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

28.2%
Financial and insurance activities

LAST YEAR'S LARGEST PAY GAP
IN FAVOUR OF MEN

54.1%
Financial and insurance activities

PAY GAP CLOSEST
TO EQUALITY

4.1%
Water supply, sew, waste mgmt

LAST YEAR'S PAY GAP CLOSEST
TO EQUALITY

5.7%
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

55.4%
Financial and insurance activities

LAST YEAR'S LARGEST BONUS GAP
IN FAVOUR OF MEN

26.8%
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 Bonus Gap

UK industries ordered by Mean Bonus Gap

Industry Median Pay Gap Mean Pay Gap Median Bonus Gap Mean Bonus Gap
Financial and insurance activities 25.9 28.2 44.8 55.4
Construction 22.3 22.1 13.3 42.0
Professional, scientific & tech 18.2 19.2 25.4 40.2
Real estate activities 13.3 15.9 14.3 38.9
Activities of ET orgs and bodies 8.3 6.3 23.4 38.5
Information and communication 17.9 16.0 27.0 37.6
Wholesale & retail trade; repair 6.1 11.8 16.1 37.3
Administrative & support service 11.9 14.6 22.0 35.4
Electricity, gas, steam & aircon 17.0 16.1 24.3 34.4
Mining and quarrying 23.8 21.7 6.0 32.5
Manufacturing 9.0 11.1 4.6 24.2
Not Declared 14.7 15.1 10.7 20.7
Arts, entertainment and recreation 2.0 9.3 0.0 18.4
Other service activities 9.1 10.3 0.0 18.2
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 1.0 5.0 0.0 15.0
Accommodation and food service 2.3 7.7 8.1 14.4
Water supply, sew, waste mgmt 6.4 4.1 0.0 13.6
Transportation and storage 4.1 5.4 0.3 12.1
Public admin & defence; comp SS 7.9 7.9 0.0 0.0
Education 20.5 16.0 0.0 0.0
Human health and social work 2.4 7.8 0.0 0.0
Public Sector 12.5 12.2 0.0 0.0
Activities of households as emp... -2.4 5.6 0.0 0.0
data source: Gov.uk