Greater Manchester average salary comparison

The average salary is ranging between £28.7k in Bolton and £40.7k in Salford. 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.
Greater Manchester average salary comparison
Local authorityAverage salary in 2020
TamesideN/A
Bolton£28.7k
Rochdale£29.0k
Wigan£30.7k
Bury£31.2k
Oldham£32.7k
Stockport£34.4k
Trafford£37.0k
Manchester£38.5k
United Kingdom£38.6k
Salford£40.7k
Greater Manchester average salary by year

Greater Manchester average salary comparison by sex

The average salary for female is ranging between £29.5k in Tameside and £36.6k in Salford. The UK average salary for female was £33.3k in 2020. The average salary for male is ranging between £ in Tameside and £44.2k in Salford. The UK average salary for male was £42.2k in 2020.
Greater Manchester average salary comparison by sex
Local authorityFemale average salary, 2020Male average salary
Tameside£29.5kN/A
Bolton£25.5k£30.3k
Rochdale£27.2k£30.4k
Wigan£28.1k£33.1k
Bury£27.1k£35.0k
Oldham£28.4k£37.0k
Stockport£31.4k£36.4k
Trafford£32.6k£40.1k
Manchester£34.1k£42.0k
United Kingdom£33.3k£42.2k
Salford£36.6k£44.2k

Greater Manchester median salary comparison

The median salary is ranging between £24.1k in Tameside and £32.4k in Salford. The UK median salary was £31.5k in 2020.
Greater Manchester median salary comparison
Local authorityMedian salary in 2020
Tameside£24.1k
Bolton£25.4k
Rochdale£26.0k
Wigan£26.2k
Bury£26.8k
Oldham£27.4k
Stockport£29.1k
Trafford£29.8k
United Kingdom£31.5k
Manchester£31.6k
Salford£32.4k
Greater Manchester median salary by year

Greater Manchester median salary comparison by sex

The median salary for female is ranging between £24.7k in Tameside and £30.8k in Salford. The UK median salary for female was £28.0k in 2020. The median salary for male is ranging between £23.1k in Tameside and £34.9k in Salford. The UK median salary for male was £33.9k in 2020.
Greater Manchester median salary comparison by sex
Local authorityFemale median salary, 2020Male median salary
Tameside£24.7k£23.1k
Bolton£21.7k£26.9k
Rochdale£23.9k£26.9k
Wigan£24.7k£27.6k
Bury£24.4k£28.8k
Oldham£25.1k£30.2k
Stockport£27.1k£31.6k
Trafford£28.0k£31.4k
United Kingdom£28.0k£33.9k
Manchester£29.7k£32.9k
Salford£30.8k£34.9k

Greater Manchester unemployment rate comparison

The unemployment rate is ranging between 3.5% in Trafford and 6.7% in Manchester. The UK unemployment rate was 4.5% in 2020.
Greater Manchester unemployment rate comparison
Local authorityUnemployment rate in 2020
Trafford3.5%
Stockport3.7%
Bury4.2%
United Kingdom4.5%
Wigan4.5%
Salford4.8%
Rochdale4.9%
Tameside4.9%
Bolton5.3%
Oldham5.3%
Manchester6.7%
Greater Manchester unemployment rate by year

Greater Manchester house price to earnings ratio

The median property price to median earnings ratio is ranging between 5.1 in Bolton and 8.1 in Trafford. Ie. Bolton resident with middle-income needs 5.1 gross annual salaries to buy a medium-priced property. Resident in Trafford needs 8.1 annual salaries. The England and Wales ratio was 7.7 in 2019.
Greater Manchester house price to earnings ratio
Local authorityMedian house price to median salary ratio in 2019
Bolton5.1
Oldham5.3
Rochdale5.3
Wigan5.3
Tameside5.7
Bury5.8
Salford6.1
Manchester6.8
Stockport7
England and Wales7.7
Trafford8.1
Greater Manchester house price to earnings ratio history

Greater Manchester 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 Bolton 016, with £17.6k. The area with the highest average net income was Manchester 060, with £56.6k. Median income was £27.4k - i.e. half of the areas had income equal or above £27.4k. 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).

Greater Manchester net household income map
NameNet income
lowest Bolton 016 £17.6k
median £27.4k
highest Manchester 060 £56.6k

Greater Manchester 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.

Greater Manchester relative housing costs map

Greater Manchester working age population share

2019 population estimates.

38.3

Greater Manchester
average age

40.3

England & Wales
average age
Greater Manchester working age population share
age grouphead-count% share of population% for Eng & Wales
0-15582k20.5%19.1%
16-641.8M63.6%62.3%
65+451k15.9%18.5%

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