Healthcare, education, catering: these economic sectors dominated by women – Companies

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Eurostat publishes a series of analyzes on the place of women in society. And in terms of employment, the health or education sectors remain highly feminized, while those in agriculture or transportation are male-dominated.

Approaching the International Women’s Dayheld on March 8, the European Agency, a specialist in statistics Eurostat publishes a series of informative articles the place of women in society.

One of them focuses on analysis the proportion of women in the different economic sectors. To do this, the analysis, published on March 4, is based especially on the latest statistics from 2021.

Sectors still far from parity

And the first observations they will do no good clichés. In the third quarter of 2021, women were more numerous than men to work in the sectors of the housework (88%), el Health human and social action (78%), theeducation (72%), accommodation and catering as well as activities financial and insurance (53% each).

In Belgiumthe percentages remain the same very close to European averages. Thus, in the health and social sector, 80% of the workers are women. Its proportion in education is 70% and in the financial and insurance sector, 52%. It only does the accommodation and catering area exceptionas this sector is dominated by men 58% in Belgium.

By contrast, women still are very underrepresented in certain occupations.

In the third quarter of 2021, this is how they represented it 10% of European workers in the construction, 11% in Belgium. Next to theAgriculturefrom peach i Forestwomen are 31% to work in these fields in Europe, 24% in Belgium. Finally, they are just that 22% in the middle of transport and storage in Europe, 21% in Belgium.

Graph taken from the Eurostat study. “The place of women by field of activity”, comparison 3Q 2021 and 3Q 2011. © https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/products-eurostat-news/-/edn-20220304-1

An increase observed during the pandemic

A evolution of parity however it has been observed in certain economic sectors. Thus, since the third quarter of 2011, it is in the sector of activity of the electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply that the proportion of women has increased more, than from 22% to 28% (plus 6 percentage points).

And what’s interesting to note is this the largest increase took place during the pandemic of COVID-19, with an increase of 4 percentage points in this sector between the third quarter of 2019 and 2021. An evolution that did not occur in Belgiumon the contrary, since women have it down 3 points percentage in this sector between the third quarter of 2019 and 2021.

The share of women executives increased between 2011 and 2021 but to a lesser extent (from 33% to 35%). On the other hand, compared to the third quarter of 2011, the largest fall in the proportion of women was recorded in the sector of activity of agriculture, forestry and fishing (from 39% to 31%).

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With the approach of International Women’s Rights Day, which is celebrated on March 8, the European agency specializing in statistics Eurostat publishes a series of articles on the place of women in society, one of they try to analyze the proportion of women in different economic fields. sectors. To this end, the analysis, published on March 4, is based especially on the latest statistics for 2021. And the first findings will be of no use to the clichés. In the third quarter of 2021, women were more likely than men to work in the sectors of household chores (88%), human health and social work (78%), education (72%), housing and catering, and financial and financial. insurance activities (53% each) In Belgium, the percentages remain very close to the European averages. Thus, in the health and social sector, 80% of workers are women. Its proportion in education is 70% and in the financial and insurance sector 52%. Only the accommodation and catering sector is an exception, as this sector is dominated by men with 58% in Belgium. However, women are still very underrepresented in certain professions and in the third quarter of the 2021, represent 10% of Europe. construction workers, 11% in Belgium. In agriculture, fishing and forestry, 31% of women work in these fields in Europe, 24% in Belgium. Finally, only 22% in the transport and storage sector in Europe, 21% in Belgium, but a change in parity has been observed in certain economic sectors. Thus, since the third quarter of 2011, it is in the sector of activity of the supply of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning where the proportion of women has increased the most, from 22% to 28% (plus 6 percentage points) . . And what is interesting to note is that the largest increase occurred during the pandemic of COVID-19, with an increase of 4 percentage points in this sector between the third quarter of 2019 and 2021. evolution that did not occur in Belgium, on the contrary, as women fell by 3 percentage points in this sector between the third quarter of 2019 and 2021. The proportion of women managers increased between 2011 and 2021 but to a lesser extent (33% at 35%). In contrast, compared to the third quarter of 2011, the largest fall in the proportion of women was recorded in the agricultural, forestry and fishing business sector (from 39% to 31%). Aurore Destroy

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