With 72.2 out of 100 points, the United Kingdom ranks fifth in the EU on the Gender Equality Index. Its score is 4.8 points higher than the EU’s score. Between 2005 and 2017, the score of the United Kingdom increased by only 1 point. The United Kingdom is progressing towards gender equality at a slower pace than other EU Member States. Its ranking has dropped by one position since 2005.

The United Kingdom’s scores are higher than the EU’s scores in all domains. Scores are the highest in the domains of health (93.3 points) and money (81.6 points). Gender inequalities are most pronounced in the domain of power (56.5 points), although this score has improved the most since 2005 (+ 5.1 points). Between 2005 and 2017, scores decreased in the domain of knowledge (- 5.4 points). Progress stalled in the domains of health (+ 0.2 points) and time (+ 0.5 points).

Between 2005 and 2017, the United Kingdom improved its Index scores. Throughout this period, scores in the United Kingdom were higher than the EU’s scores, but improved more slowly. The differences between the United Kingdom and the EU have decreased over time.

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