Dorset average salary comparison

The average salary is ranging between £34.5k in Dorset and £35.9k in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. 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.
Dorset average salary comparison
Local authorityAverage salary in 2020
Dorset£34.5k
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole£35.9k
United Kingdom£38.6k
Dorset average salary by year

Dorset average salary comparison by sex

The average salary for female is ranging between £29.7k in Dorset and £29.4k in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. The UK average salary for female was £33.3k in 2020. The average salary for male is ranging between £36.7k in Dorset and £39.7k in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. The UK average salary for male was £42.2k in 2020.
Dorset average salary comparison by sex
Local authorityFemale average salary, 2020Male average salary
Dorset£29.7k£36.7k
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole£29.4k£39.7k
United Kingdom£33.3k£42.2k

Dorset median salary comparison

The median salary is ranging between £29.2k in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and £30.0k in Dorset. The UK median salary was £31.5k in 2020.
Dorset median salary comparison
Local authorityMedian salary in 2020
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole£29.2k
Dorset£30.0k
United Kingdom£31.5k
Dorset median salary by year

Dorset median salary comparison by sex

The median salary for female is ranging between £25.5k in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and £26.0k in Dorset. The UK median salary for female was £28.0k in 2020. The median salary for male is ranging between £32.7k in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and £31.0k in Dorset. The UK median salary for male was £33.9k in 2020.
Dorset median salary comparison by sex
Local authorityFemale median salary, 2020Male median salary
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole£25.5k£32.7k
Dorset£26.0k£31.0k
United Kingdom£28.0k£33.9k

Dorset unemployment rate comparison

The unemployment rate is ranging between 2.7% in Dorset and 3.4% in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. The UK unemployment rate was 4.8% in Q4/2019 - Q3/2020.
Dorset unemployment rate comparison
Local authorityUnemployment rate in Q4/2019 - Q3/2020
Dorset2.7%
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole3.4%
United Kingdom4.8%
Dorset unemployment rate by year

Dorset house price to earnings ratio

The median property price to median earnings ratio is ranging between 9.2 in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and 9.8 in Dorset. Ie. Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole resident with middle-income needs 9.2 gross annual salaries to buy a medium-priced property. Resident in Dorset needs 9.8 annual salaries. The England and Wales ratio was 7.7 in 2019.
Dorset house price to earnings ratio
Local authorityMedian house price to median salary ratio in 2019
England and Wales7.7
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole9.2
Dorset9.8
Dorset house price to earnings ratio history

Dorset 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 Bournemouth 019, with £21.6k. The area with the highest average net income was East Dorset 007, with £38.8k. Median income was £31.0k - i.e. half of the areas had income equal or above £31.0k. 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).

Dorset net household income map
NameNet income
lowest Bournemouth 019 £21.6k
median £31.0k
highest East Dorset 007 £38.8k

Dorset 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.

Dorset relative housing costs map

Dorset working age population share

2019 population estimates.

44.6

Dorset
average age

40.3

England & Wales
average age
Dorset working age population share
age grouphead-count% share of population% for Eng & Wales
0-15128k16.5%19.1%
16-64450k58.1%62.3%
65+196k25.4%18.5%

Other reports for Dorset county

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