Professional status of women and men in Germany 2019

33.2 percent of German women were a more qualified staff member getting assigned more complex tasks and completing them independently, compared to 18.1 percent of men. This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted in Germany in 2019. The survey dealt with men and women's professional status compared to the general population.

Women and men in Germany by professional status in the past and present compared to the general population in 2019

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Release date

November 2019



Survey time period


Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

German-speaking population

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Information on sample:
Base: German-speaking population aged 14 years and older

Information on total sample:
2019: 23,120 respondents, projection to 70.6 million persons

Information on target group "Women":
2019: projection to 35.76 million persons

Information on target group "Men":
2019: projection tof 34.84 million persons

The figures presented refer to the following studies:
2019: VuMA 2020

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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