The percentage of employees in the Department who are women is 56 per cent. and the percentage who are men is 44 per cent.
The average hourly rates of pay for men and women are presented in the following table.
Type of average Men Women Percentage difference Median 20.10 16.17 19.6 Mean 22.06 19.03 13.7
Type of average
Although median and mean hourly pay (excluding overtime as do the figures above) provide useful comparisons of men’s and women’s earnings, they do not reveal differences in rates of pay for comparable jobs. This is because such broad measures do not allow for the different employment characteristics of men and women, such as the proportion in different occupations and their length of time in jobs.