West Midlands average salary comparison

The average salary in West Midlands is £35.5k. 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.
West Midlands average salary comparison
RegionAverage salary in 2020
Wales£31.5k
South West£34.2k
East Midlands£34.2k
North West£34.6k
West Midlands£35.5k
United Kingdom£38.6k
South East£39.4k
West Midlands average salary by year

West Midlands average salary comparison by sex

The average salary for female in West Midlands is £30.1k. The UK average salary for female was £33.3k in 2020. The average salary for male in West Midlands is £39.0k. The UK average salary for male was £42.2k in 2020.
West Midlands average salary comparison by sex
RegionFemale average salary, 2020Male average salary
Wales£29.0k£33.4k
South West£29.9k£36.8k
East Midlands£29.0k£37.3k
North West£30.9k£37.3k
West Midlands£30.1k£39.0k
United Kingdom£33.3k£42.2k
South East£33.3k£43.4k

West Midlands median salary comparison

The median salary in West Midlands is £29.5k. The UK median salary was £31.5k in 2020.
West Midlands median salary comparison
RegionMedian salary in 2020
Wales£28.1k
East Midlands£29.1k
West Midlands£29.5k
South West£29.5k
North West£29.6k
United Kingdom£31.5k
South East£33.0k
West Midlands median salary by year

West Midlands median salary comparison by sex

The median salary for female in West Midlands is £26.3k. The UK median salary for female was £28.0k in 2020. The median salary for male in West Midlands is £32.0k. The UK median salary for male was £33.9k in 2020.
West Midlands median salary comparison by sex
RegionFemale median salary, 2020Male median salary
Wales£26.3k£29.5k
East Midlands£24.7k£32.0k
West Midlands£26.3k£32.0k
South West£26.0k£31.8k
North West£27.0k£31.7k
United Kingdom£28.0k£33.9k
South East£28.3k£36.3k

West Midlands unemployment rate comparison

The unemployment rate in West Midlands is 5.2%. The UK unemployment rate was 4.5% in 2020.
West Midlands unemployment rate comparison
RegionUnemployment rate in 2020
South East3.5%
Wales3.7%
South West3.9%
North West4.3%
United Kingdom4.5%
East Midlands4.8%
West Midlands5.2%
West Midlands unemployment rate by year

West Midlands house price to earnings ratio

The median property price to median earnings ratio in West Midlands is 6.9. Ie. West Midlands resident with middle-income needs 6.9 gross annual salaries to buy a medium-priced property. The England and Wales ratio was 7.7 in 2019.
West Midlands house price to earnings ratio
RegionMedian house price to median salary ratio in 2019
Wales5.7
North West5.8
East Midlands6.7
West Midlands6.9
England and Wales7.7
South West8.6
South East9.7
West Midlands house price to earnings ratio history

West Midlands 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 West Midlands, with £27.8k. The area with the highest average net income was Warwickshire, with £31.2k. Median income was £29.7k - i.e. half of the areas had income equal or above £29.7k. 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).

West Midlands net household income map
NameNet income
lowest West Midlands £27.8k
median £29.7k
highest Warwickshire £31.2k

West Midlands 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.

West Midlands relative housing costs map

West Midlands working age population share

2019 population estimates.

40

West Midlands
average age

40.3

England & Wales
average age
West Midlands working age population share
age grouphead-count% share of population% for Eng & Wales
0-151.2M19.7%19.1%
16-643.7M61.7%62.3%
65+1.1M18.6%18.5%

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