Sustainable Development Goals - 17 Goals to Transform our World

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Indicator 5.5.2: Proportion of women in managerial positions

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Percentage of managerial positions held by women

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Percentage of managerial positions held by women

Indicator description
Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Unit of measurement

Percentage (%)

Definitions

The International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO) organizes jobs into a clearly defined set of groups according to the tasks and duties undertaken in the job. Employed persons are all persons of working age who during a specified brief period, such as one week or one day, were in the following categories - i) paid employment (whether at work or with a job but not at work), or ii) self-employment (whether at work or with an enterprise but not at work). For more detailed information, please refer to the Resolution concerning statistics of work, employment and labour underutilization, adopted by the Nineteenth International Conference of Labour Statisticians (October 2013) - http://ilo.org/global/statistics-and-databases/standards-and-guidelines/resolutions-adopted-byinternational-conferences-of-labour-statisticians/WCMS_230304/lang– en/index.htm.

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Disability status is only reported for ages 16 to 64 years. The headline and all other disaggregations cover ages 16 years and over. Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

5.5.2 Proportion of women in managerial positions

Target name

5.5 Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier I

UN custodian agency

International Labour Organization (ILO)

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Organisation

Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Periodicity

NA

Earliest available data

2012

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

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Release date

07/03/2019

Next release

NA

Statistical classification

Official Statistic

Contact details

SustainableDevelopment@ons.gov.uk

Other information

The full list of who is defined as a manager is given in Annex 1 of the data source.