Merseyside average salary comparison

The average salary is ranging between £30.0k in St Helens and £39.6k in Knowsley. 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.
Merseyside average salary comparison
Local authorityAverage salary in 2020
St Helens£30.0k
Wirral£30.5k
Sefton£31.1k
Liverpool£35.8k
United Kingdom£38.6k
Knowsley£39.6k
Merseyside average salary by year

Merseyside average salary comparison by sex

The average salary for female is ranging between £27.5k in St Helens and £37.6k in Knowsley. The UK average salary for female was £33.3k in 2020. The average salary for male is ranging between £32.0k in St Helens and £40.9k in Knowsley. The UK average salary for male was £42.2k in 2020.
Merseyside average salary comparison by sex
Local authorityFemale average salary, 2020Male average salary
St Helens£27.5k£32.0k
Wirral£28.4k£32.4k
Sefton£28.4k£34.9k
Liverpool£31.5k£39.4k
United Kingdom£33.3k£42.2k
Knowsley£37.6k£40.9k

Merseyside median salary comparison

The median salary is ranging between £26.7k in Wirral and £35.7k in Knowsley. The UK median salary was £31.5k in 2020.
Merseyside median salary comparison
Local authorityMedian salary in 2020
Wirral£26.7k
St Helens£27.1k
Sefton£27.5k
United Kingdom£31.5k
Liverpool£32.0k
Knowsley£35.7k
Merseyside median salary by year

Merseyside median salary comparison by sex

The median salary for female is ranging between £24.1k in Wirral and £36.4k in Knowsley. The UK median salary for female was £28.0k in 2020. The median salary for male is ranging between £27.8k in Wirral and £35.5k in Knowsley. The UK median salary for male was £33.9k in 2020.
Merseyside median salary comparison by sex
Local authorityFemale median salary, 2020Male median salary
Wirral£24.1k£27.8k
St Helens£23.5k£28.1k
Sefton£26.6k£28.6k
United Kingdom£28.0k£33.9k
Liverpool£29.3k£34.8k
Knowsley£36.4k£35.5k

Merseyside unemployment rate comparison

The unemployment rate is ranging between 3.2% in Sefton and 3.7% in Liverpool. The UK unemployment rate was 4.5% in 2020.
Merseyside unemployment rate comparison
Local authorityUnemployment rate in 2020
Sefton3.2%
St Helens3.4%
Wirral3.4%
Knowsley3.6%
Liverpool3.7%
United Kingdom4.5%
Merseyside unemployment rate by year

Merseyside house price to earnings ratio

The median property price to median earnings ratio is ranging between 4.3 in Liverpool and 6.2 in Sefton. Ie. Liverpool resident with middle-income needs 4.3 gross annual salaries to buy a medium-priced property. Resident in Sefton needs 6.2 annual salaries. The England and Wales ratio was 7.7 in 2019.
Merseyside house price to earnings ratio
Local authorityMedian house price to median salary ratio in 2019
Liverpool4.3
St Helens4.7
Wirral5.6
Knowsley5.7
Sefton6.2
England and Wales7.7
Merseyside house price to earnings ratio history

Merseyside 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 Liverpool 039, with £17.1k. The area with the highest average net income was Wirral 040, with £42.8k. Median income was £26.9k - i.e. half of the areas had income equal or above £26.9k. 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).

Merseyside net household income map
NameNet income
lowest Liverpool 039 £17.1k
median £26.9k
highest Wirral 040 £42.8k

Merseyside 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.

Merseyside relative housing costs map

Merseyside working age population share

2019 population estimates.

40.7

Merseyside
average age

40.3

England & Wales
average age
Merseyside working age population share
age grouphead-count% share of population% for Eng & Wales
0-15259k18.1%19.1%
16-64898k62.8%62.3%
65+273k19.1%18.5%

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