Gender pay gap 2020

Gender pay gap reporting legislation requires employers with 250 or more employees to publish statutory calculations every year showing how large the pay gap is between their male and female employees.  We have also published our gender pay gap data as at 31st March 2020 on the government website
 
We had 5,137 employees in scope for the gender pay gap exercise.
 
In 2020, 67%of our workforce was female (3,450) and 33% male (1,687).
 
The mean gender pay gap is the difference between the mean hourly rate of pay for males (£16.33) and females (£15.37).
 
For 2020, this was 5.9%.  This has widened very slightly from 5.8% in 2019.
 
The median gender pay gap is the difference between the median hourly rate of pay for males (£15.00) and females (£14.45).
 
For 2020, this was 3.6%, which has widened slightly by 0.3% from 2019.
 
We have no bonus payments for 2020 that fall in the gender pay gap category.
 

Additional information

The percentage of females in the lower and upper quartiles has remained the same as in 2019. 
The upper quartile is very similar to the overall gender split of the council.
Quartile % males 2020 % females 2020
Lower quartile 22% 78%
Lower middle quartile 32% 68%
Upper middle quartile 43% 57%
Upper quartile 34% 66%
The percentage of females in the lower and upper quartiles remain the same as in 2019.
There has been a 2% decrease of females in the upper middle quartile.
The upper quartile is similar to the overall gender split of the council