester median salary by year

Chester median salary comparison by sex

The median salary for female is ranging between £24.1k in Wirral and £26.7k in Flintshire. The UK median salary for female was £28.0k in 2020. The median salary for male is ranging between £27.8k in Wirral and £32.2k in Flintshire. The UK median salary for male was £33.9k in 2020.
Chester median salary comparison by sex
Local authorityFemale median salary, 2020Male median salary
Wirral£24.1k£27.8k
Cheshire West and Chester£25.9k£31.5k
Flintshire£26.7k£32.2k
United Kingdom£28.0k£33.9k

Chester unemployment rate comparison

The unemployment rate is ranging between 3.1% in Cheshire West and Chester and 3.5% in Wirral. The UK unemployment rate was 4.8% in Q4/2019 - Q3/2020.
Chester unemployment rate comparison
Local authorityUnemployment rate in Q4/2019 - Q3/2020
Cheshire West and Chester3.1%
Flintshire3.1%
Wirral3.5%
United Kingdom4.8%
Chester unemployment rate by year

Chester house price to earnings ratio

The median property price to median earnings ratio is ranging between 5.6 in Wirral and 6.4 in Cheshire West and Chester. Ie. Wirral resident with middle-income needs 5.6 gross annual salaries to buy a medium-priced property. Resident in Cheshire West and Chester needs 6.4 annual salaries. The England and Wales ratio was 7.7 in 2019.
Chester house price to earnings ratio
Local authorityMedian house price to median salary ratio in 2019
Wirral5.6
Flintshire6.1
Cheshire West and Chester6.4
England and Wales7.7
Chester house price to earnings ratio history

Chester 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 Wirral 021, with £20.3k. The area with the highest average net income was Wirral 040, with £42.8k. Median income was £30.3k - i.e. half of the areas had income equal or above £30.3k. 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).

Chester net household income map
NameNet income
lowest Wirral 021 £20.3k
median £30.3k
highest Wirral 040 £42.8k

Chester 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.

Chester relative housing costs map

Chester working age population share

2019 population estimates.

42.4

Chester
average age

40.3

England & Wales
average age
Chester working age population share
age grouphead-count% share of population% for Eng & Wales
0-15126k18.3%19.1%
16-64415k60.1%62.3%
65+150k21.6%18.5%

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