Overview of all UK Industries

In this section you can compare the figures and progress of all industries in the UK. You can see which is closest to equality and you can jump to specific industry pages for more in depth information.

Which industries have the biggest gaps for each gender and which are closest to equality

These sets of boxes show which industries have the biggest pay and bonus gaps for each gender, but most importantly, which are closest to equality. To navigate to a industry click in the boxes below.

LARGEST PAY GAP
IN FAVOUR OF MEN

26.0%
Financial and insurance activities

LAST YEAR'S LARGEST PAY GAP
IN FAVOUR OF MEN

45.7%
Financial and insurance activities

PAY GAP CLOSEST
TO EQUALITY

3.7%
Activities of ET orgs and bodies

LAST YEAR'S PAY GAP CLOSEST
TO EQUALITY

5.6%
Water supply, sew, waste mgmt

LARGEST PAY GAP
IN FAVOUR OF WOMEN

Nil
All sectors pay men more on average

LAST YEAR'S LARGEST PAY GAP
IN FAVOUR OF WOMEN

NO PREVIOUS DATA

LARGEST BONUS GAP
IN FAVOUR OF MEN

55.5%
Activities of ET orgs and bodies

LAST YEAR'S LARGEST BONUS GAP
IN FAVOUR OF MEN

26.0%
Financial and insurance activities

BONUS GAP CLOSEST
TO EQUALITY

0.6%
Public admin & defence; comp SS

LAST YEAR'S BONUS GAP CLOSEST
TO EQUALITY

-0.5%
Human health and social work

LARGEST BONUS GAP
IN FAVOUR OF WOMEN

-29.8%
Administrative & support service

LAST YEAR'S BONUS GAP LARGEST
IN FAVOUR OF WOMEN

-42.1%
Wholesale & retail trade; repair

Industry performance analysis

The following interactive graphic shows the pay or bonus gaps of the different industries in the UK. You can view the data by different averages and you can view the results in chart or table form. When the table is displayed you can jump to a specific industry page to investigate further.

PAY

Median Mean

BONUS

Median Mean

VISUALISE

Chart Table

UK industries ordered by Mean Bonus Gap

UK industries ordered by Mean Bonus Gap

Industry Median Pay Gap Mean Pay Gap Median Bonus Gap Mean Bonus Gap
Activities of ET orgs and bodies 0.0 3.7 50.0 55.5
Financial and insurance activities 20.5 26.0 21.6 46.2
Professional, scientific & tech 15.8 17.8 13.1 33.7
Mining and quarrying 25.8 25.2 15.3 33.1
Construction 20.8 20.5 -4.4 33.0
Wholesale & retail trade; repair 7.2 13.7 8.4 32.3
Information and communication 16.9 18.2 10.9 31.3
Manufacturing 8.9 12.3 -4.3 27.5
Real estate activities 9.5 13.0 5.3 22.2
Accommodation and food service 2.1 6.4 6.1 17.9
Transportation and storage 8.1 9.7 6.3 14.3
Electricity, gas, steam & aircon 13.7 14.2 16.3 9.3
Public Sector 14.6 12.7 -0.2 4.6
Other service activities 8.1 9.8 -1.2 0.9
Public admin & defence; comp SS 5.1 6.4 -9.9 0.6
Not Declared 12.8 14.6 12.9 -0.8
Human health and social work 3.5 8.7 14.9 -2.5
Education 20.7 15.6 2.2 -3.2
Activities of households as emp... 10.0 7.3 9.2 -3.9
Water supply, sew, waste mgmt 8.4 7.1 -261.9 -11.6
Arts, entertainment and recreation 3.5 8.7 9.1 -21.4
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 9.8 16.3 -30.0 -21.8
Administrative & support service 8.2 9.2 -44.7 -29.8
data source: Gov.uk