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There is a massive gender divide in the civil service

The higher up the grade scale you go, the more men dominate.

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FIGURES PUBLISHED TODAY in a CSO report on gender differences in Irish society shows a significant imbalance between men and women in the civil service.

Despite women making up 65.8% of the workforce in 2013, women are mostly confined to lower grades such as clerical or staff officer.

The higher up the grade scale you go, the more men dominate.

Raw data

Services officers and attendants, positions which only exist in certain departments, are also mainly men.

However, some gender balance is achieved in middle-management roles.

Today’s report also notes that men ‘out-numbered women in all national and regional decision-making structures in Ireland in 2013’.

“Only 13.3% of Government Ministers were female in 2013 while 15.7% of TDs were female,” the report read.

It adds that less than one in five members of Local Authorities were female.

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