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Gender breakdown in trades over time - Recently trained workers

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Methodology

The main disadvantage of tracking a workforce using IRD data is that we cannot filter by occupation. This means that we will pick up administration staff when we may only be interested in tradespeople. This can be especially problematic when we are determining the proportion of female tradespeople, as the number of female administration staff in an industry can vastly outnumber the female tradespeople.

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Women in trades over time

Some sectors in the trades are succeeding in attracting women into their workforce, while others are struggling.

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Snapshot of women in trades

Understanding the differences between the characteristics of women and men in the trades can provide insight into strategies to boost female participation.

Gender Trades IRD Longitudinal Time series Women Training Tax records Recently trained