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

34.0%
Construction

LAST YEAR'S LARGEST PAY GAP
IN FAVOUR OF MEN

39.0%
Financial and insurance activities

PAY GAP CLOSEST
TO EQUALITY

0.0%
Arts, entertainment and recreation

LAST YEAR'S PAY GAP CLOSEST
TO EQUALITY

0.4%
Activities of households as emp...

LARGEST PAY GAP
IN FAVOUR OF WOMEN

-14.3%
Real estate activities

LAST YEAR'S LARGEST PAY GAP
IN FAVOUR OF WOMEN

NO PREVIOUS DATA

LARGEST BONUS GAP
IN FAVOUR OF MEN

44.3%
Financial and insurance activities

LAST YEAR'S LARGEST BONUS GAP
IN FAVOUR OF MEN

24.1%
Construction

BONUS GAP CLOSEST
TO EQUALITY

0.0%
Manufacturing

LAST YEAR'S BONUS GAP CLOSEST
TO EQUALITY

0.0%
Public admin & defence; comp SS

LARGEST BONUS GAP
IN FAVOUR OF WOMEN

-50.0%
Agriculture, forestry and fishing

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 Median Pay Gap

UK industries ordered by Median Pay Gap

Industry Median Pay Gap Mean Pay Gap Median Bonus Gap Mean Bonus Gap
Construction 34.0 27.8 33.0 52.0
Financial and insurance activities 32.5 32.0 44.3 52.2
Electricity, gas, steam & aircon 24.8 19.5 25.4 46.9
Education 23.2 16.0 0.0 0.0
Information and communication 17.6 14.9 8.8 37.9
Public Sector 13.7 14.2 0.0 0.0
Water supply, sew, waste mgmt 13.1 14.0 0.0 20.4
Wholesale & retail trade; repair 12.4 10.7 3.1 10.5
Professional, scientific & tech 9.5 16.0 12.0 44.0
Public admin & defence; comp SS 6.9 6.0 0.0 0.0
Accommodation and food service 5.7 9.9 9.5 37.5
Manufacturing 5.1 7.0 0.0 31.1
Administrative & support service 4.6 5.2 0.0 1.8
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 1.8 17.6 -50.0 26.8
Human health and social work 0.5 4.5 0.0 0.0
Other service activities 0.1 3.6 0.0 0.0
Arts, entertainment and recreation 0.0 3.8 0.0 0.0
Transportation and storage -0.2 4.5 10.0 22.0
Not Declared -1.1 0.8 0.0 0.0
Real estate activities -14.3 -5.6 0.0 0.0
data source: Gov.uk