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Earnings Statistics and Gender Pay Gap report published

08 February 2024

​​​Statistics Jersey have today published a report on earnings statistics and the gender pay gap.

This report presents the second publication of experimental estimates of gross earnings and the gender pay gap in Jersey. The publication of these experimental statistics is designed to invite feedback from users on the results and the methodology whilst these continue to be developed. This report includes real-term earnings statistics for the first time and improved international comparisons. Further development work is being undertaken with the aim of publishing statistics using an updated method towards the end of 2024.​

These statistics were produced using data already held by Government for administrative purposes, specifically Social Security contributions and Manpower returns. They provide a greater level of detail and additional information than is currently available in our existing survey based official statistics.

The production of these statistics is part of a wider program of work by Statistics Jersey to produce or improve statistical outputs, using administrative data. This would include more frequent earnings statistics than the annual Average Earnings Index (AEI) and additional employment analysis, in a report to be published shortly. 

Earnings Summary

For June 2023:
  • overall median earnings for the month were around £3,480; this was a nominal annual increase of 8.8% from June 2022, which was a 2.0% decrease in real-terms (adjusting for inflation)
  • median earnings were highest in the 45-49 age bracket (£4,140)
  • the highest median earnings were in the financial and legal activities sector (£4,910)
  • the lowest median earnings were in the hotels, restaurants and bars sector (£2,400)
  • when analysing by self-declared nationality:
    • the highest median earnings were seen for South African employees (£4,880)
    • the lowest median earnings were seen for Kenyan employees (£2,440)
  • median earnings for the highest pay quarter (£6,770) were more than three times the median earnings for the lowest pay quarter (£1,970)
Gender Pay Gap Summary
For June 2023:
  • median earnings for males were £3,660 whilst median earnings for females were £3,260, producing an overall gender pay gap of 12%; the gender pay gap was unchanged from June 2022. 
  • all age groups 40 years old and above saw higher gender pay gaps than the overall average (12%)
  • the highest gender pay gap of any sector was in the information and communication sector (28%)
  • the lowest gender pay gap of any sector was in the education, health and other services sector (4%)
  • the gender pay gap in the financial and legal activities sector increased with age, starting near parity for those aged 20-29 and widening to 74% for those aged 60-64
  • when analysing by self-declared nationality:
    • Portuguese / Madeiran employees saw the largest gender pay gap (24%) 
    • Kenyan employees saw the smallest gender pay gap (7%)
  • the two middle pay quarters both essentially saw gender parity, but the lowest and highest pay quarters saw 4% and 7% gender pay gaps respectively​

For 2022 (latest available data for OECD countries) Jersey’s overall gender pay gap for full-time employees (11%) was lower than the OECD average (12%)

​Earnings Statistics and Gender Pay Gap June 2023

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