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Saturday, May 15, 2021

Stats Gate

What are the best places for women to live and work in the UK?

Where’s the best place in the UK for women in work? Wandsworth in London was named the best place in the UK for women in work, that’s according to a new study from SmartSurvey. High Peak in the East Midlands is ranked bottom of the index in 297th position.

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.

What are the best places for women to live and work in the UK?

RankLocationRegionGender Wage GapMedian Annual EarningsWomen as % of Total Workforce Women Employed as Managers, Directors & Senior OfficialsOverall Working Women Score /10
1WandsworthLondon 0.006£40,0020.5650.2288.22
2WestminsterLondon -0.015£36,8960.420.2867.23
3AngleseyWales -0.097£20,7330.6090.1666.82
4BlackpoolNorth West-0.031£18,4000.60.1966.51
5CamdenLondon 0.118£31,8800.5090.2126.32
6CarmarthenshireWales 0.017£21,5870.6130.1486.24
7North AyrshireScotland -0.063£24,2190.6330.0626.21
8ConwyWales -0.019£20,0360.5530.1986.18
9MertonLondon 0.063£28,0460.5270.1826.12
10LewishamLondon 0.043£27,8650.5330.1646.08
11Hammersmith and FulhamLondon 0.154£32,5520.4750.2266.03
12TraffordNorth West0.06£24,0280.550.175.88
13CalderdaleYorkshire and The Humber 0£21,6880.5490.1625.86
14Tower HamletsLondon 0.15£34,9860.4830.1745.84
15EalingLondon 0.037£26,2440.50.1745.74
16Vale of GlamorganWales 0.026£20,3340.5580.165.69
17Richmond upon ThamesLondon 0.307£30,8430.4860.2645.65
18West BerkshireSouth East 0.154£22,9820.5570.1865.58
19DenbighshireWales 0.127£18,7670.6060.1625.56
19LambethLondon 0.164£30,6130.4950.185.56
21PowysWales 0.064£16,4560.5680.1865.51
22TorbaySouth West 0.031£18,2700.5230.1965.49
22PembrokeshireWales 0.114£19,0190.5610.195.49
24Welwyn HatfieldEast -0.03£24,5340.5480.0825.48
25HaringeyLondon 0.112£26,4620.5060.175.45
26IslingtonLondon 0.2£32,7730.4710.1865.42
26SeftonNorth West0.058£20,5400.5570.1465.42
28BarnetLondon 0.177£23,7580.5430.1865.41
29RochdaleNorth West-0.012£18,2060.5520.1365.39
30EnfieldLondon 0.056£23,9440.5060.165.38
31Windsor and MaidenheadSouth East 0.354£26,1230.5470.2365.33
32HillingdonLondon 0.184£26,1780.5470.1525.31
33South OxfordshireSouth East 0.114£26,3700.5590.1045.3
34BuryNorth West0.122£23,0210.5410.1565.29
35AberdeenshireScotland 0.001£19,6790.6040.0655.27
35OldhamNorth West0.03£19,1080.5490.1385.27
37CroydonLondon 0.152£24,3540.530.1585.18
38WakefieldYorkshire and The Humber 0.074£18,0040.5670.145.15
39BromleyLondon 0.194£25,5460.5040.1865.13
40LutonEast 0.06£21,0790.5450.1225.12
41HackneyLondon 0.152£29,9480.4690.1585.11
42East DunbartonshireScotland 0.086£25,9210.5680.0665.1
43HartlepoolNorth East0.138£19,3530.5860.1325.09
43Cheshire EastNorth West0.192£21,4180.5360.1885.09
45CornwallSouth West 0.118£16,7140.530.1985.05
46West LothianScotland 0.046£24,0450.5610.0645.03
47Dumfries and GallowayScotland 0.035£17,9920.6040.0715.02
48SouthwarkLondon 0.214£28,3110.490.1725.01
49HertsmereEast 0.157£24,5830.5760.0945
49StockportNorth West0.124£22,3320.5140.165
51FalkirkScotland 0.024£22,5570.5560.0634.94
52SuttonLondon 0.032£22,1290.4630.164.92
