Gender pay gap

In 2016, the average hourly wage for women in Belgium was 6.1% lower than that for men. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this gap must be reduced to zero. Despite a downward trend in the gender pay gap since 2006, this objective will not be reached.

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Gender pay gap in average hourly wages - Belgium - trend assessment

percentage difference for women relative to men

 2007201020152016202020252030
observations10.110.26.56.1------
trend and extrapolation (observations until 2015)10.49.16.86.45.44.74.4
objective 20300.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

trend and extrapolation take into account observations until 2015

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), European Union Structure of Earnings Survey (EU-LFS), tsdsc340, https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 20/11/2017) & calculations FPB.

Gender pay gap in average hourly wages - Belgium and international comparison

percentage difference for women relative to men

 200720102011201220132014201520162016//20072016//2011
Belgium10.110.29.48.37.56.66.56.1-5.4-8.3
EU28--17.117.117.416.816.616.516.2---1.1
//: Average Growth Rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2018), European Union Structure of Earnings Survey (EU-SES), tsdsc340, https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 02/10/2018).

Gender pay gap in annual wages - Belgium

percentage difference for women relative to men

 1998200020052009201020112012201320142014//19982014//2009
Belgium27.426.425.022.822.822.021.820.920.6-1.8-2.0
//: Average Growth Rates

Institute for the Equality of Women and Men, Federal Public Service Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue, Federal Public Service Economy, Federal Planning Bureau (2017), L'├ęcart salarial entre les femmes et les hommes en Belgique - Rapport 2017.

UN target: 5.1 - End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere.

UN indicator: the selected indicator does not correspond to a UN indicator, but is related to UN target 5.1.

Sources

  • SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.

  • Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.

  • UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

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