Figure 4 shows that unemployment rates are the same for men and women living in Hackney, but men are slightly more likely to be employed and women to be economically inactive (although neither of these differences are statistically significant)

Figure 4: Working age employment, unemployment and economic inactivity in Hackney residents by gender (July 2015 – June 2016)

Figure 4: Working age employment, unemployment and economic inactivity in Hackney residents by gender (July 2015 – June 2016)

Source: ONS Annual Population Survey

Figure 5 below shows that, in 2011, men living in Hackney were more likely than women to be in NS-SEC ‘higher managerial, administrative and professional’ or ‘routine’ occupations; men were also more likely to be self-employed.  Conversely, women were more likely than men to be employed in ‘lower managerial’, ‘intermediate’ and ‘semi-routine’ occupations.  A higher proportion of women than men in Hackney had never worked or were long-term unemployed.

Figure 5: Occupation of Hackney residents, by gender (2011)

Figure 5: Occupation of Hackney residents, by gender (2011)

Source:  ONS Census

In the City of London the daytime worker population is male-dominated, comprising around 220,000 male and 140,000 female workers. 4

Figure 6 shows that, while employment in ‘higher managerial, administrative and professional’ occupations was much higher in both male and female residents of the City in 2011 compared with Hackney, again a higher proportion of men were employed in these occupations.  Also as in Hackney, women were twice as likely as men to be employed in ‘intermediate’ occupations, and were more likely to have never worked or be long-term unemployed.

Figure 6: Occupation of City of London residents, by gender (2011)

Figure 6: Occupation of City of London residents, by gender (2011)

Source: ONS Census

In 2016, the median weekly pay for full-time employed men working in Hackney was £632.40 (excluding overtime and the self-employed). The median weekly pay for full-time employed women working in Hackney was £590.80 (again excluding overtime and the self-employed). 5

Figure 7 shows that the median hourly wage for men and women living or working in Hackney is not statistically significantly different. 6 There is, however, a large gap in median hourly wage by gender for City employees, with female City workers’ median hourly wage just 72% that of male City workers’. No data is available for City residents.

For information about the number of people claiming out-of-work benefits by gender, see ‘Living standards’ section of this JSNA chapter.

Figure 7: Median hourly wage, by gender (2016)

Figure 7: Median hourly wage, by gender (2016)

Source: ONS Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings

References

  1. City of London Corporation, “City and Hackney Joint Strategic Needs Assessment: City supplement,” 2014
  2. NOMIS. [Online]. Available: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20160105160709/http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/classifications/current-standard-classifications/soc2010/soc2010-volume-3-ns-sec–rebased-on-soc2010–user-manual/index.html
  3. Office for National Statistics, “Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2016″
  4. City of London Corporation, “City and Hackney Joint Strategic Needs Assessment: City supplement,” 2014
  5. NOMIS. [Online]. Available: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20160105160709/http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/classifications/current-standard-classifications/soc2010/soc2010-volume-3-ns-sec–rebased-on-soc2010–user-manual/index.html
  6. Office for National Statistics, “Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2016″