Wales average salary comparisonThe average salary in Wales is £31.5k. 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.
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Wales average salary comparison by sexThe average salary for female in Wales is £29.0k. The UK average salary for female was £33.3k in 2020. The average salary for male in Wales is £33.4k. The UK average salary for male was £42.2k in 2020.
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Wales median salary comparisonThe median salary in Wales is £28.1k. The UK median salary was £31.5k in 2020.
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Wales median salary comparison by sexThe median salary for female in Wales is £26.3k. The UK median salary for female was £28.0k in 2020. The median salary for male in Wales is £29.5k. The UK median salary for male was £33.9k in 2020.
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Wales unemployment rate comparisonThe unemployment rate in Wales is 4.6%. The UK unemployment rate was 4.8% in Q4/2019 - Q3/2020.
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Wales house price to earnings ratioThe median property price to median earnings ratio in Wales is 5.7. Ie. Wales resident with middle-income needs 5.7 gross annual salaries to buy a medium-priced property. The England and Wales ratio was 7.7 in 2019.
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|England and Wales||7.7|
Wales 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 Dyfed, with £25.7k. The area with the highest average net income was South Glamorgan, with £28.8k. Median income was £26.4k - i.e. half of the areas had income equal or above £26.4k. 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).
|lowest|| Dyfed || £25.7k |
|median|| || £26.4k |
|highest|| South Glamorgan || £28.8k|
Wales 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.
Wales working age population share
2019 population estimates.
40.3England & Wales
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Other reports for Wales region