Across different job roles and industries, a lack of diversity between genders has proven controversial, but what is the true extent of the issue? We have gone in-depth to see where the problem lies, going from Universities to the Boardroom.
Higher Education Vs Industry
Total number of students currently enrolled by subject in the UK female vs male.
|Medicine & dentistry||37,335||28,660|
|Agriculture & related subjects||11,855||7,350|
|Engineering & technology||26,955||134,340|
|Business & administrative studies||161,450||165,325|
|Mass communications & documentation||28,775||19,825|
|Total number in HE overall||1,273,335||992,370|
Percentage of students female vs male in the UK:
|Medicine & dentistry||56.57%||43.43%|
|Agriculture & related subjects||61.73%||38.27%|
|Engineering & technology||16.71%||83.29%|
|Business & administrative studies||49.41%||50.59%|
|Mass communications & documentation||59.21%||40.79%|
|In HE overall||56.20%||43.80%|
Gender Distribution By Profession
|Selected Profession||% of women in profession|
Gender Across Sectors
For the key industries, there are disparities in both job type and salary. See how the different sectors compare below.
|Gender Pay Gap||PROPORTION OF FEMALES IN ROLES BY INDUSTRY|
|% of women||33%||26%||16%||10%|
|% of women||24%||19%||11%||0%|
|FINANCIAL SERVICES AND INVESTORS||38%|
|% of women||43%||33%||20%||9%|
|% of women||39%||31%||15%||6%|
|INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY||25%|
|% of women||32%||21%||11%||5%|
|MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT AND INFORMATION||18%|
|% of women||35%||25%||25%||13%|
In the Boardroom
Many nations are doing their bit to close the gap in terms of having females at the very top of companies. We’ve highlighted the best and worst countries for disparity in boardroom.
|Glob al 2014||84.76%||15.24%|