52WiltshireSouth West 0.105£17,9000.5210.1764.92
52SwanseaWales 0.049£20,4010.5190.1284.92
55HounslowLondon 0.114£23,7730.4820.1624.89
56BexleyLondon 0.171£27,2400.5060.1324.88
56Central BedfordshireEast 0.203£22,8200.5180.1764.88
56BristolSouth West 0.096£22,3630.5090.1384.88
59FlintshireWales 0.123£19,8910.5380.1444.87
60ShropshireWest Midlands 0.067£17,8910.4960.1764.85
61ChichesterSouth East -0.038£18,7740.5120.1014.84
61MansfieldEast Midlands0.019£18,5130.5760.0674.84
63PlymouthSouth West 0.118£19,0540.5510.1284.78
64East DevonSouth West 0.047£20,3280.5330.0984.77
65Scottish BordersScotland 0.068£18,5220.5810.0764.76
66YorkYorkshire and The Humber 0.088£20,4430.4850.1624.75
66BuckinghamshireSouth East 0.13£24,0740.5290.1054.75
68HighlandScotland 0.063£20,0340.5530.0844.73
69West DunbartonshireScotland 0.192£21,0840.6360.0534.72
69South HamsSouth West 0.106£16,3550.5830.1084.72
71BrentLondon 0.158£23,7160.50.1464.71
72KnowsleyNorth West0.1£22,1160.5130.124.7
73WokinghamSouth East 0.278£22,5630.5250.1884.69
74HaveringLondon 0.173£24,5850.5060.1364.68
74WatfordEast 0.032£25,2480.4860.0834.68
76WinchesterSouth East 0.107£25,0560.5090.0974.67
76Cheshire West and ChesterNorth West0.175£21,1570.50.1744.67
78HaltonNorth West0.108£19,9590.5230.1284.64
79Redcar and ClevelandNorth East0.133£18,8870.5410.134.62
79AngusScotland 0.088£21,5340.5580.0664.62
81WrexhamWales 0.068£19,9420.50.1284.61
81CambridgeEast 0.096£27,0460.5090.0664.61
81ChorleyNorth West0.074£20,8340.5370.0864.61
81LeedsYorkshire and The Humber 0.15£21,2670.5120.1424.61
85NewportWales 0.143£19,4010.5280.144.6
86Milton KeynesSouth East 0.204£23,7110.50.1564.59
86ScarboroughYorkshire and The Humber 0.075£18,2050.5370.1094.59
86NottinghamEast Midlands0.102£19,5640.5320.1144.59
86BarnsleyYorkshire and The Humber 0.133£18,4880.5260.1444.59
90Brighton and HoveSouth East 0.268£21,2850.5230.1844.57
90SalfordNorth West0.083£19,2330.5060.1324.57
90StirlingScotland -0.011£21,9150.4840.0834.57
90BridgendWales 0.126£19,9890.5110.144.57
90TamesideNorth West0.048£18,8440.4860.1384.57
95WiganNorth West0.187£19,7000.5450.1384.56
95Mole ValleySouth East 0.398£23,5940.6450.1034.56
95North DevonSouth West 0.122£17,0750.5760.14.56
98Barking and DagenhamLondon 0.099£23,3160.50.1044.54
99SunderlandNorth East0.082£19,5200.5110.124.53
99ManchesterNorth West0.122£19,4750.5360.1144.53
101DarlingtonNorth East0.14£19,1780.5140.1464.52
102RugbyWest Midlands 0.118£24,9960.5130.0824.51
102EdinburghScotland 0.147£24,9420.5330.0764.51
104MidlothianScotland 0.118£22,6050.5560.0614.5
104GwyneddWales 0.162£15,8470.5150.1844.5
106RossendaleNorth West0.101£19,7500.5420.0894.46
106CardiffWales 0.151£19,1110.5260.1344.46
106ElmbridgeSouth East 0.191£24,9080.50.1254.46
106MendipSouth West 0.152£17,3360.5850.0924.46
110HarrowLondon 0.245£25,7440.4820.164.45
111West OxfordshireSouth East 0.133£20,8020.5360.0984.44
111Epping ForestEast 0.199£20,4930.5650.1034.44
111NorthumberlandNorth East0.214£17,3640.5380.1664.44
114HuntingdonshireEast 0.091£25,1570.4870.0844.43
114Epsom and EwellSouth East 0.296£24,9840.5810.0914.43
116DundeeScotland 0.116£21,9630.5630.054.41
