UK: SMEs management gender 2016-2018

This statistic shows the gender distribution of the management of the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the United Kingdom (UK) from February 2016 to January 2018. From the respondents in January 2018, the share of SMEs with predominantly male management was equal to those with predominantly female management.

Management gender distribution of small and medium enterprises (SME) in the United Kingdom (UK) from February 2016 to January 2018

Mainly female*BalancedMainly male*
Jan '1842%16%43%
Dec '17 45%15%40%
Nov '17 41%18%41%
Oct '17 43%21%36%
Sep '17 39%17%43%
Aug '17 42%17%41%
Jul '17 39%18%43%
Jun '17 36%18%46%
May '17 42%19%39%
Apr '17 40%18%42%
Mar '17 42%16%42%
Feb '17 42%16%42%
Jan '17 44%17%39%
Dec '16 43%14%43%
Nov '16 43%17%40%
Oct '16 42%19%39%
Sep '16 42%16%42%
Aug '16 40%15%45%
Jul '16 45%18%37%
Jun '1640%18%42%
May '1639%19%42%
Apr '1640%18%42%
Mar '1643%16%41%
Feb '1643%16%41%
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Sources

Release date

March 2017

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

February 2016 to January 2018

Number of respondents

Various**

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Mainly female/male signifies at least 65 percent of the respective gender.
** Survey sample group size varies:
Feb '16 = 1,226
Mar '16 = 938
Apr '16 = 391
May '16 = 372
Jun '16 = 320
Jul '16 = 453
Aug '16 = 448
Sep '16 = 624
Oct '16 = 440
Nov '16 = 547
Dec '16 = 429
Jan '17 = 549
Feb '17 = 467
Mar '17 = 381
Apr '17 = 508
May '17 = 433
Jun '17 = 430
Jul '17 = 445
Aug '17 = 490
Sep '17 = 442
Oct '17 = 432
Nov '17 = 792
Dec '17 = 379
Jan '18 = 537.

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