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Jobs still split along gender lines

07/03/2018

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More females than males in personal care, cleaning and teaching professions in the EU

In the most common 20 occupations that cover 76% of the employed persons in the EU, the highest representation of women in the EU in 2016 is recorded in occupations related to personal care (89%), cleaners (84%), office clerks (80%), health technicians (78%) and teachers (71%).

 

More males than females in construction, transport, industry and science occupations in the EU

Conversely, men are overrepresented among builders (97%), drivers and mobile plant operators (96%), metal workers (96%), science and engineering technicians (83%) and science and engineering professionals (74%).

 

Infographics on main professions split along gender lines, 2016

 

Share of men and women in the 20 most common occupations in the EU (%), 2016

This news item marks the International Women’s Day (8 March). These selected findings are extracted from the European Labour Force Survey (LFS).

 

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