Posted on: 10 April 2018

With the gender pay gap in the news again during the past week, we have used publicly available data to map the picture across the country.

The data, released last year by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), shows that London is the place where the pay gap is at its worst.

The UK capital was the region with the narrowest gender pay gap in the entire country in 1997, with full-time female workers in London earning 15.1% less per hour on average than men.

Today the number has fallen to 14.6%, but it is now the most unequal region in the UK.

Even within London, the situation is polarised. While there are boroughs such as Croydon North, Bermondsey and Brent Central where full-time employed women earn on average slightly more than men, the situation is the opposite in other locations, with Kensington (50.2%), Richmond (43.7%) and Chelsea & Fulham (43.3%) showcasing the most noticeable cases of pay inequality.

There are also noticeable differences in the trends when looking at the breakdown between full-time and part-time employment, with women typically earning more than men for part-time roles.

Click here to check out the gender-pay gap in your constituency.

Polimapper | Gender pay gap by Parliamentary constituency