Women in STEM - NI Case Studies copy

Women in STEM - Global Case Studies copy


Some Statistics on Women in STEM

• 49% of Physics GCSE pupils are girls but only 20% of Physics A-Level pupils are girls.

• The % of Engineering Graduates who are women has changed only slightly over the past decade: 14.2% in 2014 compared to 13.7% in 2004.

• In 2012 only 3% of STEM Apprenticeships were women while overall 50% of Apprenticeships (across all fields) were women.

• Only 7% of the Engineering Workforce is female.

• UK has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe at less than 10%.

• The UK needs to double the number of recruits into STEM to meet future demands.

• Of everyone who take STEM A-levels, females achieve higher A*-C combined grades than males.

• Only 13% of all those working in occupations classed as STEM (including health occupation) are women.

• Fewer than 1 in 10 STEM managers are female.

• Just 1 in 10 STEM business owners are women, compared with 1 in 3 of all business owners who are women.

• Only 17% of all University Lecturers in STEM subjects are women.

• Companies with more women on their boards were found to outperform their rivals with a 42% higher return on sales.