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Professional status of women and men in Germany 2021

Women and men in Germany by professional status in the past and present compared to the general population in 2021

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Release date

November 2021



Survey time period


Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

German-speaking population

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Information about the population:
Base: German-speaking population aged 14 years and older

Information on total sample:
2020: 23,138 respondents, representing 70.63 million people

Information on target group "Women":
2020: representing 35.79 million people

Information on target group "Men":
2020: representing 34.85 million people

The figures presented refer to the following studies:
2020: VuMA 2021.

Further information on methodology can be found here.

* (1) Clerk, accounting, preschool teacher, nursing
(2) or with limited responsibility
(3) with wide-ranging leadership tasks and decision-making authority
(4) (including Oberamtsmeister - civil servant title)
(5) (Assistant to principal secretary/ bureau head, no exact German translation available)
(6) (Inspector to Oberamtmann/Oberamtsrat - civil servant titles)

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