Men’s income from all sources combined is nearly double that of women, according to statistics from the DTI’s Women and Equality Unit.
The study, which considered income from earnings, self-employment, occupational pensions, investment, tax credits, benefits and other sources, found the position unchanged from 2002-03.
Women had a weekly median total income of £161, 53% that of men, whose median total income was £303 a week.
The widest gender income gap was for pensioner couples. Men in pensioner couples had mean total individual incomes nearly two-and-a-half times that of women in 2003-04. Single women without children had the highest income in relation to men in a similar situation. Their income was 93% that of single men without children.