Gender pay gap 2017/18

With less than 250 employees during 2017/18, we have voluntarily chosen to publish our 2017/18 gender pay gap information this year.

Ofwat figures for 2017/18

Mean is the average value, calculated by dividing the total of all the values by the number of results. Median is the mid-point/middle value, when all values are placed in ascending or descending order. (The sample size was 112 females and 120 males).

  • 2% difference (in favour of males) between our average female and average male hourly pay rates.
  • 10% difference (in favour of males) between the mid-points/middle values of the 2 groups
  • 10% more females than males received a bonus award (*across the workforce by gender)
  • Females received an average of £99 more in bonus payment than males
  • The median (mid-point/middle) values for males and females were the same in terms of bonus payments

Pay by quartile

Quartiles are achieved by identifying the median value (the mid-point value where all values are listed in ascending/descending order) and then identifying the mid-point values between the lowest and median values (these become the lower and lower middle quartiles) and the highest and median values (these become the upper and upper middle quartiles).

  • A 1% and 3% difference in favour of women in both the upper and lower quartiles respectively
  • Upper middle and lower middle quartiles differ by 7% and 1% in favour of men, respectively

How this compares

As per the chart below, it’s encouraging to see that our figures are low in comparison to other Civil Service organisations – we currently have the lowest mean and second lowest median results: