Read the original article here: Women in Statistics: Beyond the Headline
The total employment number for statisticians has grown quite a bit in recent years, from 28,000 in 2010 to 72,000 in 2013. Women now account for 38.3 percent of those 72,000 statisticians, according to the most recent Current Population Survey data. In comparison, the “computer and mathematical occupations” category as a whole is 26.1 percent female.
One telling sign about the potential rise of women in this field is that prior to 2013, the number of female statisticians was too small to publish. We look forward to making historical comparisons and tracking trends as we get more data on the number of female statisticians in the years to come.