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
2020/21

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

23.4%
Construction

LAST YEAR'S LARGEST PAY GAP
IN FAVOUR OF MEN

38.5%
Financial and insurance activities

PAY GAP CLOSEST
TO EQUALITY

0.4%
Accommodation and food service

LAST YEAR'S PAY GAP CLOSEST
TO EQUALITY

1.2%
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

38.0%
Financial and insurance activities

LAST YEAR'S LARGEST BONUS GAP
IN FAVOUR OF MEN

23.8%
Financial and insurance activities

BONUS GAP CLOSEST
TO EQUALITY

0.0%
Agriculture, forestry and fishing

LAST YEAR'S BONUS GAP CLOSEST
TO EQUALITY

0.0%
Agriculture, forestry and fishing

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 Median Pay Gap

UK industries ordered by Median Pay Gap

Industry Median Pay Gap Mean Pay Gap Median Bonus Gap Mean Bonus Gap
Construction 23.4 22.6 24.8 40.8
Financial and insurance activities 23.0 27.0 38.0 52.0
Education 20.9 15.9 0.0 0.0
Mining and quarrying 20.7 23.0 23.8 35.7
Information and communication 18.0 19.4 26.6 39.2
Professional, scientific & tech 16.3 19.2 24.6 40.4
Electricity, gas, steam & aircon 15.6 15.6 23.0 35.4
Public Sector 14.9 13.7 0.0 0.0
Not Declared 14.5 15.4 0.0 15.0
Manufacturing 9.7 12.6 4.0 26.6
Real estate activities 9.2 14.7 7.4 27.6
Activities of ET orgs and bodies 8.5 9.5 25.7 25.6
Other service activities 8.3 11.5 0.0 10.2
Wholesale & retail trade; repair 7.2 13.2 18.4 38.1
Administrative & support service 6.8 10.8 12.5 26.6
Public admin & defence; comp SS 6.3 6.9 0.0 0.0
Water supply, sew, waste mgmt 6.0 6.5 1.4 17.5
Transportation and storage 5.7 7.2 2.3 18.0
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 4.7 8.1 0.0 23.0
Arts, entertainment and recreation 4.7 10.0 0.0 23.0
Human health and social work 2.0 7.9 0.0 0.0
Activities of households as emp... 1.9 8.0 0.0 0.0
Accommodation and food service 0.4 5.0 8.0 19.4
data source: Gov.uk