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

Wandsworth, London

Westminster, London

Anglesey, Wales

Blackpool, North West

Camden, London

Carmarthenshire, Wales

North Ayrshire, Scotland

Conwy, Wales

Merton, London

Lewisham, London

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.

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