Understanding of pay gaps in Great Britain in 2018

This statistic presents the results of a survey on British adults understanding of various pay gaps in 2018. Of respondents, 26 percent reported that they fully understood the term gender pay gap, while 42 percent of adults surveyed said they hadn't heard of an ethnicity pay gap.

Which of the following statements best describes your understanding of the following terms?

I have not heard of thisI have heard of this but do not know what it meansI have heard of this and know a small amount about what it meansI have heard of this and know a moderate amount of what it meansI have heard of this and fully understood what it means
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Release date

October 2018


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

July 26, to August 13, 2018

Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Employees in organizations with 250+ staff

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Results weighted to reflect the profile of GB adults and people employed by organizations with 250+ employees.

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