You might be interested to see this information in graph form.
The green bar shows the percentage of women who are in the different industries or sectors. This shows all women who are in the sectors, including those who are in admin roles etc, so not all women represented here are ‘on the tools’ as such. There are a couple of sectors that didn’t have anything specific so you will note there is no bar for those industries.
The blue bar next to that shows the percentage of women that StatsNZ have registered as being on the tools. It is no surprise that in some sectors there is a real drop off from those in the sector to those on the tools. Flooring, for example, drops from 27% to 2.7%.
What is interesting is the next bar (orange), which represents the percentage of female trainees that are with BCITO out of the total number of trainees in that industry (male and female). These are obviously different measures but do show that in some way BCITO has a higher percentage of women in some industries undertaking training than in others. You will see this in the Painting and Decorating sector graph which shows that 72.6 percent of the current apprentices in this sector are female.
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