WISE tracks progress towards our goal of a critical mass of women working in the UK STEM workforce (30%) through the Labour Force Survey which gives a gender breakdown for different occupations. The latest figures, (August 2015), show that women make up 14.4% of all people working in STEM occupations.
There are big differences in the percentage of women in occupations within STEM, as shown in the chart below.
Compared to 2014:
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The following chart shows trends since 2012
Source: Labour Force Survey April-June 2015, published by Office for National Statistics, August 2015