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1 What do we know about women in Sheffield? Presentation by Helen Richardson (Sheffield Business School) and Dave Leather (Sheffield City Council)

2 Unemployment in the 6% (lowest since 2008) Female employment rate - record high at 67.2% Pay 0.9% But –Inflation 1.2% –Tax return projections

3 Recognising and Valuing Female Talent in Sheffield 2013 What is the situation for women in Sheffield (especially economically and in education, training, jobs, pay and prospects)? Is Sheffield different from the UK nationally and other similar cities? What are women's stories behind the numbers? What can we influence and change and how?

4 "Don't be so negative Helen...." Women's employment has risen There were twice as many male managers and directors in the region than female in 2012, but improvement by 2013 Gender pay gap for part-time workers - positive for women Good practice and inspiring stories abound

5 Trends, features and comparisons Sheffield’s private sector has a lower density of jobs using high level skills than other cities 2:1 ratio of private to public sector employment (higher gender pay gap in private sector) Low paid jobs are paid at a lower rate in the private sector 8% manufacturing (6% UK) - still low %, does this make Sheffield adopt more traditional working patterns??? Male unemployment had levelled off since the recession but for women there has been a steady and continuing rise Under-employment and zero hours contracts prevail

6 Sheffield City region/LEP issues In SCR are the growth of jobs where women are under-represented? LEP priorities are: –Digital and creative –Manufacturing –Health Care Technologies Will women miss out of jobs with better pay and conditions?

7 S HEFFIELD C OMMUNITY K NOWLEDGE P ROFILES WOMEN IN SHEFFIELD 2014 More than half of the population are female Older age profile than men Nearly two thirds of people who can’t speak English are women 17% 16% 13% 17% 14% 6% 3% 280,037 49%51% 9,232 Sheffield residents cannot speak English, or cannot speak English very well. 60% of these are women

8 More than half of carers are female Gender split is not even across Sheffield C ARERS 57,205 PEOPLE PROVIDE UNPAID CARE IN S HEFFIELD 11% 14% 11% 14% 12% 15% 11% 15% 8% 12% 10% 13% 8% 12% 9% 12% 9% 12% 8% 12% 8% 10% 8% 10% 6% 5% 6% 5% 10% 13% 11% 14% 10% 13% 11% 14% 10% 13% 9% 11% 10% 12% 8% 7% 10% 13% 10% 14% 10% 13% 11% 13% 11% 14% L ARGEST I NEQUALITY G APS East Ecclesfield (4.4%) Beighton (3.8%) Hillsborough (3.8%) Burngreave (3.8%) Stannington (3.6%) S MALLEST I NEQUALITY G APS Central (0.7%) Broomhill (1.6%) Beauchief & Greenhill (2.4%) Gleadless Valley (2.5%) Richmond (2.7%)

9 9 in 10 lone parents are female Gender split is not even across city L ONE P ARENTS 11% 89% 11% 89% 9% 91% 9% 91% 13% 87% 8% 92% 11% 89% 8% 92% 9% 91% 13% 87% 9% 91% 9% 91% 87% 13% 86% 14% 15% 85% 13% 87% 12% 88% 9% 91% 11% 89% 91% 9% 8% 92% 81% 19% 15% 85% 9% 91% 8% 92% 9% 91% 9% 91% 12% 88% L ARGEST I NEQUALITY G APS West Ecclesfield (84.7%) Southey (84.6%) Arbourthorne(84.4%) Birley (84.2%) Firth Park (83.8%) S MALLEST I NEQUALITY G APS Dore & Totley (73.3%) Central (71.9%) Fulwood (70.5%) Nether Edge (69.3%) Manor Castle (62.9%) 11% 89% of lone parent households are headed by a male, 1,769 in total lone parent households headed by a female, 14,841 in total

10 Less economically active More part-time working More than twice as many women work less than 15 hours a week than men Lower self-employment Lower unemployment Fewer JSA claimants, but higher than national average L ABOUR M ARKET

11 OCCUPATION AND INDUSTRY Managers, directors and senior officials METHOD OF TRAVEL Only a third of managers, directors and senior officials are women Caring/leisure and admin/secretarial occupations have highest proportion of female employees High proportion in health and social work activity and education Manufacturing and construction industries dominated by men TRAVEL TO WORK DISTANCE OF TRAVEL Travel less than 5km to work. 50% Work outside of Sheffield 17% High public transport use More travel to work on foot Lower car and cycle use Less working from home

12 Women earn £21,973 per year, on average, compared with £26,279 for men The gender wage gap for median gross hourly earnings is 17% - for every £1 a man earns, a woman earns 83p Wage gap has narrowed from 21% in 2002 If this pattern continues it will take another 25 years for women to earn the same as men But, gap is lower than nationally – 21% GENDER WAGE GAP Newcastle 24% £9.32 Liverpool 18% £9.78 Sheffield 17% £9.94 Leeds 16% £10.46 Nottingham 9% £9.26 Bristol 12% £10.96 Birmingham 17% £10.00 Manchester 7% £9.94

13 More than a third of councillors are women Nearly two thirds of school governors are female Board membership is dominated by men: D ECISION M AKING B OARD M EMBERSHIP 62% of board members were men 38% of board members were women Only 1 board had more female members 22% of FTSE 100 company directors are women, below 2015 target A study of 12 boards in Sheffield revealed:

14 E DUCATION Nearly two thirds of girls achieved 5 or more GCSEs (A* - C, inc. English & Maths) Significant increase in attainment in last 10 years Slightly fewer girls not in education, employment and training than boys A quarter of women have no formal qualifications 1 in 4 qualified to degree level More than half of new apprenticeship starts are by women 52 % 63% B OYS G IRLS


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