Derby City Council today announces its Gender pay gap results, which shows a positive picture with the mean gap at £0.11 per hour between male and female staff and the median gap at £0.05.

The results show an improvement from 2017/18 figures of £0.37 per hour.

Our overall workforce is 73% female and 27% male and we aim for similar proportions across our pay grades.  In the upper quartile, with 72% female and 28% male staff, this broadly reflects our overall workforce.  This is also the case in the upper-middle quartile, with 75% female and 25% male.  We have more to do in the lower two quartiles, where there’s a greater proportion of women than the overall workforce with a 80%/20% female/male split in the lower-middle and 67%/33% in the lower quartiles.

The Equality Act 2010 Regulations 2017 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 staff based on a series of calculations to provide a fair and accurate summary of pay.

Carole Mills, Chief Executive, said:

“This is the second time we’ve had to report our figures and I’m pleased to see we have closed the pay gap further.  We will continue to work hard to demonstrate our commitment to all aspects of equality.”