Gender Pay Gap in the Social Housing Sector

The Gender Pay Gap reporting deadline was last night so we’ve compiled tables for Housing Associations and Local Authorities. If you have a Housingnet Licence and are signed in you can link to the full tables here:
Housing Associations
Local Authorities

Housing & Care 21 have the unenviable position of coming top so far in the HA table with a mean and median difference between the pay of women and men of 36% and 28% respectively. This means that women’s mean hourly rate is 36% less than men and a median rate of 28% less but this would most probably be due to the various types of job role within the organisation.
Glasgow Housing Association have the lowest minus (-) figures meaning that women are paid a mean hourly rate of 25% higher than men. The most even handed Housing Association is Choices who report no difference in their mean or median pay.

Overall companies in the UK have reported a 9.8% median pay gap in favour of men with construction having the largest average difference by sector.

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* Hourly rate mean and median figures are positive when female hourly rates are lower than men.

The mean hourly rate is the average hourly wage across the entire organisation so the mean gender pay gap is a measure of the difference between women’s mean hourly wage and men’s mean hourly wage.
The median hourly rate is calculated by ranking all employees from the highest paid to the lowest paid, and taking the hourly wage of the person in the middle; so the median gender pay gap is the difference between women’s median hourly wage (the middle paid woman) and men’s median hourly wage (the middle paid man).

Housing Organisation Stock Number of Employees Employees earning over £100,000
Female hourly rate comparison (%)*
Mean Median
Who Got a Bonus? (%)
Male Female
% of women in each pay quartile
Lower Lower Middle Upper Middle Top
Places For People Group Limited 182,725 11,365 57 6.3 -5.5 5.8 4.3 52.3 57.7 59.5 58.6
Clarion Housing Group Limited 101,393 3544 50 5 -1.8 72.4 75.3 43.3 60.9 61.6 46.2
Sanctuary Housing Association 66,878 8423 20 17.8 11.3 2.9 1.8 64 71 62 49
The Guinness Partnership Limited 55,107 2718 17 6.4 -4.8 50 58.3 51.3 53.7 59.4 48.3
The Riverside Group Limited 45,865 2710 12 8.1 6 76 74.8 61.4 70.6 70 55.3
Home Group Limited 44,197 2664 18 11.9 5.3 9.2 10.5 65.1 66 69.1 54.4
Sovereign Housing Association Limited 45,580 1862 24 5.2 7.2 61 58 61 40 42 43
Peabody Trust 43,590 1143 28 -2.4 -7.1 75.6 79.8 26.5 58.3 50.2 48.9
Together Housing Group 35,603 1300 8 6.4 10.5 0 0 65 47 35 36
WM Housing Group Limited 33,269 922 5 15.9 5.8 0 0 65.6 58.1 57.4 53.2

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