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17 June, 2024
 

Growth in women's roles in science and engineering

The number of women in these roles in Cyprus increased by around 3,500 from 2021 to 2022

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Women made up 44% of the science and engineering workforce in Cyprus in 2022, a trend that aligns with the EU average of 41%, according to Eurostat data released on the UN's International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

The number of women in these roles in Cyprus increased by around 3,500 from 2021 to 2022, contributing to an EU-wide growth of 310,500 in the same period.

In both Cyprus and the EU, women in science and engineering were mostly employed in the service sector, comprising 46% of the workforce. However, manufacturing had a lower representation, with only 22% of women in these roles in the sector.

The EU Member States witnessed a wide range of proportions of women in science and engineering in 2022. Denmark, Lithuania, and Bulgaria led with 53%, 52%, and 51%, respectively, while Hungary, Finland, and Germany had lower percentages, ranging from 31% to 34%.

The data also highlighted the broader category of people employed in science and technology, covering various occupations related to scientific and technological knowledge. Cyprus, as a single region on the NUTS1 level, showed a share of 51.4% of women employed in science and technology occupations in 2022, slightly below the EU average of 52.2%.

[Information sourced from CNA]

 

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