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Gender pay gap - 2020


The gender pay gap is an equality measure that shows the difference in average earnings between women and men.  It is expressed as a percentage of men’s earnings.

The data below represents the gender pay gap snapshot data for Tunbridge Wells Borough Council as at March 2020 and shows some comparisons with last year’s data.

Gender pay gap in hourly pay

Mean gender pay gap in hourly pay

Difference %13.3%
Difference £ Men earn £2.40 more per hour than women at TWBC
Trend 1.5% difference from 2019Blue arrow down

Median gender pay gap in hourly pay

Difference %5.9%
Difference £ Men earn £0.88 more per hour than women at TWBC
Trend 6.4% difference from 2019Blue arrow down

Gender Pay Gap calculations are based on:

  • All employees on full-pay as of 31 March 2020.  There were 301 full-pay employees (174 female and 127 male) on 31 March 2020.
  • An employee’s hourly pay rate, based on a Government definition, which includes their basic pay and allowances.
  • Basic pay before tax and any deductions for employee pension contributions and after any deductions for salary sacrifice.

Gender bonus gap

Mean gender bonus gap

Difference %-28.3%
Difference £ Women receive £14.55 more than men at TWBC

Median gender bonus gap

Difference %0%
Difference £ There is no difference between the amounts that men and women receive

Proportion of males and females who received bonus pay

Males23.6%
Females24.6%

Gender Bonus Gap calculations are based on:

  • All employees employed on 31 March 2020.  There were 308 employees (178 female and 130 male) on 31 March 2020.  Of these 74 (24%) received bonus pay.
  • Bonuses/rewards related to performance (such as long-service awards, employee of the month and thank you vouchers) paid to employees between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020.
  • Gross values before tax and any deductions for employee pension contributions.

Quartiles

Proportion of males and females in each quartile pay band:

 Quartile 1Quartile 2Quartile 3Quartile 4
Males 36% 40% 45% 49%
TrendNo changeNo changeBlue arrow down1% Blue arrow down11%
Females 64% 60% 55% 51%
TrendNo changeNo changeBlue arrow up1% Blue arrow up11%