Reading average salary comparison

The average salary is ranging between £40.6k in Basingstoke and Deane and £50.5k in Wokingham. 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.
Reading average salary comparison
Local authorityAverage salary in 2020
United Kingdom£38.6k
Basingstoke and Deane£40.6k
West Berkshire£42.8k
Reading£42.8k
Hart£45.3k
Bracknell Forest£48.8k
Wokingham£50.5k
Reading average salary by year

Reading average salary comparison by sex

The average salary for female is ranging between £33.7k in Basingstoke and Deane and £36.6k in Wokingham. The UK average salary for female was £33.3k in 2020. The average salary for male is ranging between £44.5k in Basingstoke and Deane and £57.6k in Wokingham. The UK average salary for male was £42.2k in 2020.
Reading average salary comparison by sex
Local authorityFemale average salary, 2020Male average salary
United Kingdom£33.3k£42.2k
Basingstoke and Deane£33.7k£44.5k
West Berkshire£36.5k£46.4k
Reading£35.1k£47.2k
Hart£35.6k£49.8k
Bracknell Forest£41.2k£54.3k
Wokingham£36.6k£57.6k

Reading median salary comparison

The median salary is ranging between £33.9k in Reading and £41.8k in Bracknell Forest. The UK median salary was £31.5k in 2020.
Reading median salary comparison
Local authorityMedian salary in 2020
United Kingdom£31.5k
Reading£33.9k
Basingstoke and Deane£36.0k
West Berkshire£36.1k
Wokingham£38.2k
Hart£38.7k
Bracknell Forest£41.8k
Reading median salary by year

Reading median salary comparison by sex

The median salary for female is ranging between £31.5k in Reading and £35.8k in Bracknell Forest. The UK median salary for female was £28.0k in 2020. The median salary for male is ranging between £ in Reading and £46.2k in Bracknell Forest. The UK median salary for male was £33.9k in 2020.
Reading median salary comparison by sex
Local authorityFemale median salary, 2020Male median salary
United Kingdom£28.0k£33.9k
Reading£31.5kN/A
Basingstoke and Deane£28.0k£39.1k
West Berkshire£29.4k£40.9k
Wokingham£32.4k£42.6k
Hart£32.7kN/A
Bracknell Forest£35.8k£46.2k

Reading unemployment rate comparison

The unemployment rate is ranging between 3% in West Berkshire and 4.2% in Reading. The UK unemployment rate was 4.5% in 2020.
Reading unemployment rate comparison
Local authorityUnemployment rate in 2020
West Berkshire3%
Wokingham3.2%
Basingstoke and Deane3.3%
Bracknell Forest3.4%
Hart3.5%
Reading4.2%
United Kingdom4.5%
Reading unemployment rate by year

Reading house price to earnings ratio

The median property price to median earnings ratio is ranging between 8.5 in Basingstoke and Deane and 11.1 in Wokingham. Ie. Basingstoke and Deane resident with middle-income needs 8.5 gross annual salaries to buy a medium-priced property. Resident in Wokingham needs 11.1 annual salaries. The England and Wales ratio was 7.7 in 2019.
Reading house price to earnings ratio
Local authorityMedian house price to median salary ratio in 2019
England and Wales7.7
Basingstoke and Deane8.5
Reading9.4
West Berkshire9.6
Bracknell Forest10
Hart10.6
Wokingham11.1
Reading house price to earnings ratio history

Reading 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 Basingstoke and Deane 014, with £31.6k. The area with the highest average net income was Wokingham 014, with £63.7k. Median income was £43.5k - i.e. half of the areas had income equal or above £43.5k. 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).

Reading net household income map
NameNet income
lowest Basingstoke and Deane 014 £31.6k
median £43.5k
highest Wokingham 014 £63.7k

Reading 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.

Reading relative housing costs map

Reading working age population share

2019 population estimates.

39.7

Reading
average age

40.3

England & Wales
average age
Reading working age population share
age grouphead-count% share of population% for Eng & Wales
0-15171k20.5%19.1%
16-64523k62.6%62.3%
65+141k16.9%18.5%

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