Southampton average salary comparison

The average salary is ranging between £35.5k in New Forest and £38.6k in Southampton. The UK average salary was £38.1k in 2021. 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 2021. The income includes incentive payments and are available for local government districts/counties.
Southampton average salary comparison
Local authorityAverage salary in 2021
New Forest£35.5k
Test Valley£36.1k
Eastleigh£37.9k
United Kingdom£38.1k
Winchester£38.5k
Southampton£38.6k
Southampton average salary by year

Southampton average salary comparison by sex

The average salary for female is ranging between £29.7k in New Forest and £32.8k in Southampton. The UK average salary for female was £33.2k in 2021. The average salary for male is ranging between £39.2k in New Forest and £43.4k in Southampton. The UK average salary for male was £41.5k in 2021.
Southampton average salary comparison by sex
Local authorityFemale average salary, 2021Male average salary
New Forest£29.7k£39.2k
Test Valley£30.0k£39.3k
Eastleigh£31.5k£41.0k
United Kingdom£33.2k£41.5k
Winchester£33.5k£42.3k
Southampton£32.8k£43.4k

Southampton median salary comparison

The median salary is ranging between £30.6k in New Forest and £33.6k in Winchester. The UK median salary was £31.3k in 2021.
Southampton median salary comparison
Local authorityMedian salary in 2021
New Forest£30.6k
United Kingdom£31.3k
Southampton£31.4k
Test Valley£31.6k
Eastleigh£32.8k
Winchester£33.6k
Southampton median salary by year

Southampton median salary comparison by sex

The median salary for female is ranging between £26.2k in New Forest and £28.9k in Winchester. The UK median salary for female was £28.3k in 2021. The median salary for male is ranging between £35.0k in New Forest and £37.5k in Winchester. The UK median salary for male was £33.4k in 2021.
Southampton median salary comparison by sex
Local authorityFemale median salary, 2021Male median salary
New Forest£26.2k£35.0k
United Kingdom£28.3k£33.4k
Southampton£29.3k£36.1k
Test Valley£26.9k£33.6k
Eastleigh£29.0k£34.9k
Winchester£28.9k£37.5k

Southampton unemployment rate comparison

The unemployment rate is ranging between 3% in Test Valley and 5.2% in Southampton. The UK unemployment rate was 4.8% in 2021.
Southampton unemployment rate comparison
Local authorityUnemployment rate in 2021
Test Valley3%
Winchester3%
Eastleigh3.5%
New Forest4.2%
United Kingdom4.8%
Southampton5.2%
Southampton unemployment rate by year

Southampton house price to earnings ratio

The median property price to median earnings ratio is ranging between 7.3 in Southampton and 11.7 in Winchester. Ie. Southampton resident with middle-income needs 7.3 gross annual salaries to buy a medium-priced property. Resident in Winchester needs 11.7 annual salaries. The England and Wales ratio was 7.69 in 2020.
Southampton house price to earnings ratio
Local authorityMedian house price to median salary ratio in 2020
Southampton7.3
England and Wales7.69
Eastleigh8.8
Test Valley8.8
New Forest9.8
Winchester11.7
Southampton house price to earnings ratio history

Southampton 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 Southampton 022, with £25.3k. The area with the highest average net income was Test Valley 014, with £55.3k. Median income was £36.7k - i.e. half of the areas had income equal or above £36.7k. 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).

Southampton net household income map
NameNet income
lowest Southampton 022 £25.3k
median £36.7k
highest Test Valley 014 £55.3k

Southampton 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.

Southampton relative housing costs map

Southampton working age population share

2020 population estimates.

40.8

Southampton
average age

40.4

England & Wales
average age
Southampton working age population share
age grouphead-count% share of population% for Eng & Wales
0-15129k18.2%19.1%
16-64439k62.2%62.2%
65+139k19.6%18.6%

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