Pay gap UK: distribution between full-time median hourly wages, by sector 2015-2019

This statistic shows the gender pay gap for full-time employees in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2015 to 2019. The 'gender pay gap' is defined as the difference between men's and women's average hourly earnings for full time workers, as a percentage of men's average hourly earnings. The more equal industry sectors consisted of water supply and waste management, mining and quarrying. The sector with the largest gender pay gap was financial and insurance activities.

Gender pay gap in full-time employment in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2015 to 2019, by industry sector*

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Source

Release date

October 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2015 to 2019

Age group

16 years and older

Supplementary notes

*Gender pay gap defined as the difference between men's and women's average hourly earnings as a percentage of men's average hourly earnings.
The source adds the following notes:
Employees on adult rates whose pay for the survey period was unaffected by absence.
Industry sections based on UK Standard Industrial Classification of Economic Activities 2007 (SIC 2007).
Activities of households as employers and extraterritorial organizations are excluded.
Full-time defined as employees working more than 30 paid hours per week (or 25 or more for the teaching professions). 2016 data are provisional.
Figures rounded to one decimal place.

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