Women are 35% more likely to go to university than men, according to new research.
Latest figures from UCAS have shown that over a third of women in the UK are more likely to attend university than men.
The research also revealed that women are outnumbering men in 112 of the total 180 subjects – with the females taking the lead in subjects like psychology, social work and academic studies.
Back in 1975, the employment rate for women aged 25 to 54 up was 57%, this figure has recently risen massively with a record high of 78% last year.
Women are also thriving in male dominated subjects and industries.
Nearly half of employees in male-dominated jobs are females – they now represent a quarter of the jobs in mathematical sciences and 13% in engineering positions.
However, women are still proven to leading in the traditional female roles such as nursing and flight attendants.
As it stands, there are 66,840 more women studying a degree compared to men. This figure has massively increased from 34,035 back ten years ago.
Sectors Where Women are Thriving
- Registered nurses – 90%
- Health practitioner support technologists and technicians – 81.4%
- Clinical laboratory technologists – 74%
- Medical scientists – 53.7%
- Financial managers – 53.2%
Women Have Become the More Qualified Sex
The hourly gender pay gap for all workers has dropped by about 9.1%.
The suggested reason for the decline is that, educational qualifications for women have increased more quickly than men’s. As from the late 2000s, women have become the more qualified sex.