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Difference in earnings between men and women in the UK by sector 2020

Data on the gender pay gap for full-time employees in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2015 to 2020 shows that 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.

Difference between men and women's average hourly earnings in full-time employment in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2020, by industry sector

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Release date

November 2020


United Kingdom

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Age group

16 years and older

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