Less female participation in upper middle professional positions

The differences in work nature between men and women can be seen in some occupations as presented in Table 1. Of 713,600 employed persons in Penang for 2010, approximately 40% of the workforce were females. The majority of them can be found in clerical positions, where they make up almost 71% of the total employed persons in this area. In contrast, female composition was relatively insignificant in skilled agricultural & fisheries (7.3%) and craft & related trades (15.3%).

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