Gender pay gap report


Gender pay gap

The gender pay gap is the difference in average pay between all men and women in an organisation. It is expressed as a difference in percentage (%) between men and women.

Equal pay

The gender pay gap is different to equal pay.  Equal pay deals with the pay differences between men and women who carry out the same jobs, similar jobs or work of equal value.  It is unlawful to pay people unequally because they are a man or a woman.

Mean pay gap

The mean pay gap is the difference in the arithmetic average hourly pay for women compared to men, within an organisation.

Median pay gap

The median represents the middle point of a population. If you lined up all the women in an organisation and all the men in order of the hourly rate at which they are paid, the median pay gap is the difference between the hourly rate for the middle woman compared to that of the middle man.

Hourly gender pay gap

  • Our mean hourly pay gap is 6.3% in favour of men, a reduction from 7.1% in 2022.
  • Our median hourly pay gap is 3.0% in favour of men, an increase from 1.2% in 2022.

Gender bonus gap

  • 83.9% of women were awarded a bonus, an increase of 0.5% since 2022.
  • 79.5% of men were awarded a bonus, a decrease of 0.6% since 2022.
  • The mean bonus pay gap is –1.9% in favour of women, decreasing from 3.3% since 2022.
  • The median bonus pay gap is 0.0%, remaining at a constant since 2022.

Pay by quartile

  • Figure 2 shows hourly pay, by quartile for the Authority and shows there is a higher proportion of women (compared to men) in all quartiles except the upper pay quartile where the numbers of men and women are equal.
  • The upper pay quartile is mostly populated by higher paid grades, specifically the Senior Civil Service, Grade 6 and Grade 7. Actions have therefore been focused on increasing representation of women in these grades. We are delighted to have made such progress, and we will continue to prioritise this in the coming year.

Figure 2: Distribution through each pay quartile

Pay quartileWomenMen
Upper middle56.5%43.5%
Lower middle61.1%38.9%
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