Gender Pay 

Overall pay gaps by gender in Wales

For the whole economy, the most recent Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE, November 2014) show the gross median hourly pay gaps at:

  • 16.2% or £11.64 vs. £9.76 per hour between men and women (all employees full and part time  (excluding overtime):
  • 8.4% or £12.29 vs. £11.26 per hour between men and women working full time (excluding overtime):
  • -4.4% or £7.75 vs. £8.08 per hour between men and women working part time (excluding overtime), shown as minus pay gaps are expressed as the difference between men’s hourly earnings and women’s hourly earnings:
  • 34.3% or £12.29 vs. £8.08 per hour between men’s median hourly earnings (FT) and women’s hourly earnings (PT), excluding (overtime):
  • 28.2% or £11.26 vs. £8.08 between women’s median hourly full time earnings and women’s hourly part time earnings.

While these whole economy figures on gender pay gaps are useful, gender pay differences vary widely by sector, industry or business area and within workplaces. For more information on where and how men and women work  click here.

About Us

The aim of the WAVE programme is to understand and ‘interrupt’ the ways in which gender pay inequalities are consistently reproduced through occupational segregation in employment and self employment, through the ways in which ‘women’s work is contracted’ and through the operation of pay systems.


The WAVE programme has now concluded after 3 successful years.  There are still loads of fantastic organisations that you can get involved with, take a look!


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Women Adding Value to the Economy (WAVE)

Central Management Team
The University of South Wales
Faculty of Business, Law, Accounting, Humanities and Social Sciences

Treforest Campus
Pontypridd, Wales - UK
CF37 1DL