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Wages & Wellbeing


At £29,307, median annual full-time earnings in Somerset (2020) are lower than they are both regionally and nationally, and if we include part-time work, of which there is a greater prevalence in Somerset, then the disparity is greater still. There is also a significant difference between earnings for men and women, especially for full-time work, and even more so in Somerset than is the case regionally and nationally.

At £20,441 (2018, provisional), estimated disposable household income is also marginally lower in Somerset than it is nationally. However, in recent years it has been roughly on a par with the national average.

Housing in Somerset is less affordable than it is nationally, with a typical home in Somerset costing more than 8 times the typical annual wage. House prices have been continually rising since 2009 following the financial crisis and economic downturn.

Median Full Time Earnings (2020)
Gross Disposable Household Income per head (2018 provisional)
House Price Earnings Ratio (2020)