Gender pay gap by Parliamentary constituency

With the gender pay gap in the news again during the past week, we have used publicly available data to map the picture across the country.

The data, released last year by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), shows that London is the place where the pay gap is at its worst.

The UK capital was the region with the narrowest gender pay gap in the entire country in 1997, with full-time female workers in London earning 15.1% less per hour on average than men.

Today the number has fallen to 14.6%, but it is now the most unequal region in the UK.

Even within London, the situation is polarised. While there are boroughs such as Croydon North, Bermondsey and Brent Central where full-time employed women earn on average slightly more than men, the situation is the opposite in other locations, with Kensington (50.2%), Richmond (43.7%) and Chelsea & Fulham (43.3%) showcasing the most noticeable cases of pay inequality.

There are also noticeable differences in the trends when looking at the breakdown between full-time and part-time employment, with women typically earning more than men for part-time roles.

Click here to check out the gender-pay gap in your constituency.

Seaside towns among worst for heroine/morphine misuse deaths

Blackpool has the highest rate of heroine/morphine misuse deaths in all of England and Wales, according to data released by the Office for National Statistics.

Five other seaside towns - Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Hastings, Thanet and Swansea - also feature in the top 10 local authorities with the highest rates of death for heroine or morphine misuse.

Burnley, Reading, Hyndburn and Neath Port Talbot complete the top 10.

We have downloaded the publicly available data from the ONS and used it to create an interactive map of heroine/morphine deaths by local authority. Click below to see where your local authority ranks.