New research from leading job search engine, Adzuna, reveals the nation’s most sexist cities, with Hereford having the biggest gender pay gap in the UK.
The study, which was conducted in October 2019, analysed over 770,086 CVs of recent job-seekers using Adzuna’s ValueMyCV tool, to reveal the average earning potential of men and women in different locations to expose the largest gender pay divides.
While men typically earn more than women across the UK, Hereford is the city with the widest gender pay gap, with men earning an average of £37,035 compared to average female earnings of £25,056 (-32%).
Table 1: UK’s Top 10 Most Sexist Cities by Gender Pay Gap
On the other side of the spectrum, Preston is the least sexist UK region in terms of its gender pay gap, which currently sits at £4,857 (-15%). Men see average earnings of £31,550 in the North West city, compared to women who earn £26,693 on average.
Overall, data shows northern cities have a smaller gender pay gap than those in the south, with six out of the ten cities with the smallest gender pay gap being in the North.
Table 2: UK’s Top 10 Least Sexist Cities – by Gender Pay Gap
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