London Living Wage and gender (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-11-22
Session date: 
November 22, 2018
Reference: 
2018/3368
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In 2017/18, how many Londoners were paid less than the London Living Wage? Can this be broken down by gender?

Answers

Answer for London Living Wage and gender (1)
London Living Wage and gender (1)

London Living Wage and gender (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

ONS recommends that earnings calculations for analysis of the effects of the London Living Wage use the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE). The latest available ASHE data show that in April 2018 (when the London Living Wage was £10.20) around 20.4% or 875,000 employee jobs in London (held by those aged 18 or over) had hourly earnings below the London Living Wage.

 

The table below sets out the breakdown by gender in London. It should be noted that these figures are calculated on a workplace basis – they refer to employee jobs based in London, rather than jobs held by London residents only.

 

Percentage and number of employee jobs in London paid less than the London Living Wage, held by those aged 18 or over, by gender, 2018

Sex

Percentage of employee jobs

Number of employee jobs

Male

17.1

386,000

Female

24.0

489,000

All employees

20.4

875,000

 

Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (2018 provisional), ONS