2022 ONS statistics show higher earners experience a much larger difference in hourly pay between the sexes.

November 15th 2022

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released its annual statistics on differences in pay between women and men by age, region, full-time employment, part time employment and occupation. 

Although the ONS’s annual Survey of Hours and Earnings has revealed that the UK’s 2022 gender pay gap has increased since 2021, it is falling slowing over time. Some other main trend points are:-

– There is a higher gender pay gap in the English regions as compared to Scotland and in Northern Ireland. 

– For full time employees aged over 40, the gender pay gap is higher than those aged below 40 years.

– Between the sexes higher earners have a much larger difference in hourly pay (10.9%) than lower-paid employees (3.2%).  

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Gender pay gap in the UK: 2022 Differences in pay between women and men by age, region, full-time and part-time, and occupation.