116North TynesideNorth East0.188£20,3490.5290.1324.41
116Stratford-on-AvonWest Midlands 0.092£21,8880.490.114.41
119East Riding of YorkshireYorkshire and The Humber 0.201£19,6740.50.1724.4
120Reigate and BansteadSouth East 0.251£26,5430.5320.0974.37
121Basingstoke and DeaneSouth East 0.09£24,0570.4860.0884.36
122InverclydeScotland 0.173£19,8200.60.0524.34
123LiverpoolNorth West0.163£19,8000.5260.124.33
123PortsmouthSouth East 0.288£19,7700.5620.1444.33
125WarringtonNorth West0.181£18,9940.5060.1544.32
125North KestevenEast Midlands0.155£20,9930.5450.0844.32
127RenfrewshireScotland 0.144£22,8390.5470.0594.31
127East HertfordshireEast 0.193£24,6890.510.1024.31
129Merthyr TydfilWales 0.193£19,5860.5450.1124.29
130Neath Port TalbotWales 0.132£19,6490.5090.1184.28
130CoventryWest Midlands 0.188£20,6020.5310.1144.28
130GlasgowScotland 0.125£22,8040.540.0554.28
130HarrogateYorkshire and The Humber 0.052£20,8770.4740.1034.28
134KirkleesYorkshire and The Humber 0.136£18,5300.480.1584.27
134Ribble ValleyNorth West0.134£22,6100.50.0994.27
134DartfordSouth East 0.16£25,0290.5130.0764.27
134Argyll and ButeScotland 0.227£20,6010.5670.0964.27
138WirralNorth West0.184£20,1140.5040.144.25
138WyreNorth West0.079£18,2200.5290.0824.25
138County DurhamNorth East0.183£18,8810.5130.1424.25
141SelbyYorkshire and The Humber 0.083£20,0040.50.0954.23
141RedbridgeLondon 0.299£24,2830.50.1584.23
143East LindseyEast Midlands0.159£17,0860.5580.0994.22
144North LincolnshireYorkshire and The Humber 0.164£18,0000.50.154.21
145South AyrshireScotland 0.054£20,7680.50.0714.2
145Stockton-on-TeesNorth East0.204£19,2090.5230.1344.2
145RyedaleYorkshire and The Humber 0.233£20,2550.5560.1064.2
148South TynesideNorth East0.225£18,7570.5430.1264.18
148HastingsSouth East -0.003£18,7570.4840.0764.18
148Isle of WightSouth East 0.223£15,9070.50.1944.18
151BradfordYorkshire and The Humber 0.092£18,9680.4640.1384.17
152Stoke-on-TrentWest Midlands 0.164£19,8180.5060.1224.16
153FifeScotland 0.173£20,5240.560.0654.15
154South CambridgeshireEast 0.183£24,1920.5070.0874.13
154HerefordshireWest Midlands 0.105£16,9830.5330.094.13
156CanterburySouth East 0.226£19,9250.5760.0774.12
156MorayScotland 0.195£17,3570.60.0624.12
156CravenYorkshire and The Humber 0.115£16,9820.5260.14.12
159RushmoorSouth East 0.172£24,0470.5120.0754.11
160Telford and WrekinWest Midlands 0.195£17,5730.5140.1444.1
160AberdeenScotland 0.172£20,2190.5690.0534.1
162ClackmannanshireScotland 0.208£21,2050.5650.0644.09
162PeterboroughEast 0.172£18,9760.50.1324.09
162North LanarkshireScotland 0.125£21,4040.5330.0544.09
165BedfordEast 0.255£22,1070.4850.1564.08
166WalsallWest Midlands 0.153£19,1370.4940.1264.07
166LeicesterEast Midlands0.103£17,4690.5110.14.07
166GatesheadNorth East0.123£18,6400.4750.1344.07
169East CambridgeshireEast 0.146£21,5060.50.0914.04
169Perth and KinrossScotland 0.111£20,8590.50.084.04
171SandwellWest Midlands 0.105£19,0540.4790.1144.03
171East LothianScotland 0.14£22,8270.50.0744.03
171StaffordWest Midlands 0.036£21,2650.4550.0844.03
174St. HelensNorth West0.187£18,6190.50.1344.01
174Waltham ForestLondon 0.27£27,0280.4510.1444.01
174TorridgeSouth West 0.121£14,9650.5420.0954.01
