How are women represented in public life, the professions and the boardroom?
The House of Commons Library published a July 2017 briefing paper (pdf) which aims to answer the question by providing key trends and statistics.
The briefing paper found that:
- In 2016, women accounted for 23% and 25% of judges in Scotland and Northern Ireland respectively
- Women continue to make up a large majority – around 90% – of qualified nurses, midwives and health visitors
- Although women continue to occupy proportionately fewer senior roles at both the early and secondary schooling levels, they are increasingly becoming head and deputy head teachers.