Gwent average salary comparison

The average salary is ranging between £30.5k in Newport and £32.7k in Torfaen. 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.
Gwent average salary comparison
Local authorityAverage salary in 2020
Newport£30.5k
Caerphilly£31.0k
Blaenau Gwent£31.8k
Monmouthshire£32.6k
Torfaen£32.7k
United Kingdom£38.6k
Gwent average salary by year

Gwent average salary comparison by sex

The average salary for female is ranging between £27.9k in Newport and £30.3k in Torfaen. The UK average salary for female was £33.3k in 2020. The average salary for male is ranging between £32.8k in Newport and £33.6k in Torfaen. The UK average salary for male was £42.2k in 2020.
Gwent average salary comparison by sex
Local authorityFemale average salary, 2020Male average salary
Newport£27.9k£32.8k
Caerphilly£27.5k£32.9k
Blaenau Gwent£24.4k£37.5k
Monmouthshire£30.0k£34.0k
Torfaen£30.3k£33.6k
United Kingdom£33.3k£42.2k

Gwent median salary comparison

The median salary is ranging between £28.0k in Caerphilly and £31.6k in Monmouthshire. The UK median salary was £31.5k in 2020.
Gwent median salary comparison
Local authorityMedian salary in 2020
Caerphilly£28.0k
Newport£28.3k
Torfaen£29.2k
Blaenau Gwent£30.3k
United Kingdom£31.5k
Monmouthshire£31.6k
Gwent median salary by year

Gwent median salary comparison by sex

The median salary for female is ranging between £24.3k in Caerphilly and £30.2k in Monmouthshire. The UK median salary for female was £28.0k in 2020. The median salary for male is ranging between £30.7k in Caerphilly and £32.1k in Monmouthshire. The UK median salary for male was £33.9k in 2020.
Gwent median salary comparison by sex
Local authorityFemale median salary, 2020Male median salary
Caerphilly£24.3k£30.7k
Newport£24.8k£32.0k
TorfaenN/A£31.3k
Blaenau Gwent£22.3k£34.7k
United Kingdom£28.0k£33.9k
Monmouthshire£30.2k£32.1k

Gwent unemployment rate comparison

The unemployment rate is ranging between 2.6% in Monmouthshire and 4.2% in Blaenau Gwent. The UK unemployment rate was 4.5% in 2020.
Gwent unemployment rate comparison
Local authorityUnemployment rate in 2020
Monmouthshire2.6%
Torfaen3.8%
Newport3.9%
Caerphilly4.1%
Blaenau Gwent4.2%
United Kingdom4.5%
Gwent unemployment rate by year

Gwent house price to earnings ratio

The median property price to median earnings ratio is ranging between 3.8 in Blaenau Gwent and 7.3 in Monmouthshire. Ie. Blaenau Gwent resident with middle-income needs 3.8 gross annual salaries to buy a medium-priced property. Resident in Monmouthshire needs 7.3 annual salaries. The England and Wales ratio was 7.7 in 2019.
Gwent house price to earnings ratio
Local authorityMedian house price to median salary ratio in 2019
Blaenau Gwent3.8
Caerphilly4.9
Torfaen5.4
Newport6.1
Monmouthshire7.3
England and Wales7.7
Gwent house price to earnings ratio history

Gwent 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 Newport 018, with £21.7k. The area with the highest average net income was Monmouthshire 007, with £36.8k. Median income was £25.4k - i.e. half of the areas had income equal or above £25.4k. 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).

Gwent net household income map
NameNet income
lowest Newport 018 £21.7k
median £25.4k
highest Monmouthshire 007 £36.8k

Gwent 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.

Gwent relative housing costs map

Gwent working age population share

2019 population estimates.

41.5

Gwent
average age

40.3

England & Wales
average age
Gwent working age population share
age grouphead-count% share of population% for Eng & Wales
0-15111k18.6%19.1%
16-64364k61.2%62.3%
65+120k20.1%18.5%

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