177TandridgeSouth East 0.201£21,7370.50.113.99
178CotswoldSouth West 0.134£19,3390.4840.1153.98
179ArunSouth East 0.157£18,7160.5280.0873.97
180Test ValleySouth East 0.22£20,1630.540.093.95
181South RibbleNorth West0.133£21,2320.50.0743.91
181East AyrshireScotland 0.193£20,4220.5530.0573.91
183East RenfrewshireScotland 0.157£27,4910.4550.0713.9
184SloughSouth East 0.233£23,1070.4810.123.89
185South GloucestershireSouth West 0.17£19,0820.4580.1483.87
186HarboroughEast Midlands0.203£23,0820.4840.1013.86
186BraintreeEast 0.206£18,6090.5420.0853.86
188UttlesfordEast 0.183£21,4010.4860.1043.85
188East StaffordshireWest Midlands 0.121£19,8000.50.0753.85
188Bracknell ForestSouth East 0.373£20,3350.5080.1823.85
191Newcastle upon TyneNorth East0.192£19,2510.4930.123.84
191RedditchWest Midlands 0.035£18,9110.4710.073.84
193ThanetSouth East 0.129£17,4700.5230.0763.83
193North NorfolkEast 0.084£14,4640.50.1043.83
193GedlingEast Midlands0.233£16,6400.5780.0783.83
196TeignbridgeSouth West 0.116£16,8430.50.0963.81
196TorfaenWales 0.175£20,3710.4690.1223.81
196West LancashireNorth West0.264£19,3480.5630.0813.81
196LichfieldWest Midlands 0.301£22,3790.5410.0923.81
200Mid DevonSouth West 0.153£17,7630.5160.0883.8
200Three RiversEast 0.056£22,7360.4060.1043.8
200GosportSouth East 0.231£20,1200.5450.0743.8
203HarlowEast 0.049£20,3360.4620.0673.79
204South HollandEast Midlands0.131£18,9800.50.0793.77
204St AlbansEast 0.257£27,8780.4510.1053.77
204New ForestSouth East 0.261£19,0760.5490.0913.77
204BirminghamWest Midlands 0.172£19,2090.4730.1223.77
208DacorumEast 0.225£20,9570.510.0953.76
209DoverSouth East 0.164£18,9170.5140.083.75
209North SomersetSouth West 0.326£19,5510.4880.1763.75
211PrestonNorth West0.127£20,1180.50.0633.74
212LewesSouth East 0.255£20,5650.5290.093.73
212WolverhamptonWest Midlands 0.141£18,7670.4610.123.73
214FenlandEast 0.112£16,4510.5140.0733.71
215DerbyEast Midlands0.247£19,8910.4880.133.69
216BoltonNorth West0.145£19,2890.4230.1463.65
217MedwaySouth East 0.22£20,7820.4490.1423.64
217ReadingSouth East 0.187£22,4840.4130.1463.64
217BromsgroveWest Midlands 0.208£18,2000.5150.0943.64
217BrecklandEast 0.176£18,6310.5110.0793.64
217OxfordSouth East 0.193£21,2750.5080.0653.64
222North WarwickshireWest Midlands 0.201£17,7620.5240.0853.63
222HavantSouth East 0.223£18,5430.5370.0753.63
224NorthamptonEast Midlands0.133£18,9910.4930.0713.62
224North West LeicestershireEast Midlands0.193£17,3320.5260.0823.62
224CherwellSouth East 0.215£20,7310.50.0873.62
227DorsetSouth West 0.132£17,8250.4790.0933.61
228South DerbyshireEast Midlands0.229£23,6960.4780.0853.6
229Nuneaton and BedworthWest Midlands 0.157£17,3810.5220.0663.59
230EastleighSouth East 0.222£19,9100.5150.0783.57
231DudleyWest Midlands 0.204£19,9860.450.1323.56
231Blackburn with DarwenNorth West0.14£17,6740.4320.143.56
231Hinckley and BosworthEast Midlands0.2£20,7250.4880.0853.56
234SouthamptonSouth East 0.179£19,0710.4540.1223.54
235East NorthamptonshireEast Midlands0.161£23,0680.4410.0883.53
236StevenageEast 0.128£21,0280.4620.073.52
236North HertfordshireEast 0.175£24,0090.4350.0913.52
238ChesterfieldEast Midlands0.149£17,4940.50.0733.5
