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.

2017/18
2018/19
2019/20

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

31.8%
Financial and insurance activities

LAST YEAR'S LARGEST PAY GAP
IN FAVOUR OF MEN

54.4%
Financial and insurance activities

PAY GAP CLOSEST
TO EQUALITY

2.7%
Other service activities

LAST YEAR'S PAY GAP CLOSEST
TO EQUALITY

6.0%
Accommodation and food service

LARGEST PAY GAP
IN FAVOUR OF WOMEN

-9.0%
Real estate activities

LAST YEAR'S LARGEST PAY GAP
IN FAVOUR OF WOMEN

NO PREVIOUS DATA

LARGEST BONUS GAP
IN FAVOUR OF MEN

49.5%
Financial and insurance activities

LAST YEAR'S LARGEST BONUS GAP
IN FAVOUR OF MEN

27.0%
Financial and insurance activities

BONUS GAP CLOSEST
TO EQUALITY

0.0%
Public admin & defence; comp SS

LAST YEAR'S BONUS GAP CLOSEST
TO EQUALITY

0.0%
Public admin & defence; comp SS

LARGEST BONUS GAP
IN FAVOUR OF WOMEN

Nil
All sectors pay men more on average

LAST YEAR'S BONUS GAP LARGEST
IN FAVOUR OF WOMEN

NO PREVIOUS DATA

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 Pay Gap

UK industries ordered by Mean Pay Gap

Industry Median Pay Gap Mean Pay Gap Median Bonus Gap Mean Bonus Gap
Financial and insurance activities 26.5 31.8 46.0 49.5
Construction 29.5 24.2 38.1 47.0
Accommodation and food service 6.0 23.0 20.0 39.0
Electricity, gas, steam & aircon 22.1 20.7 24.7 45.0
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 1.8 17.6 -50.0 26.8
Water supply, sew, waste mgmt 13.1 14.0 0.0 20.4
Professional, scientific & tech 1.0 13.7 14.8 33.8
Education 20.0 12.4 0.0 0.0
Public Sector 7.4 11.7 0.0 0.0
Information and communication 27.6 11.3 26.5 42.3
Administrative & support service 8.9 11.0 7.7 23.9
Wholesale & retail trade; repair 8.0 10.0 6.2 19.0
Public admin & defence; comp SS 3.6 6.0 0.0 0.0
Human health and social work 0.3 5.9 0.0 0.0
Arts, entertainment and recreation 0.0 5.4 0.0 12.6
Manufacturing 3.1 5.1 0.0 18.9
Not Declared 8.4 4.8 0.0 0.2
Transportation and storage 0.1 4.5 27.2 21.2
Other service activities 0.1 2.7 0.0 0.0
Real estate activities -14.3 -9.0 0.0 0.0
data source: Gov.uk