Gender Pay Gap Report


Gender Pay Gap Reporting 31st March 2019

The Council’s figures required under the Gender Pay Gap Reporting Legislation are detailed below and are for the snapshot date of 31 March 2019.

This information is published on the Council’s website and also reported on the Government portal.

All figures are based on 356 relevant employees (as defined by the guidance).  The gender breakdown is that there are 174 female and 182 male employees.

Mean Gender Pay Gap

The mean hourly rate of pay for males is £13.15

The mean hourly rate of pay for females is £13.01

This gives a mean gender pay gap of 1.06% i.e. females on average are paid 1.06% less than males.

Median Gender Pay Gap

The median hourly rate of pay for males is £10.54

The median hourly rate of pay for females is £11.97

This gives a median gender pay gap of -13.56% i.e. the median hourly pay for men is 13.56% lower than that for females.

Quartile Breakdown

The quartile breakdown shows the proportion of male and female employees in four pay bands.  The bands are determined by ranking employees from highest to lowest paid and then dividing into four equal parts (‘quartiles’). A percentage figure is then worked out.

For the snapshot date of March 2019, each quartile contained 89 employees. So the Upper Quartile contains the 89 highest paid employees (as defined by the guidance) and the Lower Quartile the 89 lowest paid.  To note, however, that due to the way the quartiles are determined, it is possible that employees on the same rate of hourly pay may be in different quartiles (care is given to consider gender balance in this instance).

Quartile Breakdown                                  Male                                   Female                     

Upper Quartile                                       51.6% (56%)                      48.3% (44%)

Upper Middle Quartile                           38.2% (35.5%)                   61.8% (64.5%)

Lower Middle Quartile                           55.1% (37.3%)                   44.9% (62.7%)

Lower Quartile                                       59.5% (68%)                      40.5% (32%)

2018 figures are shown in brackets and the report is here