238South SomersetSouth West 0.14£15,3080.5080.0813.5
238BasildonEast 0.186£19,5340.50.0713.5
241West LindseyEast Midlands0.18£18,8810.4870.0863.49
242BurnleyNorth West0.103£17,4780.480.0693.48
242SedgemoorSouth West 0.199£15,9670.5250.0843.48
244AshfieldEast Midlands0.114£17,9270.4790.0683.46
245GuildfordSouth East 0.21£27,1110.4120.0933.43
246CorbyEast Midlands0.088£18,9770.4640.0563.41
247Rhondda Cynon TafWales 0.211£18,8390.5190.063.39
247Mid SussexSouth East 0.221£22,2130.460.0913.39
249ColchesterEast 0.148£17,3130.4850.0763.38
249RotherhamYorkshire and The Humber 0.239£16,1440.4810.1343.38
251CaerphillyWales 0.195£19,1020.4410.1243.36
251Kingston upon HullYorkshire and The Humber 0.173£16,9660.5210.0533.36
253BostonEast Midlands-0.005£16,4270.4350.0583.35
253ErewashEast Midlands0.198£19,4210.4880.0743.35
253Cannock ChaseWest Midlands 0.134£16,9120.4860.0693.35
256SheffieldYorkshire and The Humber 0.213£17,4630.4620.1243.33
256WychavonWest Midlands 0.212£17,3400.4890.0973.33
258South KestevenEast Midlands0.24£17,2960.510.0893.32
259SwindonSouth West 0.28£19,4300.4550.1423.31
259CharnwoodEast Midlands0.158£18,8580.4670.0773.31
261BassetlawEast Midlands0.116£16,5330.4650.0793.3
262Newcastle-under-LymeWest Midlands 0.213£19,7390.4890.0713.29
262South NorfolkEast 0.224£17,0930.510.083.29
262ExeterSouth West 0.181£17,6650.50.0643.29
265WorcesterWest Midlands 0.163£19,5320.4670.073.28
266DoncasterYorkshire and The Humber 0.243£16,8780.4580.143.27
267Tunbridge WellsSouth East 0.329£22,3560.4880.0983.24
267IpswichEast 0.126£16,4180.4830.0613.24
269WorthingSouth East 0.213£19,4160.4760.0793.21
270HyndburnNorth West0.163£16,7700.480.0743.2
271GraveshamSouth East 0.265£19,7590.50.0733.18
272Great YarmouthEast 0.182£15,3260.50.0723.15
273King's Lynn and West NorfolkEast 0.226£15,7250.5090.0783.13
273EastbourneSouth East 0.195£16,9090.4840.0773.13
275GloucesterSouth West 0.208£18,1380.4880.0643.09
276WaverleySouth East 0.36£22,8640.4710.1073.06
276EdenNorth West0.254£17,0910.4760.1043.06
276CrawleySouth East 0.197£21,9520.4390.0683.06
279BlabyEast Midlands0.244£21,7180.4550.0763.04
280FyldeNorth West0.289£19,0330.480.0953.02
281North East LincolnshireYorkshire and The Humber 0.284£17,5180.4580.1263
281HorshamSouth East 0.201£18,9100.4340.0973
283SwaleSouth East 0.199£16,7250.4730.0762.98
283Newark and SherwoodEast Midlands0.306£16,7900.5120.0872.98
285Vale of White HorseSouth East 0.252£22,9220.4210.0922.95
286LancasterNorth West0.213£15,9880.4790.0762.91
287South LakelandNorth West0.28£20,2340.4210.1172.82
288South StaffordshireWest Midlands 0.306£20,0070.4630.0872.8
289LincolnEast Midlands0.237£18,3490.4720.0582.77
290AllerdaleNorth West0.309£18,8950.4650.0882.71
291Amber ValleyEast Midlands0.256£18,0450.450.0812.67
292TamworthWest Midlands 0.18£16,9130.4170.0692.49
293AshfordSouth East 0.296£19,3480.4290.0872.46
294Folkestone and HytheSouth East 0.248£18,1220.4120.0832.37
295BroxtoweEast Midlands0.33£18,1100.4550.0752.33
296Barrow-in-FurnessNorth West0.321£20,3090.4090.061.99
297High PeakEast Midlands0.287£14,8470.4140.0871.96

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