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

25.8%
Mining and quarrying

LAST YEAR'S LARGEST PAY GAP
IN FAVOUR OF MEN

23.0%
Mining and quarrying

PAY GAP CLOSEST
TO EQUALITY

0.0%
Activities of ET orgs and bodies

LAST YEAR'S PAY GAP CLOSEST
TO EQUALITY

3.9%
Accommodation and food service

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

50.0%
Activities of ET orgs and bodies

LAST YEAR'S LARGEST BONUS GAP
IN FAVOUR OF MEN

23.8%
Construction

BONUS GAP CLOSEST
TO EQUALITY

-0.2%
Public Sector

LAST YEAR'S BONUS GAP CLOSEST
TO EQUALITY

-0.7%
Other service activities

LARGEST BONUS GAP
IN FAVOUR OF WOMEN

-261.9%
Water supply, sew, waste mgmt

LAST YEAR'S BONUS GAP LARGEST
IN FAVOUR OF WOMEN

-97.4%
Manufacturing

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 Median Pay Gap

UK industries ordered by Median Pay Gap

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