Latest statistics on gender pay gap reporting
The latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows the gender pay gap widens as women get older because men “accumulate more experience than women” in their careers.
The data also shows that the gap is generally small among younger full-time workers, but gets larger from age 40 onwards. It reaches its peak in the age 50-59 age bracket, where the median gross hourly pay was 16.2% higher for men in 2017. By comparison those in the 30-39 category experienced the smallest pay gap at 2%.
The ONS suggested that the variance in average pay may be down to women taking time out of work after having children.
Some other key statistics from the report include:
- Between April and June 2017, the employment rate for women with dependent children was 73.7%, compared to a 92.4% employment rate for men with children.
- More than half of the women surveyed with dependent children had part time jobs, whilst only 9.9% of men with dependent children worked part time.
- In 2017, men were paid on average £1.32 more per hour than women, creating an overall median gender pay gap of 9.1%. This was down from 10.5% in 2011.
More than 600 companies have so far published their gender pay gap information ahead of the 4 April deadline for private companies and 31 March deadline for the public sector.
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