Erewash Borough Council

Gender Pay Gap and Pay Policy Statement

Erewash Borough Council pay gap data for 2020

Erewash Borough Council is required to produce its gender pay gap information. 

The gender pay gap is expressed as the difference in pay between males and females as a percentage of the male earnings. Employers have to report on their gender pay gaps using six different measures:

  • Mean Gender Pay Gap: The difference between the mean hourly rate of males and females.
  • Median Gender Pay Gap: The difference between the median hourly rate of males and females.
  • Mean Bonus Gap: The difference between the mean bonus pay paid to males and females.
  • Median Bonus Gap: The difference between the median bonus pay paid to males and females.
  • Bonus Proportions: The proportions of males and females who were paid bonus pay during the relevant period
  • Quartile Pay Bands: The proportions of males and females in the lower, lower middle, upper middle and upper quartile pay bands.

Results for 2020

The figures in the table below are as at the 31 March 2020. The figures continue to reflect the impact of the transfer of Leisure Services employees to Parkwood on 1 February 2019, and also include the deletion of the post of Director of Operational Services in July 2019 and all associated and subsequent restructurings.

2020 - 2021 Gender pay gap data

Gender pay gap data 2020
 Hourly Rate MeanMedian
Women's hourly rate is 11.0% lower0%
 Pay QuartilesMaleFemale
Top quartile58.23%41.77%
Upper middle quartile 53.16%46.84%
Lower middle quartile21.52% 78.48%
Lower quartile58.23%41.77%
Women's bonus pay ismeanmedian
Percentage higher/lower0%0%
Percentage who received bonus payof men 0%of women 0%


The mean figure for women is 11.0% lower than for men. However, the median figure for both is the same. For ‘gross ordinary pay’ pay elements such as essential car user, standby and childcare payments are incorporated into the calculations which distort the figures in favour of males. However, it is also true that there are more males (58.23%) in the top quartile of pay than females (41.77%). It is noted that the mean figure has slightly reduced by 0.6% in 2020 (11.0%) in comparison to the result in 2019 (11.6%).
The hourly rate for the mean figures is £14.81 for males and £13.17 for females. The hourly rate for the median figures is £11.64 for both male and females.
The pay quartiles demonstrate that there are more females than males in the lower middle quartile which is in line with the gender ratio of the council as Erewash Borough Council has more women employed than men. In line with the previous year, it is noted that there are more men in the lower quartile than women. The changes could be attributed to the continued impact of the outsourcing of Leisure Services employees. There are also more men than women in the top quartile which is occupied by higher paid employees; this is consistent with the previous year.

Download the gender pay gap report (PDF, 125 KB)

Erewash Borough Council Pay policy statement

You can also download the council's pay policy statement (PDF 415.18KB) for the financial year 2020/21. The statement details Erewash Borough Council’s policies towards a range of issues relating to the pay of its workforce, including the pay of senior officers.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for this information in an accessible format.