A new study from SmartSurvey can today reveal that Wandsworth, London, is the best place in the UK to be a woman in work. While Norway is crowned the best in the world…
The research analyses UK towns and cities on:
The gender wage gap
Median annual earnings
Women as a % of the total workforce
Women employed as Managers, Directors & Senior Officials
Find out how your local area compares here: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/smarthr/employee-engagement/working-women
The 10 best locations in the UK for women in work
Blackpool, North West
North Ayrshire, Scotland
Five of the top 10 spots were taken by London boroughs, with the capital having some of the best scoring locations for women in senior roles.
Wales also scored highly, with three locations from the country landing in the top ten. Anglesey has the lowest gender pay gap at -9.7%, with Carmarthenshire, Anglesey and Denbighshire having a high percentage of women in the workforce.
The lowest scoring locations for women in work
High Peak, East Midlands
Barrow-in-Furness, North West
Broxtowe, East Midlands
Folkestone and Hythe, South East
Ashford, South East
Tamworth, West Midlands
Amber Valley, East Midlands
Allerdale, North West
Lincoln, East Midlands
South Staffordshire, West Midlands
East and West Midlands didn’t score well within the study having lower rates of women in the total workforce and a higher rate of a gender wage gap.
The South East had some of the highest rates of gender wage gaps with the four highest being Mole Valley, Bracknell Forest, Waverley and Windsor & Maidenhead.
The study also analysed countries around the world on a number of factors such as wage gaps, maternity leave, costs to register a business as a woman and the number of days to start a business as a woman.
Norway took the top spot, the UK came in 12th place, and Mexico had the lowest global scoring.