30 April 2020
Go to release: Women and Men in Ireland 2019
The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today (30 April 2020) published the eleventh edition of Women and Men in Ireland, which identifies important gender differences in the activities of men and women and presents these in an international context.
This edition of Women and Men in Ireland is organised so that the 73 indicators are categorised under six themes from the Sustainable Development Goals. These are:
Commenting on the data, Statistician, Emma Hogan, said:
“A wide array of facts and figures can be found in Women and Men in Ireland 2019. Some of the standout facts include:
Ireland has the tenth lowest representation of women in parliament in Europe and are underrepresented in the Dáil.
Between 2014 and 2018, the percentage of female representation in the Dáil increased from 16% to 22%. The 22% representation did not change in the 2020 election.
More women aged 25-35 have a third level education – but the gap has reduced from 15.1 percentage points in 2008 to 7.2 percentage points in 2018.
The average hours worked per week is 40.1 hours for men and 32.3 hours for women. More than half of men (52.8%) work for 40 hours or more each week, compared to less than a quarter of women (24.7%).”
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