The gender pay gap is the difference in the average hourly wage of men and women across a workforce. It compares the pay of all men and women not just those in similar jobs, with similar working patterns, skills or experience. It shows the gap between what women earn as a group and what men earn as a group. The Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021 requires organisations with 250 or more employees report on their hourly gender pay gap across a range of metrics. Reporting takes place annually commencing in 2022.