Locksmithing is an industry that’s pretty male dominated – which doesn’t come as a surprise to many. In this brief, statistics based guide, Nonstop will give you some information as to what degree women are represented in the locksmith field.
- 88 percent of locksmiths are male, and 12 percent are female.
- 64 percent of locksmith companies HAVE employed female locksmiths, while 36 percent have never.
- 56 percent of locksmith companies have no women on staff, while 44 percent do.
- 39 percent of locksmith companies have male and female staffs, 56 percent are all male, while 5 percent is all women.
This data was cultivated from analysis of top Yelp rated locksmiths in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Hartford, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle. Here’s the breakdown of the gathered data.
The 43 companies profiled had a total of 274 locksmiths, 12 percent of whom (32) were female. 242 of this amount (88 percent) were male. Only 21 of these companies have ever employed a female locksmith. 7 of these 21 were currently working with the only female locksmith they have every employed, and 10 of these had at one point employed a female locksmith, but were no longer. 19 out of these 43 companies had current female locksmiths (44 percent), while 24 of these companies (56 percent) only worked with male locksmiths. 2 of these companies had all female locksmiths (only 5 percent), while 3 had an equal balance of male and female locksmiths (7 percent.)
Projected Reasons for this Data
Not much opportunity. –
Since only 56 percent of these locksmiths only employed male locksmiths, we can consider this sort of gender bias almost a tradition. Because of this bias, there’s limited chances of these companies employing female locksmiths in the future. In general, the field of locksmithing is highly more welcoming to men than it is to women.
General lack of interest
Since only 5 percent of locksmiths surveyed had a totally female locksmith workforce, while only 7 percent had one divided evenly between men and women, we can assume that many locksmiths have very few female applicants. For many locksmithing companies, women occupy other positions within the company, but are not field locksmiths.