Essex average salary comparison

The average salary is ranging between £31.6k in Southend-on-Sea and £43.0k in Brentwood. The UK average salary was £40.0k in 2022. 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 October 2022. The income includes incentive payments and are available for local government districts/counties.
Essex average salary comparison
Local authorityAverage salary in 2022
Southend-on-Sea£31.6k
Chelmsford£35.3k
Braintree£35.6k
Harlow£35.6k
Castle Point£35.7k
Basildon£36.7k
Thurrock£37.3k
Uttlesford£37.7k
Epping Forest£38.1k
Maldon£39.7k
United Kingdom£40.0k
Colchester£40.3k
Rochford£42.0k
Brentwood£43.0k
Essex average salary by year

Essex average salary comparison by sex

The average salary for female is ranging between £27.9k in Southend-on-Sea and £35.6k in Brentwood. The UK average salary for female was £35.0k in 2022. The average salary for male is ranging between £34.4k in Southend-on-Sea and £48.7k in Brentwood. The UK average salary for male was £43.3k in 2022.
Essex average salary comparison by sex
Local authorityFemale average salary, 2022Male average salary
Southend-on-Sea£27.9k£34.4k
Chelmsford£34.6k£35.8k
Braintree£28.9k£38.8k
Harlow£33.2k£37.1k
Castle Point£25.2k£42.3k
Basildon£30.2k£40.4k
Thurrock£29.6k£41.4k
Uttlesford£31.3k£42.3k
Epping Forest£33.2k£41.4k
Maldon£27.4k£41.7k
United Kingdom£35.0k£43.3k
ColchesterN/A£42.9k
RochfordN/A£44.1k
Brentwood£35.6k£48.7k

Essex median salary comparison

The median salary is ranging between £28.3k in Southend-on-Sea and £34.8k in Uttlesford. The UK median salary was £33.0k in 2022.
Essex median salary comparison
Local authorityMedian salary in 2022
Southend-on-Sea£28.3k
Castle Point£29.1k
Harlow£30.2k
Basildon£30.6k
Rochford£31.5k
Chelmsford£31.5k
Colchester£31.7k
Braintree£31.7k
Epping Forest£32.9k
United Kingdom£33.0k
Thurrock£33.6k
Brentwood£34.8k
Uttlesford£34.8k
Essex median salary by year

Essex median salary comparison by sex

The median salary for female is ranging between £24.6k in Southend-on-Sea and £29.6k in Brentwood. The UK median salary for female was £29.7k in 2022. The median salary for male is ranging between £31.8k in Southend-on-Sea and £37.2k in Brentwood. The UK median salary for male was £35.3k in 2022.
Essex median salary comparison by sex
Local authorityFemale median salary in 2022Male median salary
Southend-on-Sea£24.6k£31.8k
Castle Point£22.9kN/A
HarlowN/A£30.7k
Basildon£26.4k£34.5k
RochfordN/A£33.4k
Chelmsford£30.1k£32.0k
Colchester£26.1k£35.3k
Braintree£25.0k£34.0k
Epping Forest£29.9k£35.9k
United Kingdom£29.7k£35.3k
Thurrock£26.4k£37.9k
Brentwood£29.6k£37.2k
UttlesfordN/A£40.0k

Essex unemployment rate comparison

The unemployment rate is ranging between 2.5% in Uttlesford and 4.3% in Tendring. The UK unemployment rate was 3.8% in 2022.
Essex unemployment rate comparison
Local authorityUnemployment rate in 2022
Uttlesford2.5%
Braintree2.6%
Maldon2.6%
Rochford2.6%
Brentwood3.2%
Colchester3.2%
Chelmsford3.3%
Epping Forest3.3%
Basildon3.6%
Castle Point3.6%
United Kingdom3.8%
Harlow3.9%
Thurrock3.9%
Southend-on-Sea4.2%
Tendring4.3%
Essex unemployment rate by year

Essex house price to earnings ratio

The median property price to median earnings ratio is ranging between 8.6 in Tendring and 13.8 in Epping Forest. Ie. Tendring resident with middle-income needs 8.6 gross annual salaries to buy a medium-priced property. Resident in Epping Forest needs 13.8 annual salaries. The England and Wales ratio was 8.16 in 2022.
Essex house price to earnings ratio
Local authorityMedian house price to median salary ratio in 2022
England and Wales8.16
Tendring8.6
Colchester8.8
Braintree9
Thurrock9.3
Southend-on-Sea9.7
Castle Point9.9
Maldon10.1
Rochford10.2
Basildon10.3
Chelmsford10.8
Harlow11
Brentwood11.4
Uttlesford11.6
Epping Forest13.8
Essex house price to earnings ratio history

Essex 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 Tendring 015, with £25.9k. The area with the highest average net income was Brentwood 005, with £63.5k. Median income was £38.2k - i.e. half of the areas had income equal or above £38.2k. 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).

Essex net household income map
NameNet income
lowest Tendring 015 £25.9k
median £38.2k
highest Brentwood 005 £63.5k

Essex 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.

Essex relative housing costs map

Essex working age population share

2020 population estimates.

41.3

Essex
average age

40.4

England & Wales
average age
Essex working age population share
age grouphead-count% share of population% for Eng & Wales
0-15361k19.5%19.1%
16-641.1M60.6%62.2%
65+370k19.9%18.6%

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