Tyne and Wear average salary comparison

The average salary is ranging between £30.5k in Gateshead and £35.8k in Newcastle upon Tyne. 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.
Tyne and Wear average salary comparison
Local authorityAverage salary in 2020
Gateshead£30.5k
South Tyneside£31.8k
Sunderland£32.6k
North Tyneside£33.0k
Newcastle upon Tyne£35.8k
United Kingdom£38.6k
Tyne and Wear average salary by year

Tyne and Wear average salary comparison by sex

The average salary for female is ranging between £28.4k in Gateshead and £35.9k in Newcastle upon Tyne. The UK average salary for female was £33.3k in 2020. The average salary for male is ranging between £31.6k in Gateshead and £35.8k in Newcastle upon Tyne. The UK average salary for male was £42.2k in 2020.
Tyne and Wear average salary comparison by sex
Local authorityFemale average salary, 2020Male average salary
Gateshead£28.4k£31.6k
South Tyneside£29.5k£33.9k
Sunderland£28.4k£35.4k
North Tyneside£28.4k£37.0k
Newcastle upon Tyne£35.9k£35.8k
United Kingdom£33.3k£42.2k

Tyne and Wear median salary comparison

The median salary is ranging between £25.9k in Gateshead and £29.9k in Newcastle upon Tyne. The UK median salary was £31.5k in 2020.
Tyne and Wear median salary comparison
Local authorityMedian salary in 2020
Gateshead£25.9k
South Tyneside£27.0k
North Tyneside£27.3k
Sunderland£28.5k
Newcastle upon Tyne£29.9k
United Kingdom£31.5k
Tyne and Wear median salary by year

Tyne and Wear median salary comparison by sex

The median salary for female is ranging between £24.3k in Gateshead and £26.1k in Newcastle upon Tyne. The UK median salary for female was £28.0k in 2020. The median salary for male is ranging between £26.8k in Gateshead and £31.0k in Newcastle upon Tyne. The UK median salary for male was £33.9k in 2020.
Tyne and Wear median salary comparison by sex
Local authorityFemale median salary, 2020Male median salary
Gateshead£24.3k£26.8k
South Tyneside£22.6k£31.3k
North Tyneside£24.8k£29.6k
Sunderland£26.4k£29.4k
Newcastle upon Tyne£26.1k£31.0k
United Kingdom£28.0k£33.9k

Tyne and Wear unemployment rate comparison

The unemployment rate is ranging between 5.8% in North Tyneside and 8.2% in South Tyneside. The UK unemployment rate was 4.5% in 2020.
Tyne and Wear unemployment rate comparison
Local authorityUnemployment rate in 2020
United Kingdom4.5%
North Tyneside5.8%
Gateshead6.1%
Newcastle upon Tyne6.7%
Sunderland6.8%
South Tyneside8.2%
Tyne and Wear unemployment rate by year

Tyne and Wear house price to earnings ratio

The median property price to median earnings ratio is ranging between 5.1 in Sunderland and 5.9 in North Tyneside. Ie. Sunderland resident with middle-income needs 5.1 gross annual salaries to buy a medium-priced property. Resident in North Tyneside needs 5.9 annual salaries. The England and Wales ratio was 7.7 in 2019.
Tyne and Wear house price to earnings ratio
Local authorityMedian house price to median salary ratio in 2019
Sunderland5.1
South Tyneside5.2
Gateshead5.3
Newcastle upon Tyne5.9
North Tyneside5.9
England and Wales7.7
Tyne and Wear house price to earnings ratio history

Tyne and Wear 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 Newcastle upon Tyne 029, with £21.6k. The area with the highest average net income was Newcastle upon Tyne 013, with £42.9k. Median income was £27.3k - i.e. half of the areas had income equal or above £27.3k. 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).

Tyne and Wear net household income map
NameNet income
lowest Newcastle upon Tyne 029 £21.6k
median £27.3k
highest Newcastle upon Tyne 013 £42.9k

Tyne and Wear 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.

Tyne and Wear relative housing costs map

Tyne and Wear working age population share

2019 population estimates.

40.4

Tyne and Wear
average age

40.3

England & Wales
average age
Tyne and Wear working age population share
age grouphead-count% share of population% for Eng & Wales
0-15202k17.7%19.1%
16-64729k63.8%62.3%
65+211k18.5%18.5%

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